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Day: October 31, 2018

President Trump

Trump says new proposal will lower some US drug prices

AP NEWS REPORT WASHINGTON — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Thursday (Oct. 25) announced a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, saying it would stop unfair practices that force Americans to pay much more than people in other countries for the same medications. “We are taking […]

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Social Security scam calls

Social Security warns of new ‘Spoofing’ Scam

Fraudsters are using caller ID to make you think the agency is calling SOCIAL SECURITY INFORMATION Yet another Social Security scam is surfacing. This time the Social Security Administration (SSA) is warning that fraudsters are imitating the agency’s phone number to lure people into answering the phone. If you receive any phone call with the […]

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Medicare changes

Changes to Medicare 2019

The program’s 60 million members, primarily 65 and older, are expected to enjoy additional improvements beginning Jan. 1. Medicare just keeps getting better with age, expressed AARP in September. Improvements are expected in 2019 for the 53-year-old federal health insurance program. Medicare already receives a high satisfaction rate. Yet, the program’s 60 million members, primarily […]

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Border Wall

Section of Trump’s border wall unveiled in California as caravan advances north through Mexico

AP NEWS Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said “everything is on the table” with regard to border security during the unveiling of a border wall project in California on Friday. Nielsen’s remarks came as the Trump administration considers ways to slow immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border and as a caravan of migrants–mostly made up of […]

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UNG receives $2.1 million federal grant to fund new program for freshmen

The University of North Georgia (UNG) recently received a federal grant of more than $2.1 million to establish a new program that will build on the success of orientation, Weeks of Welcome and academic advising programs. By meeting the eligibility requirements, UNG plans to establish a Success Oriented Academic Reform (SOAR) program on all five […]

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Ford recalls nearly 1.3M Focuses because engines can stall

Ford recalls nearly 1.3M Focuses because engines can stall

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 1.3 million Focus compact cars in the U.S. because a fuel system problem can cause the engines to stall without warning. The recall covers cars from 2012 through 2018 with 2-liter four-cylinder engines. Ford says a valve can stick open, causing too much vacuum, and an engine control […]

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