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Hold Up: The US v. Gilead, ‘Recanvassing,’ Buying a House

Hold Up: The US v. Gilead, ‘Recanvassing,’ Buying a House

Skimm This - November 7, 2019 - 12:18

The US government is suing a major pharmaceutical company over its HIV prevention drugs. We’ll tell you why, and explain how it’s spotlighting a larger movement to make life-saving drugs easier to access. Meanwhile, the governor's race in Kentucky is over. Except: not really. The current governor is challenging the results of Tuesday’s vote — and asking for a ‘recanvass.’ We’ll explain what that means. Also on today’s show: how the housing market might affect your wallet, and another reason why there are #NoExcuses not to vote.

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