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US Waits for Trump to Tackle Drug Pricing as Big Pharma Goes on Lobbying Blitz

April 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
US Waits for Trump to Tackle Drug Pricing as Big Pharma Goes on Lobbying Blitz

President Trump postponed a speech on bringing down prescription drug prices this week after promising to roll out a set of sweeping policy proposals with help from his health czar, Alex Azar. Trump has talked tough about reining in drug prices, but critics point out that Azar is a former pharmaceutical executive and real price controls would require policy changes the industry doesn't like.(Photo: DNY59 / Getty Images)

Eight Years After BP Oil Spill, Sick Cleanup Workers Still Waiting for Day in Court

April 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
Eight Years After BP Oil Spill, Sick Cleanup Workers Still Waiting for Day in Court

Thousands of workers BP hired to clean up the spill that polluted the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 have claimed exposure to oil and the dispersant has made them sick and still have not had their day in court. Cleanup workers and their supporters are calling for federal judge Carl Barbier to reverse his decision to delay hearing remaining cases of cleanup workers indefinitely.

Defending Nuclear Pact, Iran's Rouhani Says Trump Has "No Clue" About International Treaties or Law

April 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
Defending Nuclear Pact, Iran's Rouhani Says Trump Has "No Clue" About International Treaties or Law

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani gives a speech in the city of Tabriz in the northwestern East-Azerbaijan province on April 25, 2018. (Photo: Atta Kenare / AFP / Getty Images)
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Medicaid Work Requirements: Trump's War on the Poor Expands, One State at a Time

April 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
Medicaid Work Requirements: Trump's War on the Poor Expands, One State at a Time

Donald and Melania Trump walk out to the North Portico to greet French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron as the Trumps host a state dinner at the White House on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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