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ASTRO Supports "Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act" to Propel Payment Reform and Protect Patients

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and radiation oncologists nationwide hailed today's introduction on Capitol Hill of federal legislation that would drive alternative payment models, protect patients and reduce Medicare costs by closing a costly loophole in the physician self-referral law.

House Armed Services Committee Votes to Strip Away Important LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

Today, HRC strongly condemned an amendment approved during the House Armed Services Committee markup of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Sponsored by anti-LGBT Representative Steve Russell (R-OK), the amendmentShow More Summary

Donald Trump’s Camp Violates Telephone Protection Act: Lawsuit Filed

An Illinois man has filed a class action lawsuit against the Trump campaign for sending him and thousands of others an unsolicited and unwanted robotext. According to the lawsuit, initiated by complainant Joshua Thorne, the campaignShow More Summary

US Government sends H.R. 1493 to the US President’s desk for signature.

3 days agoArts : ARCAblog

Late in the day, April 26, 2016 and with final House passage, the US government has approved its final amended version of H.R. 1493, " The Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act" agreed to in the Senate by Unanimous Consent. Show More Summary

Cashes Ledge, Coral Canyons and the Future of National Marine Monuments

In recent years, Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have used the 1906 Antiquities Act to protect vast marine areas in the Pacific Ocean by declaring them as "national marine monuments." The Act provides a means for a President to establish such protections quickly, without congressional approval. Show More Summary

Democrats dispute claim that shielding birds hurts military

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are taking aim at a Republican plan to block the Obama administration from protecting the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act.

The ACO Delusion

By ANISH KOKA, MD Accountable care organizations (ACO’s) promise to save us.  Dreamed up by Dartmouth’s Eliot Fisher in 2006, and signed into law as a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2010, we have been sold on the idea that this particular incarnation of the HMO/Managed Care will save the

Have You Suffered Investment Losses Due to an ERISA Violation?

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Zamansky

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law that was enacted specifically to protect employees who have pensions and invest for retirement through their employers. This includes employees with defined benefit pension plans, 401(k) plans and employee stock ownership plans. Show More Summary

Who’s protecting valuable libraries from terrorism?

A couple of weeks ago, Secretary of State John Kerry declared the acts of Daesh, otherwise known as the Islamic State, ISIS or ISIL, as genocidal. He specifically cited the killing of Christians, Yazidis and Shiite Muslims. Yet the concept...Show More Summary

Refugee Playing on High School Basketball Team Arrested After His Real Age Is Revealed

last weekNews : Mediaite

In accordance with the Immigration Refugee Protection Act, Nicola was arrested yesterday and remains in custody.

Gun Stories of the Week: Gun Bills Would Help Vets Publicly Challenge FBI Background Checks

TOP STORY Gun bills would help vets publicly challenge FBI background checks Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on April 19 introduced the Senate companion of the Protecting Gun Rights and Due Process Act, noting it would help nearly 200,000 veterans...Show More Summary

Pro-Life Group to Lord David Steel: Northern Ireland Must Keep Protecting Unborn From Abortion

Lord David Steel, the man responsible for the private member’s bill which led to the notorious Abortion Act 1967 which is responsible for the deaths of 200,000 unborn children every year in England and Wales, said that by not legalising abortion in Northern Ireland, MLAs were discriminating against women. In response to Steel’s calls for […]

Courts to Protect Americans Against NSA Surveillance Criticized as ‘Fraud’

The two-court system supposed to oversee and restrain the surveillance powers of the US government caved in this week on its first ruling since the US Freedom Act was passed last year, specialists on surveillance issues told Sputnik...

Everything you need to know about RESPA, explained

The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act has been around since 1974 -- but the changes over the past few years, combined with the creation and implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), have caused some confusion in the industry. What is the act? What does it mean for agents and for consumers? Here's what you need to know about RESPA -- explained...

High School Basketball Star Turns Out To Be 30-Year-Old Illegal Immigrant

last weekNews : Mediaite

He was arrested by the Canadian Border Services Agency for allegedly contravening the Immigration Refugee Protection Act. He is still being detained under the authority of that act and there have been no further revelations about what, exactly, he is accused of doing.

Reauthorizing the Older Americans Act to Protect our Citizens

Our country is transforming as we become both older and more diverse every day. Every day for the next 15 years, thousands of Americans will reach retirement age at a pace so that, by 2030, there will be more than twice as many older...Show More Summary

Environmental Leader Podcast: Diesel Engines On the Road to a Cleaner Environment

Late last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in a report to Congress that the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) had resulted in the upgrading or replacement of 73,000 diesel engines since 2013. This resulted, according to the Diesel Technology Forum, in cleaner operations and cost savings. The program, according to the report, […]

First 'The Magnificent Seven' Trailer: Denzel and Pratt Lead a Few Good 'Strays'

When Chris Pratt isn't acting as guardian of the galaxy (and dinosaurs), he protects the Old West. Based on the first trailer for "The Magnificent Seven" remake, Pratt is bringing the same winking charm to his role as gambler Josh Farraday,...Show More Summary

U.S. Congress Passes Law Banning Import Of Antiquities From Syria

“The US Senate unanimously passed a bill intended to stem the perceived flow of illicitly removed artefacts from Syria on Wednesday, 13 April. The Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act had already passed Congress’s lower chamber, the House of Representatives, and is headed to President Obama to be signed into law.”

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