U.S. watchdog finds $6.7 billion in questionable Medicare payments to insurers

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 07:17
A U.S. government watchdog is raising fresh concerns that health insurers are exaggerating how sick Medicare patients are, receiving billions of dollars in improper payments as a result.
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Trump poised for Supreme Court battle over financial records

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 07:01
The U.S. Supreme Court may have a conservative majority that includes two justices appointed by President Donald Trump, but his efforts to shield his tax returns and other financial records from scrutiny still face an uncertain future.
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Protesters set fire to train stations in India over citizenship law

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 06:52
Protesters attacked train stations in India's northeast, authorities said on Thursday, angry over a new federal law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries to seek Indian citizenship.
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Saudi Aramco tops Crown Prince's $2 trillion goal on share surge

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 06:39
Saudi Aramco hit the $2 trillion target sought by Saudi leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday as its shares clocked up a second day of gains, defying some scepticism about the state-owned oil firm's long-term value.
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Boston Marathon bomber seeks to avoid death penalty

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 06:21
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Thursday will try to persuade a federal appeals court that the death sentence he faces is unfair because it was handed down by a tainted jury.
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Amid deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2019, heroes emerged

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 06:14
The relentless pace of American shootings did not slow in 2019. But amid the harrowing scenes, heroes also emerged.
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Democrats look to approve impeachment articles ahead of U.S. House floor vote

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 06:11
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected on Thursday to take its most concrete step yet in impeaching Donald Trump, when a key committee clears the way for a full House vote formally accusing him of high crimes and misdemeanors.
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UK Conservatives' lead over Labour edges down to 11 points: Ipsos MORI poll

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 05:54
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds an 11-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, narrowing from 12 points last week, an Ipsos MORI opinion poll for the Evening Standard newspaper showed on Thursday, Britain's election day.
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Global stocks test record highs, pound braces for election all-nighter

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 04:44
World shares took a fresh run at record highs on Thursday, as all the right messages from the U.S. Federal Reserve set traders up nicely for a packed day of milestone central bank meetings and a Brexit-defining election in Britain.
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New Zealand volcano toll seen at 16; police plan to recover bodies on Friday

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 04:30
Police in New Zealand are planning a mission to volcanic White Island on Friday to retrieve bodies of people killed in this week's eruption, while the known death toll from the disaster climbed to eight, with two people dying in hospital.
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'Go on a holiday and not return': Cruise passengers shaken by New Zealand tragedy

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 04:30
Tourists from the cruise ship that was near the volcanic island in New Zealand when it erupted arrived in Wellington on Thursday, many traumatized by the deaths of co-passengers and others recalling their brush with tragedy.
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Israel 'very troubled' by Corbyn run in British election

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 04:21
Israel voiced worry about Britain's election on Thursday, describing the possible rise of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn as a threat to bilateral ties and alarming for British Jews.
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Sandy Hook families to get day in court against gunmaker

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 04:09
Families of victims in the Sandy Hook school massacre that killed 20 children and six adults will get their day in court about nine years from the shooting.
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UK's winter election: What's in it for markets?

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 02:52
Britain's election on Thursday is widely referred to as the most important in a generation given the impact it will have on the country leaving the European Union and choosing between starkly opposed economic paths.
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China says in close communication with U.S. on trade as fresh tariffs loom

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 02:46
China and the United States are in close communication on trade, its commerce ministry said on Thursday, declining to comment on possible retaliatory steps if Washington imposes more tariffs on Chinese goods this weekend.
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U.S. House approves Space Force, family leave in $738 billion defense bill

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 02:42
The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a $738 billion defense policy bill providing the first paid family leave for all federal workers and the creation of a Space Force, a top military priority for President Donald Trump.
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Shipping industry sails into unknown with new pollution rules

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 02:25
Faced with imminent new global marine pollution rules, shipping companies and insurers are puzzling over the risks.
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Saudi Aramco touches $2 trillion market value before paring gains

World News - Thu, 2019-12-12 02:21
Saudi Aramco's shares jumped 10% at market open on Thursday to 38.7 riyals, implying a market value of $2 trillion, before dipping in early trade, Refinitiv data showed.
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U.S. lawmakers begin debate over impeachment articles

World News - Wed, 2019-12-11 20:29
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives moved closer on Wednesday to impeaching Donald Trump as a key House committee began debating formal articles of impeachment that are expected to be brought to the House floor next week.
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New Zealand volcano death toll rises to eight and will continue to climb

World News - Wed, 2019-12-11 20:13
The death toll from a New Zealand volcano eruption rose to eight on Thursday, with two victims dying in hospital, and will continue to climb with eight victims presumed dead on the island and more than 20 in intensive care suffering severe burns.
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