6/22/2017

NPR News: Republicans' Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Patients Hard

Republicans' Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Patients Hard
Hundreds of rural hospitals are on the brink of closing. The House Republican health plan drastically reduces one of their key sources of funding and the Senate bill is expected to do the same.

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NPR News: Red Palm Weevils Wreak Havoc On Palm Plantations Across The Globe

Red Palm Weevils Wreak Havoc On Palm Plantations Across The Globe
Thanks to globalization and climate change, the pest has spread to 60 countries, attacking coconut, date and oil palm plantations, and costing millions of dollars in damages.

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NPR News: Is It Realistic? Trump Budget Relies On 3 Percent Economic Growth

Is It Realistic? Trump Budget Relies On 3 Percent Economic Growth
President Trump's budget proposal assumes the U.S. economy will grow at 3 percent a year. Most economists call that improbable. We try to figure out what it would take to hit the magic 3 percent.

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6/21/2017