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Michael Botticelli, former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on attacking America's epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Former Drug Czar Says GOP Health Bill Would Cut Access To Addiction Treatment

The director of National Drug Control Policy under President Obama, Michael Botticelli, says the proposed GOP health bill would decrease access to treatment in the middle of an opioid crisis.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the proposed Republican health bill would lead to an enormous transfer of wealth from poorer Americans to richer ones. Marian Carrasquero/NPR hide caption

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Pelosi Says Democrats Have A Responsibility To Look For Common Ground On Health Law

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A colored magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the brain of a 76-year-old patient with dementia shows the brain has atrophied and the dark brown fluid-filled spaces have become enlarged. Zephyr/Science Source hide caption

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Cancer Drug That Might Slow Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Headed For Bigger Tests

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Life and Alien: Covenant (both 2017 films) are about astronauts who have disastrous encounters with extraterrestrials. Pictured: Katherine Waterston (left) in Alien: Covenant and Jake Gyllenhaal in Life. Mark Rogers via Twentieth Century Fox; Courtesy of Sony Pictures hide caption

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Movie Twins? Weirdly Similar Films That Came Out Within Months Of Each Other

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Demonstrators gathered near the White House on March 11 to protest President Trump's travel ban on six Muslim countries. Tasos Katopodis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Travel Ban Blocked Nationwide By Federal Judges In Hawaii, Maryland

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Michael Botticelli, former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on attacking America's epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Former Drug Czar Says GOP Health Bill Would Cut Access To Addiction Treatment

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Firebrand ethno-nationalist lawmaker Geert Wilders prepares to cast his vote in the Dutch general election Wednesday in The Hague, Netherlands. Exit Polls suggested a poor showing for his party. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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Early Results Show Dutch Reject Nationalist Candidate Geert Wilders

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