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California has become the first state in the country to offer government-subsidized health benefits to young adults living in the U.S. illegally.

The measure signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday extends coverage to low-income, undocumented adults ages 25 and younger for the state's Medicaid program.

The Pentagon's comptroller said it cost an extra $1.2 million to put on its portion of President Trump's "Salute to America" program for an expanded Fourth of July celebration in Washington, D.C., last week.

Defense Department officials said on Tuesday spending for personnel involvement and demonstrations largely came from their training budgets.

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Presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker joins to discuss the first round of debates and why he should be the Democratic nominee.

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Sen. Cory Booker, Democratic U.S. senator for New Jersey and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. (@CoryBooker)

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Alaska Lawmakers Show Up In Different Cities, Stuck On $444 Million Budget Vetoes

Jul 9, 2019

There's a split going on among lawmakers in Alaska this week, but it's more than just political. For a special legislative session convened by Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy to address his line-item budget vetoes, some lawmakers came to Juneau, the state capital, and a smaller contingent of Republicans who are aligned with the governor gathered in Wasilla, Alaska, a more conservative part of the state.

Updated at 2:47 p.m. ET

President Trump is standing by Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, at least for now.

Acosta is facing calls for his resignation after new sex trafficking charges were filed against multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein on Monday.

Billionaire Tom Steyer announced a bid for president Tuesday, after pledging not to do so. The news comes as Democrat Eric Swalwell dropped out of the race Monday. Swalwell said his low poll numbers and lack of fundraising influenced his choice.

Updated at 5 p.m. ET

Ross Perot, the colorful Texas billionaire businessman who ran twice for president, first as an independent and then as a third-party candidate, died early Tuesday at his home in Dallas. He was 89.

Perot, who had battled leukemia, was surrounded by family members when he died, his family said in a statement.

Day after day, you're seeing stories about the 2020 census on the front page and all over TV news, even though the once-a-decade head count is still months away.

The president wants the census questionnaire to include: "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" He's willing to delay the count "for as long as it takes" to have it his way.

A federal judge on Monday stopped a Trump administration initiative that would have required drugmakers to reveal the sticker price of their drugs in television ads.

Under the rule, if a medicine's list price was more than $35 a month, it would have to be stated during the commercial. The challenge, opponents say, is that a drug's list price and estimates of what people can expect to pay vary widely depending on coverage.

Government spending fights have become almost routine in Washington, and every time negotiators reach an impasse, there's a scramble to assign blame.

This week, lawmakers are confronting another budget stalemate, and instead of pointing fingers at one another, many on Capitol Hill are grumbling that the White House is to blame if they can't reach a deal. The biggest culprit in many minds is acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.

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