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Ronald Bert Smith Jr., who was executed on Dec. 8 using a drug previously used in problematic lethal injections. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)Ronald Bert Smith Jr. was "not anesthetized at any point during the agonizingly long procedure," his legal team says.


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The HealthCare.gov 2017 homepage. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)Hospitals and insurers want to know soon how GOP leaders plan to address the consequences of repealing the health law.


2016-12-10 00:38:01 -0700

File general view of the U.S. Capitol dome in the pre-dawn darkness in WashingtonThe stopgap spending bill passes by a 63-36 vote shortly before a midnight deadline.


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