Christopher Snowbeck of the Star Tribune writes, “Anxiety, frustration and hints of exasperation are all in the mix as more than a quarter-million Minnesota seniors face the prospect of selecting new Medicare health plans in the coming months. An estimated 320,000 Minnesotans with Medicare Cost health plans must switch to a new policy because a federal law is eliminating the coverage next year across much of the state.” At KMSP-TV Christina Palladino tells us, “It’s an end of an era for ham radio enthusiasts as the only store in Minnesota closes in the next few weeks. Radio City in Mounds View has been in business for 36 years, serving generations of loyalists and newcomers to the ham radio community. … The owners say they’re looking to close Radio City by the end of the year or perhaps sooner. They said some of their most loyal customers are possibly interested in keeping this store going, but at this point the owners are looking forward to … [Read more...] about 320,000 Minnesotans must switch Medicare health plans
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Northern Ireland audience laughed at my film about a punishment shooting, says director BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot director Sinead O'Shea says that one of the most surprising reactions to the screening of her film in Northern Ireland was laughter. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/northern-ireland-audience-laughed-at-my-film-about-a-punishment-shooting-says-director-37321994.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37321993.ece/97aef/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-09-17_new_44149314_I2.JPG Email A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot director Sinead O'Shea says that one of the most surprising reactions to the screening of her film in Northern Ireland was laughter. The documentary takes a stark look at the brutal, self-policing practices that regularly occur in Londonderry's Creggan estate. The film begins and ends with Majella O'Donnell, a Creggan mother-of-two, who brings her son Philly to an appointment to be … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland audience laughed at my film about a punishment shooting, says director
Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey and Carol D. Leonnig, The Washington Post Published 5:38 pm PDT, Monday, July 16, 2018 WASHINGTON - Administration officials had hoped that maybe, just maybe, Monday's summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladmir Putin would end differently - without a freewheeling 46-minute news conference in which Trump attacked his own FBI on foreign soil and warmly praised archrival Russia. Ahead of the meeting, staffers provided Trump with some 100 pages of briefing materials aimed at laying out a tough posture toward Putin, but the president ignored most of it, according one person familiar with the discussions, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose internal deliberations. Trump's remarks were "very much counter to the plan," the person said. "Everyone around Trump" was urging him to take a firm stance with Putin, according to a second person familiar with the preparations. In advance of Monday's meeting, the second … [Read more...] about ‘Very much counter to the plan’: Trump defies advisers in embrace of Putin
Aides said the House of Representatives has delayed a vote on the GOP compromise immigration bill until Friday, according to The Associated Press.Earlier, weeks of hard-fought negotiations took a turn with a heated blowup on the House floor between two lead negotiators.House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, a conservative Republican from North Carolina, erupted at House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin over their agreement involving two major immigration bills, saying several times, "I'm done," while pointing in an animated fashion at the top House Republican and raising his voice as their colleagues watched. The Latest: House Republican leaders abruptly postpone voting on a compromise immigration bill amid ongoing infighting between conservative and moderates. https://t.co/QQDpJTlEmt— The Associated Press (@AP) June 21, 2018 The explosion drew widespread attention from inside the chamber and out -- and surfaced once again the long-simmering tension between House … [Read more...] about House delays vote on GOP compromise immigration bill, aides say
When Larry Price Jr.'s wife reported him missing in the early morning hours of April 18, the disappearance set off a massive search. Helicopters, canine teams and investigators at the state and federal level scoured the state of Virginia for Price, a 38-year-old Bluefield businessman with ties to the coal, restaurant and motorcycle industries.It didn't take long to find him. That same night, a driver spotted Price on the side of the road near Gratton, Virginia. When he was taken to the hospital and interviewed by a detective, Price told a terrifying tale of an abduction at gunpoint, according to an FBI affidavit. Two strangers, Price claimed, kidnapped him, held him against his will and stole his keys and 9mm pistol before tossing him out of a van and onto the street where he was found.FBI agents expressed skepticism, in part because there seemed to be nothing to corroborate the story.So they questioned him again. This time he came up with a new story, according to the affidavit. Price … [Read more...] about A Virginia man said a pagan biker gang kidnapped him. The FBI says his vanishing involved a mistress.