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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, characterized the Senate bill - called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 - as disastrous to New Yorkers, if passed. Unlimited federal dollars now flow to each state for the program, covering all eligible beneficiaries and services. Instead, as the New York Times reported Thursday morning, it maintains the structure and numerous provisions of the first, with a few concessions, ostensibly meant to swing the votes of those Republicans who had allied ...
  • Microsoft Announces the "Most Powerful Console Ever", the Xbox One X

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    Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer has been talking far and wide about Xbox One X this week, this following the console's grand unveiling on Sunday night during Microsoft's press conference. The tech giant introduced the One X ahead of the E3 games show in Los Angeles, highlighting its ability to run games in 4K ultra-HD. Ybarra replied back to a fan asking if the current Software Development Kit for the Xbox One X is complete or are they still working on it.
  • Tropical storm Cindy makes landfall in southwestern Louisiana: NHC

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    A flash flood watch is in effect for much of west, central and south Alabama . Kenny Kuluz wades through floodwaters at the Ocean Springs, Miss., harbor as the combination of high tide and the rain bands of Tropical Storm Cindy , dumped rain on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017 .
  • Dystopian fantasy 'The Bad Batch' is half-baked at best

    Dystopian fantasy 'The Bad Batch' is half-baked at best

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    The title of " The Bad Batch ", Ana Lily Amirpour's arid and feverish new movie, refers to the assorted undesirables who have been exiled by the USA government to a vast and barely habitable stretch of Texas wasteland. There's also high-constrast black-and-white photography of film noir, the deadpan multiculturalism of Jim Jarmusch, a character who uncannily resembles James Dean, and an unmistakably modern jolt of intersectional feminism.
  • China tried but failed to help on North Korea

    China tried but failed to help on North Korea

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    Trump tweeted a somewhat conciliatory sounding message to Beijing, saying "while I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out". Top U.S. and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs are meeting in the U.S. capital for security talks, and North Korea will get "top billing", according to Susan Thornton, the senior U.S.
  • Oil Companies Show Support for Carbon Tax

    Oil Companies Show Support for Carbon Tax

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    Among these voices are members of the Climate Leadership Council (CLC), a new coalition calling for a consensus climate solution that bridges partisan divides, strengthens our economy and protects our shared environment. A White House official did not immediately respond to a request for comment. James Baker III (Secretary of Treasury under Reagan and Secretary of State under Bush I), as well as George Shultz (Secretary of State under Reagan), are also listed as founders.
  • Solar eclipse 99 years in the making

    Solar eclipse 99 years in the making

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    Eastern time in SC. Between 10:15 a.m. Pacific time in OR until about 2:45 p.m. The eclipse will not be seen in CT, but NASA's CT space grant team comprised of students and faculty from the universities of Hartford and Bridgeport will participate in bringing the experience to the nation.
  • Cameroon, Australia draw 1-1 at Confederations Cup

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    Cameroon produced 19 shots to Australia's five and Broos added: "I think the statistics say everything about the game. One lesson about the first game [against Germany] was that, if anything, we probably needed to concentrate a bit more on ourselves and what we are trying to achieve and not pay too much respect to the opposition".