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Trump signs off on healthcare reforms for veterans

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/07/18, 10:49 am

President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Wednesday that will expand access to private healthcare for veterans. At a signing ceremony at the White House, the president welcomed a group of veterans and caregivers. “All during the campaign I’d go out and say, ‘Why can’t they just go see a doctor instead of standing in line for weeks and weeks and weeks?’ Now they can go see a doctor. It’s going to be great,” Trump said. The VA Mission Act of 2018 passed both chambers of Congress last month with bipartisan support.

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From ‘Just Say No’ to ‘No Big Deal’

Effective Compassion | Cities try to combat drug deaths by helping addicts use drugs
by Rob Holmes
Posted 6/06/18, 01:12 pm

Drug addicts are shooting up at supervised injection centers across Canada, and there’s a push to imitate them here too, The New York Times reported. A one-year pilot may open at least four sites in New York City with the full support of Mayor Bill de Blasio. Proponents say the sites make cities safer, but they delay or prevent addicts from finding the recovery and redemption they desperately need.

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Future still murky for Christian bakers

First Amendment | The Supreme Court’s recent decision leaves room for interpretation
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/05/18, 12:06 pm

The government cannot coerce Colorado baker Jack Phillips to bake cakes for gay weddings, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, but the future remains uncertain for other Christians in the wedding business. Though seven of nine justices agreed in Masterpiece Cakeshop v.

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