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Two Medicaid Expansion Opponents Named To State Oversight Committee

Governor Steve Bullock and Legislative leaders named their picks for the 9-member panel that will oversee the roll-out of Medicaid coverage for Montana’s working poor. The oversight committee includes two opponents of Medicaid Expansion.
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The Difference Between Literal Truth And Story Truth

American novelist Tim O'Brien is best known for 'The Things They Carried, a critically acclaimed collection of semi-autobiographical, inter-related short-stories inspired by his experiences in the Vietnam War. His other works are: If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home (1973) Northern Lights (1975) Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy? (1975) Going After Cacciato (1978) The Nuclear Age (1985) The Things They Carried (1990) In the Lake of the Woods (1994) Tomcat in Love (1998)...
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U.S. Drops Cuba From List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

Updated at 1:20 p.m. ETThe U.S. State Department announced Friday that Cuba has been dropped from a list of state sponsors of terrorism."The rescission of Cuba's designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism reflects our assessment that Cuba meets the statutory criteria for rescission," the department said in a statement. "While the United States has significant concerns and disagreements with a wide range of Cuba's policies and actions, these fall outside the criteria relevant to the...
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06/05/2015 - Birds do it, bees do it...yet science still can't answer the basic question: why do we sleep? Every creature on the planet sleeps--from giant humpback whales to teeny fruit flies. What does it do for us, and what happens when we go without? We take a peek at iguanas sleeping with one eye open, get in bed with a pair of sleep-deprived parents, and eavesdrop on the uneasy dreams of rat.

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On tonight's evening newscast:  A Helena law-enforcement official says human remains found in a wilderness area northeast of the city are believed to be a Colorado man reported missing in 2013.

Montana's commissioner of political practices has enlisted two Billings attorneys to head a campaign violations case against a Bozeman Republican.

Yellowstone National Park's new snowmobile lottery system was a hit this winter with at least one national motorized access group.

The Idaho Conservation league, the Nez Perce Tribe and a local resident are seeking a public comment period for an air quality permit for Clearwater Paper in Lewiston. The Lewiston Tribune reports the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley's largest employer is requesting the permit so it can move forward with a $160 million project which includes a new chip pulp digester.

The Missoulian newspaper is reporting that Former University of Montana football player Beau Donaldson was denied parole today. But he will be allowed to attend a correctional boot camp. Donaldson was convicted of raping a childhood friend in 2010.

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Last week we reported that state wildlife biologists have not found any evidence of damage to fish species in the Yellowstone River downstream of the oil spill in January near Glendive. But Ryan Moehring, a spokesperson for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service says that that doesn’t mean scientists are finished looking.

Two Medicaid Expansion Opponents Named To State Oversight Committee

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Governor Steve Bullock and Legislative leaders named their picks for the 9-member panel that will oversee the roll-out of Medicaid coverage for Montana’s working poor. The oversight committee includes two opponents of Medicaid Expansion.

Snowmobiles ride past bison in Yellowstone National Park
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A national conservation group and a motorized access group describe a proposed winter use management tool for Yellowstone National Park as a step in the right direction.

On Thursday we told you about an elaborate hoax carried out by a science journalist who wanted to teach the media a lesson about being more responsible in reporting on nutrition science.

You know what a pain it can be storing and organizing the millions of videos you've shot on your smartphone. Now imagine you're a police officer, and you wear a body camera every day.

Police cams have suddenly become a big business. In the months since Ferguson, share prices for the camera manufacturer Taser International have doubled. But in the long run, the real money is in selling police a way to store all that video.

Scotts Miracle-Gro makes products for the care and health of lawns. The Marysville, Ohio, company says it wants to nurture its 8,000 employees the same way.

"It's very much of a family culture here," says Jim King, a spokesman for the Scotts company, which offers discounted prescriptions, annual health screenings and some free medical care.

In states where it's legal, the company refuses to hire people who smoke.

"We've been screening for tobacco use for about a decade," King says. "We no longer employ tobacco users."

Dallas's Parkland Hospital treats a lot of people without health insurance. On a November day in 1963, emergency room doctors at this county hospital frantically tried to save an American president who could not be saved. These days, emergency room doctors frantically try to treat 240,000 patients every year.

"So you can see we have every treatment area filled up. Beds are in the hallways and the rooms are all full," says Dr. John Pease, chief of emergency services.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying a man to not reveal that Hastert had abused him years ago, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times are reporting.

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