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...


J&J alerted to risk of asbestos in talc in '70s, files show

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Johnson & Johnson trained its employees to reassure anyone concerned about whether the company’s talcum powder contained asbestos that the cancer-causing substance “has never been found and it never will‘‘ in its iconic baby powder, according to an undated memo unsealed in a...


Investigation launched into HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel on charter jets

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will face an inspector general’s investigation into his reported use of chartered jets for at least two dozen flights in recent months at taxpayer expense. A spokeswoman for HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson told...


Obamacare repeal drive depends on these GOP holdouts

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Senate Republican leaders are struggling to win support from holdouts in their party for what may be their last chance for a long time to pass a GOP-only repeal of Obamacare. The Senate needs to act by Sept. 30 to use a fast-track procedure to keep Democrats from blocking the...


Stocks edge lower in midday trade as health care, tech slip

Financial Markets Wall Street

The major U.S. stock indexes edged lower in midday trading Friday, adding to the market’s modest losses from a day earlier. Health care companies were down the most. Energy stocks led the gainers. A new round of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea helped send bond yields lower, which weighed...


Dinosaur dung reveals giant plant-eaters ate meat

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Giant herbivore dinosaurs, despite a reputation as strict plant-eaters, did not always stick to their greens. Some of them ate crustaceans, according to new research published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports. Paleontologists discovered bits of animal shell...


Actually, kids are good now

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The marshmallow test is a famous psychological experiment intended to measure children’s self control. A researcher places a tasty treat - often a marshmallow - before a child, and gives her a choice: She can eat the marshmallow now, or she can wait a set period of...


'I just need my mother': The frantic quest to contact loved ones in Puerto Rico

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Rosa Figueroa has called her 84-year-old mother, who lives in Ponce, Puerto Rico, every hour, on the hour, since Hurricane Maria hit early Wednesday. She hasn’t yet been able to make contact. “I don’t know anything and I’m so desperate,” said Figueroa, 51, of...


NASA's asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on its way to a space rock. Launched a year ago, Osiris-Rex will pass within about 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of the home planet Friday afternoon. It will use Earth’s gravity as a slingshot to put it on a path...


What can Paul Manafort's actions tell us about the Trump campaign's ties to Russia?

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Special counsel Robert Mueller has, for months, been conducting an investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible coordination with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. A central figure in that investigation is Trump’s former campaign chairman and...


At least 6 dead in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria, officials say

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Puerto Rico officials said Friday that at least six people were confirmed dead after Hurricane Maria, which caused devastation on the island and left it entirely without electricity. Three of the fatalities occurred in the municipality of Utuado as a result of mud...

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