Then, the Senate had proposed Marketplace Virginia as a private insurance approach to using federal dollars under the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid coverage for hundreds of thousands of uninsured Virginians. The House strongly opposed expansion, ultimately defeating the proposal the first of four times during McAuliffe’s term before voters last fall slashed Republicans’ two-thirds majority to two seats. … [Read more...] about Virginia’s state budget talks break down, special session likely
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Because the mothers in our study were never specifically told we were measuring the acoustical properties of their voices (let alone their timbre) - they just knew we were broadly interested in their interactions with their babies - these shifts are highly natural and possibly unconscious. And given how well they generalized across the diverse group, it's likely that they are an important cue used to capture babies' attention and help them learn language. … [Read more...] about Baby talk is good for youngsters, and mothers speak it all over the world
— House race in Boeing country turns on trade. NYT's Natalie Kitroeff: "A congressional race here [in Auburn, Washington] has become a crucial test of whether Mr. Trump’s upending of the norms of international trade will come at the expense of Republican candidates. The spat with Beijing has rattled the state’s juggernaut aerospace industry, as workers and business owners reckon with the possibility that their livelihood could be at risk... [Kim] Schrier, a pediatrician and first-time candidate, has been hammering Dino Rossi, the likely Republican nominee, on the tariff issue. 'These tariffs are a direct response to the policies of a president you helped elect. Don’t you have anything to say?' she tweeted to Mr. Rossi last month." … [Read more...] about The Finance 202: Beijing trade talks conclude with no progress. Get ready for a long slog.
The Vietnamese delegation to the events was led by Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung. At the meetings, senior officials of ASEAN and partner countries shared the view that cooperation within the framework of ASEAN+3, the EAS and the ARF continued to obtain major outcomes. Building on the progress attained since the 20th founding anniversary of ASEAN+3 in 2017, the cooperation between ASEAN and China, Japan and the Republic of Korea has developed strongly, especially in economy, trade, finance, food, health care, education, and cultural and people-to-people exchange. In the face of regional and global economic changes, the countries agreed to further enhance regional economic connectivity, particularly by soon finalizing negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), make efforts to effectively carry out existing programmes and work plans, including the ASEAN+3 Cooperation Work Plan for 2018-2022, and focus on priority fields like supporting small- and … [Read more...] about Officials of ASEAN, partner countries talk regional cooperation
If the American officials truly believe in a peaceful end to the Afghan imbroglio, then they must directly present themselves to the negotiation table so that this tragedy [invasion] the destructive effects of which mainly harm the American and Afghan people can be resolved through talks. … [Read more...] about Taliban Renews Calls for Direct Talks with U.S.