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Poll: Medicare Buy-In More Appealing to GOP Voters

WASHINGTON — Americans are giving Democrats a clear edge on health care as the 2020 presidential race gears up, according to a new poll that also finds many Republicans backing one of their competitors' top ideas: a government insurance plan people can buy int...

Many Blame Drug Firms for Opioid Crisis

NEW YORK — About two-thirds of Americans believe drug companies are to blame for the opioid crisis, although nearly as many hold drug users themselves responsible, a new poll finds. The United States is in t...
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Poll: Majority of Republicans Support Legal Marijuana

LOS ANGELES — A growing majority of Americans, including Republicans, say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use. Support for legal marijuana hit 61 percent in 2018, up from 5...

My Turn: A California Solution to Immigration Policy

Have we had enough of the Washington gridlock on immigration issues? Opinion Pete Weber Special to CALmatters California has shortages in a wide range of occupations, from computer scientists to agricultural workers; from construction workers...
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US Service Members Killed in Syria Blast

BEIRUT — A number of U.S. service members were killed in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, an attack that came less than a month after U.S. President ...
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Trump in Iraq on First Visit to Troops in Troubled Region

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq — President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Wednesday, leaving behind a partially shuttered U.S. government to greet American troops helping hold off extremists in a country where thousands of Americans died during the r...