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Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump's budget proposal

Trump Budget-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill. Trump’s blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday. It includes a...


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The Latest: Trump budget envisions cuts totaling $1.7T

Trump Budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump budget proposal (all times local): 9:20 p.m. President Donald Trump’s budget plan envisions cuts totaling $1.7 trillion over 10 years in so-called mandatory programs. People familiar with the plan say that includes cuts to pensions for federal workers and...


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Medical marijuana advocates continue push for new legislation in Utah

Stay tuned for medical cannabis ballot initiative

Utah advocates for medical cannabis have all but given up on state lawmakers making the kind of progress they believe people battling chronic conditions and severe pain so desperately need.


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Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of key congressional committees pledged Sunday to proceed with aggressive investigations into Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election and any ties with the Trump campaign, saying the American people need a full airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted....


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Study finds that speeding up sepsis care can save lives

Sepsis Tretament

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of, and new research shows it’s time they learn. Sepsis is the body’s out-of-control reaction to an infection. By the time patients realize they’re in trouble, their...


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The Latest: Senate GOP pushes ahead on health overhaul

Congress Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ efforts to press ahead with efforts to work out a replacement for ‘Obamacare.” (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Senate Republicans are using closed-door meetings to try to write legislation dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law. This comes as...


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AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims on Russia probe aren't adding up

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some things aren’t adding up in President Donald Trump’s account of the investigation into his campaign’s relationship with Russians, an inquiry he says “I respect” yet considers a “witch hunt.” The matter vastly overshadowed anything else said and done by the administration over...


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Senators run into obstacles, consider options on health bill

Congress Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember the Republican health care bill? Washington is fixated on President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI chief James Comey and burgeoning investigations into possible connections between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. But in closed-door meetings, Senate Republicans are...


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The Race to Understand Black Carbon’s Climate Impact

By Madeline Ostrander, Ensia On a morning in September 2015, sterile, gray Arctic light filtered through a blanket of woolly clouds as Matt Gunsch and Tate Barrett parked their rented pickup truck on a dirt road and clomped in rubber boots down a long, icy boardwalk to their air-monitoring...


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AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims on Russia probe aren't adding up

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s statements on the Russia investigation aren’t all adding up. That’s according to AP Fact Checks from the past week. Trump claimed his political foes have concluded his 2016 campaign didn’t collude with Russians. In fact, that investigation is intensifying...


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