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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. is surrounded by reporters as he arrives at the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017, as the Republican majority in Congress remains stymied by their inability to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare."  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Republicans strain for modest 'skinny' redo of 'Obamacare'Republicans are trying to unite behind scaled-back health care legislation that would undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of President Barack Obama's health care law
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In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryosFor the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos
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Connie Yates, mother of critically ill baby Charlie Gard arrives at the Royal Court of Justice in London, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. A British judge is set to rule on where Charlie Gard, a baby with a rare genetic disease, will spend the last days of his life. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
UK judge OKs plan for ill baby Charlie to go to a hospiceA British judge has ordered that critically ill infant Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will "inevitably" die within a short time
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Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF, speaks during an interview in Amman, Jordan on Thursday, July, 27, 2017 about his recent tour of war-torn Yemen. He said a global effort to try to slow the spread of cholera in Yemen is "a race between us, and the rains and the continuing destruction and the fighting." (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
AP Interview: Yemen factions said to have pledged easing aidAP Interview: UN child welfare agency chief says Yemen's warring sides promise to clear obstacles to aid delivery
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California woman sentenced for $1M Jazzercise embezzlementA Southern California woman who embezzled about $1 million from the Jazzercise company has been sentenced to more than seven-and-a-half years in prison
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A view of the shore of Lake Bracciano, about 35 kilometers northwest of Rome, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Rome area’s governor last week ordered no more water drawn from Lake Bracciano, which supplies much of the Italian capital, raising risk for staggered water supply shutdowns as long as eight hours daily in alternating neighborhoods. Scarce rain and chronically leaky aqueducts have combined this summer to hurt farmers in much of Italy and put Romans at risk for drastic water rationing starting later this week.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Amid nationwide drought, Rome seeks ways to avoid rationingItaly's environment minister says Rome and its water company are working to avoid rationing during drought
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, center, is followed by reporters as she arrives to vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Murkowski voted no, and Vice President Mike Pence then broke a 50-50 tie to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Alaska senator unfazed by Trump tweetPresident Donald Trump has lashed out at a Republican senator who opposed moving forward with long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." Murkowski says her vote was to advance Alaska's interests.
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FILE - In this May 31, 2013 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference to announce the increase in penalties for texting while driving in New York. New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the “textalyzer” that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving. Cuomo announced Wednesday, July 26, 2017, that he would direct the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee to examine the technology, as well as the privacy and constitutional questions it could raise. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
New York eyes textalyzer to bust drivers using cellphonesNew York state will study the use of a device known as the textalyzer that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a crash was texting while driving
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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, leaves the chamber as the Republican-run Senate rejected a GOP proposal to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law and give Congress two years to devise a replacement, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Capitol in Washington. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have been stymied by opposition from within the Republican ranks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal 'Obamacare'After seven years of campaign promises, Republican senators demonstrate they don't have the stomach to approve a straight-up repeal of "Obamacare" with a president in the White House who would actually sign it
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FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, E-cigarettes appear on display at Vape store in Chicago. Smokers who used e-cigarettes were more likely to kick the habit than those who didn’t, according to a new study that suggests a liberal approach to the electronic devices could help curb smoking rates. The American study was based on the biggest sample of e-cigarette users to date and attempted to clarify if e-cigarettes help smokers quit. The research was published online Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in the journal, BMJ. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Blowing smoke? E-cigarettes might help smokers quitA new study suggests people who used e-cigarettes were more likely to kick the habit than those who didn't.
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International Brotherhood of Teamsters organizer Wamon Hock, right, helps lead a chant during a protest outside the McKesson Corp. shareholders meeting in Irving, Texas, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. McKesson Corp. is the largest U.S. distributor of prescription drugs. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Drug wholesaler to make board change after opioid protestDrug wholesaler McKesson agrees to make board change after protest over opioid distribution.
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First 2017 Texas case of local Zika transmission reportedTexas health officials have reported what they believe to be the state's first 2017 case of local Zika virus transmission
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