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Medicaid is biggest consumer story in 'Obamacare' rollback

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation’s health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond “Obamacare.” Former President Barack Obama’s signature law is usually associated with subsidized insurance markets like HealthCare.gov. But the Affordable Care ...

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Gun in carry-on leads to charges against Delaware senator

DOVER, Del. (AP) – Maryland authorities have filed criminal charges against a Delaware state senator who carried a loaded handgun into an airport. Wicomico County officials have charged Sen. Brian Pettyjohn with violating a prohibition against boarding or attempting to board an aircraft with any firearm or explosive, whether openly ...

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The Latest: GOP senator is latest to oppose health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on the Senate GOP health care bill (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he opposes the GOP bill scuttling much of the Obama health care law, complicating the effort by party leaders to guide the measure through the Senate. Heller ...

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Trump's guests at bill-signing ceremony include man who advocated shooting …

Among President Trump’s invited guests at a bill-signing ceremony to improve veterans services Friday was Al Baldasaro, a former Trump delegate from New Hampshire who made headlines last year for saying Hillary Clinton should be shot for treason. Mr. Baldasaro was seated in one of the first two rows in ...

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The Latest: Mayors focus on bipartisan, local leadership

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) – The Latest on the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ meeting (all times local): 12:50 p.m. U.S. mayors meeting in Florida are urging bipartisan, local leadership at a time when many are pushing back against Trump administration policies on climate change and immigration. The U.S. Conference of ...

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Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s Democratic Sen. Bob Casey is in the state hammering the Republican health care bill in the U.S. Senate. Casey, speaking after a Friday rally in the Pennsylvania Capitol, warned that the bill would change society radically because the country will stop taking care of people ...

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Supreme Court sides with immigrants over bad legal advice

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has ruled immigrants can get a second chance in court when their lawyers advise them to plead guilty to a crime that leads to deportation. The court’s 6-2 ruling Friday applies to immigrants facing overwhelming evidence they are guilty of a crime. Chief Justice ...

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Sean Spicer: Chances of Senate health care bill passing are 'very high&#039…

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday that the chances of the Senate health care bill passing are “very high.” When asked in a Fox News interview what the odds of the newly released Senate health care bill were, Mr. Spicer said, “Very high. I think the Senate has ...

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Monarch butterflies tagged in Texas for migration research

QUINTANA, Texas (AP) – A burst of color welcomes visitors to Quintana Beach County Park, orange-and-black butterflies dotting the vibrant hues of red, pink and purple that make up the pollinator garden. The Facts reports the microscopic monarch butterfly eggs aren’t easy to spot among the flowers, but Patty Brinkmeyer ...

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Donald Trump tweets his accomplishments as president so far

President Trump praised the job he’s done as president on Friday. “I’ve helped pass and signed 38 Legislative Bills, mostly with no Democratic support, and gotten rid of massive amounts of regulations. Nice!” he tweeted. Mr. Trump has been heavily criticized for failing to accomplish health care this year … ...

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