Senate Confirms 4 Trump Nominees To Top Environmental Posts In Last-Minute Vote

The Senate voted to confirm at least four of President Donald Trump’s nominees to top environmental posts Thursday in last-minute votes just hours before the 115th Congress adjourned. The confirmations, which received mixed reaction from environmentalists, fill long-vacant roles and save the White House from having to restart the nomination process…

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Getting your child vaccinated is a gift to others

(CNN)Every year, families all across the United States perform a selfless act that can help to transform the lives of millions of the most vulnerable children. I don’t mean goodwill holiday donations of food or clothing, or people making out generous checks to their favorite Christmas charity. I’m not even…

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Democrats head into 2019 split on everything but Trump

(CNN)Democrats are coming into control of the House and entering the 2020 presidential primary unified in their opposition to President Donald Trump — but split on almost everything else. Here is a look ahead at some of the debates that will animate the coming year. Getting real about ‘Medicare for…

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High drug prices? Some pharma firms will send you a check

Kip Burgess was relieved last year when pharmaceutical giant Amgen overnighted him a $2,976 check to help pay for his go-to arthritis drug, Enbrel. It’s one of the little-known secrets in health care: When financial incentives like copay coupons and debit cards won’t work, pharmaceutical companies sometimes will write a…

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Doctors question medical care given to migrant boy who died Christmas Eve

(CNN)Days after a Guatemalan boy died in US custody on Christmas Eve, infectious disease experts say it appears Felipe Alonzo-Gomez likely had the flu, a potentially deadly illness that can often be treated if caught early enough. Muñoz and another pediatric infectious disease expert contacted by CNN said they would…

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