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Senate rejects measure to repeal parts of Obamacare

Dealing a serious blow to President Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Obama's health care law. Unable to pass even a so-called "skinny repeal," it was unclear if Senate Republicans could advance any health bill despite seven years of promises.

Environment & Science

UCI uses stem cells as cancer-seeking missiles

Scientists say they've come up with an approach to cancer that's like a surgical strike: Modified stem cells seek out enzymes released by breast cancer tumors and bond with them. Stem cells then release an enzyme of their own, which activates a type of chemotherapy that's been injected into the patient.

Crime & Justice

​3 accused of pimping teens in LA trafficking ring

Teens 15  to 17 years old were lured into a commercial sex operation that solicited customers via online postings, according to L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell. California AG Xavier Becerra called human trafficking "one of the fastest-growing criminal enterprises worldwide."

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Archery Lessons at Woodley Park

What it is:
Channel your inner Ygritte with free lessons at the Woodley Park Archery Range. After a safety course, amateur archers get one-on-one coaching from experts on the shooting line. Come on Saturday morning and learn to shoot a bullseye before brunch.
Why it's cool:
The entire experience is free, including loaner equipment.
You should know:
The classes are popular, so it's best to arrive an hour before starting time. Also, wear closed-toed shoes and bring water and sunscreen.