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Fears that proposed cuts would fray the social safety net are creating anxiety for Republican moderates whose states have benefited from the ACA’s expansion of Medicaid. Those centrists may pose just as much an obstacle to the bill’s passage as their colleagues on the right.
The Senate majority leader now has just a few days to forge a deal, but the stark divide among Republicans on health care could force Mitch McConnell to wheel and deal like Harry Reid did to pass Obamacare.
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The president’s tweets criticizing the Obama White House for not doing more to prevent Russian election interference contradict his past statements and suggest without proof that administration officials were trying to help Hillary Clinton.
A plea to Virginia’s governor for a life term for William C. Morva — who faces execution for the killing of two men in 2006 — has come amid a drive to end capital punishment for the severely mentally ill.
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Residents jumped from windows and firefighters used ladders to rescue those trapped in the early-morning fire. One resident and four firefights were taken to the hospital.
Howard University, which owns the apartment building, finds its plans to renovate it for a new population of renters thwarted.
A levy garners the most support among five funding proposals pitched to District residents in a Washington Post poll.
The aggressive tactics employed by Dump Comstock and its single-minded focus on embarrassing two-term U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock have not been seen before in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.
His predecessor, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), tried to reverse the city’s assisted suicide law, opposed its legalization of marijuana, suggested lopping off part of the District and folding it into Maryland and pushed to move federal agencies outside the District.
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The Past, Rediscovered
Historians say Thomas Jefferson held the first iftar dinner in 1805. Whatever the third president could have foreseen for the young country’s future, it appears the modern-day White House tradition of marking Ramadan with an iftar dinner or Eid celebration has come to an end.
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Two years ago, Murphy was a respected journeyman second baseman with the Mets, but his spectacular 2015 postseason was followed by an MVP runner-up season after he signed with the Nats last year. He’s doing it again in 2017.
Trea Turner went 5-for-5 and Michael A. Taylor homered twice as Washington pounded out 19 hits on an afternoon when just about everything went right.
A high school teacher used carnivorous plans to get kids into botany. Then he realized they weren’t the only ones dazzled by a bit of carnage.
A German town, pop. 2,135, welcomes some 2 million visitors for the 500th anniversary of a religious revolution.
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“I promise to be your partner in life, in love . . . in dungeons and while riding on dragons,” the bride stated in her vows.
For years, India has been the world’s back office. Its booming IT industry has taken care of Silicon Valley’s menial jobs. Now the tech sector is slowing down, and the engineers who helped build it are losing their jobs.
"I thought it would be better to cut out the middleman,” the late-night host deadpanned Friday night on Russian TV.
Investigators said Regan Nichols, charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of five patients, either didn't know the potential effects of the drugs she was prescribing "or didn't care what she was doing.”
Cynthia Marie Randolph has been charged with two first-degree felony counts of injury to a child, police said, after her original explanation for her children’s deaths unraveled.
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