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Friday, February 23, 2018

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans were tantalizingly close to a deal on funding Zika prevention measures this summer when it all fell apart in the final 48 hours, according to interviews with a half-dozen senior congressional staffers involved in the talks. The staffers, three Democrats and three Republicans, spoke on the condition of anonymity. They described…

Photo: A woman looks at a Center for Disease Control (CDC) health advisory sign about the dangers of the Zika virus as she lines up for a security screening at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, U.S., May 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri