GOP Health Care Bill Would Cut About $765 Billion In Taxes Over 10 Years

The health care bill passed by the House on Thursday is a win for the wealthy, in terms of taxes. While the Affordable Care Act raised taxes on the rich to subsidize health insurance for the poor, the repeal-and-replace bill passed by House Republicans would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in the opposite direction.

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House Votes To Overturn Obama Rule Restricting Gun Sales To Mentally Ill

On Thursday the GOP-controlled House voted to overturn an Obama administration rule designed to keep firearms out of the hands of some people deemed mentally ill. The action was the latest move by Congressional Republicans to undo several of President Obama’s regulations on issues such as gun control and the environment though an arcane law called the Congressional Review Act (CRA).

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President Trump Pays A Fence Mending Visit To The CIA

After weeks in which Donald Trump had mocked U.S. intelligence officials, he paid a visit to the CIA on Saturday. Trump told staffers that he’s now with them, “a thousand percent.” STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Days before his inauguration, President Trump compared U.S. intelligence agencies to Nazis.

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This Could Be The Busiest And Most Consequential Week Before Trump Takes Office

The week before Donald Trump takes the oath of office will set the stage for his entry into the Oval Office. Not only will at least nine of his Cabinet nominees begin their Senate confirmation hearings, but the president-elect himself will face reporters at a long-awaited press conference, where he may address how he plans to separate his business interests from his presidency.

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Middle School Suicides Reach An All-Time High

Enlarge this image Every day, thousands of teens attempt suicide in the U.S. – the most extreme outcome for the millions of children in this country who struggle with mental health issues. As we’ve reported all week, schools play a key role, along with parents and medical professionals, in identifying children who may be at risk of suicide.

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Florida’s Supreme Court Declares State Death Penalty Law Unconstitutional

In the latest of a string of rulings on Florida’s death penalty law, the state’s Supreme Court says juries should be unanimous in imposing a death sentence – something the recently revamped law does not require.

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FACT CHECK: Clinton And Trump Debate For The Second Time

Enlarge this image Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debate Sunday night in their second official matchup. It’s the first debate since audio of Trump making lewd comments about women surfaced, causing more than two dozen in GOP leadership to defect from the candidate.

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FACT CHECK: First Presidential Debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head Monday night in the first presidential debate. NPR’s politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are underlined in yellow, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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Raucous, Repeated Chants Of ‘Bernie’ And ‘Hillary’ Fill Convention Hall On Day 1

Though it had an orderly start, day one of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia quickly erupted into chaos Monday afternoon amid over controversial leaked emails from the party’s organizing committee. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake, who took over Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who tendered her resignation over the email scandal, gaveled the proceedings into order without any incident.

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