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Pelosi: Bill Failure 'A Victory' for Americans
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A female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound west of Seattle, as seen from a federal research vessel that has been tracking the whale. Using unique breath samples captured over four years, a new study identifies an array of bacteria and fungi contained in the exhaled breath of the small, distinct population of southern resident killer whales of the northeast Pacific Ocean.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal inspector general has launched an inquiry into the Trump administration's decision to pull advertising for HealthCare.gov in the closing stretch of this year's sign-up season, according to a letter made public Friday, March 24, 2017.
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Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, right, works on the International Space Station during a space walk on Friday, March 24, 2017. Kimbrough and France's Thomas Pesquet emerged early from the orbiting complex, then went their separate ways to accomplish as much as possible 250 miles up. Their main job involves disconnecting an old docking port. This port needs to be moved in order to make room for a docking device compatible with future commercial crew capsules. (NASA via AP)
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A customer sets up his new iPhone 7 Plus, right, as he switches from the iPhone 6 at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue during the release of the Apple iPhone 7 and the latest Apple Watches, in Chicago. New documents from WikiLeaks, posted Thursday, March 23, 2017, point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers such that the exploits persist even after the devices are reset to factory conditions. Apple says the purported hacking techniques have all been fixed in recent iPhones and Mac computers.
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Provided by the North Dakota Department of Health shows an oil spill from the Belle Fourche Pipeline that was discovered Dec. 5, 2016 in Ash Coulee Creek, a tributary of the Little Missouri River, near Belfield, N.D. Authorities say the pipeline spill is now believed to be three times larger than first estimated, and one of the biggest in state history. (Scott Stockdill/North Dakota Department of Health via AP, File)
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The Southern Lights are seen over the Southern Ocean near Antarctica from a chattered plane Friday, March 24, 2017. A charter plane that left Dunedin, New Zealand, late Thursday flew close to the Antarctic Circle to give the eager passengers an up-close look at the Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights. (Ian Griffin via AP)
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Today in History for March 24
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President Donald Trump meets with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.
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The Verizon logo is displayed in New York. The Republican-led Senate moved Thursday, March 23, 2017, to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers’ permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information.
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This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. Environmental risks and heredity get the most blame for cancer, but new research released on Thursday, March 23, 2017 suggests random chance may play a bigger role than people realize: Healthy cells naturally make mistakes when they multiply, typos in your DNA that can leave new cells carrying cancer-prone genetic mutations. (Ewa Krawczyk/National Cancer Institute via AP)
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An employment application form on a table at a job fair in Hudson, N.Y. Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. The economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, argue in a paper released Thursday, March 23, 2017, that the loss of steady middle-income jobs for those with high school degrees or less has triggered broad problems for this group.
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A customer sets up his new iPhone 7 Plus, right, as he switches from the iPhone 6 at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue during the release of the Apple iPhone 7 and the latest Apple Watches, in Chicago. New documents from WikiLeaks, posted Thursday, March 23, 2017, point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers such that the exploits persist even after the devices are reset to factory conditions. Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but they are playing down the threat to typical users. The techniques typically require physical access to devices, something the CIA would only use for individuals it is targeting.
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Water gushes from the Oroville Dam's main spillway in Oroville, Calif. A team of experts is warning of a "very significant risk" if the main spillway of the California dam is not operational again by the next rainy season. The warning is contained in a report obtained Wednesday, March 22 by The Associated Press.
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An AT&T logo on an AT&T Wireless retail store front, in Philadelphia. After a one-day walkout, 17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada will come back on the job Thursday, March 23, 2017. They had been striking to protest the phone and cable giant changing the job duties of some employees.
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Cataleya Tamekia-Damiah Wimberly before her 1st birthday party in Milwaukee. Wimberly died nearly three weeks later from a methadone overdose in a case the Milwaukee police are still investigating. The number of children's deaths is still small relative to the overall toll from opioids, but toddler fatalities have climbed steadily over the last 10 years. (Helen Jackson via AP)
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Graphic shows estimated tax changes under Republican health bill; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;
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In this undated photo released by Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry, divers survey damaged coral reef caused by cruise ship M.V. Caledonian Sky that ran aground earlier this month in the waters of Raja Ampat, Papua province, Indonesia. Indonesia says nearly 19,000 square meters of coral reef was damaged in the pristine waters. (Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry via AP)
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Four Dead in Northern Wisconsin, Suspect Caught
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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.