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Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

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Republican opposition to the last-ditch GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday...

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Island of Vieques remains isolated and silent since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico

Special To The Washington Post. VIEQUES, Puerto Rico - The power went out on this small island hours before Hurricane Maria really made her presence known. It was dark when the bands of wind and rain started to whip through. It was 3 a.m. Wednesday when it got almost supernaturally loud. The wind...


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NFL anthem protests evolve past Kaepernick's original intent

What began more than a year ago with a lone NFL quarterback protesting police brutality against minorities by kneeling silently during the national anthem before games has grown into a roar with hundreds of players sitting, kneeling, locking arms or remaining in locker rooms — their reasons for...


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Senate Judiciary Committee to subpoena Manafort documents, top Democrat says

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Senate Judiciary Committee has reached an agreement to subpoena documents from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort as part of its ongoing probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, according to the top Democrat on the panel. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-...


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Trump to visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday to survey hurricane damage, he says

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump will visit hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico next week to survey damage, he told reporters Tuesday morning. Trump, who has faced mounting questions about his commitment to the recovery of the U.S. territory, said next Tuesday will be the earliest he...


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The National Park Service showed that its bottled water ban worked - then lifted it

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Long before the Trump administration rescinded a ban on the sale of disposable water bottles in select national parks, the Interior Department was aware of a report from the National Park Service that the program worked. The report was made public at the end of the...


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Correction: Post Office-Explosion story

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — In a Sept. 25 story about the FBI releasing a sketch of a person of interest in a Sept. 6 pipe bomb explosion in Indiana, The Associated Press erroneously reported the time of the blast. It happened at around 5:30 p.m., not 6:30 p.m. A corrected version of the story is...


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Puerto Rico's aid plea to Uncle Sam: We're Americans, too

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. After Hurricane Irma, Floridians never felt compelled to remind the federal government that they were U.S. citizens. Nor did Texans after Harvey. But that’s just what Governor Ricardo Rossello and the commonwealth’s government have done, over and over, in the wake of Hurricane...


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Three goodbyes in three days: Why these parents watched their children die at home

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Years of suffering - and months of struggling with the decision to end it - had brought them here: To a bright white living room where three of their children lay side by side by side, waiting to die. Les and Celeste Chappell loved the children, of course, and the...


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The Health 202: Obamacare repeal appears dead -- again

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., lost his bid to pass an Obamacare overhaul late Monday as a third Republican senator announced her defection from his bill and brought the Senate’s desperate, 11th hour effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act to a grinding halt - again. That...


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Twitter explains why it won't take down Trump's North Korea tweet

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Twitter is defending its decision not to remove a controversial tweet by President Donald Trump on Saturday that targeted North Korea, in a six-tweet response to critics who argued that Trump violated the platform’s rules. Listening to North Korean officials speaking...


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