The Latest; Governors urge bipartisan work on healthcare

The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local): 7:50 p.m. A group of 10 Republican and Democratic governors are calling on Senate leaders to heed John McCain's plea for bipartisan work on overhauling Obamacare. In a letter late Wednesday, the gov
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Times Square Flooded With People Protesting Trump’s Trans Military Service Ban

New Yorkers came out in droves Wednesday to protest President Donald Trump’s seemingly sudden decision to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military.Hundreds rallied in front of the U.S. Army Career Center in Times Square as trans activists and allies blasted the president’s discri
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FDA panel votes against ‘abuse-deterrent’ opioid with blue dye

A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted against approving a new opioid painkiller with a unique feature for deterring abuse: It releases a deep-blue dye if someone tries to get high by crushing, chewing or snorting pills. Panelists voted overwhelmingly against approving Intellipharm
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GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal ‘Obamacare’

After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated they didn't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" on Wednesday when it actually counted. The Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation to throw out major portions of Barack Obama's law without replacing it. Seven Repu
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Opioid protest leads to change at drug wholesaler

Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson agreed Wednesday to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamsters-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids. McKesson Corp. is dealing with lawsuits, government investigations and fines for its handling of suspicious opioid or
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EPA Chief Met With Canada’s Scientist-Muzzling Ex-Premier Before Scientist Purge

Two months before beginning a purge of scientists from his agency, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met with former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper ― a head of state who became infamous for muzzling climate researchers during his tenure.According to emails HuffPost has obt
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Rihanna Takes A Break From Pop Stardom To Advise French President On Education

Rihanna, an international pop star, actress and budding diplomat, is serious about getting world leaders to pay attention to global education.About a month after tweeting at Emmanuel Macron about his plans to fund education, RiRi met France’s president and first lady, Brigitte Macron, to discuss t
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What’s next: Senate GOP considers “skinny” health care bill

Republican senators were looking to go skinny Wednesday as they struggled to repeal key parts of former President Barack Obama's health law. Their definition of skinny, however, is evolving and could change many times before they pass a bill — if they pass a bill. One version of the skinny bill
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Drug Dealer Who Passed Off Broccoli As Marijuana Gets 16 Years

DENVER ― A broccoli-peddling drug dealer has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for opening fire on buyers who protested they’d been scammed. Sababu Colbert-Evans, 26, was sentenced to 16 years in prison, to be followed by five years on parole, for attempted first-degree murder with extreme i
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Who Is Your Senator More Afraid Of: Mitch McConnell Or AARP?

AARP has replaced its usual nonpartisan kid gloves with boxing mitts in opposition to the Republican bid to repeal and replace Obamacare. On Twitter over the past few days, one of the group’s branches ― AARP Advocates ― has targeted individual senators and let them know it is watching as the
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