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House Speaker Ryan proposes simpler tax code

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans led by Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled a plan for a simpler tax code, the sixth and last installment of a GOP agenda designed to be a policy counterpoint to the personality-driven campaign of Donald Trump. Ryan and other Republicans announced the plan at a news...


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Colon Cancer Screening: Five Things To Know

Story updated at 10:02 am It’s a predictable passage in life: Hit 50, get lots birthday cards with old-age jokes, a mailbox full of AARP solicitations — and a colonoscopy. But millions of Americans — about one-third of those in the recommended age range for colon cancer screening — haven’t been...


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Sanders says he'll vote for Clinton

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Bernie Sanders finally said what Hillary Clinton has been waiting to hear on Friday: she’s got his vote in November. Asked on MSNBC if he would cast a ballot for his opponent for the Democratic nomination for president, the Vermont senator said simply, “Yes.” “I’m going to do...


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Census: Asians remain fastest-growing racial group in US

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Asians remain the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, according to new information from the Census Bureau. The nation’s Asian population grew at 3.4 percent between July 2014 and 2015, with migration responsible for the majority of the growth, government officials...


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Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or were listed...


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Clinton failed to hand over key email to State Department

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday. The disclosure makes it unclear what other work-related emails may have been deleted by...


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California Insurance Commissioner Weighs In Against Aetna-Humana Deal

California’s insurance commissioner on Thursday recommended that federal officials block Aetna Inc.’s proposed $37 billion acquisition of Humana Inc., saying the deal would suppress market competition and harm consumers. The official opinion of Dave Jones came just three days after California’s...


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Ogden proposes state urban tax credits to fight blight

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Depressed areas like the Oak Den District led city leaders to send a proposal to the Utah Legislature.


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A Primer: How The Fight Against Zika Might Be Funded

First published May 17, 2016; Last updated June 23, 2016 The Obama administration says the Zika virus is the nation’s next big public health threat. But there is continuing disagreement on how much money it will take to counter it and where that money will come from. And delays in reconciling those...


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'No' to Obama's immigration plans, Supreme Court says

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A short-handed and deeply divided Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Barack Obama’s immigration plan to help millions living in the U.S. illegally, effectively killing the plan for the rest of his presidency and raising the stakes even further for the November...


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