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Draft proposal shows the Trump administration may gut the drug czar’s office

0SHARESShare The Trump administration is considering drastic cuts that would all but eliminate the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a White House official and agency email confirmed to the NewsHour Friday. According to a draft proposal obtained by NewsHour, the Office of Management and Budget, led by Mick Mulvaney, has proposed cutting nearly all of the agency’s funds — ...

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Trump: ‘Australians have better health care than we do’

0SHARESShare BRANCHBURG, N.J. — President Donald Trump’s praise of Australia’s government-funded health care system has raised the ire of Sen. Bernie Sanders, a leading advocate of such single-payer systems. Republicans have strongly opposed calls by Sanders and others to create a similar “universal” health care system in the U.S. Trump’s praise for the Australian system came as he met Thursday ...

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Senate wary on ‘Obamacare’ repeal, bumpy path ahead

WASHINGTON — Republicans are claiming a triumph by pushing their legislative centerpiece scuttling much of President Barack Obama’s health care law through the House. It was a perilous journey, and its Senate pathway will be at least as bumpy with little doubt the measure will change, assuming it survives. Thursday’s 217-213 House passage — with 20 GOP defections — was ...

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Sen. Feinstein cites fee she says FBI paid for hacking tool

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, said publicly this week that the government paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone of a gunman in the San Bernardino, California, shootings, even though the FBI considers the figure to be classified information. The FBI also has protected the identity of ...

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WATCH: White House addresses health care bill in daily briefing

0SHARESShare White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders will hold the White House daily news briefing at 1:30 p.m. EST. PBS NewsHour will live stream the remarks. On Thursday, House Republicans narrowly pushed through a health care bill that seeks to replace much of former President Barack Obama’s signature health law. The GOP’s bill, known as the American Health Care Act, ...

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Photos: When crabs cover Cuba, what to do in a pinch

In Cuba, crabs make like spring breakers and head to the beach. A swell of yellow, black and red crabs recently skittered from nearby forests to the turquoise waters of the Bay of Pigs. Hundreds of thousands of the crustaceans crossed roads and climbed buildings in their springtime pilgrimage to the southern coastal waters, where they will lay their eggs. ...

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Analysis: 7 winners and losers in the House health care bill

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — It’s the first step toward fulfilling a promise Republican legislators have campaigned on for seven years. But even though the House voted Thursday to repeal major elements of the Affordable Care Act, the effort still faces a number of major political hurdles, not the least of which is that little is known about this legislation’s impacts. That’s ...

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GOP House panel takes first step to gut Dodd-Frank law

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — House Republicans took a major step toward their long-promised goal of unwinding the stricter financial rules created after the 2008 crisis, pushing forward sweeping legislation that would undo much of President Barack Obama’s landmark banking law. A House panel on Thursday approved Republican-written legislation that would gut much of the Dodd-Frank law enacted by Democrats and signed ...

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Listen to Democrats’ taunts and Republicans’ cheers as health care bill passes

https://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/AHCA-vote-audio.mp3 Votes in Congress, even when dramatic, generally sound boring. A gavel falls, members mumble. But the sound of the House of Representatives voting today on the American Health Care Act is a fascinating exception. Photos are not permitted, so NewsHour stood next to the open chamber door and recorded audio. It was a long story told in one minute of ...

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WATCH: President Trump celebrates after GOP health care vote win

President Donald Trump spoke following the House passage of the Americana Health Care Act. Video by PBS NewsHour. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is celebrating the passage of the House Republican health care bill, saying he is confident it will get through the Senate. Flanked by Republican lawmakers in the Rose Garden on Thursday, Trump called President Barack Obama’s health ...

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