Day: November 16, 2013




“Leader Pelosi will be interviewed live by David Gregory of NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, November 17th from the NBC News’ Washington Bureau.  The interview will air at the top of the 10:30 a.m. ET hour on NBC Channel 4 in Washington.  Please check your local listings for exact times and station details in your area.”

Bomb Hits Afghan Capital Before Talks on U.S. Deal

WATCH: Newborn Twins Can’t Stop Cuddling in “Baby Spa” Bath


Can’t stop, won’t stop.

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Toronto City Council Moves to Strip Rob Ford of Power


The Toronto City Council is aiming to remove most of disgraced Mayor Rob Ford’s authority through a series of motions, after the mayor refused to step down in the wake of his admitted drug use and excessive drinking.

City Council members voted 39-3 to suspend Ford from control over the deputy mayor and his executive committee. The council does not have authority to oust the mayor unless he’s convicted and jailed for a crime, but members are hoping to severely limit his authority. The motion also gives the deputy mayor power over civic emergencies, the Associated Press reports.

The governing body will reconvene Monday to vote on removing Ford’s power over the office budget and appoint the deputy mayor to lead the executive committee, a motion that 28 of the 44 members have already signed.

The embattled mayor has come under public scrutiny after admitting to smoking crack cocaine…

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Princeton Officials Deliberate Offering Meningitis Vaccine


Updated Nov. 16, 2013, 5:06 p.m.

The Food and Drug Administration is agreeing to import a meningitis vaccine that is approved in Europe and Australia but not the United States, in an effort to contain an outbreak on Princeton University’s campus.

School officials have been working with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the New Jersey Department of Health since the outbreak began in March, Reuters reports. A total of six students and one campus visitor have been diagnosed, including the most recent case of a male student on Nov. 8. The student is still being hospitalized, while the other on-campus patients have recovered, CNN reports. The visiting patient is being monitored by another state health department, according to Reuters.

It is unclear when Bexsero, a vaccine that covers the strain of type B meningitis uncommon in the U.S., will be available ftoor students.

Meningitis can spread…

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Police May Have Recovered Body of Fla. Man Who Fell From Plane


Miami authorities believe they have located the body of a man who tragically fell from a private plane Thursday.

The identification is pending an official confirmation from the Medical Examiner’s Office, but authorities believe the body is Gerardo Nales, a 42-year-old Florida man who went missing after a pilot on the Piper PA 46 reportedly told an air traffic controller that one of his passengers had fallen out of an open door.

The plane had just taken off from Tamiami Executive Airport and was flying about 2,000 feet in the air, police said. The body was found in an area of mangroves around 10:30 a.m., reports the Associated Press.

There is no evidence of foul play, and only two people were on board.


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Obamacare Needs Two Young People for Every Three Older Sign-Ups


Recent enrollment estimates for the Affordable Health Care exchange reveal young people have not been signing up for health insurance, raising concern over the marketplace’s financial viability.

The first set of data revealed this week showed that only 106,000 people have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, most of whom are elderly and have medical problems, the Associated Press reports.

The exchange’s viability hinges on young people signing up to offset costs of insuring older patients with medical issues. The White House has estimated that it needs two younger people to sign up for Obamacare for every three older participants.

If the problem persists, insurance companies will be forced to increase insurance premiums and deductibles, or even leave the marketplace to avoid too much financial loss.


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