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Allyson Schwartz, president of Better Medicare Alliance, speaks during an Interview with the Associated Press in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The group, gaining influence in Washington as a champion for Medicare beneficiaries, is bankrolled by major health insurance companies that are trying to cash in on private coverage offered through the federal health insurance program.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 21, 2018 - 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group gaining influence in Washington as a champion for Medicare beneficiaries is bankrolled by major health insurance companies that are trying to cash in on private coverage offered through the federal health insurance program. The Better Medicare Alliance claims a far-flung...
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Ukrainian Valentina Boldyreva, left, tries to speak to her sister Raisa Yakovleva, center, who stands behind barbed wire on the Russian side of the Russia-Ukraine border as a Ukrainian border guard patrols an area in Milove town, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Valentina Boldyreva stepped out of her two-storey house on an overcast and snowy December afternoon to say hello to her 76-year-old sister who lives on the other side of Friendship of People's Street, a three-meter barbed-wire fence separating Russia from Ukraine and separating these sisters from each other. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
December 02, 2018 - 2:06 pm
CHERTKOVO, Russia/ MILOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Valentina Boldyreva stepped out of her two-story house on an overcast and snowy Sunday afternoon to say hello to her 76-year-old sister who lives on the other side of Friendship of People's Street, a tall barbed-wire fence separating them. "You see my...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 3, 2017 file photo, a South Sudanese refugee and 32-year-old mother, who said she was raped for several days by a group of soldiers before she was allowed to leave, stands by a window at a women's center focusing on gender-based violence, run by the aid group International Rescue Committee, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda. The aid group Doctors Without Borders said Saturday Dec. 1, 2018, that one hundred and twenty-five women and girls were raped, whipped and clubbed over 10 days between Nov. 19 and 29, 2018, in Bentiu, South Sudan, in attacks so shocking that some aid workers say they are left speechless. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
December 01, 2018 - 7:46 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — One hundred and twenty-five women and girls have been raped, whipped and clubbed in attacks so shocking that some aid workers in South Sudan say they are left speechless. Doctors Without Borders on Saturday said the "dramatic increase" in sexual violence occurred over 10...
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Undated photo issued by the London Metropolitan Police, showing John Worboys, rapist who assaulted women he picked up in his taxi who was convicted in 2009. A U.K. Parole Board panel ruled Monday Nov. 19, 2018, that serial rapist who is believed to have attacked more than 100 women, Worboys must stay in prison, ruling that he is not suitable for release. (Metropolitan Police FILE via AP)
November 19, 2018 - 9:55 am
LONDON (AP) — A U.K. Parole Board panel has ordered that a serial rapist believed to have attacked more than 100 women must stay in prison. The panel ruled Monday that 61-year-old John Worboys, a former London taxi driver who was convicted in 2009 of raping or sexually assaulting 12 women he picked...
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In this undated family photo shows Jean Forsman. A New Hampshire woman says she and her brother are frantically trying to get information about Forsman, their 83-year-old mother, who lives in the California town of Magalia near the devastated town of Paradise. Diane Forsman says Jean Forsman can't walk and is on oxygen. She says: "We're trying to remain hopeful until we get word. We don't know what the outcome will be." (Diane Forsman via AP)
November 09, 2018 - 7:17 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — People have scoured evacuation centers, called evacuation centers and hospitals and posted desperate online pleas for help finding relatives they haven't heard from since a fast-moving wildfire devastated a Northern California town. A day after tens of thousands evacuated the...
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The U.S. Medicare Handbook is photographed Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Washington. Seniors in many states will be able to get additional services like help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private ‘Medicare Advantage’ insurance plans. It’s a sign of potentially big changes for Medicare. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 09, 2018 - 4:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private "Medicare Advantage" insurance plans. The shift reflects a growing...
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Pallbearers carry the casket of Joyce Fienberg from the Beth Shalom Synagogue following a funeral service in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Fienberg, 75, Melvin Wax, 87 and Irving Younger, 69 were to be laid to rest as part of a weeklong series of services for the 11 people killed in a shooting rampage at the Tree of Life synagogue Saturday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 31, 2018 - 11:32 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Members of Pittsburgh's grief-stricken Jewish community endured another round of funerals Wednesday for victims of the synagogue massacre, a day after President Donald Trump encountered hundreds of protesters when he came to town to pay his respects. Melvin Wax, 87, Irving Younger...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, structures burn in Fountaingrove, Calif. A state investigation has found that staff at two senior care facilities, not seen, abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October. Officials announced Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, that they've moved to revoke licenses from the Santa Rosa facilities and their top administrators. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP, File)
September 06, 2018 - 9:22 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Staff at two senior care centers abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October, state officials said Thursday as they moved to revoke licenses from the Santa Rosa facilities and their top administrators. Nobody in...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, stands next to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during their meeting in Jerusalem on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool Photo via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 9:19 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who once compared himself favorably to Adolf Hitler, paid a solemn visit to Israel's national Holocaust memorial on Monday, branding the Nazi leader "insane" as he lamented the genocide of 6 million Jews. The comments marked a dramatic...
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Navajo Nation presidential candidate Jonathan Nez arrives at the sports arena in the tribal capital surrounded by his supporters after winning a majority of the votes in the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Window Rock, Ariz. Current Navajo Nation Vice President Nez and former tribal President Joe Shirley Jr. are the top two finishers in Tuesday's primary election. They will face off in the November general election. (AP Photo/Cayla Nimmo)
August 29, 2018 - 2:41 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Voters on the country's largest American Indian reservation have advanced two seasoned politicians vying for the presidency to the general election. Current tribal Vice President Jonathan Nez maintained a hefty lead throughout Tuesday's primary among a record field of 18...
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