Electronics

Opioid crisis threatens GOP ObamaCare repeal – The Hill

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fears that cuts to Medicaid could exacerbate a national opioid epidemic that took more lives last year than the Vietnam War have emerged as a huge threat to the Senate GOP’s ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill. The legislation includes a $2 billion fund to help people with substance use disorders, but critics say that’s not enough to make up for the deep cuts to Medicaid that would come if the bill becomes…

2 toddlers died after mom left them in hot car to teach ‘a lesson,’ police say – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

On the day her two children were found dead, Cynthia Marie Randolph recounted for investigators a mother’s nightmare: She had been folding laundry and watching television while her young daughter and son, ages 2 and 16 months, played in an enclosed sun room on the back porch. Randolph, 24, went to check on her children after about a half-hour — but they were “gone,” she told police. She said that…

Massive landslide buries more than 120 people in southwest China – CBS News

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

BEIJING — More than 120 were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. The Xinhua News Agency reports 15 people have been found dead as workers retrieved the bodies from the debris on Saturday. The news agency says no new signs of life have been found. About 1,000 workers…

Trump: Obama ‘did nothing’ about Russia election meddling – CNN

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Lonzo Ball is introduced as a Laker with the highest of expectations – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Magic Johnson had no qualms about the bold statement he was about to make. He called Lonzo Ball “the new face of the Lakers.” He said Ball will “lead us back to where we want to get to.” He said he expected a Ball jersey retired at the Lakers facility one day, alongside his own and those of other Hall of Famers. Jerry West’s and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s among others. He…

Health Law Repeal Leaves Nevada Republican Torn Between Lawmakers – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

“He’s in the eye of the storm here,” Mr. Sandoval said Friday at a news conference in Nevada as Mr. Heller stood next to him, looking vaguely miserable as Mr. Sandoval announced his opposition to the Senate bill. The legislation could affect 210,000 Nevada residents insured through the health care law’s expansion of Medicaid. Advertisement Continue reading the main story On Friday Mr. Heller said that he, too, was against…