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Medicare turns 50 but Americans still have a lot to learn

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Medicare, the landmark health insurance program for those 65 and older, turned 50 on Thursday. Some 55.2 million Americans are enrolled in the program and 91% of them, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released this month, say their experiences with the insurance have been positive. But anecdotal evidence suggests that many are nonetheless perplexed by what it does — and doesn’t — provide. “Medicare and its alphabet ...

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Drunken Underage Student Kills 3 in Wrong-Way Crash; Family Posts $1,000,000 Bail: Report

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Chandler Michael Kania is facing several charges, including second-degree murder, after he reportedly caused a head-on collision that left three people dead. An underage University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student reportedly drank at two local bars before getting behind the wheel and driving the wrong way on the interstate, causing a head-on collision that left three people dead, ...

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Confederate Flags Left Near Rev. Martin Luther King’s Church

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Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church. It was the latest provocative act involving the Civil War-era symbol since nine black church members were gunned down during Bible study in South Carolina, and it happened in the ...

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Houston Parents Break Into Day Care Center After 10-Month-Old Is Locked Inside Alone

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Sharonda Ross and her husband, Lawrence Matthews, broke through a window at the locked day care center to get to the crying baby, who had been left alone in the dark. A Texas mother is outraged that her 10-month-old son was forgotten and left alone in the dark at a locked day care center in Houston, KTRK reports. Authorities are ...

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Cincinnati Officer Indicted in Samuel DuBose Shooting ‘Felt His Life Was in Jeopardy’

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A police officer indicted for murder “felt his life was in jeopardy” when he fatally shot a man during a traffic stop in Cincinnati earlier this month, his attorney told ABC News. An arraignment was scheduled Thursday morning for Ray Tensing, who was indicted on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose. If convicted, he ...

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Ferguson man wins appeal for alleged wrongful arrest and police assault from 2009

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A Missouri man who said he was mistaken for a criminal, beaten by Ferguson cops and charged for bleeding on their uniforms can now continue his lawsuit over the alleged assault — nearly six years after the incident, a court ruled Tuesday. Henry Davis, 53, won a federal court appeal to reinstate his suit claiming three Ferguson officers violated his ...

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Does Increasing Use of Technology in Banking Also Increase Risk?

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By Robert Stitt Technology plays a much larger role in the banking industry today than ever before, and the impact it will have is only going to grow in the years to come. Ken LaRoe, the founder of the First Green Bank in Central Florida said, “The traditional bank model will be dramatically different in five years. There will definitely ...

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University of Cincinnati Officer Charged With Murder of Sam Dubose; ‘He Purposely Killed Him,’ Prosecutor Says

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Ray Tensing, 25, has been indicted on murder charges relating to a July 19 traffic stop that ended when the officer reportedly shot and killed the unarmed father of 13. Officer Ray Tensing is in custody and reportedly broke down in tears when he was notified that he was being charged with murder in the death of Samuel Dubose, according ...

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43-Year-Old Mother of 8 Dies Inside NY Jail

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Raynette Turner was arrested for shoplifting inside Restaurant Depot in Mount Vernon. A Westchester County, N.Y., mother of eight died in a police holding cell Monday afternoon while waiting to be arraigned for shoplifting, the New York Daily News reports, leaving a grieving husband demanding answers. “I want to know why I can’t hold her anymore,” Herman Turner, 49, said, ...

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Zimbabwean Authorities Seek American Dentist Reportedly Responsible for Killing Famed Cecil the Lion

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Two Zimbabwean men are expected to appear in court regarding the slaughter of the famous African lion during a controversial hunt reportedly paid for by dentist Walter Palmer. Zimbabwean authorities are seeking an American dentist as part of an investigation into the killing of Cecil the lion, a well-known and favorite attraction in Hwange National Park, CNN reports. Two Zimbabwean ...

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