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With the departure of Aetna and other major insurers from a significant swath of Obamacare exchanges, health care industry analysts anticipate a dramatic increase in regions where competition in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces is low come the 2017 plan year. According to a report released Friday by the health care consulting firm Avalere, consumers in seven states are currently expected to have only one carrier option in their ACA marketplaces.

The report additionally compared the level of marketplace competition by geographical regions within each state.

"Avalere experts predict that one-third of the country will have no exchange plan competition in 2017, leaving consumers with few options for coverage," a press release unveiling the report said.

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Eric Trump offered vague explanations for the resignation of Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign manager, from his father's team Friday in which Eric alluded to a "distraction looming over the campaign."

"My father didn't want to be you know distracted by whatever things Paul was dealing with," the younger Trump said in a preview of a Fox News interview airing Sunday. The full interview will air on Fox News Channel’s Sunday Morning Futures on Sunday.

In the preview, Eric Trump went on to praise the "amazing" Manafort for helping the campaign "get to the convention."

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.S Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has apologized for his behavior surrounding a late-night incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more "careful and candid" about how he described what happened.

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With help from a viewer, an obviously delighted Rachel Maddow discovered on Thursday that Donald Trump's doctor exaggerated his credentials in the signature of his letter about the Republican nominee's health.

Harold Bornstein is the gastroenterologist who declared Trump "will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." He was once a fellow at the American College of Gastroenterologists, and signed his letter vouching for Trump's good health using an abbreviation still defining him as a fellow at the association.

But Bornstein's membership with the group lapsed in 1995, Maddow learned.

When asked by MSNBC about using the title in his signature without maintaining membership, Bornstein said that the title "has no value" but that he will continue to use it.

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence were traveling to Louisiana Friday to survey the flood damage that killed at least 13 people and displaced thousands more.

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