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Few veterans expelled under 'don't ask, don't tell' seek remedy

Posted 6/25/2016 in National

Less than 8 percent of veterans expelled from the military under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy have applied to upgrade their discharges to honorable or strip references to their sexual orientation from their record.

 

 

FBI investigators: No evidence Orlando gunman was gay

Posted 6/25/2016 in National

FBI investigators so far have not turned up persuasive evidence that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen was gay or pursuing gay relationships, according to two government officials familiar with the investigation.

 

 

Sanders says he'll vote for Clinton, but no endorsement yet

Posted 6/25/2016 in National

Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president, stopping short of a full endorsement of his Democratic presidential rival more than a week after the final primary contests.

 

 

Many experienced GOP strategists unwilling to work for Trump

Posted 6/25/2016 in National

Donald Trump has finally acknowledged that to best compete against Hillary Clinton he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success. But many of the most experienced Republican political advisers aren't willing to work for him.

 

 

'No' to Obama's immigration plans, Supreme Court says

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

A short-handed and deeply divided Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Barack Obama's immigration plan to help millions living in the U.S. illegally, effectively killing the plan for the rest of his presidency and raising the stakes even further for the November elections.

 

 

After Orlando, slight cracks in gun-rights' grip on Congress

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

Even after the Orlando shooting slaughter, no one expects Congress to dramatically tighten firearms curbs. Yet a few modest election-year cracks have shown in the iron grip that Republicans and the National Rifle Association have long enjoyed on the issue.

 

 

Clinton's official calendar missing scores of entries

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or were listed without the names of those she met.

 

 

Clinton failed to hand over key email to State Dept.

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday.

 

 

Candidates avoid Medicare, Social Security finance woes

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

The nation's framework for economic security and health care in retirement is financially unsustainable, but you wouldn't know it from listening to the presidential candidates.

 

 

Marines: Man in Iwo Jima flag raising photo misidentified

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

One of the six men long identified in an iconic World War II photograph showing the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima was actually not in the image, the Marine Corps announced Thursday after conducting an investigation prompted by the claims of two amateur historians.

 

 

Britain votes to leave EU: Cameron to resign

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the government today, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III.

 

 

Acquittal of officer leaves Baltimore asking: What happened?

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

With no witnesses or video inside the metal compartment of a police van, it's likely no one will ever know what snapped the neck of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man left handcuffed and shackled but unbelted on his trip to the station.

 

 

Orlando gunman buried in South Fla., document shows

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

The gunman who went on a rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people, has been buried in South Florida.

 

 

Trustees: Tiny rise in Social Security benefits next year

Posted 6/23/2016 in National

Millions of Social Security beneficiaries would get a tiny increase in monthly payments next year -- less than $2.50, about enough to buy a gallon of gas.

 

Nearly 1 in 3 on Medicare got commonly abused opioids

Posted 6/23/2016 in National

Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the addictive drugs are in many older Americans' medicine cabinets.

 

Amid campaign worries, Trump to check on courses in Scotland

Posted 6/23/2016 in National

Facing questions about meager fundraising, slipping poll numbers and campaign instability, Donald Trump is tending to business -- in Scotland.

 

 

Democrats stage election-year sit-in on guns, GOP unmoved

Posted 6/23/2016 in National

A drained and dwindling group of Democrats, some draped in blankets and toting pillows, carried their remarkable House floor sit-in past daybreak Thursday, disrupting the business of Congress in the wake of the Orlando shooting rampage with demands for gun-control votes in an extraordinary scene of protest broadcast live to the world.

 

 

2 Floridas emerge in attitudes toward LGBT community

Posted 6/23/2016 in National

Florida's Key West is one of the most gay-friendly places in the country. The Florida Panhandle -- many locals call it the Redneck Riviera -- is a different story.

 

 

Census: Asians fastest-growing racial group in US

Posted 6/23/2016 in National

Asians remain the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, according to new information from the Census Bureau.

 

 

As NOW turns 50, feminists hail gains but 'battle goes on'

Posted 6/23/2016 in National

Fifty years ago, when a small group of activists founded the National Organization for Women, the immediate issue that motivated them was sex discrimination in employment.

 

 

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