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Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

Trump Physical

President Donald Trump performed “exceedingly well” on a surprise cognitive screening...

Government

Podcast: What The Health? Our First Live Show: What The Health Will Happen In 2018?

Congress is at the precipice of shutting down the government, unless lawmakers can quickly agree on another short-term spending bill. And this time, the Children’s Health Insurance Program is caught in the crosshairs. Republicans are offering six years of funding for CHIP as an enticement for...


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The Latest: Panel postpones interview with Trump aide Hicks

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The House Intelligence Committee’s private interview with President Donald Trump’s longtime spokeswoman Hope Hicks has been delayed. Hicks had been scheduled to testify Friday,...


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Gov't scientists scramble to save research ahead of shutdown

Fauci AP Interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s premier medical research institute is in “a scramble” to prepare for a partial government shutdown that could ruin costly experiments and leave sick patients unable to enter cutting-edge studies, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said Thursday....


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The Latest: Trump thanks Apple CEO for plans to invest

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Pennsylvania (all times local): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says he called Apple CEO Tim Cook to thank the company for announcing its plans to invest $350 billion in the United States in the coming years. Trump says, “They are...


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Correction: Science Says-Meteor story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about meteors, The Associated Press reported erroneously the size of asteroids that scientists hope to be able to deflect from Earth’s path in the future. They want to have a defensive system for asteroids larger than 165 feet (50 meters), not 30 miles (50...


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For Trump's security advisers, tempering an impetuous boss

Tillerson California

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rex Tillerson’s mission was delicate but not unfamiliar as he phoned President Donald Trump last week: Persuade the boss to curb his own impulses on yet another potentially explosive national security issue. Trump had stormed into the new year threatening on Twitter to cut off aid...


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AP FACT CHECK: Shutdown wouldn't halt military

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a stretch, at best, to think the military would bear the brunt of a partial government shutdown, as President Donald Trump asserted Thursday at the Pentagon. Although he was meeting Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other senior Pentagon officials to get briefed on two key...


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Trump protecting medical providers who oppose abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to solidify its standing with social conservatives, the Trump administration is creating an office to protect the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion. The announcement Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services drew...


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Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

Hot Year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth last year wasn’t quite as hot as 2016’s record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting. Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they’ve seen without an El Nino...


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Congress strains to pass stopgap budget, avert shutdown

Immigration Budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he’s confident that his GOP-controlled chamber will pass a stopgap government-wide funding bill, even as growing opposition from Senate Democrats made prospects in that chamber increasingly dicey. President Donald Trump wasn’t helping matters,...


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