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President Donald Trump sits at his desk after a meeting with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, left, and members of his staff in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 08, 2017 - 1:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A push by a group of senior Republican statesmen for a tax on carbon to help combat the effects of climate change is already meeting entrenched opposition from within their own party. Former Secretary of State Jim Baker went to the White House on Wednesday to gain Trump...
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President Donald Trump is sworn in during a live broadcast of the inauguration as Denny Riebe, from right, Doug Dickman, Scott Reilly, and Bill Winter, play cards at the Sawmill Saloon in Prairie du Chien, Wis., Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. The men who meet here for cards every morning and call themselves the Corner of Superior Knowledge are made up democrats, Trump supporters and another described as agnostic. The campaign vitriol that has cleaved apart the country has not left the same scars here, a place where talking politics is considered impolite, where wives reported not knowing how their own husbands voted and husbands said they never asked their wives. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
February 07, 2017 - 9:18 am
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (AP) — She tugged 13 envelopes from a cabinet above the stove, each one labeled with a different debt: the house payment, the student loans, the vacuum cleaner she bought on credit. Lydia Holt and her husband tuck money into these envelopes with each paycheck to whittle away...
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In a Jan. 26, 2017, photo, Monty Nye, a retired Meridian Township, Mich., firefighter still active in the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union and the International Association of Fire Fighters, poses in his office at the Michigan AFL-CIO in Lansing, Mich. Michigan is making a push to cut retiree health care and potentially move new public workers from pensions to 401(k) plans. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
February 05, 2017 - 12:38 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Struggling under the weight of pension and health care obligations, Michigan lawmakers appear ready to take another whack at public employee benefits — a move that reflects renewed determination to shift workers to 401(k)-style retirement systems, even if it happens in baby...
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Rachel Potter holds her son, Jude, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at their home in Nashville, Tenn. Potter, a Nashville-based singer who has toured the country as part of the cast of the hit musical "Wicked" as well as performing gigs with her country music band Steel Union, said she couldn't afford insurance before the Affordable Care Act. From a return to higher premiums based on female gender, to gaps in coverage for breast pumps used by nursing mothers, President Donald Trump's vow to repeal his predecessor's health care law is raising concerns about the impact on women's health. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 02, 2017 - 1:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — From a return to higher premiums based on gender, to gaps in coverage for birth control and breast pumps, experts say women could end up paying more for less if the Obama-era health care law is repealed. The 2010 law ended a common industry practice of charging women more than men...
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This Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, photo shows a house for sale in Coral Gables, Fla. U.S. home prices marched steadily higher in November, pushed up by healthy demand for homes and a shrinking supply of available properties, according to information released Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, in the Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home index. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
January 31, 2017 - 8:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices marched steadily higher in November, pushed up by healthy demand for homes and a shrinking supply of available properties. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home index, released Tuesday , rose 5.3 percent, slightly faster than October's gain...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015, file photo, a homeless man drinks water while sitting on the beach at Ala Moana Beach Park located near Waikiki in Honolulu. A Hawaii lawmaker wants to classify homelessness as a medical condition so that people could use Medicaid money for rent payments. As a doctor, Sen. Josh Green argues that he's constantly treating homeless people in the emergency room where he works. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 26, 2017 - 4:18 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — As an emergency room doctor, Hawaii Sen. Josh Green sees homeless patients suffering from diabetes, mental health problems and an array of medical issues that are more difficult to manage when they are homeless or do not have permanent housing. That's why Green says he wants...
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January 26, 2017 - 3:40 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — As an emergency room doctor, Hawaii Sen. Josh Green sees homeless patients suffering from diabetes, mental health problems and an array of medical issues that are more difficult to manage when they are homeless or do not have permanent housing. That's why Green says he wants to...
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Budget Director-designate Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Budget Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 24, 2017 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): 4:50 p.m. The House has approved legislation that would permanently bar federal funds for any abortion coverage. The measure, which passed 238-183, would also block tax credits for some people and businesses buying abortion...
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From left, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, sing together during a National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 21, 2017 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 2:45 p.m. An online petition seeking the release of President Donald Trump's full tax returns has garnered more than enough signatures to merit a White House response. The petition was created on Inauguration Day and had more...
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Vice President Mike Pence watches at left as President Donald Trump prepares to sign his first executive order, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 20, 2017 - 11:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an opening salvo against "Obamacare," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday night that appears aimed squarely at undoing the unpopular requirement that individuals carry insurance or face fines. The order directs federal agencies to stop issuing regulations...
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