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White House lays out antibiotic plan

WASHINGTON — After years of warnings from the science and medical communities about the depletion of the world’s arsenal of effective antibiotics, President Barack Obama directed federal agencies Thursday to significantly ramp up their efforts to deal with the threat.

More than 100,000 immigrants may lose health coverage due to lack of status data

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials said Monday that more than 100,000 immigrants who bought health-care plans through the federal insurance exchange will have their coverage cut off at the end of the month, because they failed to provide proof by the Sept. 5 deadline that their citizenship or immigration status makes them eligible for insurance on the marketplace.

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Sen. Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation

WASHINGTON—On a day that was supposed to signal new leadership in the House, Speaker John A. Boehner was plagued with the same old GOP infighting Thursday when he was forced to abruptly cancel a vote to approve $659 million in emergency funding for the border crisis because conservatives — spurred on by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz—rallied against it.