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In the Great Game, government fights for the White Walkers and the germs

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Life really does imitate Game of Thrones. Republicans, Democrats, Lannisters and Starks fight over White Houses and King’s Landings, but the future is trending in favor of the White Walkers and the germs. A timely reminder of The Coming Plague comes from USA TODAY investigative reporter Alison Young, who weighed in this week with new reporting on the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) screw-ups in the handling of Ebola and other deadly viruses and bacteria. The CDC dragged its feet for…

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Vern Buchanan calls for action on Zika funding

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U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Sarasota Republican, said Friday Congress should make it a top priority to fund efforts to control the Zika virus when it returns to Washington next week after a week-long recess. Buchanan, the first Republican in the U.S. House to support the President’s $1.9 billion plan to confront the disease, said, “every day brings more bad news about the potential impact of the mosquito-borne virus.” A child with Zika-related microcephaly was born on the U.S. mainland…

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Today on Context Florida: Abortions, climate change, HIV/AIDS and the next digital threat

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Today on Context Florida: Republicans in the Florida Legislature are poised to create more damaging, expensive, unconstitutional laws that could take years to undo in the courts, says Julie Delegal. They’ve done it with the death penalty. They’ve done it with their drug-testing-without-cause laws for poor people. They’ve done it, most profligately, with their gerrymandered maps. And they could do it again with a bill that, if passed, would ban nearly all abortions in Florida. During his visit to the United…

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