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US excludes three Canadian provinces from softwood lumber probe

By Eric Beech, Reuters on June 26, 2017, at 6:46 p.m.
U.S. lumber producers asked the Commerce Department last November to investigate what they viewed as unfair subsidies to Canadian competitors.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price attends a listening session on Healthcare reform at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 20, 2017.

Collins, King won’t support Senate bill to replace Obamacare

By Amy Goldstein, Washington Post on June 26, 2017, at 4:47 p.m.
U.S. Senator Angus King called the score “further proof that this bill will do more harm than good.”

Senate Republican health care bill would cause 22M to lose insurance

By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Susan Cornwell, Reuters on June 26, 2017, at 3:43 p.m.
There were no signs yet if the revisions to the bill would sway any Republicans who had opposed the original measure.
Senator Susan Collins speaks to reporters after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., on June 22, 2017.

Susan Collins disagrees with Kellyanne Conway on bill’s impact to Medicaid

By Rob Tornoe, Philly.com on June 26, 2017, at 1:27 p.m.
“The Senate bill is going to have more impact on the Medicaid program than even the House bill.”
Facebook banners are seen on snacks prepared for the visit by Facebook's chief operating officer in Paris, France, Jan. 17, 2017.

Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows

By Reuters on June 26, 2017, at 1:20 p.m.
Facebook Inc. is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
Last week, a pair of studies came to seemingly opposite conclusions on whether rising marijuana use is causing an increase in car crashes in states that have legalized the drug.

What marijuana legalization did to crash rates

By Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post on June 26, 2017, at 12:56 p.m.
It seems plausible that legalization could lead to a slight increase in minor accidents that don’t prove fatal.
OxyContin, in 80 mg pills

Greater opioid use and mental health disorders are linked in a new study

By Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post on June 26, 2017, at 12:32 p.m.
A new study suggests that people with anxiety and depression are consuming a disproportionate share of prescription painkillers, a finding that could add a new wrinkle to the epidemic of opioid use in the United States.
Beth Kohn protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban, outside the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse in San Francisco, California, Feb. 7, 2017.

Supreme Court breathes new life into Trump’s travel ban

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung, Reuters on June 26, 2017, at 10:42 a.m.
The court said it would hear arguments on the legality of one of Trump’s signature policies in his first months as president in the court’s next term, which starts in October.
A view of the U.S. Supreme Court building is seen

Supreme Court backs church in key religious rights case

By Reuters on June 26, 2017, at 10:26 a.m.
The dispute pitted two provisions of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment against each other: the guarantee of the free exercise of religion and the Establishment Clause, which requires the separation of church and state.
The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington

Supreme Court to take case on baker who refused to sell wedding cake to gay couple

By Robert Barnes, Washington Post on June 26, 2017, at 10:17 a.m.
The dispute is one of several similar cases around the United States pressed by Christian conservatives who object to gay marriage and argue they should not be forced to violate their religious beliefs by providing certain services to same-sex couples.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia, June 2, 2017.

Trump and Modi set for first high stakes meeting

By Steve Holland and David Brunnstrom, Reuters on June 26, 2017, at 7:12 a.m.
The two leaders will hold their first face-to-face meeting in Washington on Monday, seeking to boost U.S.-Indian relations despite differences over trade, the Paris climate accord and immigration.
A 14-year-old girl dangled and fell from a ride at Six Flags Great Escape in Lake George, New York. on June 24. People underneath caught the girl. She did not suffer serious injuries.

Video shows a teen falling off a Six Flags ride — and a crowd gathering to catch her

By Amy B Wang, The Washington Post on June 26, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
A teenage girl escaped serious injury Saturday evening after falling 25 feet from an amusement park ride in upstate New York — and into the arms of a crowd that had gathered below to catch her.
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway attends a healthcare listening session at the White House in Washington, D.C., June 5, 2017.

White House blames Obama for failing to stop Russia collusion

By Ashley Parker, The Washington Post on June 25, 2017, at 2:20 p.m.
It’s the Obama administration that was responsible for doing absolutely nothing from August to January with the knowledge that Russia was hacking into our election. They did absolutely nothing. They’re responsible for this.”

Black off-duty cop tries to help stop a crime, and is shot by another officer

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post on June 25, 2017, at 1:49 p.m.
A “friendly fire” incident in which an off-duty St. Louis policeman was shot while coming to the aid of fellow officers has taken on racial overtones after an incendiary claim by the injured officer’s attorney: The officer was viewed as a threat because he was black.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a press conference after talks with Chinese diplomatic and defense chiefs at the State Department in Washington, June 21, 2017.

Tillerson urges Qatar and the Gulf states to negotiate an end to their rift

By Carol Morello, The Washington Post on June 25, 2017, at 1:44 p.m.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson criticized some of the demands by Saudi Arabia and its allies on Qatar as “very difficult” to meet, and urged the countries to tamp down the rhetoric and start negotiating.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks to reporters after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 22, 2017.

Susan Collins waiting for CBO score before she decides on Senate health bill vote

By Andrew Mayeda and Mark Niquette, Bloomberg on June 25, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
“I have very serious concerns about the bill,” U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said on ABC’s “This Week.” The CBO score “will be so important.”
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada.

Senate health care bill faces serious resistance from Republican moderates

By Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein, The Washington Post on June 25, 2017, at 10:59 a.m.
A small group of moderate Republican senators, worried that their leaders’ health care bill could damage the nation’s social safety net, may pose at least as significant an obstacle to the measure’s passage as their colleagues on the right.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane, attend the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner in Washington, April 30, 2016.

Bernie Sanders responds to ongoing FBI fraud probe into wife’s 2010 bank loan

By David Weigel, The Washington Post on June 25, 2017, at 9:48 a.m.
FBI is investigating whether Jane Sanders committed bank fraud to acquire a new campus for the now-closed Burlington College.

2 toddlers died after mom left them in hot car to teach ‘a lesson,’ police say

By Amy B Wang, The Washington Post on June 25, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.
On the day her two children were found dead, Cynthia Marie Randolph recounted for investigators a mother’s nightmare. But less than a month after the tragedy, she was arrested after her original explanation for her children’s deaths unraveled.
Several neglected horses were rescued from a barn in Deering, New Hampshire.

Neglected horses rescued in New Hampshire

By CBS 13 on June 24, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
Police intend to charge the owners of the horses with animal cruelty.