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July 24, 2017

Weekly review: Trump says he will 'let ObamaCare fail.' Here are 3 ways he could do that.

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McCain undergoes surgery at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix; GOP delays health bill vote (July 17)
Sen. John McCain's (R-Ky.) office last week announced that the senator underwent a "minimally invasive" procedure at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix to remove a nearly 2-inch clot from above his left eye.

GOP abandons health bill, doesn't have votes for 'repeal and delay' (July 18)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) late Monday announced the Senate will no longer pursue its bill to replace the Affordable Care Act—and an alternative approach, to repeal the ACA immediately with plans to pass a replacement later, now appears dead on arrival.

Trump says he will 'let ObamaCare fail.' Here are 3 ways he could do that. (July 19)
Industry experts say President Trump has several major points of leverage if he truly wants to allow the Affordable Care Act to fail.

McCain has brain cancer, Mayo Clinic doctors say (July 20)
Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) current absence from the Senate could complicate GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Does diet soda help people lose weight? Probably not, review of 37 studies suggest (July 21)
Meghan Azad, lead author of the review, says, "There's no clear evidence for benefit from the artificial sweeteners, and there is a potential that they have a negative impact, but we need more research to figure it out for sure."

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