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Senator Jeff Flake during his speech in the Senate's floor.

“When you reflexively refer to the press as the ‘enemy of the people’ or ‘fake news’ that has a real damage. It has real damage to our standing in the world.” Jeff Flake.

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Another false alarm: Japanese state broadcaster NHK apologized for false missile alert

 01/17/2018 - 09:09
Pedestrians walk under a large-scale monitor displaying the flying course of a North Korean ballistic missile flying over Japan on a TV news broadcast in Tokyo, Japan, Sep. 15, 2017.

The Japanese state broadcaster NHK apologized Wednesday after mistakenly sending a news alert on Tuesday stating that North Korea had launched a missile and Japanese citizens should seek refuge, only a few days after a similar incident in Hawaii.

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¿Por qué el alboroto con los requerimientos laborales del Medicaid?

 01/15/2018 - 13:08
Seema Verma, ahora administradora de los Centros de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid, guió su estado natal de Indiana para ampliar la elegibilidad de Medicaid bajo el gobernador en ese momento, Mike Pence, mientras enfatizaba la "responsabilidad personal". Crédito Stephen Crowley / The New York Times

Mientras los grandes partidos del país se pelean por el financiamiento del año 2018 – poniendo en riesgo miles de vidas inmigrantes en el proceso – la Administración Trump ha autorizado a los gobiernos estatales a imponer nuevos requerimientos para obtener cobertura médica.


Complaints grow about Venezuela's subsidized food system

 01/15/2018 - 10:06
A photo taken on Jan. 12, 2018, that shows one of the boxes of subsidized food sold to poor Venezuelans as part of the leftist government's CLAP (Local Committees for Supply and Production) program.

The leftist administration of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in March 2016 created a system of subsidized food boxes aimed at mitigating shortages at grocery stores and supermarkets, but those establishments" shelves are practically empty a year and nine months later and complaints and denunciations of fraud are growing.

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