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Trump on GOP Health Care Bill: 'We Just Pulled It.'

House Republicans pulled their rewrite of the American Health Care Act just minutes before the rescheduled vote. Watch House Speaker Paul Ryan discuss the change live.

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Trans Health Panel Breaks Down Why Trans Workers of Color Are a Necessity

Diana Feliz Oliva and her colleagues from the Transgender Health Project at Los Angeles' St. John's Well Child and Family Center addressed health and care disparities affecting trans people of color during their South by Southwest panel.

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What 3 Health Care Orgs Think About the GOP's Plan to Replace Obamacare

To say that the proposed American Health Care Act lacks universal support would be an understatement.

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Rep. Ted Lieu May Introduce Bill That Requires a Mental Health Pro in the White House

“Clearly, to me, when you have a president that lies pathologically, that believes in alternative facts, it suggests to me there is a problem.”

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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Ordered to Treat Mumia Abu-Jamal's Hepatitis C

Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther serving a life sentence for the death of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2015.

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Rasheed Wallace on Flint: 'That Water's Not Fixed'

The former NBA star and assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons penned a heartfelt essay about the Michigan city's ongoing water crisis for The Players' Tribune.

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STUDY: Puerto Ricans More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer Than Other U.S.-Based Latinxs

A new study found huge disparities in mortality rates among various groups of Latinx cis women living in the U.S.

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Leslie Jones, Teyana Taylor Stand For Reproductive Justice at Cleveland Concert

New Voices for Reproductive Justice will present All Access 2016 this Saturday as part of its efforts to mobilize women of color in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

ICYMI: Purvi Patel Could Be Released From Prison Soon

Indiana officials opted not to challenge the Court of Appeals’s decision to vacate her conviction for feticide.

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Zika Hits Florida, Researchers Say It Could Be Moving North

Two possible non-travel cases have hit the state, and researchers say the virus may now be transmitted by more than one type of mosquito.

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Study Suggests That Fracking May Worsen Asthma

People who live close to drilling sites are more likely to be treated to asthma than those farther away.

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Philly Doc Lists Therapists Who Offer Discounted 'Healing for Activists'

Dr. Damon Constantinides: "We want to encourage people to choose a therapist that feels safe for them."

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New Study Explores Toxins Inside Black Hair Salons

A Brandeis University report found that 10 Black women's hair salons in Boston were suffering from poor air quality.

4 Self-Care Resources for Days When the World is Terrible

It seems like the bad news just keeps coming. Here are some self-care resources to keep you going when the trauma won't stop.

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Flint to Continue Receiving Detroit Water Without Price Increase

The Great Lakes Water Authority extended the city's agreement until June 2017.

The City of Flint Water Plant is illuminated by moonlight on Jan. 23, 2016, in Flint, Michigan. The state approved new funds for the city yesterday.

Michigan Budget Focuses on Flint's Children, Gives City $165M More

The funding increase comes on the heels of a CDC study confirming that kids 6 or younger were exposed to high levels of lead after Flint began selling cheaper, improperly treated water to its residents.

Dr. Stella Guerra performs physical therapy on an infant born with microcephaly at Altino Ventura Foundation on June 2, 2016, in Recife, Brazil. Microcephaly is a birth defect linked to the Zika virus where infants are born with abnormally small heads.

The Senate Fails to Pass a Bill That Would Fund the Fight Against Zika in the United States

Senate Democrats blocked a Zika funding bill after Republicans tacked on provisions unrelated to the virus. What does this mean for states that are susceptible, such as Florida and Arizona?

Life Expectancy Gap Between Blacks and Whites is Shrinking

The difference is now the smallest it has ever been.

WATCH: Alabama Black Caucus Interrupts State House Session With 'We Shall Overcome'

The state caucus members sang out in frustration after the state house approved two bills that would restrict safe abortion access.

WATCH: Black LGBTQ New Yorkers Seek Liberation Through Ballroom Culture

In Mic's latest installment of "The Movement," Darnell L. Moore explores this dance and nightlife culture's importance to LGBTQ people of color.