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Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law

Congress Health Overhaul

Senate Republicans are expressing hope for a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama's health...

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D.C. officials call the peaceful collision of Juggalos, Trump supporters, protesters and

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s supporters rallied near the Washington Monument. Insane Clown Posse fans marched by the Lincoln Memorial. Counterprotesters gathered at park downtown while other liberal protesters were in front of the White House. Nearby were 5K...


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Power is back on in Florida, but utilities still under fire

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a massive restoration effort, most of Florida has power 10 days after Hurricane Irma knocked out electricity to nearly two-thirds of the state, mostly because of improvements made to the power grid since Hurricane Wilma 12 years ago. But that may do little to stem a...


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US stock indexes mixed ahead of Fed announcement; oil rises

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U.S. stock indexes were drifting between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest economic and interest rate policy update. Industrial companies, including airlines, led the gainers. Energy stocks also rose as oil prices headed higher. Technology...


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Obamacare repeal seen cutting funds, raising costs for sick

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The latest Republican proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare cuts federal health-care funding while potentially increasing costs for people with pre-existing conditions, according to two independent analyses. The bill, backed by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy,...


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Hurricane Maria batters Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico's famous radio telescope

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. As Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico with devastating force, scientists at the historic Arecibo Observatory are among the millions of people being battered by the storm. A spokeswoman for the National Science Foundation, which owns the massive radio telescope, said...


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Weiner should get prison for sexting 15-year-old, U.S. says

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Anthony Weiner should serve 21 to 27 months in prison, rather than the probation sought by the disgraced former congressman and New York mayoral candidate, U.S. prosecutors said. “Weiner, a grown man, a father, and a former lawmaker, willfully and knowingly asked a 15-year-old...


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How well does Jimmy Kimmel understand the GOP health-care bill?

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel inserted himself into the health-care debate in May by telling a harrowing story of the birth of his son, Billy, who was born with a congenital heart defect and required a lot of expensive, attentive medical care to stay alive. Sen....


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'Historic exodus' from Myanmar: US gives $32M for Rohingya

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration’s first major response to the mass exodus from Myanmar. The new money for food, medical care, water, sanitation...


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Government seeks prison time for Weiner in sexting case

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner deserves about two years in prison for engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl despite his claims that he has been reformed, prosecutors said Wednesday. A Manhattan judge is scheduled to sentence the New York Democrat on Monday for transferring...


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Captain: Oklahoma City man killed by police was deaf

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man who was approaching them holding a metal pipe didn’t hear witnesses yelling that the man was deaf, a department official said Wednesday. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, wasn’t obeying the officers’ commands before one shot him with a...


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