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The Senate bill does nothing to fix America's biggest health care problem

June 30, 2017
Sarah Kliff | Vox
The biggest problem in American health care is one that the Republican health care plans won’t really try to solve. To be fair, it’s one that Obamacare didn’t touch, either.

From candidate to president: Obama's call of history

June 26, 2017
Peter Baker, author of "Obama: The Call of History," shares some of the pivotal moments during Obama’s presidency.
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Can Trump Destroy Obama’s Legacy?

June 24, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The president seems determined to define his time in office by demolishing what his predecessor did.
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Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

June 23, 2017
Adam Entous, Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima | The Washington Post
Over that five-month interval, the Obama administration secretly debated dozens of options for deterring or punishing Russia.
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Republicans who decried Obamacare secrecy now writing legislation in secret

June 22, 2017
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Rarely has the political double standard been so flagrant as now, when Republicans are scrambling to keep their promise to “repeal and replace Obamacare.”
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Trump Reverses Pieces of Obama-Era Engagement With Cuba

June 17, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Trump, in Miami on Friday, approved new strictures on Americans’ ability to travel to and do business with Cuba.
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Trump restricts Cuba travel and extends protections for dreamers. Georgia race heats up.

June 16, 2017
Trump restores restrictions on trade and travel to Cuba.
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Trump Plans Partial Rollback of Expanded Ties With Cuba

June 16, 2017
Alexis Simendinger | RealClearPolitics
President Trump’s decision to rewind some of America’s two and a half years of openness with Cuba will not be a wholesale retrenchment of President Obama’s policies.
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The 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

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June 14, 2017
On Wednesday, a lone gunman opened fire at the Congressional Baseball Game practice. We remember a similar event in 2011, when Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was seriously injured in a mass shooting in her home state.
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