WASHINGTON—Half a century after President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation creating Medicare and Medicaid with a pledge that seniors no longer would “be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine,” the promise has been largely fulfilled.
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WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein filed her long-awaited legislative response to California’s water crisis on Wednesday, hoping to broker a compromise that has eluded Congress through four years of fallow crops and brown lawns.
WASHINGTON — After braking for a recession and higher payment demands on consumers, the cost of health care is once more grabbing a larger share of the American wallet.
COLUMBUS, Ga. — The man who killed two women at a Louisiana movie theater last week was able to buy a firearm legally — despite a judge’s order sending him to a psychiatric hospital in 2008 — because he was never involuntarily committed for treatment, Georgia officials said Monday.
WASHINGTON — Executives from 13 major U.S. corporations announced at least $140 billion in new investments to decrease their carbon footprints as part of a White House initiative to recruit private commitments ahead of a United Nations climate- change summit later this year in Paris.
With the lowering of giant steel legs to the sea bottom off Rhode Island, construction has officially begun on the country’s first offshore wind farm, starting what U.S. officials hope will be a race to harness a vast energy resource capable of powering millions of homes along the East Coast.
MIAMI — In the annual battle to rid steamy South Florida of swarming summer mosquitoes, new research has found routine spraying may pose a far greater risk to an innocent bystander: butterflies.
WASHINGTON —— Democrats have rallied to defend Planned Parenthood after of the recent release of two graphic undercover videos by an anti-abortion group, but the women’s health care provider is feeling plenty of heat on Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON —— Lawmakers appear ready to ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs has access to the money it needs to prevent a shutdown of its hospitals this August, but there will probably be strings attached.
NAIROBI — The connection between President Barack Obama and Kenya has always been an echo of his relationship with his Kenyan father, which he once described as “an abstraction.”