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Anxiety over GOP health plan for those with severe illnesses

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Unease and uncertainty are settling over Americans with serious illnesses as Republicans move closer to dismantling Democratic former President Barack Obama‘s health care system. A New Orleans attorney with multiple sclerosis fears he’ll be forced to close his practice if he loses coverage, while a Philadelphia woman with asthma is looking at stockpiling inhalers. The Republican health care bill pushed through the House on Thursday leaves those with pre-existing conditions fearful of higher premiums and losing coverage altogether if the…

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Florida GDP outpacing all other large U.S. states, Rick Scott says

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Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that the Sunshine State’s economic output grew faster than all other large states and even outpaced the national average in the second quarter of 2015.  “Florida’s GDP outpacing all other large states, and the nation as a whole, is another indicator that our economy continues to grow,” Scott said in a news release. “We have added over 1 million new jobs in the last five years and we are seeing the positive effects of this…

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Utah jumps on BYU, then holds on late to win Las Vegas Bowl

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In the beginning, Utah held on to interceptions and to fumbles. In the end, the Utes held onto the Las Vegas Bowl. It was two games, really. At the start, it was all Utah, forcing five turnovers and scoring after each to take a 35-0 lead. But after that, it was all BYU in a 35-28 decision. BYU scored to come within a touchdown with 3:23 to play. Utah ran the clock out afterward. “We ended up with the win, which…

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Playoff pulse: scratch off Stanford; Baylor in big trouble

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Scratch Stanford off the list of College Football Playoff contenders. Actually, just make it the whole Pac-12. Baylor is in big trouble, too. And the Bears’ loss could be Notre Dame’s gain. The Cardinal were felled by a familiar nemesis Saturday night, losing to Oregon 38-36 in a game that left the Pac-12’s playoff hopes in a precarious position. A couple of hours later, Utah was upset in overtime, 37-30 by Arizona, leaving the Pac-12 with no team with less…

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