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Former President Barack Obama speaks to a full crowd in Foellinger Auditorium Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana. Obama will receive a medal for the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government at a private ceremony following the speech.(Stephen Haas/The News-Gazette via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 8:57 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on former President Barack Obama speaking in Ohio (all times local): 8:47 p.m. Former President Barack Obama says he has a simple message headed into the fall midterm elections: Vote. Obama told a crowd of thousands at a school auditorium in Cleveland on Thursday that...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter, 93, sits for an interview before a book signing in Atlanta. Carter is cautioning Democrats that their path to defeating President Donald Trump depends on independents and moderates. Carter says that U.S. policies on immigration, the environment and human rights will not improve while Trump is in office and that many independents are souring on the current president. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
September 11, 2018 - 10:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter sees little hope for the U.S. to change its human rights and environmental policies as long as Donald Trump is in the White House, but he has a warning for his fellow Democrats looking to oust the current administration: Don't go too far to the left. "...
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Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, center, celebrates victory over U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., in the 7th Congressional House Democratic primary, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 04, 2018 - 10:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the primary election in Massachusetts (all times local): 10:55 p.m. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is congratulating Ayanna Pressley on her upset victory over U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano in Massachusetts' Democratic primary. The Democratic House leader released a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, a week-old baby lies in a neonatal intensive care unit bay at the Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky. This particular NICU is dedicated to newborns of opioid addicted mothers, that are suffering with newborn abstinence syndrome. The area is kept dark and quiet due to increased production of neurotransmitters in newborns of addicted mothers, which can disrupt the nervous system and overstimulate bodily functions. A study in Tennessee released on Thursday, Aug 30, 2018, found learning disabilities and other special education needs are more common in young children who were born with symptoms from their mothers' prenatal opioid use. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
August 30, 2018 - 5:40 am
CHICAGO (AP) — New research says learning disabilities and other special education needs are common in children born with opioid-related symptoms from their mother's prenatal drug. It's the first big U.S. study to examine potential long-term learning difficulties in these children. It involved...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 photo, Amanda Cahill of the American Heart Association speaks to a rally in support of a ballot initiative to raise Montana's tobacco taxes in Helena, Mont. Cahill says the tobacco industry is attempting to deceive voters about the measure as an industry-funded group launches a massive ad blitz against the initiative. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
August 24, 2018 - 4:01 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A group funded by the tobacco industry has launched a massive ad blitz against a ballot initiative to fund Montana's Medicaid expansion program and other health programs by raising the cigarette tax by $2 per pack and taxing vaping products for the first time. Montanans Against...
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Troy Balderson, Republican candidate for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, speaks to a crowd of supporters during an election night party Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Newark, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
August 09, 2018 - 7:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a border crisis in Pennsylvania. The radical left is surging in New Jersey. And Nancy Pelosi is a threat to New York. Republican candidates in the nation's premier midterm battlegrounds have embraced a central message in their fight to maintain the House majority this fall...
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In this July 24, 2018, photo, U.S. House candidate Ed Case and his wife, Audrey Case, greet evening commuters while campaigning in Honolulu. The seat representing Honolulu in the U.S. Congress is open for anyone's taking, as incumbent U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa runs for governor instead of re-election. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
August 04, 2018 - 1:03 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The seat representing Honolulu in Congress is open for anyone's taking, as the incumbent, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, runs for governor instead of re-election. Seven candidates are seeking the Democratic Party's nomination in Saturday's primary in this deep-blue state, including the...
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August 03, 2018 - 8:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the nation's largest hospital systems has agreed to pay $65 million to settle allegations of Medicare overbilling in California. Prime Healthcare Services and its CEO agreed Friday to settle whistleblower allegations that 14 of its hospitals unnecessarily admitted patients...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., asks a question during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Heller, considered the most vulnerable GOP senator seeking another term this year, opposed measures to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature law before backing other versions that failed. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 02, 2018 - 2:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's sliding positions last year on a long-held GOP promise to repeal Obamacare are providing plenty of fodder for Democrats and activists hoping to stymie his re-election. Heller, considered the most vulnerable incumbent GOP senator, opposed...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, Public Trustee Charles Blahous speaks as then-Treasury Secretary and Managing Trustee Jacob Lew, left, and then-Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, right, listen during a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington. A new study says ‘Medicare for all’ would raise government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years. “Enacting something like ‘Medicare for all’ would be a transformative change in the size of the federal government,” said Charles Blahous, the study’s author. Blahous was a senior economic adviser to former Republican President George W. Bush and a public trustee of Social Security and Medicare during the Obama administration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 30, 2018 - 12:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says "Medicare for all" would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years. Historic tax increases would be needed. The study from a libertarian policy institute at George Mason University in Virginia, the Mercatus Center, looked at Sen...
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