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WASHINGTON — House Democrats united late Tuesday to defeat a controversial “right-to-try” measure aimed at giving dying patients easier access to experimental therapies — but Republicans are already vowing to take another stab at passing the legislation.

“The House will not let this be the end,” Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California said in a statement. “We will try again, pass legislation, and bring hope to those whose only desire is the right to try to live.”

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