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Senate Health Bill Raises Uninsured by 22 Million, the CBO Says

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:57:25 EDT

The Senate Republican health bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured in 2026 compared with current law and cut the federal deficit by $321 billion in the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office.image

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Supreme Court Allows Partial Implementation of Trump Travel Ban

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:17:46 EDT

The Supreme Court allowed President Trump to implement part of his temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and said it would review lower-court rulings that found the executive actions likely unlawful.image

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Supreme Court Says State Playground-Grant Program Can't Exclude Religious Schools

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:16:29 EDT

The Supreme Court ruled that Missouri may not exclude a church school from a program that funds playground resurfacing, finding that discrimination based on “religious identity” violates the Constitution.image

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Supreme Court's Main Moves

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:26:54 EDT

The Supreme Court weighed in on the Trump temporary travel ban and agreed to take a case on whether a shop can refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, along with other moves Monday.image

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Democrats' Broad Challenge: Middle-Class Appeal

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:03:12 EDT

As the Democratic Party tries to translate anti-Trump sentiment into electoral success, it might ponder why its grip on the middle class has loosened, Gerald F. Seib writes.image

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Trump Blasts Obama's Handling of Alleged Russian Meddling

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:45:05 EDT

President Donald Trump lashed out on Monday at his predecessor over his handling of Russia’s alleged meddling in the U.S. election and denied any collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. image

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Trump on Senate Health Bill: A 'Narrow Path' But 'I Think We're Going to Get It'

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:07:46 EDT

President Trump said he expected that compromises would emerge to secure the support of conservative Republican senators.image

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U.S. Says Some Demands on Qatar Will Be Difficult to Meet

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:20:42 EDT

The U.S. sees a list of demands put forward late last week from Saudi Arabia and other governments to Qatar as a starting point for discussions to end a three-week standoff, though some conditions will be difficult to meet, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday.image

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Rural Youth Chase Big-City Dreams

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:05:47 EDT

Young people are leaving Iowa’s Mahaska County and other rural communities in the nation’s heartland to go to college—and not many are coming back. image

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Gay Pride Movement Faces Growing Pains as It Matures

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:36:59 EDT

Gay pride events across the country have become the stage for a battle over what the gay-rights movement’s priorities should be.image

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Ahead of Fed Stress Test Results, Banks Have Less to Fear

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:21:13 EDT

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday will release the final results of this year’s bank stress tests. Officials made the tests easier for some banks this year, and for the next time around they are preparing to further change the exams in fundamental ways. image

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