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Medical marijuana advocates continue push for new legislation in Utah

Stay tuned for medical cannabis ballot initiative

Utah advocates for medical cannabis have all but given up on state lawmakers making the kind of...

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Swiss Voters Embrace Shift to Renewable Energy

By Michael Shields and John Miller, Reuters Swiss voters backed the government’s plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities in a binding referendum on Sunday. Provisional final figures showed support at 58.2...


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Republicans Race The Clock On Health Care — But The Calendar Is Not Helping

Back in January, Republicans boasted they would deliver a “repeal and replace” bill for the Affordable Care Act to President Donald Trump’s desk by the end of the month. In the interim, that bravado has faded as their efforts stalled and they found out how complicated undoing a major law can be....


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APNewsBreak: Source says Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday when he declines to hand over documents to a Senate panel investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press has learned. Flynn is...


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Food stamps, Medicaid on chopping block in Trump's budget

Trump Budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will unveil a proposed budget this week that would drive millions of people off food stamps and cut Medicaid, targeting the social safety-net programs for the poor in a new wave of spending cuts. Trump’s blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday....


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The Latest: AP Source says Flynn will invoke Fifth Amendment

Russia Trump Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on ongoing investigations into Russia’s alleged interference with the U.S. election (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on Monday as he notifies the Senate...


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New York State Wants Its Prescription Drug Money Back — Or Else

New York Medicaid regulators aim to use the threat of imposing increased scrutiny of prescription drugs — such as eyeing their relative effectiveness and their profit margins — to coax additional discounts from drugmakers. The rules, signed into law in mid-April as part of the state’s budget, don’t...


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AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates record while abroad

Trump US Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s a new U.S. export: President Donald Trump’s exaggerations about his record. In his speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday during his first foreign trip as president, Trump claimed to have accomplished record spending on the armed forces, even though Congress has yet to pass a...


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Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump's budget proposal

Trump Budget-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill. Trump’s blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday. It includes a...


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The Latest: Trump budget envisions cuts totaling $1.7T

Trump Budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump budget proposal (all times local): 9:20 p.m. President Donald Trump’s budget plan envisions cuts totaling $1.7 trillion over 10 years in so-called mandatory programs. People familiar with the plan say that includes cuts to pensions for federal workers and...


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Medical marijuana advocates continue push for new legislation in Utah

Stay tuned for medical cannabis ballot initiative

Utah advocates for medical cannabis have all but given up on state lawmakers making the kind of progress they believe people battling chronic conditions and severe pain so desperately need.


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