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Governors call for immediate action to stabilize health insurance marketplaces in states

WASHINGTON—Today, Aug. 2, the National Governors Association (NGA) Health and Human Services Committee, led by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, released the following statement on cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) within individual health insurance marketplaces. ————————————————————————- “The Administration has the opportunity to stabilize the health insurance market across our nation and ensure that our residents can … Continue reading

Exclusive interview with NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr.
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Exclusive interview with NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr.

by Malik Glaspie, Managing Editor On Wednesday, July 19, the Spartan Echo had an opportunity to sit down with Norfolk State University President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. (Editor’s Note: The entire unedited interview is available as embedded video at the end of this article.) Several topics were discussed ranging from the usual annual … Continue reading

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who’s weathered many
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Another leadership test for Pelosi, who’s weathered many

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next year could be the year they take back control of the House. The response from some: It better be. In the wake of a dispiriting loss for Democrats in a Georgia special House race, Pelosi is confronting renewed questions about her leadership, especially … Continue reading

US stock indexes tick higher as oil’s dismal week eases
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US stock indexes tick higher as oil’s dismal week eases

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes ticked higher in morning trading Thursday after the price of oil stabilized, at least for now. This week has been dominated by oil’s tumbling price, which dropped on Wednesday to its lowest level since last summer, and how much it will affect the broader market. KEEPING SCORE: The … Continue reading

France presents new security bill amid extremist threats
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France presents new security bill amid extremist threats

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s new government presented a security bill Thursday to beef up police powers amid extremist threats to Europe. Macron insists the bill discussed at a Cabinet meeting won’t infringe on freedoms, but rights groups fear France is heading for a permanent state of emergency. His government is seeking to … Continue reading

Prince Harry: No one in royal family wants to rise to throne
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Prince Harry: No one in royal family wants to rise to throne

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry has suggested that no one in the royal family really wishes to rise to the throne — and that it is duty, rather than desire, that prompts them to continue serving the British people. In an interview with Newsweek magazine, Harry said the House of Windsor is “not doing … Continue reading

AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law
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AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say. After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans, Senate Majority Leader … Continue reading

Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump
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Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Returns showed Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, winning about 52 percent of the vote over … Continue reading

Car lovers’ Newport: 2 museums highlight design on wheels
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Car lovers’ Newport: 2 museums highlight design on wheels

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Car enthusiasts now have their pick of destinations to get their fix while visiting Newport, with two car museums featuring classic and rare cars, the newest having opened just this month. The Audrain Automobile Museum and the Newport Car Museum both place a strong emphasis on design and display the cars … Continue reading

Russia warns US after downing of Syrian warplane
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Russia warns US after downing of Syrian warplane

MOSCOW (AP) — Warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition operating over Syrian government-controlled areas west of the Euphrates River will be tracked as potential targets, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Monday, a day after the U.S. military shot down a Syrian air force jet. Moscow condemned the downing of the Syrian jet after it dropped bombs near … Continue reading

Religious, indigenous leaders demand rainforests be saved
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Religious, indigenous leaders demand rainforests be saved

HELSINKI (AP) — Religious and indigenous leaders worldwide are calling for an end to deforestation in an international multi-faith, multi-cultural plea to reduce the emissions that fuel climate change, which is killing tropical rainforests. Participants from 21 countries at a conference in the Norwegian capital of Oslo are hoping that billions of people of faith … Continue reading

‘Human Project’ study will ask 10,000 to share life’s data
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‘Human Project’ study will ask 10,000 to share life’s data

NEW YORK (AP) — Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. Researchers are gearing up to start recruiting participants from across the city next year for a study so sweeping it’s called … Continue reading

The Latest: Dutch send refueling plane to anti-IS coalition
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The Latest: Dutch send refueling plane to anti-IS coalition

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The Dutch government is sending a military refueling plane to Kuwait to assist the U.S.-led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. The government announced the deployment Monday, saying a KDC-10 refueling plane left … Continue reading

Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy
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Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse some Obama-era Cuba policies landed with a thud among many congressional Republicans who say the new approach surrenders a potentially lucrative market for American goods and services to competitors. While anti-Castro conservatives hailed Trump’s partial roll-back of President Barack Obama’s detente, a number of other GOP … Continue reading

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Kansas tax hike hailed as fix doesn’t quite balance budget

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The big income tax increase Kansas legislators enacted over Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto won’t balance the budget by itself, despite immediately boosting the state’s credit outlook. Even though the reversal of most of Brownback’s income tax cuts will inject $1.2 billion in new revenue through June 2019, lawmakers will have to … Continue reading

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Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia now home to 206 licensed breweries

~ Virginia now has more breweries than North Carolina! ~ RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday, June 15, that Virginia is now home to 206 licensed breweries, moving ahead of neighboring state North Carolina. A newly released economic impact study shows that Virginia’s booming beer industry contributes more than $9.34 billion annually to Virginia’s … Continue reading

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Governor names new Board of Visitors members for Norfolk State University

Governor Terry McAuliffe recently appointed two new members to the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors. The newest board members are Corynne S. Arnett and Rodney O. Powell. Arnett, of Richmond, is the vice president of financial management at Dominion Energy Inc. She is responsible for the financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting functions and generation system … Continue reading