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Trump to Name Obamacare Critic as Health Secretary, Officials Say

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Trump to Name Obamacare Critic as Health Secretary, Officials Say

President-elect Donald Trump shared a message of unity Wednesday in a video published on the official White House transition team's YouTube page on Nov. More recently, Price has touted Ryan’s health care plan, titled “A Better Way.”
“It’s time for a better way to put patients, families, and doctors back in charge of medical decisions,” Price said in October. The plan would also offer more incentives for Americans to use Health Savings Accounts, including a one-time $1,000 tax credit for making contributions. The president-elect has promised to repeal Obamacare as one of his first acts after taking office on January 20, but he has yet to lay out a detailed plan on how he’d replace it. CNN Correspondent Phil Mattingly contributed to this story. Before entering politics, Price spent nearly 20 years in private practice as an orthopedic surgeon. “The purpose of health reform should be to advance accessibility, affordability, quality, responsiveness, and innovation,” the Republican congressman said in 2011, a year after Obamacare was signed into law. “None of these are improved” by the Affordable Care Act, he added. It caps the tax exclusion on employer-sponsored plans at $20,000 for family coverage, and it allows insurers to sell coverage across state lines. President-elect Donald Trump shared a message of unity Wednesday in a video published on the official White House transition team's YouTube page on Nov. “President Obama and Democrats must put their pride and politics aside so that we can start over with a Better Way—a step-by-step plan to give every American access to quality, affordable health care.”
Trump will likely lean heavily on his health secretary to replace Obamacare. 23, 2016. Price has authored several iterations of an Obamacare replacement plan, which bears many similarities to Trump’s vision for health care reform and to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s overhaul proposal. Price, an orthopedic surgeon who chairs the House Budget Committee, has long decried Obamacare as a threat to quality and affordable health care. Price’s most recent bill, The Empowering Patients First Act of 2015, calls for giving refundable tax credits to those who buy policies in the individual market. The credits would be adjusted by age, ranging from $1,200 for those age 18 to 35 to $3,000 for those age 50 and up. Also, it limits using federal funds to pay for abortions and protects health care providers who don’t want to perform abortions for religious reasons. The official announcement will likely come Tuesday. Price’s bill also pushes states to create high-risk pools to insure those rejected by carriers on the individual market — usually those who have costly, pre-existing conditions. President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Representative Tom Price, an ardent critic of Obamacare, to head the Department of Health and Human Services, according to an official briefed on the decision. He also served as medical director of the orthopedic clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital and as an assistant professor at Emory University’s School of Medicine
Price then spent four terms in the George State Senate. He was named Budget Committee chair in 2015. One of Price’s top priorities as health secretary will be to dismantle the sweeping health reform law that his two predecessors spent six years implementing. In 2004, he was elected to the House of Representatives.

Petraeus Is Problematic Pick for Trump Due to His Handling of Classified Material: Rand Paul

Republican Sen. “But I don’t believe Bolton, I don’t believe Giuliani have understood that or come to understand the historical significance of that. Rand Paul emerges from a closed-door weekly policy meeting with Senate Republicans, at the U.S. No.”

Hillary does it — "lock her up." Gen Petraeus does it — CABINET POST! Blitzer asked Paul if he’d been contacted by the Trump administration about a possible job. “Just met with General Petraeus–was very impressed!” he tweeted afterward. The Senate must approve Cabinet nominations and with a narrowly divided body, Trump needs to rally nearly every Republican to his side in order to ensure confirmations. No. David Petraeus as secretary of state because of his “similarities” with former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on classified information. “I have not been,” he said. (Ret.) David H. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
“What I want is somebody who understands that the Iraq War was a mistake, the nation-building has been a mistake, and that regime change has been a mistake,” Paul said. Paul said he wanted a secretary of state who understands foreign policy, specifically the issues with the Iraq War — a signal he could be willing to oppose Trump’s eventual nominee. But during the campaign, Trump castigated Clinton for her handling of classified information, despite the fact that an FBI investigation resulted in no charges being brought against her. Rand Paul said there’s a “potential problem” with retired Gen. “These are things that Donald Trump has expressed and I believe and agree with completely, which is why I supported him. A top Paul aide, Doug Stafford retweeted Trump adding: “Hillary does it — ‘lock her up.’ Gen Petraeus does it — CABINET POST! https://t.co/GpsbH1JO3F
— Doug Stafford (@dougstafford) November 28, 2016

Other names being floated for the position include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, John Bolton and former 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency Gen. Petraeus speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit on Sept. Capitol, May 10, 2016, in Washington, DC. I’m unsure where Romney is on this … Because if we don’t understand those lessons, we’re still facing the same kind of questions,” he added. 19, 2016, in Credit: Ben Hider/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)
“You know, I think the problem they’re going to have if they put him forward is there’s a lot of similarities to Hillary Clinton as far as revealing classified information,” Paul told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.” “I think that’s a potential problem.”
Petraeus, once a widely celebrated military leader who oversaw operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, was sentenced to serve two years on probation and to pay a $100,000 fine for sharing classified information with his biographer and lover, Paula Broadwell. Sen. Trump met with Petraeus on Monday. “I’m pretty happy with my current job.”

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Ohio State Officer Who Shot Attacker Praised for Quick Response

28, 2016. Horujko at that time told The Lantern, the campus newspaper, that he worked with Student Safety Service. An Ohio State University police officer was lauded Monday for quickly stopping a student who drove his vehicle into pedestrians and began stabbing them. “That’s kind of what led me to wanting to become a police officer,” he told the newspaper. “We owe him a debt of gratitude,” said Monica Moll, director of OSU public safety. University President Michael Drake said he called Officer Alan Horujko, 28, “to thank him for following his training and being able to neutralize the circumstances within roughly one minute.”
Horujko shot and killed Abdul Razak Ali Artan when he failed to comply with orders to put down his weapon, officials said. “I just couldn’t see myself sitting in a cubicle.”

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Alan Horujko is shown in a photo from the Ohio State student newspaper. Ohio State Officer Alan Horujko is shown in a photo released by the Police Department on Nov. (Credit: Eric Weitz/The Lantern via CNN)
The officer, an Ohio State graduate, has been with the campus force since January 2015.

Chicago Woman Goes on ‘Racist’ Tirade in Store; Hundreds Donate to Berated Manager

Jessie Grady, who posted the video to YouTube, said that several other people also called police but they didn’t arrive until after the woman had walked away, 45 minutes after the incident began. ×
Chicago Woman Goes on ‘Racist’ Tirade in Store; Hundreds Donate to Berated Manager

Video of a woman yelling that she was “discriminated” against for being white and voting for Donald Trump has not only gone viral, but also raised thousands of dollars for the manager involved in the incident. It all apparently began at a Michaels store in Chicago when the woman was checking out the day before Thanksgiving. During the 10-minute clip, which has been viewed over 270,000 times on YouTube as of Monday evening, the woman continues to address a crowd of onlookers and argue with the Michaels employees. Grady wrote on Facebook that during the incident she stopped filming at one point to speak with the manager, who told her “this happens all the time.”
In a statement, Michaels said:
At Michaels, we do not tolerate discrimination or racism of any kind against our team members or customers. “She inspired me because despite the hateful words that were being hurled in her direction, she stood in that entranceway calm and unmoving to protect her staff and customers,” Grady wrote on GoFundMe. We regret that our customers and team members were affected by this unfortunate incident and are grateful for the leadership of our store team in working to resolve it without further escalation. “You screamed at me from across the store like you were in your own living room, you’re an animal,” she says, looking at one of the employees. Grady later started a GoFundMe campaign to help support the Michaels store manager, “to try to make (the) busy holiday season brighter … for the employee who was the main target of this racist attack,” she wrote. 41.878114
-87.629798 “I was just discriminated against by two black women!” the woman says in the cellphone video taken by another shopper. The campaign raised more than $9,000 as of Monday evening. “I was discriminated against by two black women screaming at me across the store because I refused to buy one of the Michael’s bags, and I wanted a paper bag instead,” she says. “You’re an animal.”
Later, apparently on a call with a 911 dispatcher, the woman asks for them to send police officers. Unhappy after being asked about purchasing a reusable bag, she asked to speak with the manager, and the encounter escalated from there, according to WGN. “There were a lot of customers who stood up for the manager during this and waited the entire time for the police,” Grady said.

Man Arrested in Sex Assault, Killing of 8-Year-Old Illinois Girl Who Vanished While Waiting for Church Bus

Sabrina Stauffenberg, GoFundMe
Sabrina’s aunt, who was home at the time, suspected the girl had been lured away since she didn’t hear any commotion, the News-Democrat reported. She was on the phone with her grandma at the time,” family friend and neighbor Denise Haley told the newspaper. Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Ramey was taken into custody on suspicion of first-degree murder and predatory sexual assault. “She was telling her grandma that the church bus hadn’t come yet.”
When Sabrina’s grandmother hung up to call the church to find out why the bus was late, the 8-year-old girl disappeared, Haley said. Glen Ramey, 53, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and predatory sexual assault in connection to the death of 8-year-old Sabrina Stauffenberg. Illinois State Police released this image of Glen Ramey, who was arrested Nov. He is currently being held at Richland County Jail. 38.730881
-88.085315 Haley told the News-Democrat that Ramey had been dating one of Sabrina’s relatives. More than $10,000 was raised within three days. Illinois State Police arrested Ramey. On Nov. Search crews later found Sabrina’s body near a vinegar plant. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

A man has been arrested in the death and sexual assault of an 8-year-old Illinois girl who disappeared while waiting for a church bus the day before Thanksgiving. Haley has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for Sabrina’s funeral expenses. Louis, Missouri. 27, 2016. “She was standing on her front porch, waiting for the church bus. 23, Sabrina disappeared while waiting on the porch of her Olney home for a church bus, the Belleville News-Democrat reported. Olney is a city of about 8,600 in southern Illinois, about 120 miles east of St.

Texas Becomes Second US State With Local Zika Transmission

Health officials said they are not surprised to confirm local transmission of this virus in South Texas, near the Mexico border. Pregnant women are at greatest risk because they can unknowingly pass the virus to their fetus, leaving devastating consequences including miscarriage and neurological deficits that last a lifetime. 31.968599
-99.901813 It is, however, investigating where the woman became infected by testing mosquitoes found around her home and knocking on her neighbors’ doors to request voluntary urine samples and other information to determine whether others are infected. State health officials say travel across the border is frequent in the area. state where the virus is known to be circulating is Florida, where state health officials are reporting 238 locally transmitted cases to date. In addition to ongoing disease surveillance efforts, which are part of the state’s Zika action plan, the state medical operations center has been activated to offer support through education and expertise as well as personnel and equipment resources. Zika transmission has been reported in multiple communities on the Mexican side of the border. “We knew it was only a matter of time before we saw a Zika case spread by a mosquito in Texas,” state Health Commissioner Dr. Because the virus can also be sexually transmitted, pregnant women or those trying to become pregnant should avoid unprotected sex with a partner who has been infected or who has lived in or traveled to an area where the virus is circulating, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This includes using mosquito repellant, wearing long sleeves, keeping windows closed, using air conditioning and eliminating standing water. She has not traveled to an area where the virus is circulating and has no other known exposure to the virus that would have put her at risk for infection. Spraying has also been done in the area. It is also sharing information about the virus and how to protect against it. When symptoms occur, they can include fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes, and they can last from a few days to about a week. John Hellerstedt said. The only other U.S. “Laboratory testing found genetic material from the Zika virus in the patient’s urine, but a blood test was negative, indicating that the virus can no longer be spread from her by a mosquito,” the Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement. Texas has become the second state in the continental United States to confirm a locally transmitted case of the Zika virus, state and federal health officials said Monday. He added that more cases are expected, but officials do not believe the virus will be widespread. There is no treatment or vaccine for Zika, although research efforts are underway to develop one. It is possible that someone could have Zika without knowing, since 80 percent of those infected have no symptoms. Lab results confirmed the virus in a non-pregnant female resident of Brownsville last week.

Syrian Civilians Under ‘Imminent’ Threat Amid Major Regime Gains in Eastern Aleppo

Assad has vowed to take the whole of Aleppo, which has for years been divided between the largely regime-held west and rebel-held east. “We are calling on all parties to the conflict to allow free and unrestricted movement of civilians … without threat or constraint,” said Diana Semaan, a Syria campaigner with Amnesty International. Syrian pro-government forces walk amidst heavy destruction in Aleppo’s Bustan al-Basha neighborhood on Nov. 15, backed by airstrikes following a three-week lull. Taking the city would mark a turning point in Syria, where civil unrest that began in early 2011 has morphed into a countrywide armed conflict. But barrel bombs are typically dropped by regime forces. ‘Worried about reprisals’
Eastern Aleppo has become the epicenter of Syria’s civil war — the government has besieged it a number of times. Among them are 100,000 children, says UNICEF, the UN’s child rights organization. Around 10,000 people have fled the area in the past few days, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Monday, adding that 6,000 of them fled to areas controlled by Kurdish forces. The regime’s gains in Aleppo have been much faster than expected, and the bombing and shelling hasn’t slowed. (Credit: George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images)
Russian state media TASS reported that regime forces were now in control of 40 percent of eastern Aleppo, citing a Russian Defense Ministry “reconciliation center” in Syria. There’s been minimal resistance from rebels, several civilians on the ground said. 500 killed in 2 weeks
Forces on Saturday broke through rebel defense lines on the ground and by Monday had taken much of the area’s north. “It would mean it can take the north of the country and would leave no possibility for a real political or military opposition to the Assad regime.”
Balanche pointed out that with the election of U.S. Russia has been the Syrian government’s closest and most powerful ally in the country’s civil war, carrying out regular airstrikes to prop up Assad’s regime. But while recapturing Aleppo would mark a turning point, it won’t bring the war to an end any time soon. We can’t do anything because the shelling is too heavy,” said Ahmad Edrees, a resident from Karam al-Baik on the current frontline. But staying to see the regime regain neighborhoods is not an option for many either. An estimated 250,000 people have been trapped in eastern Aleppo since July, when regime forces besieged the area. Among neighborhoods now in regime hands is eastern Aleppo’s biggest district, Masaken Hanano, while on Monday forces retook another key district, al-Sakhour, according to Syrian state media. Another 1,800 have been injured, the group said. Taking the city would mark a turning point
Government forces and armed paramilitary groups loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began a renewed push toward eastern Aleppo on Nov. Safe passage? Others are too afraid to use the government’s “human corridors,” fearing reprisal once they escape. “Shelling, lack of food, lack of treatment and freezing is nothing in comparison with being in hands of Assad and his allies,” tweeted a resident activist there. Game-changer
Aleppo is the last urban rebel stronghold in Syria, and seizing it would put the regime back in control of all four major cities in the country. 36.202105
37.134260 Syrian pro-government forces stand on top of a building overlooking Aleppo in the city’s Bustan al-Basha neighborhood on Nov. A UN investigation in late August found that chemical weapons had been used in Syria, both by the national air force and ISIS militants. And more than 3,000 fled to government-controlled parts of the city in the last 24 hours, according to Russian and Syrian state media, quoting the Russian reconciliation center in Syria located on the Hmeymim military base. “Activists I spoke to in eastern Aleppo are worried about reprisals for being outspoken critics of the government if rebels lose control of the entire city,” she said. 28, 2016, during their assault to retake the entire northern city from rebel fighters. “There will be a reduction of violence, but we will not see any peace in the next few months,” Balanche said. Weary and frightened residents of eastern Aleppo face an “imminent humanitarian disaster” as Syrian regime forces rack up large territorial gains in the besieged city, according to the White Helmets, the self-styled Syria Civil Defense volunteer group. And now they have succeeded in driving a wedge through the sector that has been held by rebels for more than four years, displacing thousands of civilians. (Credit: George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images)
“These civilians have no access to basic food materials and medicines in light of internal displacement from eastern to western neighborhoods in the besieged part of the city,” the White Helmets said in a statement on Monday. President-elect Donald Trump, international support for rebel groups opposing the regime would likely wane. “Bodies are on the ground. Several chemical attacks have also been reported over the past two weeks. “There are dozens of casualties and only one clinic is left,” he told CNN, calling the situation unbearable. Rebels have withdrawn from the northern areas, a fighter there told CNN, leaving eastern Aleppo almost split into two parts. The Aleppo Media Center activist group said that barrel bombs laced with chlorine were dropped on two neighborhoods on Monday. “If the regime retakes the whole of Aleppo, it would be a very symbolic victory,” Fabrice Balanche, a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute, told CNN. Its most recent siege has cut off both the rebels and civilians from the outside world, leaving communities on the brink of starvation — without sufficient food, clean water, fuel and medical supplies. There are between 100,000 and 150,000 rebels in Syria, Balanche said, and they are unlikely to lay down arms in large numbers. Aleppo is Syria’s second-largest city and was once its commercial hub. “Moreover, the available houses or shelters are not adequate to accommodate and protect them.”
The group wants humanitarian, aid and medical groups to “immediately” intervene in eastern Aleppo. Children have been among victims in these attacks. More than 500 people have been killed in the past two weeks since the push began, according to the White Helmets. Human rights group Amnesty International has called for safe passage for civilians. CNN has not been able to independently verify the recent alleged chemical attacks, but has seen footage of the aftermath of some. 28, 2016, during their assault to retake the entire northern city from rebel fighters.

Man Shot Dead by Police During Foot Chase in Historic South-Central: LAPD

No officers were injured. One officer fired at the man, striking him. A handgun believed to have belonged to the man was found, police said. The man, described as Hispanic and in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. An LAPD spokesperson was expected to provide further details at the scene. It wasn’t immediately clear why the foot chase resulted in gunfire. The LAPD Metro Division officers chased the burglary suspect on foot. Check back for updates on this developing story. “This resulted in an Officer-Involved shooting,” an LAPD tweet stated. A man was fatally shot by police during a foot chase in Historic South-Central on Monday, according to LAPD. 34.022591
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Shop Local: Old Town Monrovia – Kattywompus

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In honor of Small Business Saturday, we shopped local and discovered this store in Old Town Monrovia. Kattywompus

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Delta Bans Abusive Trump Supporter for Life, Refunds Other Passengers on His Flight

“The heightened tension in our society means that now more than ever we must require civility on our planes and in our facilities,” he said. “After questioning the customer, our team members made the best decision they could given the information they had and allowed him to remain on the flight. “If you don’t like it, too bad.”
In an interview with The Morning Call, the woman who recorded the video, Emma Baum, said she first heard the man chant Trump’s slogan several times in the airport terminal and asked him about the election, which she was out of the country during, when he was seated next to her on the plane. He will never again be allowed on a Delta plane.”
Bastian said it is important that the airline admit its mistakes when one is made. “We got some Hillary b – – – – – s on here?”

WATCH: Trump supporter calls women "Hillary Bitches" on flight to Allentown. “This individual displayed behavior that was loud, rude and disrespectful to his fellow customers,” he wrote. The unnamed passenger was on a flight from Atlanta headed to Allentown, Pennsylvania, last Tuesday night when he was captured on a video that has since gone viral. “That’s right, this man knows what’s up,” he said pointing to one passenger. She told him she was going to record his remarks once he jumped out of his seat, which he encouraged, saying he hoped it went “viral,” the outlet reported. Delta Air Lines has apologized for failing to eject a Donald Trump supporter from one of its flights after he yelled at other passengers, calling some of the women on the plane “Hillary b – – – – – s.”
The airline says he’ll never be allowed to fly Delta again, and that it’s refunding every passenger on that flight the full price of their tickets. “We must stay true to Delta’s core values and treat one another with dignity and respect. pic.twitter.com/2ZBjNCurNM
— Yashar (@yashar) November 25, 2016

“Donald Trump is your president, every God damn one of you,” he says at the end of the 45-second video. Spoke to Emma Baum who shot video, @Delta did nothing. We will not tolerate anything less.”

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-84.387982 We also must remain committed more than ever to the safety of our customers and our crew members. However, if our colleagues had witnessed firsthand what was shown in the video, there is no question they would have removed him from the aircraft. More than 2.2 million have viewed it since it was posted on Facebook. “Donald Trump, baby,” he shouts while standing in the aisle, clapping his hands above his head. Delta CEO Ed Bastian sent a letter to Delta employees Monday saying that the airline made a mistake by allowing the abusive passenger to remain on the flight.

Actor Anthony Michael Hall Charged With Felony Battery After Injuring Playa del Rey Neighbor: Authorities

“Breakfast Club” actor Anthony Michael Hall is facing a charge of felony battery with serious bodily injury after he allegedly shoved a neighbor to the ground and broke his wrist, according to authorities. (Credit: Jay L. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted. 13, when a neighbor left a gate open, according to authorities. 17, but has yet to surrender to authorities. The neighbor alleges that he and the actor have had several run-ins in their gated community in the past. The Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division investigated the incident, which was reportedly captured on videotape. Actor Anthony Michael Hall attends the premiere of “Foxcatcher ” at the AFI Film Festival at Dolby Theatre on Nov. The neighbor suffered a broken wrist and a back injury when the actor shoved him to the ground after an argument turned physical, according to court records. 13, 2014. Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com. The neighbor obtained a temporary restraining order against Hall after the incident but did not seek a permanent injunction, according to court records. Hall, 48, was charged on Nov. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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Demolition Begins on Sufer Gang’s Infamous Fort in Lunada Bay

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Although many Lunada Bay residents recognize the necessity of dismantling the Bay Boys’ illegally built stone hangout, the city is also receiving significant pushback on the demolition project, which began today and is slated to be completed by Friday. 28, 2016. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Nov. 33.769754
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Surveillance Video Shows Suspect Vandalizing Car in Koreatown for Hours

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A woman was distraught to find her car heavily vandalized while celebrating Thanksgiving in Koreatown. 34.060988
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