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Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

Congress Health Overhaul

President Donald Trump says the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace 'Obamacare' remains...

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Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson

Drew Peterson

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday in upholding the conviction. The high court, in a unanimous decision , found that hearsay testimony...


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Happy Equinox! Here's how quickly the days are getting shorter where you live.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Sept. 22 marks the fall equinox, ushering in the year’s best season on a day that lasts almost exactly 12 hours no matter where you are on the globe. Many of us in the Northern Hemisphere start noticing the days get shorter right about now, although in truth this has...


Business

Fed agency urging corporate cybersecurity upgrades is hacked

SEC Cybersecurity

The federal agency responsible for ensuring that markets function as they should and for protecting investors was hacked last year and the intruders may have used the nonpublic information they obtained to profit illegally. The disclosure arrived two months after a government watchdog said...


Business

US stock indexes edge lower in morning trading; oil falling

Financial Markets Wall Street

U.S. stock indexes edged lower in morning trading Thursday, wiping out modest gains from a day earlier. Investors were sizing up the latest batch of company earnings and deal news. Technology stocks were down the most. Supermarket operators and other consumer-focused stocks also fell. Industrial...


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Marijuana industry looks to get more women, minorities in the pot business

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Compared to a year ago, times may seem tough for those banking on the legalization of marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has raised “serious questions” about legalization, appears less friendly to the cannabis industry than his predecessor....


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Baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo has died

DETROIT (AP) — A relative says the baby born of a Michigan woman who chose to forego chemotherapy to give birth to the child has died. Sonya Nelson says her niece, Life Lynn DeKlyen, died Wednesday evening at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Life’s mother, Carrie DeKlyen, died Sept. 9,...


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The Latest: Court rules hearsay use OK against Drew Peterson

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on Drew Peterson’s murder conviction in the death of his third wife (all times local): 10:05 a.m. The Illinois Supreme Court says hearsay statements by Drew Peterson’s third and fourth wives were properly used against him in a murder conviction. The high court on...


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Report: Medicaid-expansion states to lose $180 billion under Cassidy-Graham plan

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A new analysis released Thursday morning buttresses a growing body of evidence that the Senate’s Cassidy-Graham health-care bill would slash federal spending on health coverage and cause most states to lose billions of dollars in such aid. According to the report by...


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Roy Moore disrupts Alabama Senate race - and prepares for new level of defiance in

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. DECATUR, Ala. -- With the thunder and fire of an old-time revivalist, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore rose before the assembled souls at the Redemption Baptist Church, a front-runner in the polls days out from an election that could rattle the rickety structures of...


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ATM at 50: An oddity then, but it changed consumer behavior

NEW YORK (AP) — The ATM, best known for spitting out $20 bills, turns 50 years old this year. While ubiquitous now, they were a revolution in the banking industry and trained people to interact with kiosks in exchange for goods. That means getting movie tickets and boarding passes with a tap and...


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