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White House Press secretary Sean Spicer speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 14, 2017 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:55 p.m. The federal agency that oversees health insurance programs for tens of millions of American consumers has a new leader. Vice President Mike Pence has sworn in Seema Verma as administrator of the Centers for Medicare...
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A gust of wind blows snow back at Roger Lane, a custodian at Yonkers Public School 17, as he clears a sidewalk in front of the school with a snow blower during a snow storm, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency Tuesday for all of New York's 62 counties, including New York City's five boroughs. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 14, 2017 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A 23-month-old in need of a heart transplant has been escorted by snowplows and state police troopers through a heavy snowstorm from one hospital to another in northeastern Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom...
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A worker plows a walkway on the Hudson River waterfront near Frank Sinatra Park, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Hoboken, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 14, 2017 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Strong winds have toppled a wind turbine at a Rhode Island beach. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says the wind knocked over the turbine at Salty Brine Beach in Narragansett on Tuesday. It's owned...
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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, right, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, left, speak outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017, after Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts reported that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 14, 2017 - 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican plan for health care (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, a member of the Freedom Caucus, says he and other conservatives have been working with the White House on changes to the Republican health care plan. Jordan tells Fox...
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Joshua Pinckard, originally from Houston, walks along Lake Michigan as the Chicago area gets it's first significant snowfall since December, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 14, 2017 - 7:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm expected in the Northeast (all times local): 7:30 a.m. A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is delaying school and work in Washington. Officials are urging people to stay off the roads Tuesday while crews clear them. While many surrounding...
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Joshua Pinckard, originally from Houston, walks along Lake Michigan as the Chicago area gets it's first significant snowfall since December, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 14, 2017 - 7:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm expected in the Northeast (all times local): 7:15 a.m. Attorney generals in New York and Pennsylvania have issued a warning about price-gouging during the snowstorm. Eric Schneiderman in New York says consumers should contact his office about "...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. uses charts and graphs to make his case for the GOP's long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans pushing a plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law are bracing for a Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that fewer Americans will have health coverage under the proposal, despite President Donald Trump's promise of "insurance for everybody." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 14, 2017 - 3:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Critics of GOP health care legislation got fresh ammunition from a report that estimates the bill would increase the ranks of the uninsured by 14 million people next year alone, and 24 million over a decade. The findings from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office could make...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017. Clockwise, from lower left are, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the president, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 13, 2017 - 5:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and that figure would grow to 24 million by 2026, Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts projected Monday. The figures dealt a blow to a GOP drive...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2016 file photo, an obstetrician technician collects a blood sample from newborn in the nursery at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. Canadians with cystic fibrosis survive about 10 years longer than Americans with the same genetic disease, according to startling new research that raises questions about how to improve care. The Monday, March 13, 2017, study suggests access to lung transplants and health insurance may play a role in the survival gap. And it comes as Congress is debating health legislation that could roll back Medicaid, a safety net for about half of children and a third of adults with the lung-destroying disease. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
March 13, 2017 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Canadians with cystic fibrosis survive about 10 years longer than Americans with the same genetic disease, according to startling new research that raises questions about how to improve care. Monday's study suggests access to lung transplants and health insurance may play a role...
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price talks with a guest as they wait for the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence to begin a meeting with conservative groups to discuss healthcare, Friday, March 10, 2017, in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 13, 2017 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushing a plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law are bracing for a Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that fewer Americans will have health coverage under the proposal, despite President Donald Trump's promise of "insurance for...
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