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Some state lawmakers seek to protect birth-control access

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CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) -- Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future....

GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state's health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature health care law....

Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in Islamabad after traces of the polio virus were found in the city's sewage system....





Bitter GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it will be to produce the unity the party will need....

New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will 'explode'
ATLANTA (AP) -- Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting that "ObamaCare will explode."...

Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades
As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year....

Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage
SEATTLE (AP) -- Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States' second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating Seattle's waste....

EPA chief: Trump to undo Obama plan to curb global warming
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump in the coming days will sign a new executive order that unravels his predecessor's sweeping plan to curb global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday....

Some win and some lose with 'Obamacare' still around
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The old and the poor made out great when House Republicans failed Friday to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The rich and the almost rich didn't do so well....

Utah's governor signs abortion-halting legislation
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's governor signed legislation on Saturday that would require doctors to inform women that medication-induced abortions can be halted after taking just one of two pills, despite doctors' groups saying there is little evidence to back up that idea....