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Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law

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

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Disturbing images show Navy hospital staffers mishandling infant, calling babies 'mini

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Two medical staffers at a military hospital in Florida were barred from caring for patients after they were seen in disturbing images mishandling a newborn, making obscene gestures and calling babies “mini Satans.” One video shows a female staffer in gloves and...


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In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to “totally destroy North Korea” if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies against the renegade nation’s nuclear weapons program, making his case in a combative debut speech to the U.N. that laid out a stark, good-vs-evil view of...


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GOP health bill hits hurdle in resistance from governors

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans and the White House pressed ahead Tuesday with their suddenly resurgent effort to undo former president Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, even as their attempt was dealt a setback when a bipartisan group of governors and several...


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Bill Goodling, 13-term Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, dies at 89

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Bill Goodling, a former schools superintendent in southern Pennsylvania who served 13 terms as a Republican congressman, staking positions on education that alternately delighted and riled his party’s conservative members in the 1990s, died Sept. 17 at his home in...


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Democrats ask base for one more ACA rescue mission

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats, who spent weeks thinking they would won the fight to keep the Affordable Care Act in place, are mobilizing alongside progressive activists for 11 more days on the defensive. “They’re going to hear from us one more time!” Senate Minority...


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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. ANOTHER QUAKE STRIKES MEXICO A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stuns central Mexico, killing over 100 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. 2. WHAT TRUMP SAID AT UN President Donald...


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GOP health bill hits hurdle in resistance from governors

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans and the White House pressed ahead Tuesday with their suddenly resurgent effort to undo former president Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, even as their attempt was dealt a setback when a bipartisan group of governors and several...


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St. Louis faith leaders urge peace, justice amid turmoil

Police Shooting St Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Leaders of several faiths on Tuesday called for peace and justice amid the turmoil that followed the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the 2011 death of a black man. Several hundred people gathered on a hot, unshaded public plaza for an interfaith service...


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The Latest: St. Louis mayor decries police officers' chant

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local): 7:10 p.m. St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson says it wasn’t acceptable for police to chant “Whose streets? Our streets!” on Sunday after clearing out...


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Trump's former lawyer to testify in public next month in Senate's Russia probe

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON -- Michael Cohen, a close associate of President Donald Trump and former lawyer for his business, has agreed to speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee for a public hearing next month, after investigators abruptly canceled a private Tuesday session with...


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