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  • Bell plans to shelter immigration detainees

    Bell plans to shelter immigration detainees
    Nestor Valencia was 4 years old when he boarded a white van filled with piņatas and entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Now the mayor of Bell, he sees a little of himself in the thousands of children arriving at the U.S. border and entering...
  • Return of conspiracy nuts: Obama's secret immigration reform 'plan'

    In the quest for simple answers to complex problems, one irrational explanation for the humanitarian crisis at our southern border demands an unqualified refutation. That would be the conspiracy theory being peddled by conservatives that President Obama...
  • TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis
    I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
  • Capital BlueCross banned from enrolling new Medicare members

    Capital BlueCross banned from enrolling new Medicare members
    Federal authorities have banned Capital BlueCross from enrolling new customers into its Medicare plans, saying the health insurance company denied some seniors coverage for emergency services and access to prescription drugs, and overcharged about 3,000...
  • Only Parents Can Keep Children Off Path To Obesity, Ill Health

    Only Parents Can Keep Children Off Path To Obesity, Ill Health
    When parents dream of a future for their children, it doesn't include diabetes, strokes, heart disease, osteoarthritis or several types of cancers. Those are a few of the severe ailments that the federal Centers for Disease Control attribute to adult...
  • Cats taken in hoarding case available for adoption, fostering

      Cats that were removed from a hoarding situation urgently need adoption and/or fostering. Over 60 cats were accepted by Halifax Humane Society Wednesday after being taken from a hoarding case in Deltona to the Daytona Beach area animal shelter due...
  • Gaetz tries to re-kindle Medicaid expansion talks with feds

    Gaetz tries to re-kindle Medicaid expansion talks with feds
    TALLAHASSEE -- With HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stepping down, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz is trying to measure her repalcement's interest in negotiating alternatives to the Medicaid-expansion component of the federal health-care law. "As you...
  • Federal proposal to allow VA docs to talk medical marijuana fails

    Federal proposal to allow VA docs to talk medical marijuana fails
    In 21 states and the District of Columbia, private doctors can recommend medical marijuana, and Florida voters will be asked to consider having the Sunshine State join that group in a November ballot initiative, Amendment 2. But it would not apply to...
  • Where does Florida rank among America's drunkest states?

    Where does Florida rank among America's drunkest states?
    A recent report by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ranked the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. by how much alcohol the average resident consumes each year. Looking at a map of which states are down with the beer, wine and liquor,...
  • U.S. considering new Md. sites for immigrant children

    U.S. considering new Md. sites for immigrant children
    Days after the federal government abandoned plans to house immigrant children in a Baltimore office building, the Obama administration has begun to explore other sites in Maryland, including one in Prince George's County, documents obtained by The...
  • More health insurers line up for 2015 Illinois exchange

    Eight insurance companies are seeking approval to sell 504 health plans next year on the Illinois health insurance exchange, a noteworthy increase from 2014, the state said Thursday. The surge in interest in the Illinois exchange allays widespread...