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Trump to deliver major address on drug prices, but advocates predict small steps Trump to deliver major address on drug prices, but advocates predict small steps
WASHINGTON — President Trump is preparing to deliver a long-awaited address on prescription drug prices as soon as next week, but advocates warn the White House may be focused more on populist messaging than swallowing bitter pills. Trump lamented the rising cost of drugs during his campaign and last year he accused pharmaceutical companies of “getting away with murder.” He blasted other countr...
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Air National Guard cargo plane crashes in Georgia, leaving nine-member crew dead Air National Guard cargo plane crashes in Georgia, leaving nine-member crew dead
A crew of nine Puerto Ricans were killed Wednesday when a military cargo plane crashed near Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport minutes after takeoff, sending black smoke billowing into the sky, authorities said. The Arizona-bound C-130 Hercules crashed at an intersection near the airport and part of the plane was on the roadway. It was flown by members of the 156th Air Wing from the Pue...
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The USA's long battle against air pollution isn't over yet, as air quality improvements are slowing down The USA's long battle against air pollution isn't over yet, as air quality improvements are slowing down
The USA's long battle against air pollution isn't over yet. Following five decades of progress in cleaning up our air, U.S. pollution gains have slowed significantly in recent years, a new study concludes. The surprising result means that it may be more difficult than previously thought for the U.S. to achieve its goal of cleaner air, scientists said. "Although our air is healthier than i...
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Trump holding rally in Michigan, skipping correspondents' dinner Trump holding rally in Michigan, skipping correspondents' dinner
President Trump makes a return visit Saturday to a part of Michigan that was key to his victory in November. Trump will speak at what his officials are calling a campaign rally at 7 p.m. at Total Sports Park in Washington Township, north of Detroit. "Look forward to being in the Great State of Michigan tonight," Trump said in a tweet hours before the event. He also tweeted: "Major busines...
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VA nominee Ronny Jackson withdraws amid allegations he dished out opioids, drank on duty VA nominee Ronny Jackson withdraws amid allegations he dished out opioids, drank on duty
WASHINGTON — Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson said Thursday he is withdrawing from consideration as President Trump's nominee to be the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs amid a barrage of allegations of prior misconduct. "Unfortunately, because of how Washington works, these false allegations have become a distraction for this President and the important issue we must be addressi...
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George H.W. Bush taken to hospital with infection day after wife's funeral, 'appears to be recovering' George H.W. Bush taken to hospital with infection day after wife's funeral, 'appears to be recovering'
Former president George H.W. Bush was taken to a Houston hospital with an infection the day after attending the funeral for his wife of 73 years, according to a statement from his office Monday. Bush, 93, was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital Sunday with an infection that had spread to his blood. He is "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering," Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said. ...
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Barbara Bush's granddaughters gave emotional, moving readings during funeral service Barbara Bush's granddaughters gave emotional, moving readings during funeral service
Former first lady Barbara Bush's granddaughters offered moving readings of scripture passages from Ecclesiastes, Proverbs and Corinthians at her funeral Saturday. "For everthing there is a season," began Elizabeth Dwen Andrews from Ecclesiastes 3:1-14. Then, granddaughters Noelle Lucila Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, Marshall Lloyd Bush Rossi, Nancy LeBlond Sosa, Ashley Walker Bush and Georgia Gr...
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Democratic Party sues Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, alleging conspiracy to influence the 2016 election Democratic Party sues Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, alleging conspiracy to influence the 2016 election
WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, alleging they conspired to influence the 2016 election in favor of President Trump. The lawsuit alleges that Russia found a "willing and active partner" in the Trump campaign, which shared the goals of hurting the Democratic Party and electing Donald Trump. It ...
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Senate Democrats sit on big stockpiles of campaign money as midterm elections heat up Senate Democrats sit on big stockpiles of campaign money as midterm elections heat up
WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats continue to amass huge stockpiles of campaign money as they race to defend seats from Florida to North Dakota in November’s midterm elections, newly released campaign figures show. Six of the eight Democratic candidates in the most competitive races — those designated as "toss-ups” by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report— had at least $5 million in their accounts ...
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Attorney-client privilege: It's all over the news but how does it work? Attorney-client privilege: It's all over the news but how does it work?
WASHINGTON — Less than 24 hours after federal agents raided the offices and home of his personal lawyer, President Trump lamented: "attorney-client privilege is dead." "I have many (too many!) lawyers and they are probably wondering when their offices, and even homes, are going to be raided," the president tweeted later. "All lawyers are deflated and concerned!" While all lawyers may not sh...
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