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Indigenous Alaskans harpooning a whale, Point Barrow, Alaska, 1935Stanley Morgan / Department of Defense

Alaskan Natives Caught in Japan Whale Lobby’s Net

As Japan seeks to drum up support for its whaling program, signs point to it once again using indigenous Alaskans as political leverage.

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Days After Taking Money from Big Pharma, Bucshon Criticized Trump’s Drug Price Disclosure Rule

Bucshon's recent donors include the PACs of drug companies that sued the government to block the disclosure rule.

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Donna Shalala Opposes Florida Drug Import Bill, and So Do Her Pharma Lobbyist Donors

The Democratic congresswoman and former HHS secretary called a bill to allow her state to import cheaper drugs from Canada “the silliest thing I’ve ever heard of.”

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Private Equity’s Latest Scheme: Closing Urban Hospitals and Selling Off the Real Estate

Thousands are expected to rally Thursday against the closing of Hahnemann University Hospital, a 171-year-old facility in Center City Philadelphia.