Hurricane Matthew killed more than 100 people in Haiti — and probably many more -- in a country where 300,000 are living in shelters. Now it's headed straight for Florida, a Category 4 storm with winds up to 145 to 150 miles an hour. Today Governor Rick Scott today urged people, "So if you're in an evacuation zone, get out. This is not something you should take a chance with. Time's running out. Leave. There's no excuse, the roads are open. You should get out." Julie Brown of the Miami Herald, updates conditions across the state.
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Even President Obama says the Affordable Care Act has real problems, which Bill Clinton says make it the "craziest thing [he's] ever seen." That's put it front and center in the presidential campaign, to the delight of Donald Trump and the discomfort of Hillary Clinton. She wants reform. He wants repeal. And millions of newly insured people may be in for a "November Surprise:" a big jump in premiums -- before the election. We hear two very different approaches to an issue that has the potential to influence the voting.
RAND/Commonwealth Fund's estimation of the impacts of Trump, Clinton health plans
Cook on Bill Clinton's Obamacare remarks, which put Hillary on the hot seat
McArdle on Obamacare, 'November surprise'
Khazan on costs, impact of Trump's healthcare policy
Families USA on the Affordable Care Act
Yahoo has reportedly gone where other email providers fear to tread — at least as far as we know.
Email providers are known to have cooperated with FISA, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, when it comes to individual email subscribers. This week, Reuters reported exclusively that Yahoo has gone much farther than that, scanning all of its hundreds of million user accounts for the National Security Agency. Chris Soghoian, principal technologist for the American Civil Liberties Union, calls the news "unprecedented and unconstitutional."
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Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
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