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  • VIDEO: Sherrod Brown stands up for Social Security disability insurance

    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, spoke at the Center for American Progress on Tuesday morning to defend the Social Security disability insurance program.

  • Amedisys: SEC ends Medicare-related investigation

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission has wrapped up an investigation into Amedisys' participation in the federal Medicare program, and no enforcement actions will be recommended, the home health care and hospice services provider says. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana,...

  • Pat Buchanan book busts 'myth' Nixon was racist, had Vietnam 'secret plan

    Patrick J. Buchanan has a new memoir that debunks several charges against Richard Nixon, including: the so-called GOP White House "southern strategy" was racist.

  • Initial unemployment claims drop

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 28 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Monday show the initial claims decreased to 2,577 from the previous week's total of 2,604. For...

  • Berkeley City Council seeks free pot for the poor

    City Council members in Berkeley, Calif., were voting Monday on an ordinance that would require medical marijuana dispensaries to fork over a portion of their inventory to low-income and homeless residents.

  • Pence, Ritz seek federal dollars without strings

    Last week saw two diametrically opposed Indiana politicians go to great lengths to ensure the state wins large sums of federal money without the strings that are normally attached.

  • Fla man charged in Medicare scam among most wanted

    MIAMI (AP) — A Miami man has been added to federal health officials' list of most wanted fugitives. Sandy De La Fe was indicted last year on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and health care fraud. Investigators say De La Fe owned a Miami pharmacy and participated in a...

  • Poor New Yorkers getting fancy food leftovers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the world's fanciest foods are going to New Yorkers who can't afford even basic meat-and-potato meals. This week, they got about 90,000 pounds of delicacies left over from the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, including $80-a-pound foie gras (fwah-GRAH') and duck....

  • Deadline approaches for bankruptcy plan vote

    DETROIT (AP) — The most anticipated vote in Detroit this summer isn't for a city office. Instead, ballots due by Friday from city retirees could determine how quickly Detroit exits its historic bankruptcy and how much of the financial weight pensioners will bear. Non-uniformed retirees are...

  • Va. gets federal bonus for food stamp program

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is getting a bonus from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its performance using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday that the Virginia Department of Social Services is getting $1.7 million. Each year the USDA...

  • Unemployment protest hits French theater festival

    AVIGNON, France (AP) — One of Europe's premier theater festivals is canceling some shows as French workers protest changes to their offseason unemployment benefits. The director of the Festival d'Avignon, Olivier Py, told journalists in Avignon that two plays scheduled to run on Friday's...

  • Illinois AG pledges to defend pension overhaul

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is drawing a clear line between a state Supreme Court decision on health benefits for state retirees and a legal challenge to a statewide pension overhaul. Madigan spokeswoman Maura Possley said in a statement Thursday the high court's...

  • Applications for US unemployment benefits edge up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits edged up slightly last week but remained at a level that indicated a healthy labor market. The Labor Department says weekly unemployment benefit applications rose by 2,000 to 315,000. The four-week...

  • Josh Earnest: White House not 'perfect example' on equal pay for women

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest acknowledged on Wednesday that “we still have more work to do” to close the pay gap between men and women working at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

  • Florida Medicaid privatization underway statewide

    MIAMI (AP) — More than three million Medicaid recipients around the state are transitioning into managed care under Florida's massive overhaul to privatize its Medicaid program. The change comes three years after the Legislature voted to privatize the program, saying the roughly $23 billion a...



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