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In this photo taken April 20, 2017, Joseph Rodriguez poses for a portrait in his sister's home in Chicago. The 51-year-old Chicagoan spent 35 years in prison for killing two people in a shooting when he was a teenager. A new poll says nearly 7 in 10 older Americans who spent time in prison are anxious about the amount they have saved for retirement. The survey says they are less likely to have income from Social Security, retirement accounts or a pension and more likely to rely on disability payments. More than half worry that the money they do have for retirement won't last over their lifetime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 05, 2017 - 3:30 am
CHICAGO (AP) — While many Americans his age are planning for retirement, Joseph Rodriguez is looking for his first permanent job. Rodriguez, a 51-year-old Chicago resident, spent 35 years in prison for fatally shooting two people. "I don't have the luxury to even think about that (retirement) since...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. greets guests as he walks to the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017. The Republican health care bill, a top-flight priority the party nearly left for dead six weeks ago, headed toward a House showdown vote. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 04, 2017 - 3:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Relieved Republicans muscled their health care bill through the House Thursday, taking their biggest step toward dismantling the Obama health care overhaul since Donald Trump took office. They won passage only after overcoming their own divisions that nearly sank the measure six...
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Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., left, speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, following a meeting with President Donald Trump on health care reform. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. is at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 04, 2017 - 9:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans began pushing their prized health care bill through the House Thursday, as the GOP sought a victory for President Donald Trump six weeks after nearly leaving the measure for dead and days after support from GOP moderates seemed to crumble anew. A wafer-thin margin...
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Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., left, speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, following a meeting with President Donald Trump on health care reform. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. is at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 04, 2017 - 7:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a startling turnabout, Republicans say they are ready to push their prized health care bill through the House and claim a victory for President Donald Trump, six weeks after nearly leaving it for dead and days after support from GOP moderates seemed to crumble anew. House...
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House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the committee's hearing on overhauling the nation's financial rules. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 03, 2017 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican drive to overhaul financial regulations on Wednesday turned into a contentious debate over Democratic efforts to cast a spotlight on President Donald Trump's business empire and his refusal to release his tax returns. House Republicans are working to undo much of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2016, file photo, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Top House Republicans are scrambling to find enough support to prevent another collapse of their push to repeal much of President Barack Obama’s health care law. Upton, a respected moderate considered one of his party’s health care experts, came out against the GOP health care bill Tuesday, dealing it a body blow. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 03, 2017 - 10:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump planned to meet Wednesday with lawmakers who authored a plan aimed at preventing another collapse of the Republican health care bill. House Speaker Paul Ryan praised the proposal and said the GOP was getting "extremely close" to finally being able to pass...
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May 02, 2017 - 11:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Republican moderate who had announced his opposition to the party's health care bill said Tuesday he's crafting an amendment with the backing of GOP leaders that could gain crucial support for the languishing measure. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., said the proposal...
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May 01, 2017 - 7:40 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Monday tore into Democrat-backed legislation aimed at getting President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, rejecting the measure as a "transparent political stunt masquerading as a bill" and instead calling on lawmakers to open themselves...
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President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the south lawn of the White House in Washington late Saturday night, April 29, 2017, on this return from a rally in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
May 01, 2017 - 3:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising that the latest Republican health care legislation will cover people with pre-existing conditions "beautifully." Such reassurance is not to be found in the bill that's been under review. In a TV interview Sunday, an op-ed in The Washington Post...
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Dr. Salomon Melgen holds hands with his wife, Flor, as he leaves the federal courthouse with family and friends after arriving for a jury question Friday, April 28, 2017. Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. (Lannis Waters /Palm Beach Post via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 7:07 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Dr. Salomon Melgen faces 15 to 20 years in...
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