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China's President Xi Jinping and President Trump chat as they pose for the group photo at the beginning of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, in June. Trump has offered to meet with Xi about resolving protests in Hong Kong. picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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If a doctor is found to be ordering too many MRI or CT scans or other imaging tests for Medicare patients, a federal law is supposed to require the physician to get federal approval for all diagnostic imaging. But the Trump administration has stalled the law's implementation. laflor/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in Bangkok on Friday, said the U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is now in effect. "Russia is solely responsible for the treaty's demise," he said. Jonathan Ernst/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher celebrates after being acquitted of premeditated murder at Naval Base San Diego on July 2. Gallagher was found not guilty in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive in Iraq in 2017. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images hide caption

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"As deductibles rise, patients have the right to know the price of health care services so they can shop around for the best deal," says Seema Verma, who heads the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and announced the Trump administration's plan this week. Kevin Wolf/AP hide caption

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Supporters of Planned Parenthood demonstrated at New York's City Hall against the Trump administration's Title X rule change in February. Planned Parenthood now says it clinics nationwide will stop using federal Title X family planning funds. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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People wait in Tijuana, Mexico, on Tuesday to apply for asylum in the United States. A memo notified officers that immigrants at the southern border are ineligible for asylum, with a few exceptions. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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An executive order President Trump signed Monday aims to make most hospital pricing more transparent to patients, long before they get the bill. Sam Edwards/Caiaimage/Getty Images hide caption

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Drug agents last fall worked with a Minneapolis police SWAT team to seize just under 171 pounds of methamphetamine. Many U.S. states say they face an escalating problem with meth and drugs other than opioids. Cannon River Drug and Violent Task Force/AP hide caption

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Federal Grants Restricted To Fighting Opioids Miss The Mark, States Say

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President Trump has announced plans to impose escalating tariffs on goods imported from Mexico in an attempt to stop migrants from entering the U.S. over the southern border. Shown here are migrants at the border in El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP hide caption

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin gives two thumbs up for U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza in 2018. On Thursday, President Trump announced that he will nominate Carranza to lead the Small Business Administration. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Khadijah Ameen, 29, a woman who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, was among the participants of a weekend-long workshop with a dozen people of varying political views. Courtesy of the National Institute for Civil Discourse and New Voice Strategies hide caption

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, speaks to state legislators in 2018. Bevin, who is running for re-election this fall, asked the federal government to impose work requirements on many people who receive Medicaid. Bevin's predecessor, a Democrat, did not seek these requirements when he expanded the program under the Affordable Care Act. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Shawn Esco brings his dog Nibbler to a park in Jackson, Miss. He was diagnosed with HIV 11 years ago and has stayed healthy, but the same can't be said of many of the other HIV-positive people in his life. L. Kasimu Harris for NPR hide caption

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Ending HIV In Mississippi Means Cutting Through Racism, Poverty And Homophobia

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The Trump administration aims to boost competition among hospitals and cut costs by letting consumers see how widely prices can vary for the same medical or surgical procedure. But health economists say patients typically have little choice in choosing their hospital. teekid/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Hospitals And Insurers Might Be Forced To Reveal The True Prices They Negotiate

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