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Utah chronic pain sufferers pin hopes on medical cannabis initiative

Chronic pain fuels woman's drive to legalize cannabis

On Monday, Kaysville resident Lora Romney will help unveil Utah’s long awaited ballot...

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White House warns Syria's Assad against chemical attack

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House issued a stern warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday night as it claimed “potential” evidence that Syria was preparing for another chemical weapons attack. In an ominous statement issued with no supporting evidence or further explanation, Press...


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Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Somewhere along the way, the Republican crusade to repeal “Obamacare” also turned into an effort to limit the future growth of Medicaid. That bit of mission creep is complicating prospects for the GOP, and could lead to deadlock. The federal-state program for low-income people has...


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These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare” is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week. These lawmakers...


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CBO Deals Blow To Senate Health Bill With Estimate Of 22 Million More Uninsured

Senate Republicans’ legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would leave an additional 22 million people without health care coverage over the next decade and cut the federal deficit by $321 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis released late Monday. By 2026, an...


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Democrats aim to blast Trump for favoring wealthy

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are out to capitalize on what they believe is growing public sentiment that President Donald Trump, the richest man to call the White House home, is turning his back on the people who got him elected in favor of his wealthy peers. The party is hoping that pitch will pack...


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Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions and possibly more litigation ahead. The justices ruled Monday...


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Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

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The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it.


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Senate And House Take Different Plans To Scrap Individual Mandate

Update: This story was originally published March 21. It was updated on June 26, 2017, with details of the Senate health care bill. The Affordable Care Act’s tax penalty for people who opt out of health insurance is one of the most loathed parts of the law, so it is no surprise that Republicans are...


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Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn’t think congressional Republicans are “that far off” on a health overhaul to replace “the dead carcass of Obamacare.” Expressing frustration, he complained about “the level of hostility” in government and wondered why both...


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AP FACT CHECK: Trump team lacks a straight story on Russia

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An AP Fact Check finds that President Donald Trump’s team is struggling to tell a straight story on the Russia investigation, months after U.S. intelligence settled on Russia as the instigator of interference in the 2016 election. On Sunday, Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway...


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