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Betsy DeVos’ utterly botched call for Special Olympics funding cuts, explained:

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Betsy DeVos has committed a massive public relations foible and is making it worse by refusing to own up to her mistake.

At issue — this time — for the bad-headline-magnet secretary of education are proposed cuts in her department’s budget that would impact the Special Olympics — in particular programs run at schools. These cuts are not new. In fact, DeVos has proposed cuts to the Special Olympics in her budgets for each year she’s been in office. And these cuts are part of a broader 12% decrease in the proposed education budget — a piece of the Trump administration’s efforts to cut the federal budget on non-defense spending. In each of the previous years, DeVos’ proposed cuts were rejected. And that was when Republicans controlled the House and Senate!

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Court blocks another Trump attempt to undermine Obamacare:

A federal district court judge Thursday blocked another Trump administration effort to undermine Obamacare.

Judge John Bates of the US District Court in the District of Columbia rejected a Labor Department rule that made it easier for small businesses and some self-employed folks to band together based on their industry or location and buy health insurance. The rule, finalized last June, stems from an executive order President Donald Trump issued in the fall of 2017 after congressional efforts to repeal Obamacare fell apart.
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Disney bans smoking, large strollers from US parks:

Getting ready for that summer vacation to Disney?
Whether you travel to Florida or California, you’d better plan ahead if you’re a smoker or a stroller user.
On Thursday, Disney announced that starting May 1, smoking and certain large strollers will no longer be allowed inside Florida and California Disney parks, including Walt Disney World, Disneyland theme parks, water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Downtown Disney.
Guests who smoke will still be able to light up in designated areas outside park entry points and in smoking areas at Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs.

Winners and Losers from the First Day of the Sweet 16:

Michigan couldn’t buy a basket, Ryan Cline couldn’t miss, and Chris Beard made himself a lot of money.

The first day of the Sweet 16 had two great games and a couple of duds. Purdue and Tennessee put on an overtime classic and Oregon and Virginia were neck and neck all night. Meanwhile, Texas Tech stomped Michigan like nobody else had all year, and Florida State just couldn’t keep up with Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke and Gonzaga.

And in the middle of it all, the last perfect bracket known to exist…was busted.

Nina Martinez donated a kidney in a historic surgery that was performed Monday.   Photo courtesy of Sarah Marie Mayo

In world first, HIV-positive woman donates kidney to HIV-positive recipient:

An Atlanta woman became the first living HIV-positive kidney donor in the world on Monday when surgeons at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore transferred her organ to a recipient who is also HIV-positive, according to a statement from the medical center. Both the donor and the recipient, who wishes to remain anonymous, are doing well.

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