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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, Chief Justice John Roberts speaks in Lexington, Ky. A unanimous Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, bolstered the rights of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. Roberts ruled that it is not enough for school districts to get by with minimal instruction for special needs children. The school programs must be designed to let students make progress in light of their disabilities.  (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
Parents empowered by Supreme Court ruling in special ed caseParents of learning disabled students say a unanimous Supreme Court ruling will make it easier for them to insist on appropriate services for their children, and harder for the schools to say no
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House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., left, confers with House Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during a meeting to shape the final version of the Republican health care bill before it goes to the floor for debate and a vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdownPresident Donald Trump is dangling possible changes to the health care bill aimed at placating conservatives threatening to torpedo the legislation
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto talks to reporters about why she's leaving the Republican Party on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Honolulu. Rep. Fukumoto resigned from the GOP Wednesday because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump. She's hoping to become a Democrat but does not know whether the Democratic Party will accept her. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)
Hawaii Republican resigns from party after criticizing TrumpA Hawaii lawmaker who says she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump is leaving the Republican Party
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From left, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., in red, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York and California Gov. Jerry Brown, and other Democrats, walk down the East Step on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, for an event marking seven years since former President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The Latest: Pa. moderate Dent to vote no on health billA prominent Republican moderate from Pennsylvania says he'll be voting against the GOP health care bill expected to go to the House floor Thursday
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Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto talks to reporters about why she's leaving the Republican Party on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Honolulu. Rep. Fukumoto resigned from the GOP Wednesday because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump. She's hoping to become a Democrat but does not know whether the Democratic Party will accept her. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)
The Latest: Hawaii GOP: Fukumoto should have given up seatThe leader of Hawaii's GOP says a Republican who's leaving the party should have resigned her statehouse seat and let the party choose her replacement
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Perry decries election of 1st gay Texas A&M student prezU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is suggesting that the election that gave his alma mater, Texas A&M, its first openly gay student body president was "stolen."
The Associated Press3 hours ago
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks in support of the Republican health care bill during a TV interview in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardyScrambling to nail down votes for the House health care bill, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care, and substance abuse treatment
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams arrives for his arraignment on bribery and extortion charges at the federal courthouse, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Top prosecutor pleads not guilty in gifts-for-favors casePhiladelphia's top prosecutor has pleaded not guilty to federal bribery and extortion charges as pressure mounts from the mayor and others for him to resign
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. speaks with reporters outside the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, following a meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probeThe chairman of the House intelligence committee says communications of Donald Trump and his transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies
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Activists, from left, Melanie Meehan-Crossley, Janette Dean, Sarah Mahler, Julia Hammett and Peggy Lear Bowen celebrate Nevada's ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment at the Nevada Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev., Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Nevada became the first state to approve the Equal Rights Amendment decades after the deadline to enshrine in the U.S. Constitution that women and men are equal under the law. (AP Photo/Alison Noon)
Nevada backs Equal Rights Amendment decades after deadlineNevada has become the first state to approve the Equal Rights Amendment decades after the deadline to enshrine in the U.S. Constitution that women and men are equal under the law
The Associated Press4 hours ago
'Sex-selection' abortion ban gets final OK in Arkansas HouseA proposal to impose fines and prison time on doctors who perform abortions that are based solely on whether the mother wants to have a boy or girl has received final passage from the Arkansas House
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, right, stands up during a break in his testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., left, and Gorsuch's wife Marie Louise Gorsuch, second from right, join him. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Gorsuch to Democrats: No return to 'horse and buggy' eraSupreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has wrapped up two days of Senate questioning to glowing reviews from Republicans and complaints from frustrated Democrats that he concealed his conservative views from the American public
The Associated Press6 hours ago
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