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Senate set to approve $1.1 billion in Zika virus funding

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for approval of $1.1 billion in immediate funds to battle the Zika virus that is linked to birth defects, well above what is in legislation pending in the House of Representatives. By a vote of 68-29, senators limited debate on the measure, paving the way for likely

Feeling Heat on Zika, Senate Republicans to Approve Funds

Senate Republicans plan to approve at least $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus in the next week or so, amid intensifying pressure to combat the spread of the mosquito-borne illness.  Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, the Republican who chairs the spending subcommittee that oversees health funding, said he wants to add $1.1 billion in

The war against women invades the court

Betsy McCaughey On Tuesday, a startling rift appeared on the U.S. Supreme Court — as the three female justices came out swinging like Brunnhildes — women warriors — for what they erroneously labeled an “entitlement” to employer-provided contraceptives and morning-after pills. The justices were hearing oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., a