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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2013 file photo, former Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt participates in a news conference near the steps of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The Trump administration’s embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative holdout states to reconsider expanding the program. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 24, 2018 - 12:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor. Trump's move has been widely criticized as threatening the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo. a sign in support of Oregon's Measure 101 is displayed by a homeowner along a roadside in Lake Oswego, Ore. The taxes before voters in the special election on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, are a short-term fix for health care funding designed to generate between $210 and $320 million in revenue over two years. Oregon aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act and now, just 5 percent of its population is uninsured. But state lawmakers have struggled to come with a long-term funding plan. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)
January 24, 2018 - 12:04 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies in an unusual special election Tuesday that asked voters — and not lawmakers — how to pay for soaring Medicaid costs that now include coverage of hundreds of thousands of low-income residents added...
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FILE- This April 20, 2011, file photo shows some of the 30,000 solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico's new 2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque, N.M. Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar business in the U.S. has boomed in recent years, driven by falling prices for panels, thanks in part to cheap imports. That has made solar power more competitive with electricity generated from coal and natural gas. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File)
January 23, 2018 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's move Tuesday to tax imported solar cells and washing machines is meant to make good on his vow to reverse decades of U.S. support for free trade and to protect American jobs from foreign competition. But the tariffs — already denounced by China, Germany...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2013 file photo, former Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt participates in a news conference near the steps of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The Trump administration’s embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative holdout states to reconsider expanding the program. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 23, 2018 - 1:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor. Trump's move has been widely criticized as threatening the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2013 file photo, former Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt participates in a news conference near the steps of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The Trump administration’s embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative holdout states to reconsider expanding the program. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 23, 2018 - 11:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor. Trump's move has been widely criticized as threatening the...
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January 23, 2018 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Jan. 22 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that the stick Sen. Collins wielded was Native American. A spokesman for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who gave the stick to Collins, says it is from the Maasai culture in Africa. A corrected version of the story...
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FILE - This Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, shows the Chase bank logo in New York. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, JPMorgan Chase said it is boosting hourly wages and opening new branches following recent earnings and tax cuts. The financial firm will also boost loan availability to potential homeowners and increase philanthropic giving. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
January 23, 2018 - 9:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan is boosting wages, opening new branches and hiring thousands of new workers citing improved economic performance and sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code. The U.S. recently slashed the corporate rate to 21 percent from, 35 percent. Hourly wages will rise to between $15 and...
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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks during an interview in his office at the Missouri Capitol Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Jefferson City, Mo. Greitens discussed having an extramarital affair in 2015 before taking office. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 22, 2018 - 8:25 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens proposed another round of cuts to public colleges and universities Monday during a budget announcement that also marked his first public appearance since acknowledging an extramarital affair nearly two weeks ago. While unveiling a recommended $...
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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks during an interview in his office at the Missouri Capitol Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Jefferson City, Mo. Greitens discussed having an extramarital affair in 2015 before taking office. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 22, 2018 - 7:03 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens made his first public appearance Monday in nearly two weeks since acknowledging an extramarital affair, announcing a budget plan that would cut roughly $68 million from colleges and universities. In announcing his recommended $28.8 billion...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks back to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 22, 2018 - 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government late Monday as Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant "dreamers" and other contentious...
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