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Went to the ER? You may be hit with a surprise medical bill.

Unexpected medical bills are one of Americans’ top health care headaches. And it’s easy to see why: Roughly 1 in every 6 emergency room or in-hospital stays generated at least one out-of-network medical bill in 2017, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of claims data from large-employer plans published Thursday. That leaves patients at…MORE

Joe Biden refuses to apologize, getting in his own way on race

Joe Biden can’t seem to get out of his own way. His campaign started the day by defending his nostalgia for a more civil Washington — when getting things done meant working with segregationists on occasion. His comments at a campaign fundraiser in New York Tuesday night drew swift rebukes from his Democratic rivals for…MORE

Witness says he saw Navy SEAL on trial stab an ISIS prisoner

A serviceman who served in Iraq with a Navy SEAL accused of premeditated murder testified Wednesday that the defendant twice stabbed an injured alleged ISIS fighter in the neck. Navy Special Operations Chief Craig Miller, a star witness in the military trial of Edward Gallagher, said he saw Gallagher kneel down next to the detainee…MORE

Lawmakers ‘ran out of time’ to legalize marijuana in New York

State leaders in New York failed to reach a consensus Wednesday on key details in the state’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana, flattening a final push from Democratic leaders hoping to pass an agreement this year. Sen. Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat who sponsored the bill, confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that the legislation…MORE

Is KAG the new MAGA?

President Donald Trump was in his prime on Tuesday night. Speaking to thousands of MAGA-hatted supporters from the center of an arena in Orlando, Trump officially launched his reelection bid. He didn’t put forth any new policy proposals, but he vowed to keep on fighting and keep on winning, and to protect his supporters from the…MORE

All the ways the administration can prevent or limit congressional testimony, explained

With all of the ongoing battles between Capitol Hill, the White House and the Justice Department, it’s worth keeping in mind the different ways the administration and witnesses have sought to prevent or limit congressional testimony. White House counsel Pat Cippollone wrote Tuesday to House Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee that President Donald Trump’s…MORE

Senators press Trump nominee for UN ambassador on climate and her coal ties

President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations hit headwinds Wednesday as senators questioned the impact of her family’s coal fortune on her ability to work on climate issues at the world body. Kelly Craft, the current US ambassador to Canada, acknowledged during a Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing…MORE

Pompeo overrules experts, keeps Saudi Arabia off US child soldiers list

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided not to include Saudi Arabia on the State Department’s list of countries that recruit child soldiers and overruled his own team of experts, who argued that there was sufficient evidence to do so, a source familiar with the issue told CNN. While the State Department is legally required to…MORE

EU may be slow to sanction Iran deal violations, sources say

As the Trump administration continues its hardline approach on Iran, the European Union — in a bid to preserve the Iran nuclear deal — is reluctant to impose sanctions for potential violations of that deal, two diplomatic sources told CNN. Federica Mogherini, the top EU foreign affairs official, has conveyed this sentiment in meetings over…MORE