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May 30, 2017 11:21 PM Trump’s window for scoring early legislative victories is shrinking

President Trump faces an increasingly narrow path to win major legislative victories before the looming August recess, with only two months left to revive his health-care or tax initiatives before Congress departs for a long break. White House officials said Tuesday that Trump has become increasingly incensed that legislation is bogging down in the Senate 80

May 27, 2017 9:41 PM A high-stakes gamble: How Jared Kushner reacted to previous crises

NEW YORK — Jared Kushner had barely survived a fight to save his family’s real estate empire. Taking charge of the business after his father went to prison, Kushner, 25 at the time, paid $1.8 billion in 2007 for the nation’s most expensive office building. Then the market went south, the debts piled up, and Kushner spent years pushing banks to renegotiate 90

May 25, 2017 3:11 PM Your heart attack risk may increase if you get fewer than 6 hours of sleep

Getting fewer than six hours of sleep a night doubles the chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke in at-risk people, a new study suggests. Those people with metabolic syndrome — type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity combined — need more sleep to survive, researchers write in their new paper, which was published in this month's edition 111

May 24, 2017 11:04 PM Uninsured ranks still to grow by tens of millions under latest House health-care bill, CBO says

Health-care legislation adopted by House Republicans earlier this month would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured by 2026 than under current law, the Congressional Budget Office projected Wednesday — only a million fewer than the estimate for the House’s previous bill. The nonpartisan agency’s finding, which drew immediate fire from Democrats 64

May 12, 2017 7:46 PM Surface Laptop vs. Surface Book: The prices and features of two premium laptops, compared

Until we can test the Surface Laptop thoroughly, we take a close look at what the specs say. With the debut of the Surface Laptop, Microsoft has a stylish cousin to its brawny Surface Book—similarly shaped, but very different otherwise. It can be a tough choice if both premium products have caught your eye. We haven't tested the Surface Laptop yet, but it's on preorder 75

May 11, 2017 5:49 PM Poll: Just 21 percent approve of House’s Obamacare repeal bill

Less than a quarter of American voters surveyed in a new poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University approve of the legislation passed last week by the House of Representatives to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Fifty-six percent of those polled said they disapprove of the legislation, dubbed the American Health Care Act, while just 21 percent 55

May 9, 2017 5:57 AM Jimmy Kimmel slams critics of his emotional health-care plea, calls out Newt Gingrich

A week after Jimmy Kimmel shared the news about his newborn son’s heart defect — and made an emotional plea about preexisting conditions amid the health-care debate — he returned to his late-night show on Monday to huge applause from his studio audience. “I made an emotional speech that was seen by millions. And as a result of my powerful words on that night 53

May 9, 2017 1:38 AM 10 people nominated by Trump to federal bench

CURRENT POSITION: She was a University of Michigan law professor when Republican Gov. Rick Snyder appointed her to the Michigan Supreme Court in 2015. Larsen was a law clerk for late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in the 1990s. EDUCATION: Law degree, Northwestern University law school, 1993; bachelor’s degree, University of Northern Iowa, 1990. NOTABLE 83

May 4, 2017 11:02 AM Republicans plan health-care vote on Thursday, capping weeks of fits and starts

House Republican leaders said Wednesday that they plan to bring their controversial plan to revise key parts of the Affordable Care Act to a vote on Thursday, capping weeks of fits and starts in their attempt to fulfill a signature campaign promise. The flagging Republican effort to reshape the nation’s health-care system picked up steam Wednesday as GOP leaders 67

April 30, 2017 6:22 PM Trump guarantees protection for those with preexisting medical conditions — but it’s unclear how

President Trump tried Sunday to reassure anxious Republicans that the latest proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would continue to protect those with preexisting medical conditions, although he struggled to fully articulate what form those protections would take. As Republicans have tried to find a health-care bill on which they can reach a consensus 63