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Trump Administration Announces Overhaul Of Medicaid Program Funding

On Thursday morning, the Trump administration announced that it would take steps to overhaul Medicaid. Named the “Healthy Adult Opportunity,” Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said the new guidance would provide states the option to receive their federal Medicaid funding as a block grant, or a lump sum, to provide coverage to nondisabled adults, while providing states greater autonomy to manage their programs.... [Read Full Story]

First Case Of Person-To-Person Spread Of Coronavirus Reported In U.S.

For the first time in the U.S., the coronavirus has spread from one person to another, health officials said on Thursday. The 6th diagnosed case in the U.S. was identified as the husband of a Chicago woman who got sick from the virus after she returned from the epicenter of an outbreak in China. There have been previous cases in China and elsewhere of the virus spreading between people in a household or workplace. ... [Read Full Story]

Senate Impeachment Trial: Trump Legal Team Rests Their Case

President Trump’s legal team rested its case on the final day of opening arguments in his impeachment trial. The White House team reiterated their arguments that the allegations by the House don’t rise to the level of impeachable offenses. They also said the president was well within his rights to delay military aid to Ukraine and justifiably skeptical about the country’s commitment to fighting corruption.... [Read Full Story]

Gun Rights Activists Attend Second Amendment Rally At Virginia’s Capitol

On Monday, thousands of Second Amendment supporters carrying long firearms and wearing stickers reading “Guns Save Lives” descended upon Virginia’s Capitol in Richmond for a widely publicized rally to protest a recent push by state Democrats for comprehensive gun control.  The activists who gathered in Richmond on Monday were heard in large groups reciting the Second Amendment in unison, while others broke out in chants of “we will not comply!” When one speaker asked the crowd if they were ready for gun control, the crowd yelled back, ”No!”... [Read Full Story]

Georgia Parole Board Grants Clemency To Death Row Inmate Hours Before Scheduled Execution

The Georgia parole board granted clemency to a death row inmate on Thursday, hours before he was to be executed for the murder of a convenience store clerk three decades ago. Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Paroles said in a statement they commuted the death sentence of 58-year-old Jimmy Fletcher Meders to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.  He had been scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 7 p.m. EST.... [Read Full Story]

Mother Of “Baby John Doe” Found Dead In 1988 Is Finally Found By Police

With the help of DNA technology, the mother of an unidentified baby was found dead in a Connecticut parking lot in 1988 has been identified.  The unidentified newborn boy was discovered in a parking lot in South Meriden, Connecticut, back on Jan. 2, 1988. According to the Meriden Police Department, he had died of exposure to the frigid temperatures. Police gave the little boy the name “David Paul.”  For years, the police department tried to identify the baby and his mother, but the case wasn’t solved until investigators used forensic genealogy, submitting the mystery baby’s DNA to GEDmatch, a third-party genealogy site.... [Read Full Story]

Suspect In Custody After Family Of Four Are Found Dead At Home In Disney World Community

Florida police have a suspect in custody following the discovery of four bodies inside a home that were linked to a Connecticut family missing for over a week. Sheriff’s deputies from Osceola County were called to the home in Celebration, Florida after neighbors called police to check on the family, according to local reports. Celebration is a planned gated community designed and built in the 1990s by the Walt Disney Company, located just 4 miles from Walt Disney World.... [Read Full Story]

Arrest Made After Eight People Are Stabbed In Colorado Springs

Authorities state that a man was arrested after allegedly stabbing eight people in and around downtown Colorado Springs early Monday morning. Officers were dispatched to the area of 8th Street and Limit Street for a reported stabbing around 1:30 a.m. local time. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, two victims were found with injuries, as well as several more victims nearby in the America the Beautiful Park.... [Read Full Story]

Man Survives Weeks In Remote Alaskan Wilderness After Cabin Is Burned Down

A man survived three weeks in the Alaskan wilderness after his remote cabin burned down. The man, 30-year-old Tyson Steele, was rescued last week by Alaskan State Troopers who spotted an “SOS” signal stamped in the snow. The troopers said in a news release that Steele was found Thursday at a makeshift shelter at his remote homestead about 20 miles outside of Skwentna, located about 70 miles northwest of Anchorage. Officials were conducting a welfare check on Steele after he had not been heard from for “several weeks” when they arrived in a helicopter in the remote area to find the 30-year-old waving for help and “SOS” stamped in the snow.... [Read Full Story]