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House Votes To Limit Malpractice Damages

In a long-sought victory for the nation’s doctors, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Thursday night to limit pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice cases to $250,000.

On a 247-171 vote, lawmakers voted to include the ceiling on malpractice damages as part of a broader bill to limit the amount plaintiffs can collect in product liability suits. Final passage of the bill was expected today.

Supporters hailed the malpractice measure as a key to reforming the nation’s health care system. Opponents decried it as a further victimization of patients and relatives.



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Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

UPDATED: 8:21 p.m.

An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S. “will not be a migrant camp” on his watch.