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President Obama Talks Affordable Care Act Improvements in Address

The White House(WASHINGTON) -- In his weekly address, President Obama encouraged Americans to take advantage of open enrollment to shop for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act."Whether or not you get insurance through the Affordable Care Act, that’s the health care system as we now know it," he said.  "Because our goal wasn’t just to make sure more people have coverage – it was to make sure more people have better coverage."The president also defended his landmark healthcare program as Republicans threaten to ...

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Donald Trump Announces Andrew Liveris to Head Up Manufacturing Council

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) -- President-elect Donald Trump announced Andrew Liveris as his pick to lead his Manufacturing Council at a stop on his thank-you tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Friday evening.The Dow Chemical CEO then took the stage to announce a new state of the art innovation center in Michigan.According to a press release from the company, the innovation center "will support approximately 200 research and development jobs in Michigan, including 100 newly created jobs while repatriating 100 jobs from other Dow ...

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Broncos' Brandon Marshall Shares Racist, Threatening Letter He Received

Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) -- Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall posted a letter with racial slurs on social media that he said he received at Broncos headquarters."It was extremely concerning," he told reporters on Friday. "To me, it just lets me know that stuff still exists. That's the reason I put it out, to expose what everybody thought was maybe put to bed, put to rest. But that stuff is still alive, and still exists."The handwritten letter included racist terms and threats like ...

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Gambian President Now Rejects Election Results After Conceding

iStock/Thinkstock(BANJUL, Gambia) -- Africa's smallest country, Gambia, held a presidential election on December 1. The country's president, Yahya Jammeh, received 36.7 percent of the vote, while property developer Adama Burrow won more than 45 percent of the vote.The day after the election, President Jammeh, who has ruled the tiny nation of two million people since 1994, went on state television to wish Barrow well, calling him "the elected president of the Gambia."On Friday, however, Jammeh took to the airwaves to take back his earlier concession, according ...

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The Vatican's Nativity Scene Includes Quake-Damaged Church Spire, Refugee Boat

VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) -- The Vatican's yearly Christmas Nativity scene included a number of unusual additions this year, shedding light on some of the major events that shaped life in the region over the past year.In addition to the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the Three Wise Men and farm animals inhabiting the traditional manger, a spire from one of the churches damaged in this year's central Italy earthquakes was prominently featured. The St. Benedict Basilica in Norcia lay next to the life-sized Nativity Scene, unveiled ...

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7 Drugs Found in System of Hot Air Balloon Pilot in Deadliest US Crash, NTSB Says

NTSB(LOCKHART, Texas) -- The pilot of the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history had seven different drugs in his system at the time of the accident, according to documents released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board.In the early hours of July 30, Alfred “Skip” Nichols was piloting a hot air balloon near Lockhart, Texas, with 15 passengers on board, when the balloon ultimately crashed into a field after striking high-voltage power lines. All those on board, including Nichols, were killed in the ...

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Faulty Refrigerator Ruled Out as Cause of Oakland Fire That Killed 36: ATF

iStock/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- A faulty refrigerator has been ruled out as the cause of the Oakland, California, warehouse fire on Dec. 2, officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms announced Friday.Thirty-six people perished in the blaze that ignited during a party at the warehouse last Friday.The cause remains under investigation.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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YTMT Logo Re-learning hard lessons.

The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor because they thought they could get away with it. That calculation came perilously close to being correct.

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UT Health Logo High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer

For a number of reasons, a very significant percentage of Americans have high blood pressure. Many aren’t even aware of it. Left untreated, high blood pressure can be a killer, but diagnosing it and prescribing medication isn’t all that needs to be done.
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