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Why it matters: Health care and the 2016 election

Posted 8/12/2016 in National

THE ISSUE: About 9 in 10 Americans now have health insurance, more than at any time in history. But progress is incomplete, and the future far from certain.

 

 

US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows research

Posted 8/12/2016 in National

The Obama administration has decided marijuana will remain on the list of most dangerous drugs, fully rebuffing growing support across the country for broad legalization, but said it will allow more research into its medical uses.

 

 

Trump accuses Obama of being the 'founder of ISIS'

Posted 8/11/2016 in National

Donald Trump accused President Barack Obama on Wednesday of founding the Islamic State group that is wreaking havoc from the Middle East to European cities.

 

 

Why it matters: All will be touched by choice in November

Posted 8/11/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offer voters distinct choices this fall on issues that shape everyday lives.

 

 

Man scales facade of Trump Tower; police grab him

Posted 8/11/2016 in National

A man who claimed to be a researcher seeking "a private audience" with Donald Trump spent three hours scaling the glass facade of Trump Tower using large suction cups before officers hauled him to safety through an open window.

 

 

Scathing report on Baltimore cops vindicates black residents

Posted 8/11/2016 in National

With startling statistics, a federal investigation of the Baltimore Police Department documents in 164 single-spaced pages what black residents have been saying for years: They are routinely singled out, roughed up or otherwise mistreated by officers, often for no reason.

 

 

Canada attack suspect dead after police operation in Ontario

Posted 8/11/2016 in National

A Canadian man previously banned from associating with Islamic State extremists has been killed as Canada's national police force thwarted what they believed was a suicide bomb plot, a senior police official said.

 

 

Trump, on defense, blames media for Second Amendment flap

Posted 8/10/2016 in National

On the defensive once again, Donald Trump is blaming faulty interpretations and media bias for an uproar over his comments about the Second Amendment.

 

 

House Speaker Paul Ryan wins GOP nomination to run again

Posted 8/10/2016 in National

House Speaker Paul Ryan rejected the idea that his easy win Tuesday over a longshot Republican primary challenger praised by Donald Trump spells danger for Trump's presidential prospects in the swing state of Wisconsin.

 

 

Conservative critics urge RNC to replace Trump in special meeting

Posted 8/9/2016 in National

Desperate conservatives have circulated a petition calling for the Republican National Committee to host a special meeting where Donald Trump could be replaced as the party's presidential nominee.

 

 

Clinton's spending big on Olympics TVs ads, Trump airs none

Posted 8/9/2016 in National

The Rio Olympics are in full swing: Michael Phelps is back to winning races in the pool, Simone Biles is running up the score in the gym and Hillary Clinton is advertising with eyes on doing just as well on Election Day.

 

 

Clinton attacks Trump's economic proposal

Posted 8/9/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton offered a simple reply to Donald Trump's economic address Monday: "Don't let a friend vote Trump."

 

 

Family of Muslim teenager arrested for homemade clock files suit

Posted 8/9/2016 in National

The family of a Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Texas school officials and others, saying the incident violated the 14-year-old boy's civil rights, prompted death threats and forced them to leave the United States.

 

 

Poll: Young Americans favor LGBT rights on adoption

Posted 8/9/2016 in National

Young people in America overwhelmingly support LGBT rights when it comes to policies on employment, health care and adoption, according to a new survey.

 

 

Clinton acknowledges trust issues, blames them on GOP

Posted 8/6/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton acknowledged Friday the challenge she'd face leading a country where most Americans don't trust her, saying she takes "seriously" the work she must do to build confidence in her character.

 

 

Trump ends standoff with Ryan as he works to repair mistakes

Posted 8/6/2016 in National

In an effort to repair some of the damage he had inflicted on his presidential campaign, Donald Trump endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan to end a four-day standoff that exposed the deeps chasms in the Republican Party over his candidacy.

 

 

Scammers, bug spray companies capitalizing on Zika fears

Posted 8/6/2016 in National

Worried you might catch the Zika virus? Scammers and bug spray companies are counting on it.

 

 

Drinking dad charged in hot-car deaths of his twin toddlers

Posted 8/6/2016 in National

Police charged a father with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of his 15-month-old twin girls, alleging that he had been drinking before leaving them in their car seats in 90-degree temperatures.

 

 

Poll: Young adults support new efforts to curb gun violence

Posted 8/6/2016 in National

LaShun Roy supports a ban on semi-automatic weapons and more comprehensive background checks.

 

 

Officer: Jail inmate assaults man charged in church massacre

Posted 8/5/2016 in National

Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the massacre of nine parishioners at a Charleston church, was assaulted Thursday by a black inmate at the South Carolina jail where he is being held, a law official said.

 

 

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