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Sanders campaign down to less than $6 million in cash

Posted 5/21/2016 in National

Bernie Sanders' campaign had less than $6 million at the start of May, a critical cash shortage as he makes an admittedly tough final play to wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton.

 

 

Secret Service shoots man with gun outside White House

Posted 5/21/2016 in National

A U.S. Secret Service officer shot a man with a gun who approached a checkpoint outside the White House and refused to drop his weapon, the Secret Service said.

 

 

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam refuses to answer questions

Posted 5/21/2016 in National

The last known survivor of the team that carried out last November's Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, refused to talk during questioning Friday by anti-terror judges amid frustration at 24-hour video surveillance of his cell, his lawyer said.

 

 

Costs of celebrity college commencement speakers can add up

Posted 5/21/2016 in National

When colleges pick their graduation speakers, many strive to put a celebrity behind the podium.

 

 

House would ban Confederate flags on VA cemetery flagpoles

Posted 5/20/2016 in National

The House voted on Thursday to ban the display of the Confederate flag on flagpoles at federal veterans' cemeteries.

 

 

Trump, Clinton speeches to highlight US divisions on guns

Posted 5/20/2016 in National

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will court voters on opposite sides of the gun debate over the next two days in events that will highlight the nation's deep divide on the topic.

 

 

Trump helps Chris Christie pay off his campaign debt

Posted 5/20/2016 in National

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, delivered a thank-you gift Thursday to the man who arguably risked the most to endorse him: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

 

 

Poll: Two-thirds of US would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis

Posted 5/20/2016 in National

Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years after the Great Recession, Americans' finances remain precarious as ever.

 

 

N.C. governor's lawsuit against feds may shift narrative on LGBT law

Posted 5/20/2016 in National

After weeks of taking a beating from critics over North Carolina's law dictating which restrooms transgender people can use, Gov. Pat McCrory adopted a strategy long favored by Southern conservative governors: He went after the federal government.

 

 

Morley Safer, who helped create CBS News, dead at 84

Posted 5/20/2016 in National

Viewers didn't need to see Morley Safer's reporting to feel its effects.

 

 

New poll shows strong support for paid family leave programs

Posted 5/20/2016 in National

Time off from work to care for a child or relative is codified in federal law. Now, an overwhelming majority of Americans 40 and older want that time away from the job to be paid.

 

 

Oklahoma lawmakers OK bill criminalizing performing abortion

Posted 5/20/2016 in National

Oklahoma lawmakers have moved to effectively ban abortion in their state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, an effort the bill's sponsor said Thursday is aimed at ultimately overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

 

 

ACLU seeks federal intervention on Tennessee restroom rule

Posted 5/20/2016 in National

The Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday asked the federal government to intervene over a school district's policy prohibiting transgender students from using restrooms corresponding to their gender identity.

 

 

Colorado verdict likely deters strict security at the movies

Posted 5/20/2016 in National

A verdict saying a Colorado movie theater could not have safeguarded against a shooting that left 12 people dead likely prevented a major shift in how people go to the movies by keeping the onus on the killer, rather than the public venue he chose to attack.

 

 

Senate vote sets up tricky talks ahead on anti-Zika bills

Posted 5/20/2016 in National

The Senate on Thursday approved its $1.1 billion plan to combat the Zika virus, setting the stage for difficult negotiations with House Republicans over how much money to devote to fighting the virus and whether to cut Ebola funding to help pay for it.

 

 

House GOP chairman introduces resolution to censure IRS head

Posted 5/19/2016 in National

A top House Republican introduced an election-year resolution Wednesday censuring the IRS chief, marking the latest step in the GOP's war against the agency over its treatment of conservative organizations.

 

 

Trump uses the word 'rape' when discussing Bill Clinton

Posted 5/19/2016 in National

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used the word "rape" on Wednesday when discussing past allegations of sexual misconduct involving former President Bill Clinton, further escalating his rhetoric on the subject.

 

 

Trump unveils list of potential picks for Supreme Court seat

Posted 5/19/2016 in National

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday released a list of 11 potential picks to replace Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, a mix of federal and state judges that appeared tailored to win over conservatives still skeptical of his candidacy.

 

 

Trump eggs on struggling Sanders' war against Democrats

Posted 5/19/2016 in National

Bernie Sanders is winning sympathy from an unlikely ally: Donald Trump.

 

 

In lieu of flowers: Families reveal political hopes in obits

Posted 5/19/2016 in National

In a heated election season filled with seemingly endless political bickering, some among the dearly departed are getting the last word, leaving behind their requests for voters this fall.

 

 

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