Senate approves bill that changes how Medicare pays doctors

Senate approves bill that changes how Medicare pays doctors
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In an effort to curb violence, the tourism council in Bay County, Florida, voted Tuesday to spend more money on security during spring break — but some local residents say that even though visitors inject millions of dollars into the economy, they would be happy if revelers found a new place to go wild.

The population of Panama City Beach swells every spring break, from 12,000 full-time residents to 250,000, mostly college students. “When it hits, you literally go from a crawl to 100 miles-an-hour overnight,” Sparky Sparkman, owner of the Spinnaker bar, told CBS News. “Therein lies the problem of spring break.”

The Bay County Sheriff’s Department has had to set up a mobile booking center, dubbed the Spring Break Jail, in order to handle the extra arrests. So far this year, there have been 1,100 arrests, triple last year’s number, most of them related to drinking and drugs. Violent crimes, like sexual assaults, are also up from last year, and an apparent gang rape of an unconscious 19-year-old was caught on cell phone video. The city has temporarily banned drinking on the beach in an attempt to keep things somewhat under control, and in May, they wil…………… continues on The Week Magazine

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Officer Michael Rapiejko. (Marana Police)

A dash cam video was released April 13 showing Marana, Arizona Officer Michael Rapiejko intentionally hitting an armed suspect with his car in what police say was an effort to protect the public and other officers.

The suspect, Mario Valencia, was armed with a rifle and was wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a convenience store, an arson at a church, a home invasion and a car theft, CNN reported. The rifle he was carrying had been stolen from a Walmart, police said. All those alleged crimes occurred earlier in the day on Feb. 19, not long before Valencia was struck by Rapiejko’s crusier. He had led police fr…………… continues on Michael Rapiejko: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know –

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