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Tryphena Natukunda, 18, won her title in a field of more than 150 contestants.

Uganda Crowns Mr. And Miss HIV Positive

It had all the trappings of a typical beauty contest: Contestants in evening gowns strutting before the judges, a talent portion, and of course, a sparkly tiara for the winning lady.

A new rule by an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services preserves the right of patients and families to sue nursing homes in court.

New Rule Preserves Patients' Rights To Sue Nursing Homes In Court

The federal government has announced a new rule that guarantees the rights of patients and families to sue long-term care facilities.

The rule, released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, bans so-called pre-dispute binding arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts, which require patients and families to settle any dispute over care in arbitration, rather than through the court system.

The rule applies to facilities that receive money from Medicare or Medicaid — which is nearly all of them.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former President Bill Clinton will visit the Mahoning Valley next week to campaign for his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The Hillary For America campaign issued an advisory this morning announcing that the former president will headline a “Stronger Together” bus tour Tuesday and Wednesday. The tour comes before the start […]

Thursday, September 29, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Hundreds of investors, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and representatives from startup businesses will gather on Penn State’s campus for the inaugural Invent Penn State Venture and IP Conference, to be held Oct. 6-7 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. The event will connect promising startups and emerging technologies with investors […]