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House Passes $8.3 Billion Package To Fight Coronavirus

The House overwhelmingly passed nearly $8 billion in emergency funding to combat the coronavirus on Wednesday amid growing concerns about a widespread outbreak within the United States. The 415-2 House vote sends the legislation to the Senate, where it will be considered Thursday. That could get the measure to the White House by the end […]

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Trump Announces Major Cuts To Medicaid In His Budget Proposal

President Trump’s proposed budget includes about $1 trillion in cuts to Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act over a decade, analysts said. The budget released Monday includes $844 billion over 10 years in cuts from the “President’s health reform vision,” a stand-in for the repeal and replacement of ObamaCare. There are also more than $150 […]

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Trump Officially Expands Travel Ban With Addition Of 6 Countries

The Trump administration is expanding its travel ban by restricting travel from six countries, citing security risks, the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday. The countries — Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania — join seven other nations, five with Muslim majorities, that were already part of a Trump administration’s travel ban announced in […]

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Trump Confirms Death Of Osama Bin Laden’s Son

President Trump says that Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden, has been killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region. In a statement released by the White House on Saturday, Trump said bin Laden’s son was responsible for “planning and dealing with various terrorist groups.” His death, he said, “not […]

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Almost 4 Tons Of Marijuana Smuggled In Jalapenos Captured At Border

Authorities at a border checkpoint in San Diego seized nearly four tons of marijuana buried in a shipment of jalapeño peppers, officials said. A photo of the shipment tweeted Saturday by the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection showed several large, green packages apparently containing marijuana surrounded by red chili peppers. Officials at the […]