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  • How Republicans can hobble Obamacare even without repeal

    By Julie Steenhuysen | CHICAGO. CHICAGO Republicans may have failed to overthrow Obamacare this week, but there are plenty of ways they can chip away at it. The Trump administration has already begun using its regulatory authority to water down less ... 1 year, 4 months ago
  • Trump tax plan faces rockier road after bruising healthcare loss

    Getting a broad tax bill passed by Congress and on Trump's desk to be signed into law will not be easy, especially after intra-party differences torpedoed the healthcare legislation, after the Trump administration fiercely lobbied for it. Republicans ... 1 year, 4 months ago
  • PRECIOUS-Gold steady as dollar edges up; focus on Trump agenda

    Asian stocks pulled ahead on Tuesday after Wall Street steadied and the dollar bounced from a four-month-low, as concern over Trump's setback on his healthcare reform bill gave away to tentative hopes for the U.S. President's planned stimulus policies ... 1 year, 4 months ago
  • Another look at the surge in EpiPen costs

    This suggests patients' costs rose due to price increases, not because people started using more EpiPens, said lead study author Dr. Kao-Ping Chua, a public health researcher at the University of Chicago. “For EpiPen in particular, failing to fill a ... 1 year, 4 months ago
  • Brain implant lets paralyzed man feed himself using his thoughts

    CHICAGO A paralyzed man in Cleveland fed himself mashed potatoes for the first time in eight years, aided by a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and sends signals to move muscles in his arm, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. The research ... 1 year, 4 months ago
  • Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policies

    The move drew swift backlash from a coalition of 23 states and local governments, as well as environmental groups, which called the decree a threat to public health and vowed to fight it in court. The order's main target is former President Barack ... 1 year, 4 months ago
  • US attorney general escalates pressure on 'sanctuary' cities

    Sessions' statements were aimed at a dozens of cities and other local governments, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, that have joined a growing "sanctuary" movement aimed at shielding illegal immigrants from stepped-up deportation efforts. 1 year, 4 months ago