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New health insurance rule aims to deliver on Trump promise

Striving to fulfill a campaign promise, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed regulations to facilitate the interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much. The complex proposal from the Labor Department aims to deliver on President Donald Trump’s long-standing pledge to increase competition and lower costs by promoting the sale of health plans across state lines. Yet its success depends on the actions of insurers, state consumer protection regulators, plan sponsors and customers themselves. Some already have concerns. Frustrated in its efforts to…

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Sports 

I had to deliver or be dropped – double centurion Cook

Fourth Ashes Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (day three of five) Australia 327: Warner 103, Smith 76 England 491-9: Cook 244*, Root 61, Broad 56 England lead by 164 runs Scorecard England batsman Alastair Cook believes he could have been dropped for the final Ashes Test had he not returned to form in Melbourne. Cook had managed only 83 runs in six innings before making 244 not out on the third day of the fourth Test. “I always feel I have the backing of the selectors, but you have to deliver…

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Grenfell children deliver the alternative Christmas message

Five children who survived the Grenfell Tower fire will deliver this year’s alternative Christmas message. The message, broadcast on Channel 4 on Christmas Day, will urge people to “love and cherish” their families. The children, aged between seven and 12, will also speak about the importance of having a home and their experiences on the night of the fire. Children who survived the tragedy also took part in a service at St Paul’s to mark six months since the fire. Last year, the alternative Christmas message was given by Brendan…

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Can the Museum of the Bible Deliver on Its Promise?

The Museum of the Bible wants to tell you the greatest story ever told. Just how the $ 500 million, 430,000-square-foot endeavor, located just two blocks south of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., tells that story, however, remains a point of curiosity. Creating a museum around a topic as contentious as religion would be challenging for any organization, but a confluence of factors surrounding the museum’s funders, origins, and its collections have heaped heightened interest and scrutiny upon this new cultural institution, which opens to the public on Friday,…

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Gaming 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hints At Answers The Force Awakens Didn’t Deliver

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a major blockbuster last year, but the film ultimately raised more questions than it answered. We don’t yet know why Luke’s Jedi academy was destroyed, why he later went into self-imposed, exile on Ahch-To, why his nephew Kylo Ren fell to the Dark Side, why Han and Leia were estranged, or the history of the new Emperor stand-in, Supreme Leader Snoke. A new trailer for Episode VIII dropped last…

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Harry Kane backs Daniel Levy to deliver for Tottenham on transfer deadline day

Harry Kane has hailed Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy as a “great businessman” and backed his decision to play the waiting game ahead of transfer deadline day. Spurs were the quietest team in the Premier League over the summer, starting the season without any new arrivals, but have started to pick up the pace as Thursday’s 11pm deadline looms. Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth have joined the squad along with reserve goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, and Paris St Germain’s Serge Aurier looks certain to follow after being granted a work permit. That…

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The obesity myth: experts tackle a big problem to deliver new solutions

One quarter of Australian adults are obese. It is a sad stereotype that it is because they are weak-willed, over-indulgent and lazy. In a new three-part documentary, The Obesity Myth, experts attempt to dispel such myths and the many stigmas weighing on the overweight.  Suggesting people simply need more discipline fails to understand the obesity problem. Photo: Stocksy “The obesity myth is that it’s all due to lifestyle,” says international obesity expert Professor Joe Proietto, the head of Austin Health’s Weight Control Clinic in Melbourne. “In fact, obesity is predominantly genetic.”…

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