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Trump scores big business wins during his China visit, Saudi Arabia’s corruption crackdown spreads beyond its borders and a report delves into the decisions behind Monsanto’s weedkiller crisis.

Maine governor says he will not expand Medicaid despite vote

Maine Governor Paul LePage said on Wednesday he would not carry out an expansion of the state's Medicaid program under Obamacare that was approved by voters unless it was fully funded by the legislature, calling it "ruinous" for the state's budget.

Trump's opponents race to the courthouse to thwart him

When President Donald Trump announced on Oct. 12 he would stop subsidies to health insurers critical to the Obamacare law, the response from Democratic state officials was swift and predictable: a lawsuit by 18 state attorneys general was filed within 24 hours.


In Trump strongholds, Democrats walk tightrope ahead of 2018 elections

KATY, Texas As Democrats try to win control of the U.S. Congress in next year's midterm elections, their hopes of picking up a Senate seat in Republican-dominated Texas rest with a telegenic ex-punk rocker who wants to impeach President Donald Trump and legalize marijuana. | Video