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How Trump’s proposed budget could affect the health care safety net

WASHINGTON — Candidate Donald Trump promised better and more affordable health care, but as president his first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular insurance programs. And it omits any proposal for negotiating prescription drug prices, a frequent Trump talking point. While not addressing Medicare’s long term financial problems, the budget targets the much smaller Children’s Health Insurance Program, ...

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Longtime Trump attorney will represent president in ongoing Russia probe

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has enlisted his longtime attorney Marc Kasowitz in a still-forming outside legal team that will represent him in the investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election. RELATED CONTENT Former CIA director says Russia was warned not to interfere in election Ex-CIA chief Brennan concerned over Trump campaign’s Russian contacts Reported Trump comments to ...

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Twitter Chat: How much screen time is appropriate during a child’s development?

0SHARESShare More than one-third of babies are tapping on smartphones and tablets even before they learn to walk or talk , according to the American Academy of Pediatrics; by the time they’re one years old, one in seven toddlers are using devices for at least an hour a day. While some parents view mobile devices as educational tools, a preliminary ...

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Thar she grows! How whales got so big

Why are whales so gargantuan? Their modern-day massive size could be a direct result of climate change, evolutionary biologists suggest in a new study this week. Researchers behind the study, published Tuesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society , studied whale size over time by sifting through the Smithsonian’s collection of 10,000 marine mammal fossils. Focusing on the baleen whale, ...

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Everything we know about the Manchester attack

A 22-year-old British man detonated a homemade bomb at Manchester Arena on Monday after an Ariana Grande concert, an act of terror that killed 22 people and injured dozens of others. The explosion, which is currently being treated as a terrorist plot, is the deadliest attack in London since July 2005 suicide bombings in London claimed more than 50 lives. ...

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Lawmakers demand documents, testimony from U.S. contractor in Iraq sex trafficking case

WASHINGTON — A congressional investigative panel is demanding documents and testimony from an embattled U.S. defense contractor accused of failing to promptly disclose human trafficking on a base in Iraq. An investigation by The Associated Press this month found that Sallyport Global fired two of its investigators after they uncovered evidence of the trafficking as well as alcohol smuggling and ...

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After Flynn turns down Senate intel request, panel seeks narrower batch of documents related to Russia

RELATED CONTENT Michael Flynn invokes 5th Amendment, declines to hand over Russia-related documents Report: Trump urged Comey to drop Flynn probe, detailed in memo WATCH: Trump spokesman calls Michael Flynn probe ‘appropriate’ The Senate intelligence committee is seeking a narrower batch of documents and information from former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn than the panel initially sought in a subpoena. ...

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What Trump’s budget proposal means for science, health and tech

0SHARESShare RELATED CONTENT Who are the winners and losers in Trump’s budget proposal? WATCH: Democrats criticize Trump’s budget proposal Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget eyes deep domestic cuts President Trump’s budget proposal includes huge cuts to food stamps The White House’s full budget request for 2018 , sent to Congress on Tuesday, seeks sharp cuts to cancer research, climate science ...

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With deportation uptick, immigrant parents fear worst for children with disabilities

0SHARESShare Every few minutes, Abril begins to choke. Diagnosed as a baby with severe cerebral palsy and epilepsy, the Santa Cruz, Calif., 8-year-old has never spoken, or walked or cleared her own throat. Dozens of times a day, her parents, Rafael and Sonia, use a special machine to suction out saliva and phlegm from their oldest daughter’s mouth. Because choking ...

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Who are the winners and losers in Trump’s budget proposal?

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — The poor and the disabled are big losers in President Donald Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget proposal while the Pentagon is a big winner. Trump’s plan for the budget year beginning Oct. 1 makes deep cuts in safety net programs, including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The proposal also includes big cuts in Social Security’s disability ...

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