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Trump Officials Tell One Court Obamacare Is Failing and Another It’s Thriving
Health
Trump Officials Tell One Court Obamacare Is Failing and Another It’s Thriving

WASHINGTON — As they push a federal court to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Trump administration lawyers are arguing the law is no longer workable because Congress eliminated a penalty on people who don’t have health insurance. But for months,... Read More

In Court, It’s Red Texas vs. Blue California in the Battle Over Obamacare
Health
In Court, It’s Red Texas vs. Blue California in the Battle Over Obamacare

AUSTIN, Texas — A lawyer for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will be in a federal courtroom Tuesday asking three appellate judges to declare the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, and this time it will be with the full support of... Read More

Ruling That Threatened Funding for Planned Parenthood Will Be Reheard by Appeals Court
Health
Ruling That Threatened Funding for Planned Parenthood Will Be Reheard by Appeals Court

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court decided Wednesday that it will reconsider last month’s ruling that allowed the Trump administration to withhold family planning money from clinics that make referrals for abortion. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals... Read More

Health Care Issues Pivotal in Kentucky Governor’s Race
Health
Health Care Issues Pivotal in Kentucky Governor’s Race

WASHINGTON — Health care is emerging as a prime contrast between candidates in the Kentucky gubernatorial race this fall, where Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic state Attorney General Andy Beshear are locked in a heated battle. A number... Read More

New Legislation Will Make It Easier For Veterans In Crisis To Get Help
Veterans
New Legislation Will Make It Easier For Veterans In Crisis To Get Help
2019-07-02 20:12:16
by Sean Trambley

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 20 veterans and military members die by suicide every day across the United States, and suicide rates are nearly two times higher for veterans than for non-veteran adults.  These tragic statistics... Read More

House Democrats Oppose Trump Plan to Expand Uranium Mining
Energy
House Democrats Oppose Trump Plan to Expand Uranium Mining
2019-07-02 19:23:22
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - House Democrats are trying to block a Trump administration effort to expand uranium mining in the United States. The House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources is considering a new bill that would severely restrict uranium mining. Democrats... Read More

Treasury Department Aims to Make it Easier to Buy Single-Serve Wine
Economy
Treasury Department Aims to Make it Easier to Buy Single-Serve Wine
2019-07-01 20:49:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department, responding to an explosion in the sale of wine in cans and single-serve bottles, is seeking public comment of eliminating all but the minimum "stand of fill" for wine containers. In a Federal Register notice... Read More

5 Things Found in the FDA’s Hidden Device Database
Health
5 Things Found in the FDA’s Hidden Device Database

After two decades of keeping the public in the dark about millions of medical device malfunctions and injuries, the Food and Drug Administration has published the once hidden database online, revealing 5.7 million incidents publicly for the first time. The... Read More

Legislation Gives Feds New Tools to Target Chinese and Foreign Fentanyl Traffickers
Health
Legislation Gives Feds New Tools to Target Chinese and Foreign Fentanyl Traffickers
2019-06-28 20:53:06
by Sean Trambley

As the opioid crisis continues to devastate families and communities across the country, a new bipartisan bill, the Fentanyl Sanctions Act, promises to put more teeth in efforts to curb the activities of Chinese and other traffickers of Fentanyl and... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Restore Alabama Abortion Law
Civil Rights
Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Restore Alabama Abortion Law
2019-06-28 20:35:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will not revive Alabama's ban on second-trimester abortions, the justices announcing Friday they are content to have lower court orders blocking the law to remain in place. Though Alabama's Attorney General Steve Marshall regularly... Read More

Can Congress Defund Obamacare?  SCOTUS Will Decide
In The News
Can Congress Defund Obamacare? SCOTUS Will Decide
2019-06-25 20:45:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It just might be the liveliest few minutes of the day in the Supreme Court press room. Quietly getting up from their desks, the 20 or so reporters who call the high court beat home on a daily... Read More

How Measles Detectives Work to Contain an Outbreak
Health
How Measles Detectives Work to Contain an Outbreak

On any given day, more than 4,000 people pass through the library at California State University, Los Angeles. On April 11, one of them had measles. The building has only one entrance, which means that anyone who entered or exited... Read More

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