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Trump Gives States OK to Defund Planned Parenthood

Apr 13, 2017, 4:19 pm EDT

President Donald Trump has stirred controversy once again, this time introducing a bill that would eliminate funding for abortions. Source: Shutterstock

The law would specifically target institutions that help women and their families make informed decisions regarding their body and the life of their fetus. Planned Parenthood would be one of the biggest losers if the deal goes through.

However, Trump’s move isn’t limited to Planned Parenthood as other organizations that perform similar tasks will be defunded by the new administration. Conservatives and groups that are pro-life lauded the move, while liberals are outraged by the decision. Read 

New York to Offer Free College Tuition: Who Qualifies?

Apr 10, 2017, 3:00 pm EDT

New York has become the first state to offer free college tuition to those who apply and qualify for the company’s new bill. Source: Wikipedia

The law was passed Sunday night as part of a broader budget package that will make life more affordable in New York. The move will apply to families that bring in less than $100,000 a year.

The income cap will rise over time as it will be at $110,000 by 2018, while surging to $125,000 by 2019. Gov. Andrew Cuomo commented on the matter, noting that college is finally what high school has been for a while: “it should always be an option even if you can’t afford it.” Read 

ACA News: Aetna Inc (AET) to Leave Obamacare Exchange in 2018

Apr 7, 2017, 6:19 pm EDT

Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) announced that it will be leaving the Obamacare exchanges in Iowa in 2018.

The health insurance provider has been offering the Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans on Delaware, Iowa, Nebraska and Virginia as of 2017. However, it will no longer offer the service in Iowa next year.

The move comes following the announcement of “Trumpcare,” which is the plan announced by the White House that did not receive as much support by Republicans as the White House would’ve hoped. Read 

U.S. Senate Rules: What Is the ‘Nuclear Option’ in Politics?

Apr 6, 2017, 5:33 pm EDT

What is the nuclear option?

Senate Republicans have changed one of the key components of how it operates with the purpose of passing the confirmation of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court.

The move is a departure from the bipartisanship that existed when it came to Supreme Court matters, as Gorsuch’s confirmation comes from nothing more than a majority vote, which is the nuclear option in this particular case. Read 

Revised H1B Visa Rules to Hit Computer Programmers

Apr 4, 2017, 5:30 pm EDT

New H1B visa rules will have a negative effect on computer programmers seeking to move to the U.S. from abroad.

The new law is part of a broader move by the new administration that seeks to only offer work visas in the U.S. for highly-skilled people of a profession that is in need of workers of the highest caliber.

Many computer programmers who are outsourced in order to do work in the U.S. are lower-level computer programmers who get paid less than their American counterparts. Read 

9/11 Photos: FBI Releases New Images of the September 11 Attacks

Mar 31, 2017, 2:46 pm EDT

The FBI has released new images of the September 11 attacks that have not been available to the public until now.

The 9/11 terrorist attack still feel like yesterday even though they happened more than 15 years ago now, claiming at least 184 lives in 2001. The FBI has now unveiled 27 new photos that captured the chaos that ensued after the plane attacks that knocked down both World Trade Center (WTC) buildings.

Some of the contents revealed in these images include close-up images of the building’s exterior, overhead images of the attack, moments frozen in time of the first responders rushing to the scene. Read 

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