2017/02/08

Republicans Vote To Silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren In Confirmation Debate Plus 4 More Stories

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Republicans Vote To Silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren In Confirmation Debate

After Warren quoted Coretta Scott King and Sen. Edward Kennedy, Republicans invoked a Senate rule that silences a member accused of impugning the integrity of a colleague.

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NPR News Investigations

Despite Decades-Old Law, Funeral Prices Are Still Unclear

Federal regulators have found about 1 in 4 funeral homes don't disclose their general price lists as required by the 1984 rule.

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The Two-Way

Russian Court Finds Putin Critic Alexei Navalny Guilty In Retrial

As the findings were announced, Navalny, a popular blogger, tweeted images and said the new verdict seemed to be copied from an earlier trial.

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Shots - Health News

White House Says Medicare Should Leverage Its Buying Power To Pull Down Drug Prices

A spokesman said Tuesday that President Trump does want Medicare to be able to directly negotiate prescription drug prices with drugmakers. Analysts disagree about how much difference that would make.

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Parallels

Trump Tower In Toronto Is Up For Sale And Facing Legal Woes

The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto has gone bust. Investors have lost millions and Trump has been sued, along with the project's two Russian-Canadian developers.

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