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US Senate Tackles Zika Funding

U.S. lawmakers are hours away from casting their first votes on funding to combat the Zika virus, months after top heath officials warned the mosquito-borne disease could spread through large swaths of the nation. "Congress can’t afford to sit back and do nothing,” said Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas, a southern state believed to be at high risk for the virus.   “We have to be prepared [for Zika]” said Democrat Richard Durbin of Illinois.   In the first of...

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