Texas Claims Foster Child Care Abuses Were ‘Cherry-Picked’

The Fifth Circuit on Thursday heard Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office defend his state’s foster child care system by saying that attorneys for the class of 12,000 foster kids “cherry-picked” a dozen tragic cases of foster care abuse, rather than using a random sample.

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New Health and Human Services Secretary Evasive at House Questioning

Facing tense questioning by lawmakers Thursday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declined to elaborate on issues involving the Trump administration’s cuts to Medicare and Medicaid or how the department will address correlations between gun violence and mental health care.

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