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Trump says he'll be 'angry' if health bill flops

Posted 7/13/2017 in National

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will be "very angry" if the Senate fails to pass a revamped Republican health care bill and said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must "pull it off," intensifying pressure on party leaders laboring to win over unhappy GOP senators and preserve the teetering measure.

 

 

Face scans for US citizens flying abroad stir privacy issues

Posted 7/13/2017 in National

If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call a step toward a surveillance state.

 

 

FBI nominee rejects Trump claim: Russia probe no witch hunt

Posted 7/13/2017 in National

Donald Trump's pick to lead the FBI broke with the president in key areas Wednesday, rejecting the idea that an investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump election campaign is a "witch hunt" and promising not to cave to any pressure from a White House that has challenged boundaries with the nation's top law enforcement agency.

 

 

Novel leukemia treatment could be 1st US gene therapy

Posted 7/13/2017 in National

A treatment for a common childhood blood cancer could become the first gene therapy available in the U.S.

 

 

Scientists say massive iceberg has broken off in Antarctica

Posted 7/13/2017 in National

 

 

Poll: Three-quarters in US say they lack influence

Posted 7/13/2017 in National

Linda Bell, a beekeeper and farmer who makes about $11,000 a year, feels Washington power brokers have no intention of making health care affordable.

 

 

Survey: 4 in 10 US adults have experienced online harassment

Posted 7/12/2017 in National

A new survey says a whopping 41 percent of U.S. adults have experienced online harassment, ranging from offensive name-calling to stalking and sexual harassment.

 

 

Trump Jr. admits he wanted info on Clinton from Russian lawyer

Posted 7/11/2017 in National

A meeting between President Donald Trump's eldest son and a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign occurred at the behest of a Moscow-based singer with family ties to Trump's businesses, according to a participant in the talks.

 

 

Senate GOP leaders hope for health care vote next week

Posted 7/11/2017 in National

Republican leaders are hoping to stage a climactic vote on their health care bill next week, though internal rifts over divisive issues like coverage requirements and Medicaid cuts leave the timing and even the measure's fate in question.

 

 

US soldier arrested after pledging loyalty to Islamic State

Posted 7/11/2017 in National

An active duty U.S. soldier was arrested on terrorism charges after authorities say he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and said he wanted to "kill a bunch of people."

 

 

Man charged in mailing of severed finger, fake bomb to IRS

Posted 7/11/2017 in National

An Olympia, Washington man who authorities say mailed one of his fingers to the IRS is now facing federal charges.

 

 

Trump backing off idea of 'cyber security unit' with Russia

Posted 7/11/2017 in National

President Donald Trump appears to be backing away from the idea of working with Russia to create a "cyber security unit" to guard against election hacking.

 

 

Miss. man pleads guilty to attempted murder in Kansas

Posted 7/8/2017 in National

A man suspected of killing and wounding people in Mississippi, New Mexico and Kansas in February has pleaded guilty to charges arising from the Kansas case.

 

 

Medicaid cut in Republican health bill worries the nursing home set

Posted 7/8/2017 in National

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall.

 

 

State election officials gather amid uproar over data

Posted 7/8/2017 in National

State election officials gathering this weekend amid an uproar over a White House commission investigating allegations of voter fraud and heightened concern about Russian attempts to interfere in U.S. elections say a lack of information from federal intelligence officials about attempts to breach voting systems across the country is a major concern.

 

 

US, Russia announce Syria cease-fire after Trump-Putin talks

Posted 7/8/2017 in National

The United States and Russia struck an agreement Friday on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, crowning President Donald Trump's first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 

 

G-20 shut Trump out on climate, strike deal on trade

Posted 7/8/2017 in National

World powers lined up against U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming.

 

 

Ex-Guantanamo inmate gets apology, millions from Canada

Posted 7/8/2017 in National

A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan received an apology and a multimillion-dollar payment from the Canadian government after a court ruling said his rights were abused.

 

 

Trial to decide if railroad shares blame in movie crew death

Posted 7/8/2017 in National

A movie director served jail time for trespassing onto a Georgia railroad bridge and putting his film crew in the path of a freight train that slammed into the group and killed a young camera assistant.

 

 

Missile strike on North Korea an unlikely response to aggression

Posted 7/7/2017 in National

A pre-emptive military strike may be among the "pretty severe things" President Donald Trump says he is considering for North Korea, but it's a step so fraught with risk that it ranks as among the unlikeliest options.

 

 

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