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Maryland's overturned law restricted the price of generic drugs, and had been hailed as a model for other states. It's one of a number of state initiatives designed to combat rapidly rising drug prices. Towfiqu Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle is seen from Mexico while patrolling the border between the cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua state, on April 7. Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth walks across stage at the Democratic National Convention in 2016. She is the first senator to give birth while serving in office. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Toys left by neighbors for the Turpin's children sit on the front of the home of David and Louise Turpin in Perris, Calif., on Jan. 24, 2018. The Turpins are accused of abusing their 13 children, ranging from 2 to 29, before they were rescued on Jan. 14 from their home in Perris. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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California Lawmakers Consider How To Regulate Home Schools After Abuse Discovery

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Marsy's Law supporters in a statehouse hallway in Concord. They aim to amend the New Hampshire Constitution to include more rights for crime victims. Jason Moon /New Hampshire Public Radio hide caption

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A lawsuit brought by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia regarding President Trump's profits from the Trump International Hotel near the White House can proceed, a federal judge has ruled. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump speaks about the recently passed spending bill at the White House on Friday. Trump threatened to veto the bill before later signing it. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Birth Control Apps Find A Big Market In 'Contraception Deserts'

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Visitors walk the hallway inside the Pennsylvania Capitol near the House of Representatives chamber. A Republican lawmaker wants to impeach four of the state Supreme Court's justices who ruled that the congressional map be redrawn in time for the 2018 midterm elections. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday. The House passed the $1.3 trillion spending bill despite concerns from fiscal conservatives. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Passes $1.3 Trillion Government Funding Bill, Averts Shutdown

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in his Topeka office in May, 2017, after he was appointed by President Trump to co-chair the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity. Orlin Wagner/AP hide caption

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Kobach Trial Ends, Judge Now Deliberating On Kansas Voting

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Critics of Roger Severino, director of the Office for Civil Rights at HHS, worry Severino's efforts on behalf of some health workers will reduce women's access to reproductive health services and could aggravate discrimination against transgender people. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Civil Rights Chief At HHS Defends The Right To Refuse Care On Religious Grounds

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The city council in Los Alamitos, Calif., has given its preliminary approval to a measure exempting the city from a state law that limits cooperation between local police and federal immigration agents. Mayor Troy Edgar is seen here on Monday outside Los Alamitos City Hall. Amy Taxin/AP hide caption

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Scientists are finding that, just as with secondhand smoke from tobacco, inhaling secondhand smoke from marijuana can make it harder for arteries to expand to allow a healthy flow of blood. Maren Caruso/Getty Images hide caption

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Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes

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Carmen strikes a pose for her younger sister, Evelyn, before homecoming in the fall of 2017. Couresy of the Schentrup family hide caption

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After Daughter's 'Unimaginable' Death, Parkland Family Moved To Action

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From left: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Energy Secretary Rick Perry appear before a Senate committee Wednesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam met with legislators last week to discuss next steps in the budget. He wants Medicaid expansion to be a priority. Craig Carper /WCVE hide caption

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Virginia Republicans Divided On Medicaid Expansion

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House intelligence committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks to reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill, joined by other Democrats on the committee as they released a response to GOP conclusions on the House Russia investigation. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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