Day 1 of Trump’s state visit to the UK, in 21 photos

Day 1 of Trump’s state visit to the UK, in 21 photos

Trump and the first lady visited Westminster Abbey and attended a state banquet hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. President Donald Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom turned controversial before it officially even started — thanks to comments he made about Brexit and Meghan Markle in interviews with the British media and a tweet in which he called London Mayor Sadiq Khan a “stone cold loser.” This is almost certainly not the best…

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Congress finally passes $19 billion in disaster aid

Congress finally passes $19 billion in disaster aid

Lawmakers approved the package Monday after months of delays. More than a year since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, seven months since Hurricane Michael hit Florida, and two months since flooding destroyed towns in Iowa and Missouri, Congress has finally passed a $19.1 billion disaster aid package. The funding, which took Congress roughly six months to approve, is set to provide much-needed relief to millions of people recovering from a devastating onslaught of tropical storms,…

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Watch: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’s full trailer is scary in daylight too

Watch: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’s full trailer is scary in daylight too

The first full trailer for the nostalgic horror film teases creatures like Harold the scarecrow and the Jangly Man. Months after teasing a litany of monsters in several brief Super Bowl spots and a longer teaser trailer, the upcoming screen adaptation of the classic kids’ horror book series Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark finally has an official full trailer. And not only does it provide a more in-depth look at what to expect,…

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Can Medicaid handle another recession?

Can Medicaid handle another recession?

Medicaid is still feeling the pain of the Great Recession. The next recession could put a lot of pressure on the program. State spending on Medicaid is still stubbornly high, with no sign of ebbing, even though we are in the midst of the longest period of economic recovery in recent memory. That was one of the remarkable findings in a forthcoming analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts, which documents a “lost decade” for state…

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