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Healthcare costs

How about limitations on legal actions. Seems to me, a retired construction worker, many multi-million dollar law offices are in business simply to sue healthcare/drug providers or to defend the same. Now unless I am wrong every dime of these millions are added healthcare costs. Just a thought.

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Body found in car on freeway may be suicide

The California Highway Patrol was investigating an apparent suicide in a car along the transition lanes from west state Route 94 to north Interstate 805 Tuesday morning. The driver appeared to have shot himself and a gun lay inside the car, CHP Officer Tommy Doerr said. A Freeway Service Patrol driver discovered the body when stopping to find out why the car was parked on the shoulder of the transition lanes about 6 a.m., Doerr said. He said the driver did not respond, so the vehicle assistance worker called 911. Paramedics found that the driver was dead. CHP officers were handling the incident. Doerr said the traffic lanes were not blocked.

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U.S. Navy strike group to move towards Korean peninsula - U.S. official

A U.S. Navy strike group will be moving towards the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula, a U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday. The moves comes as concerns grow about North Korea's advancing weapons program. Earlier this month North Korea tested a liquid-fueled Scud missile which only travelled a fraction of its range. The Carl Vinson strike group, which includes an aircraft carrier, will make its way from Singapore towards the Korean peninsula, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "We feel the increased presence is necessary," the official said, citing North Korea's worrisome behaviour. This year North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un, have repeatedly indicated an intercontinental ballistic missile test or something similar could be coming, possibly as soon as April 15, the 105th birthday of North Korea's founding president and celebrated annually as "the Day of the Sun.

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U.S. Navy strike group to move towards Korean peninsula - U.S. official

A U.S. Navy strike group will be moving towards the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula, a U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday. The moves comes as concerns grow about North Korea's advancing weapons program. Earlier this month North Korea tested a liquid-fueled Scud missile which only travelled a fraction of its range. The Carl Vinson strike group, which includes an aircraft carrier, will make its way from Singapore towards the Korean peninsula, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "We feel the increased presence is necessary," the official said, citing North Korea's worrisome behaviour. This year North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un, have repeatedly indicated an intercontinental ballistic missile test or something similar could be coming, possibly as soon as April 15, the 105th birthday of North Korea's founding president and celebrated annually as "the Day of the Sun.

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Google accused of 'extreme' gender pay discrimination by US labor department

Google is a federal contractor, which means it is required to allow the DoL to inspect and copy records and information about its compliance with equal opportunity laws. Photograph: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty

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Miami Beach Making Sure 9th Annual Gay Pride Parade Stays Safe & Fun

As the weekend brings one of the most colorful parades of the year to Miami Beach, police are making sure it remains safe and fun for everyone. The 9th annual Gay Pride parade will shut down Ocean Drive as south Florida’s LGBTQ community comes together to celebrate. This year, to ensure a safe environment, many Miami Beach businesses are displaying a sticker indicating they’re safe places for anyone experiencing harassment. “If for any reason you’re walking anywhere in South Beach and you don’t feel safe, you can walk in to that business until someone can get there to help you,” said Paul Thomas. The parade starts at noon on Sunday and will make its way down Ocean Drive from 5th to 15th Street, promising plenty of celebrities, floats and, of course, rainbows.

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California governor declares end to drought emergency

One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared on Friday, but not before it strained the state's farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents. Months of drenching storms and melting snowpack have replenished reservoirs, which began drying up in late 2011. That allowed Brown to lift most stipulations of an emergency order he implemented in January 2014, about two years after the conditions crossed the line into drought. Brown also said the need for conservation continued. Officials will still require some long-term water-use limits imposed last year and are developing water preservation standards for urban agencies. "This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner," Brown said in a statement. "Conservation must remain a way of life.

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Company to pay over lease provisions targeting military

An apartment complex near Joint Base Lewis-McChord has agreed to pay more than $16,000 over illegal lease provisions that targeted military service members. Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the agreement Wednesday with CTL Management of Portland, Oregon. The company manages a University Place apartment complex that is home to dozens of service members. Ferguson said the company included illegal addendums on more than 220 leases that required tenants to forfeit rent concessions if they terminated their leases early because deployment or change of station. CTL agreed to refund $6,000 in rental concessions to 34 service members who had to cancel apartment leases due to military service. The company will also pay $10,360 in attorney costs and fees. In the agreement signed March 30, CLT did not admit to violations but agreed to the settlement to avoid further controversy and expense.

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Man sentenced in DUI crash that killed wife as they had sex

A South Florida man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed his wife as they had sex. The Palm Beach Post reports that 33-year-old Matthew Notebaert was sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in February to vehicular homicide and driving under the influence after prosecutors agreed to drop a manslaughter charge. Authorities say Notebaert and his wife, Amanda, were heading home from a concert in March 2014 when they decided to pull over and become intimate. They eventually resumed traveling, with Notebaert’s wife sitting on his lap. Investigators say Notebaert was speeding when he crashed into a canal. His wife died at the scene. A toxicology report showed Notebaert’s blood alcohol level was 0.149 percent. Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08 percent.

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NO to Making Maryland a Sanctuary State

Illegal aliens have broken the law by entering this country Illegally. We can not put them in jail for their crime but we should send them back to the country they came from. Any State official who does not send they illegals back is a co conspirator and guilty of harbor of a criminal, It is illegal to enter this country Illegally. The American people have had enough of paying for these criminals, Sincerely: Dennis DeGrafft

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Drug test mechanics

Hi Kathy, I had a near death experience yesterday. I had my Jeep serviced at a local independent shop. They put new brakes all around. Unfortunately, whoever did the work failed to torque one of the caliper retaining bolts properly and it came loose and fell out. We were on I-95 and we had to stop at the Delaware toll plaza. As we were slowing we heard a loud rumbling and then an explosion. The front right brake caliper had come loose because of the missing bolt. It punched a huge hole in the rim and the tire went flat immediately. Fortunately we were almost at a stop when the tire blew. I shudder to think what would have happened if my wife had touched the brakes at 70 mph. The repair shop is paying for the repairs in full So I am not concerned with that. The point is why did it happen in the first place. It's not like McDonald's messing up your order. It's a life and death industry and I can't imagine an ASI trained automotive technician missing the extremely important step of correctly torquing a critical fastener. I don't know if drug testing is mandatory at the state level for vehicle mechanics but it might be something to look into. BTW I live in Hartford County, I voted for you and so hoped you would win and I am an avid motorcyclist. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Frank Drecchio, Forest Hill, MD.

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mailing list : eliminate duplication(you have me twice)

This is from Weber deVore Jr You have me in your mailing list twice: One under Weber Devore Jr <-- notice no period Second under Weber Devore Jr. <-- notice the period both to 8331 Woodland Road, Millersville, Md 21108-1702 --> which is correct!!!! Please delete one and correct the keeper to read Weber deVore Jr <-- little d big V My email address is wdevore@reagan.com Thanks - we met at the Scott Mallory dinner. Regards, weber

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Create a new park

You know what would make this lovely place even more lovely? A new park! Please consider it.

Official response from considering

This is something my administration is actively considering.

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