Unpopular Healthcare Proposal Ailing

(WASHINGTON) — Pivotal industry and consumer groups mounted intensifying opposition to the Republican health care bill as GOP leaders labored Wednesday to rally a divided party behind their high-stakes overhaul drive. Lawmakers cast Congress’ initial votes on the legislation as House Speaker Paul Ryan praised the proposal as “what good, conservative health care reform looks…

via Health Care Providers and Consumer Groups Are Lining Up Against the GOP Health Plan — U.S. – TIME

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Harsh laws remain in Arab nations

A South African man and his Ukrainian fiancee have been detained in the United Arab Emirates for having sex outside of marriage. Emlyn Culverwell‚ 29, and Iryna Nohai, 27, were arrested in an Abu Dhabi hospital in late January after a doctor discovered that Nohai, who had been suffering from stomach cramps, was pregnant, the…

via Two Foreigners in the UAE Face Long Jail Terms For Having Sex Even Though they Were Engaged — TIME