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House passes bill changing Medicare fee formula

The House overwhelmingly approves sweeping changes to the Medicare system. The measure would establish a new formula for paying doctors and end a problem that has bedeviled the nation’s health care system for more than a decade. It would also increase premiums for some higher income beneficiaries and extend a popular health insurance program for children.

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Saudi airstrikes target rebel bases in Yemen

With airstrikes, Saudi Arabia is targeting military installations in Yemen held by Shiite rebels who were taking over a key port city in the country’s south and had driven the embattled president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to flee by sea. Saudi state TV reports Hadi has arrived in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, where he is expected to attend a summit Saturday.

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