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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance regardless of any medical conditions. Sessions said in a letter to Congress on June 7, that President Donald Trump, who campaigned on repealing the law and nearly did so his first year in office, approved the legal strategy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 09, 2018 - 12:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to stop defending in court the Obama health law's popular protections for consumers with pre-existing conditions could prove risky for Republicans in the midterm elections — and nudge premiums even higher. The Justice Department said in a court...
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FILE- In this Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, various types of marijuana are on display at Harborside marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. President Donald Trump said Friday, June 8, 2018, that he’s inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation’s legal landscape for pot users and businesses. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner, File)
June 08, 2018 - 7:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation's legal landscape for pot users and businesses. The federal ban that puts marijuana on the...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance regardless of any medical conditions. Sessions said in a letter to Congress on June 7, that President Donald Trump, who campaigned on repealing the law and nearly did so his first year in office, approved the legal strategy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 08, 2018 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to stop defending in court the Obama health law's popular protections for consumers with pre-existing conditions could prove risky for Republicans in the midterm elections — and nudge premiums even higher. The Justice Department said in a court...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance regardless of any medical conditions. Sessions said in a letter to Congress on June 7, that President Donald Trump, who campaigned on repealing the law and nearly did so his first year in office, approved the legal strategy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 08, 2018 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to stop defending in court the Obama health law's popular protections for consumers with pre-existing conditions could prove risky for Republicans in the midterm elections — and nudge premiums even higher. The Justice Department said in a court...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance regardless of any medical conditions. Sessions said in a letter to Congress on June 7, that President Donald Trump, who campaigned on repealing the law and nearly did so his first year in office, approved the legal strategy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 07, 2018 - 10:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance regardless of any medical...
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June 06, 2018 - 12:29 pm
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Westchester County is raising the age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21. Democratic County Executive George Latimer signed the legislation on Wednesday. It takes effect in 60 days. Supporters say that when combined with public health outreach...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., at right, has a light-hearted exchange with reporters at the start of a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A bipartisan group is urging lawmakers to use House Speaker Paul Ryan’s upcoming retirement from the House of Representatives as a moment for reform. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 06, 2018 - 12:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is retiring and there's no guaranteed successor. And whichever party emerges from the November election in control of the House isn't expected to have a big majority. It's a recipe for upheaval, though one outside group sees a once-in-a-generation...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., at right, has a light-hearted exchange with reporters at the start of a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A bipartisan group is urging lawmakers to use House Speaker Paul Ryan’s upcoming retirement from the House of Representatives as a moment for reform. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 06, 2018 - 12:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is retiring and there's no guaranteed successor. And whichever party emerges from the November election in control of the House isn't expected to have a big majority. It could be a recipe for upheaval. But one outside group sees a once-in-a-generation...
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June 04, 2018 - 4:36 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Professional sports leagues came out swinging against New Jersey's sports betting law on Monday, largely because it doesn't compensate them for keeping watch for corruption. But state lawmakers brushed back those concerns, telling the leagues that such payments aren't going to...
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June 04, 2018 - 2:03 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Professional sports leagues came out swinging Monday against New Jersey's sports betting law, largely because it doesn't compensate them for keeping watch for corruption. State lawmakers brushed back those concerns, telling the leagues that such payments aren't going to happen...
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