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Congress clears stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika

Congress clears stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika

Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus

US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area

US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area

The national fight over sugar-loaded soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay

The Latest: Trump says he saved Machado's job

The Latest: Trump says he saved Machado's job

Donald Trump says he saved former Miss Universe Alicia Machado's job by shaming her into losing weight

New Mexico High Court To Settle Dispute Over Pollution Rules

New Mexico High Court To Settle Dispute Over Pollution Rules

Environmentalists say New Mexico isn't going far enough to protect the state's limited groundwater supplies from copper mining operations