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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has helped pitch the idea that the Republican tax overhaul plan would generate a "raise" for the average American family, though that is disputed. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Why You Shouldn't Count On The Promised $4,000 'Raise' From GOP Tax Plan

The White House's estimate of gains for the average American family rests on a lot of assumptions and is disputed by economists on the right and left alike.

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last week. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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What Motivates Chinese President Xi Jinping's Anti-Corruption Drive?

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has helped pitch the idea that the Republican tax overhaul plan would generate a "raise" for the average American family, though that is disputed. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Why You Shouldn't Count On The Promised $4,000 'Raise' From GOP Tax Plan

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Blue Note All-Stars' debut album, Our Point of View, is available now. Courtesy of Blue Note Records hide caption

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Blue Note All-Stars' Debut Album Paints A Portrait Of Contemporary Jazz

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Scientists have used a new gene-editing technique to create pigs that can keep their bodies warmer, burning more fat to produce leaner meat. Infrared pictures of 6-month-old pigs taken at zero, two, and four hours after cold exposure show that the pigs' thermoregulation was improved after insertion of the new gene. The modified pigs are on the right side of the images. Zheng et al. / PNAS hide caption

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CRISPR Bacon: Chinese Scientists Create Genetically Modified Low-Fat Pigs

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Amy Sedaris says her new show was inspired by everyone from Red Skelton to the Two Fat Ladies. KC Bailey/Tru TV hide caption

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The Best Hostess Gift? A Pound Of Butter, Says Amy Sedaris

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