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Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel credits good healthcare to saving the life of his newborn son. That led Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), a medical doctor, to say that any replacement of the Affordable Care Act should pass "The Jimmy Kimmel Test." Now, Kimmel says Cassidy has fallen short of that with his new bill being considered by Congress.

Less than a month after Hurricane Irma hit, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are dealing with another storm as Hurricane Maria barrels through the region.

Danielle Allen's memoir centers on her cousin Michael, who was sentenced to a long prison term for carjacking when he was 15. Three years after his release, he was found shot to death in a parked car.

Increasingly, wealthy business people are funding think tanks. As one political scientist notes, they tend to "want to know exactly what they're getting for their dollars' worth."

Among the many surprises in the latest push to repeal Obamacare is the key role being played by the former Republican presidential candidate from Pennsylvania — who left the Senate a decade ago.

Sen. Luther Strange hopes a visit Friday by President Trump can help him win next Tuesday's GOP runoff. But "Ten Commandments" Judge Roy Moore is trying to claim the true conservative mantle.

Sophia Spencer was extremely fond of bugs, especially grasshoppers. Her peers didn't always appreciate her interest. Entomologists on Twitter, on the other hand, were huge fans of her passion.

This week the White House hosted historically black colleges and universities. But many HBCU presidents stayed away, arguing that the administration is not interested in the issues HBCUs face.

Journalists E.J. Dionne and Norm Ornstein say that a new wave of political activism springs from the fact that Trump is unfit for office. Their new book (with Thomas Mann) is One Nation After Trump.

"I can make jokes," Laura Welliver says, "because I've already had my good, long cry."

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