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The Washington Post Sunday - - TAKING STOCK -

Pres­i­dent Trump ex­horted law­mak­ers to res­ur­rect the failed Repub­li­can plan to “re­peal and re­place” the Af­ford­able Care Act, in­ject­ing fresh turmoil into an is­sue that had ap­peared set­tled the day be­fore, when Se­nate lead­ers an­nounced they did not have the votes to pass their bill. The White House’s Of­fice of

Man­age­ment and Bud­get de­tailed how it would jet­ti­son hun­dreds of ex­ist­ing or planned reg­u­la­tions as part of its larger push to ease fed­eral re­stric­tions on the pri­vate sec­tor, up­end­ing fed­eral poli­cies on la­bor, the en­vi­ron­ment and pub­lic health. In sev­eral in­stances, the ad­min­is­tra­tion is drop­ping rules aimed at tight­en­ing worker-safety stan­dards or omit­ting species the gov­ern­ment had pledged to pro­tect un­der the En­dan­gered Species Act. It also pro­poses reg­u­la­tions that pro­vide em­ploy­ers with more lee­way in how they run their busi­nesses. White House press sec­re­tary Sean Spicer re­signed af­ter Trump hired fi­nancier Anthony Scara­mucci as com­mu­ni­ca­tions direc­tor, cap­ping days of tu­mult as Trump shifted his le­gal and PR strat­egy.

Vap­ing is smok­ing, a fed­eral ap­peals court ruled, up­hold­ing reg­u­la­tion that adds e-cig­a­rettes to an ex­ist­ing ban on the use of tra­di­tional to­bacco-burn­ing prod­ucts on com­mer­cial flights.

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