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Short of votes to pass their border supplemental, House Republicans scrambled on Wednesday night to avoid having to go home without acting to address the crisis of some 57,000 unaccompanied minors at the southern border within the last year.

Seeking to placate conservatives, GOP leaders opted to set up a two-prong vote for Thursday. The first is on their $659 million border supplemental bill which also toughens border laws. If that passes, there'll be a vote after that to end the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, created by executive order in 2012.

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Hospitals continue to report a significant drop in their number of uninsured patients as Obamacare coverage takes full effect, boosting their bottom lines, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday.

Hospital Corporation of America, the biggest for-profit hospital network in the country, reported a 6.6 percent decrease in uninsured patients across its 165 hospitals, according to Bloomberg. And in the four states where HCA operates that expanded Medicaid, the drop was 48 percent.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and rise to national prominence.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering economy.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who'd soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick. The other, a multimillionaire entrepreneur who owned a private jet.

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