Senators call for closing “loopholes” that make health care fraud easy

Pete Gamlen for ProPublica/Vox Six Democratic lawmakers are asking federal regulators to take action in response to a story by ProPublica and Vox. Following a detailed account of how scam artists can easily gain access to health care cash, six Democratic senators this week sent a letter to federal regulators urging them to “close loopholes” that allow “bad actors” to commit fraud. The letter came in response to a recent story by ProPublica and Vox…

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ACLU, Tofurky ask for an injunction on Arkansas’s anti-veggie burger law

Arkansas’s sweeping new labeling law likely bans this Tofurky package. Are consumers really confused? | Tofurky Calling the law “hopelessly unconstitutional,” plaintiffs want it delayed while the court hears their case. A new law in Arkansas bans grocery stores from calling veggie burgers “veggie burgers” and calling soy milk “soy milk.” The justification? That consumers might get confused about whether veggie burgers are made of beef and whether soy milk comes from cows. That does…

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Why Trump’s blurring of the line between campaigning and governing matters, explained by an expert

Trump speaks to contractors at the Shell Chemicals Petrochemical Complex on August 13, 2019 in Monaca, Pennsylvania. | Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Trump’s trip to Pennsylvania illustrated how he can’t resist getting political, even at taxpayer-funded events. It’s not supposed to work like that. During a rally-style speech to energy workers in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, President Donald Trump used a slur to demean Sen. Elizabeth Warren, insulted former Vice President Joe Biden as “sleepy Joe,” bragged…

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Christian Girl Autumn was about mocking white women. Then they stole the joke.

Twitter Christian Girl Autumn, explained. Though climate change may eventually change the world as we know it, for now, summer must end. As it does every year the humidity eventually relents. The temperature begins to chill. That perpetual coat of sweat over our bodies evaporates. Leaves change color, and everything becomes pumpkin-flavored. With this change, we say goodbye to what was “Hot Girl Summer” — three months of living without permission, thanks to a perfect…

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