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How they voted in D.C. 8/5

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congress struggled last week with a response to the surge of thousands of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S. southern border, before recessing for a five-week August break.

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Researchers grapple for Alzheimer’s cure as it threatens to overwhelm health care system

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gasps were audible as the images flashed before a gathering of scientists at a recent UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center pathology conference. On the screen before them were photos of a brain severely wasted with age, with what looked like silver rivers of atrophy cutting deeply through the tissue. Even for the experts, it can be shocking to see the damage that Alzheimer’s disease inflicts on the aging brain.