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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, talks with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. as they arrive for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 26, 2017 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local): 1:45 p.m. The top House Democrat is accusing the Trump administration of "cruelly threatening to raise health premiums" for millions as a...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Interior Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, before signing an Antiquities Executive Order. The president is asking for a review of the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as "national monuments." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 26, 2017 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands, as he singled out "a massive federal land grab" by the Obama administration. It was yet another executive action...
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Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is greeted by workers outside a whirlpool home appliance factory in Amiens, France, Wednesday April 26, 2017. While her centrist presidential opponent Macron was meeting with union leaders from the Whirlpool plant in northern France, Le Pen popped up outside the factory itself, amid its workers and declared herself the candidate of France's workers.(AP Photo)
April 26, 2017 - 1:12 pm
AMIENS, France (AP) — Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen turned an appliance factory into a battleground Wednesday for France's blue-collar vote, upstaging rival Emmanuel Macron with a surprise campaign stop at the plant threatened with closure. Chaotic scenes followed as Macron, a pro-...
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April 26, 2017 - 1:11 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 25,000 people were displaced after fighting in the town of Kodok, according to a spokesman for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, one day after the top United Nations official in South Sudan warned of a government offensive on the town. The fighting has...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 file photo, Dr. Claudia Henschke, chief of the Division of Chest Imaging, right, and CT supervisor Gus Daphnis watch the lung scan of a patient at New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center in New York. The test, called a spiral or helical CT scan, detects lung abnormalities as small as 5 millimeters, less than a fifth of an inch. In results published Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by Nature and the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment. Using experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumors shed into the blood, they were able to track genetic changes in early-stage cases over time, and to find some recurrences up to a year before imaging scans could, giving a chance to try new therapy sooner. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 26, 2017 - 1:10 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages. With experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumors shed into the blood, they were able to...
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April 26, 2017 - 1:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A jailhouse friend of Aaron Hernandez says prison officials denied the former NFL star's request for a cellmate months before he hanged himself. David Wedge, a spokesman for Kyle Kennedy's attorney, said Wednesday the two inmates at the maximum security the Souza-Baranowski...
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Trader Luke Scanlon works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Stock markets around the world made only modest moves on Wednesday, waiting to see what the White House has in store for U.S. tax policy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 26, 2017 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes made modest gains Wednesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index flirted with its record high, as markets wait to see what the White House has in store for U.S. tax policy. Stocks have sprinted higher since November, due in large part to expectations that lower...
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April 26, 2017 - 12:27 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Citing a poor weather forecast, officials are putting off plans to close a major artery through Mississippi's capital city by a week. The Mississippi Department of Transportation says it now plans to repair the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 in Jackson from 10 p.m. May 5 to...
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April 26, 2017 - 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering a dispute between rival drug companies that could affect how quickly life-saving generic medicines are available to the public. The case before the justices on Wednesday involves biologics — drugs made from living cells instead of chemicals. The...
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April 26, 2017 - 12:22 pm
GREER, S.C. (AP) — Five people were hurt when a pickup truck and a South Carolina school bus collided. The wreck happened shortly after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday near Greer. Four students were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening. Greer police spokesman Jim...
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