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Speed, secrecy raise legitimate doubts about GOP health reform

President Donald Trump promised to make health care “much less expensive and much better” shortly before his inauguration. So here’s a reasonable question for Republicans pushing an Affordable Care Act replacement through the U.S. Senate at lightning speed: Why not give the nation’s doctors, hospitals, nurses and patients enough time to see if the plan meets presidential expectations?

Opinion

Who's to blame for political violence?

Last Wednesday morning, a Trump-hating Bernie Sanders volunteer shot five people at a Republican practice for the annual congressional baseball game. One of them was the third-ranking House Republican, Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise. We could blame Democrats and Sanders supporters for this crime, if we wanted to imitate past liberal tactics. But the rush to score partisan points by using incidents of violence to discredit your political opponents is not only all too common but also cheap and dishonest.

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Protesters carried away by police after protesting health care bill outside Sen. McConnell's office

Disability advocates staged a “die in” protest outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on June 22. The protest is in response to the Senate Republicans health care plan, which includes proposed cuts to Medicaid. Police arrested demonstrators including a some in wheelchairs.
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Protesters carried away by police after protesting health care bill outside Sen. McConnell's office 0:47

Protesters carried away by police after protesting health care bill outside Sen. McConnell's office

IMG Academy's basketball staff celebrates Jonathan Isaac's selection in the NBA draft 0:26

IMG Academy's basketball staff celebrates Jonathan Isaac's selection in the NBA draft

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Crews respond to a train car fire in Palmetto

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How does a psychiatric hospital design its facility so clients can't harm themselves?