Trump Signs Health Care Order
After Congress failed to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that aims to make lower-premium health insurance plans more widely available. Administration officials say implementing the changes could take months or longer. Read the story from The AP.
Boy Scouts Says ‘Girls Allowed’
Bucking tradition, the Boy Scouts of America will allow girls to join Cub Scouts starting in 2018. The organization hopes to have a program in place in 2019 that will enable older girls to achieve the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Read the story from NPR.
An American woman, her Canadian husband, and their three children have been freed after being held hostage in Afghanistan by an extremist group affiliated with the Taliban. Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were kidnapped five years ago while hiking in Afghanistan. Their three children were born in captivity. Read the story from NPR.
U.S. Quits UNESCO
The Trump administration announced on Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the United Nations’ chief cultural and educational agency as of Dec. 31, 2018, citing “continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO.” Read the story from NPR.
Trump Blames Puerto Rico
President Trump warned the hurricane-devastated U.S. territory that he may pull federal aid workers and blamed Puerto Rico for its financial crisis via Twitter on Thursday. More than 3 million U.S. citizens on the island are coping with a humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, and many people are still without power and clean water. Read the story from The AP.
Trump Threatens to Strip NBC’s License
Unhappy with how NBC’s news division has covered him, President Trump threatened the network's broadcast licenses via Twitter on Wednesday. Read the story from The AP.