Top US News: Ben Carson Says He Does Not “See A Political Path Forward”; Hillary Clinton Staffer, Who Set Up Her Server, Granted Immunity; Donald Trump Releases Seven Point Healthcare Plan; And More
Ben Carson: “I do not see a political path forward”
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson announced that he will be bowing out of the presidential race as he does not “see a political path forward.” As reported by Baltimore Sun, he said, “I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results.” Carson said in the statement to supporters: “However, this grass roots movement on behalf of ‘We the People’ will continue.”
Hillary Clinton staffer, who set up her server, granted immunity
Bryan Pagliano, the former State Department staffer who set up Hillary Clinton’s server in her New York home in 2009, has been granted immunity by the Justice Department, Washington Post reported. Pagliano, who was previously asked about the matter before a US House Committee, had invoked his constitutional right to silence. Meanwhile, Clinton achieved victory in seven of 11 states at the Super Tuesday, leaving behind Bernie Sanders.
Donald Trump releases seven point health care plan
Business mogul and Republican front runner Donald Trump released a seven point health care reform plan in an effort to repeal Obamacare, FOX News reported. Criticizing the Affordable Health Care Act, Trump said it was “tragically but predictably resulted in runaway costs, websites that don’t work, greater rationing of care, higher premiums, less competition and few choices.” In his plan, Trump suggests several reforms and calls for the Congress to act.
Unintended pregnancy rate in US is witnessing a drop
It is the first time in decades that the number of unintended pregnancies in the United States is witnessing a decline, CNN reported. The proportion of unintended pregnancies saw a decrease from 51 percent between 2006 and 2010 to 45 percent between 2009 and 2013. While 54 out of 1000 women in the age bracket of 15 to 44 years had unintended pregnancies, the same number for a more recent period dropped to 45.
Airlines competing for commercial service to Cuba
The American Airlines submitted an application to the Department of Transportation, requesting that it be granted 18 daily flights from Miami International Airport to several Cuba cities, Miami Herald reports. These will include 10 flights to Havana, two to Santa Clara, Holguín and Varadero airports and one to Camagüey and Cienfuegos.