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House votes overwhelmingly to back NATO mutual defense pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has overwhelmingly approved a resolution reaffirming the U.S. commitment to NATO’s mutual defense pact. Lawmakers passed the measure Tuesday, 423-4, roughly a month after President Donald Trump failed to explicitly state his support for Article 5 during a visit to NATO...


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Analysis: Mitch McConnell Plans To Hide Trumpcare’s Pain Until After Midterms

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is well aware of the political peril of taking health benefits away from millions of voters. He also knows the danger of reneging on the pledge that helped make him the majority leader: to repeal Obamacare. Caught between those competing realities, McConnell’s...


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House Seeks To Cap Malpractice Awards As Part Of Health Care Update

Last week, a jury awarded a Pennsylvania man $620,000 for pain and suffering in a medical malpractice lawsuit he filed against a surgeon who mistakenly removed his healthy testicle, leaving the painful, atrophied one intact. However, if a bill before the House of Representatives passes, the maximum...


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The Latest: Vetted refugees can come to US through July 6

Supreme Court Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump’s travel ban (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The Supreme Court’s decision to allow part of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to go forward is likely to have only a minimal impact on...


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EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Records show the Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely-used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children’s brains. Environmental Protection...


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Moving into my mother's basement helped my kids - and helped save my life

Special To The Washington Post. If I’d had a big cape, I would have wrapped all of us up in it. If I could have blown a bubble and put us within its protective iridescence, I’d have kept us inside it forever. When my husband moved out, it had hit me: Two children were under my exclusive care. In...


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The Latest: Lacking votes, Senate GOP delay health care vote

Congress Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT): 1:50 p.m. Sources tell the Associated Press that Senate Republican leaders have abruptly delayed the vote on their health care bill until after the July 4th recess. That’s the word...


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Lacking votes, Senate GOP leaders abruptly delay vote on health care bill until

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lacking votes, Senate GOP leaders abruptly delay vote on health care bill until after July 4th recess.


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Utah Sen. Mike Lee becomes 5th GOP senator to oppose starting health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Sen. Mike Lee becomes 5th GOP senator to oppose starting health care bill debate in latest blow to party leaders.


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Pentagon says US has seen chemical weapons activity at Syrian air base used in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon says US has seen chemical weapons activity at Syrian air base used in past chemical attack.


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