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5 Jul 2015 - United States
The NYT headlined a front page piece, "health insurance companies seek big rate increases for 2016." The piece told readers insurance companies "are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent... or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected."
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It's easy to laugh off Donald Trump's fact-free comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists. And easy to poke fun, as Jon Stewart did, at Trump's grudging admission that some Mexican immigrants... might be "good people." But there is a serious issue here, and mainstream media interviewers have neglected to ask Trump about it -- and that's Trump's history of pointing the finger of rape at innocent men of color.
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Donald Trump's recent comments about Mexicans, which have offended a broad range of Latin American society, from celebrities to television channels, did not sit well with Jeb Bush. In fact, the former... Florida governor and one of Trump's many fellow contenders for the 2016 Republican nomination for president took those remarks somewhat personally.
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The Second Battle of Trafalgar

OpEdNews - 5 Jul 2015 00:34
In a daring move, the navy of the State of Israel intercepted the enemy, consisting of the trawler Marianne and the 18 people aboard. Israel naval commandos captured the ship and towed it to the... harbor of Ashdod. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu lauded the courage of the victors in glowing terms, expressing the gratitude and admiration of the nation for their gallant deed.
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Expected 2016 Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker backtracked on legislation that would have restricted open records access amid harsh backlash from critics in the last... two days, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Saturday. The open records law was part of a broader state budget plan currently being considered.
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Juvenile detained in shootingMilwaukee police say they've taken a juvenile male into custody as a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in a dispute that started with a fight over a girl on Facebook.
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First Draft: ProtestersHillary Rodham Clinton made her first visit of the campaign to northern New Hampshire on Saturday, and, for the first time since she became a candidate, was met by a handful of persistent protesters.
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Why do people believe mythsHistory is the polemics of the victor, William F. Buckley allegedly said. Not so in the United States, at least not regarding the Civil War. As soon as Confederates laid down their arms, some picked... up their pens and began to distort what they had done, and why. Their resulting mythology went national...
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Veteran Hotline Tries to Survive Without Pentagon Funds

The New York Times - 5 Jul 2015 00:15
Veteran Hotline Tries toThe Defense Department is consolidating some of the small counseling programs created to stem a rise in suicides during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Bernard Tomic suspended from Davis Cup for Australia over derogatory comments at Wimbledon
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Diana Douglas, first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael, dies at 92
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Bohn, O'Hair, Park, Molder share 3rd-round lead at Greenbrier Classic; Woods shoots 71
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Nineteen people were killed Saturday in a series of attacks and car bombings in Baghdad, the Associated Press reported. The bombings injured at least 53 people in Baghdad and the surrounding area,... with the deadliest attack killing nine and injuring 24. The car bombings took place on a commercial street, at a bus stop and near a row of restaurants. A bomb also exploded in an outdoor market.
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Firefighters battle wildfires across Washington state; 2 homes burn near Springdale
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US women still driven by World Cup loss to Japan 4 years ago
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