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The House of Representatives was set to vote by late afternoon to overhaul the nation’s health-care system after President Trump delivered an ultimatum to Republicans: Approve it, or reject it and the president will move on to his other priorities. A panel that sets rules for House floor debate approved the revised legislation this morning as Trump and White House officials confidently anticipated victory.
The Take
Analysis
The promise to repeal Obamacare was easy. Producing a bill to make good on the promise remains elusive.

Number of House Republicans who ...

can vote “no” and still have the bill pass

say they will vote “no”

are leaning toward “no”

22

32

17

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House leaders have introduced several amendments, but it remains unclear whether those changes will persuade skeptics.
The Fix
Analysis
The inability to appease conservatives while keeping centrists on board is what drove Speaker John A. Boehner into an early retirement. The GOP must be feeling a sense of deja vu.
This decision marks one of the biggest steps taken to date by the Trump administration to prioritize economic development over environmental concerns.
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After criticizing Montgomery County officials earlier this week, the governor took a more conciliatory tone Thursday when he visited the county with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Deputies who arrived within a minute of the call shot the animal to stop the attack. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Washington Post-University of Maryland poll finds significant concern about corruption, as the Maryland House is poised to pass modest ethics reform.
Perspective
The school is separating itself from a legacy that has uplifted and defined a basketball program for 45 years.
The company envisions a system similar to slugging, the carpooling system used by thousands around the region every day. However, it won't be free.
A growing number of employers are offering free or discounted memberships as part of their benefits packages.
Several businesses have complained about decreased sales since $2-per-hour parking fees began in January for the shopping district.
He almost got away with all of it, until the store’s motion detectors gave him away, police said.
Chandler Robbins
1918 — 2017
Enthusiasts revered his classic guide, “Birds of North America,” as the bible of their hobby.
Members of the public light candles during a vigil at Trafalgar Square Thursday in London. (Getty Images)
Members of the public light candles during a vigil at Trafalgar Square Thursday in London. (Getty Images)
It was an almost spring-like afternoon when a gray Hyundai raced across Westminster Bridge toward the center of the British government. It was the start of an afternoon of carnage that would leave four victims dead and injure at least 28 others in London’s deadliest terrorist strike since 2005.
The former leader left a military hospital and went to his home in an upscale Cairo suburb, dashing the hopes of many Egyptians who had opposed his regime.
Denis Voronenkov, a Russian lawmaker who had defected to Ukraine, said, “There’s been a demonization of us. It’s hard to say what will happen. The system has lost its mind." Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called Voronenkov's killing "an act of state terrorism by Russia.”
The Senate minority leader said he will vote no on President Trump’s nominee and asked other Democrats to join him in blocking an up-or-down vote on him. Republicans have vowed Gorsuch will be confirmed even if it means overhauling the way justices have long been approved.
The move could make it easier for broadband companies to sell and share their customers' usage information, including browsing history, for advertising purposes.
The lower house of Italy's Parliament has started discussing a draft law that, if approved, will mandate companies to grant three days of paid leave each month to female employees who experience painful periods.
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