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Deadline week crunch for health law sign-ups under Trump

The Trump administration came into office looking to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law, but the Affordable Care Act survived. Now the administration is on the hook to deliver a smooth ending to sign-up season, with a crush of customers expected this week. For millions of eligible consumers time runs out on Friday. Dec. 15 is the last day for procrastinators to enroll in subsidized private coverage in 39 states served by the federal HealthCare.gov website. Consumer interest has remained brisk, even as the Trump administration cut the sign-up season…

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West Ham earn first win under Moyes as they beat Chelsea

West Ham won for the first time under David Moyes as Marko Arnautovic’s first goal for the club proved enough to beat a disjointed Chelsea at London Stadium. The Hammers scored the only goal after just six minutes when Arnautovic curled a deft strike into the bottom corner after exchanging passes with Manuel Lanzini on the edge of the area. Chelsea responded well before the break but were repelled by an organised West Ham defence and two solid saves from Adrian, retaining his spot in place of the dropped Joe…

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Momentum under investigation by Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission is investigating whether the Labour-supporting Momentum group broke finance rules during the 2017 general election. The elections watchdog says its probe will consider if Momentum’s returns included accurate donation information. It said questions over compliance risked harming voter confidence. Momentum said: “Much of the Electoral Commission investigation refers to a series of administrative errors that can be easily rectified.” It said it would fully comply with the investigation. The grassroots movement was set up to support Jeremy Corbyn’s successful 2015 leadership bid and now campaigns for Labour….

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Theresa May under pressure to break Brexit talks impasse

Theresa May is under increasing pressure from all sides to break the impasse in the Brexit talks. The DUP says there is “work to be done” if it is to agree to plans for the future of the border with Ireland. Irish PM Leo Varadkar said he was willing to consider new proposals and suggested the UK might put something forward later. Ambassadors of the 27 EU member states are understood to be “waiting for something from London”. On Monday, Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party – whose support the PM…

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Brexit: Theresa May under pressure to get DUP on side

Theresa May is under pressure to get an agreement from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) on the status of the Irish border when the UK leaves the EU. The prime minister pulled out of a deal with Brussels that would have kick-started trade talks after meeting fierce resistance from the DUP. The party said it would not accept a deal which saw Northern Ireland treated differently from the rest of the UK. Mrs May will return to Brussels as early as Wednesday to try again. She is under pressure to…

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England shine under lights but Australia retain upper hand

Media playback is not supported on this device Second Ashes Test, Adelaide Oval (day three of five) Australia 442-8 dec: Marsh 126* & 53-4 (Woakes 2-13) England 227 (76.1 overs): Overton 41*, Lyon 4-60 Australia lead by 268 runs Scorecard England tore into the Australia top order late on the third day of the second Ashes Test to give themselves faint hope of a remarkable escape in Adelaide. James Anderson and Chris Woakes took two wickets each to reduce the home side to 53-4. That, though, is still a lead…

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Sustainable tourism comes under spotlight in Jamaica

Andrew Holness, prime minister of Jamaica, has sought to highlight the vital importance of sustainable tourism to the development of the country during an international conference in Montego Bay. Organised under the auspices of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, the Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism seeks to being together public and private stakeholders to forge a consensus on how to develop the hospitality sector. Holness said: “Tourism must be developed in a sustainable way, so as to preserve the resources of our destination…

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