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Trump child care plan breaks with conservative orthodoxy

Posted 9/14/2016 in National

Donald Trump rolled out a plan Tuesday aimed at making child care more affordable, guaranteeing new mothers six weeks of paid maternity leave and suggesting new incentives for employees to provide their workers childcare.

 

 

Sorry kids: Docs urge flu shots, not nasal spray, this year

Posted 9/14/2016 in National

Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. health officials say the easy-to-use nasal spray version of the vaccine isn't working as well as a jab.

 

 

Israel to get $38 billion in US military aid over 10 years

Posted 9/14/2016 in National

The United States will provide Israel's military with $38 billion during the next 10 years, officials said Tuesday, the largest batch of military assistance the U.S. has ever pledged to another country.

 

 

Some police departments shelve body cameras, cite data costs

Posted 9/14/2016 in National

Police departments in at least two states that outfitted their officers with body cameras have now shelved them, blaming new laws requiring videos to be stored longer, which they say would significantly increase the cost.

 

 

Poll: Americans favor slightly higher bills to fight warming

Posted 9/14/2016 in National

Most Americans are willing to pay a little more each month to fight global warming -- but only a tiny bit, according to a new poll. Still, environmental policy experts hail that as a hopeful sign.

 

 

Clinton tries to blunt fallout from not disclosing pneumonia

Posted 9/13/2016 in National

When Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia late last week, she informed a handful of her closest advisers, but pressed on with a busy campaign schedule and did not inform the public that she was sick.

 

 

Republicans call tech experts to testify on Clinton's server

Posted 9/13/2016 in National

House Republicans are keeping up their attacks on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails by calling for testimony the tech expert who set up her private server and representatives from the company that maintained the system.

 

 

Trump: Clinton's 'deplorables' remark is disqualifying

Posted 9/13/2016 in National

Donald Trump criticized Hillary Clinton for her characterization that half of his supporters belonged in "a basket of deplorables," denouncing the comment as "an explicit attack on the American voter" and suggesting that it makes her unfit for the presidency.

 

 

Police: 6 shot, 1 fatally, after peace rally in Alabama

Posted 9/12/2016 in National

Police in Alabama say six people were shot, one fatally, about an hour after a peace rally at a public housing community.

 

 

Why it matters: Child care and pay equity

Posted 9/12/2016 in National

THE ISSUE: In much of the U.S., families spend more on child care for two kids than on housing.

 

 

Clinton: Trump's anti-IS strength is 'phony'

Posted 9/12/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton is urging people who like the sound of Donald Trump's boasts about defeating the Islamic State group to consider the difference between "real strength" and "phony strength."

 

 

Pneumonia diagnosis fuels questions about Clinton's health

Posted 9/12/2016 in National

For weeks, Hillary Clinton dismissed questions about her health as little more than a conspiracy theory, part of a "wacky strategy" cooked up by rival Donald Trump as he embraced an "alternative reality."

 

 

Remembering 9/11: Journey to Manhattan reveals 'world is gone'

Posted 9/10/2016 in National

"The world is not here -- it's gone," shouted a drunken man as he passed me about a mile from where the World Trade Center once stood.

 

 

Beekeepers, growers get financially stung by hive thefts

Posted 9/10/2016 in National

Bee rustlers are driving up the cost of one of nature's sweetest enterprises: Honeybee hives valued at over $350 apiece are disappearing in large numbers.

 

 

Pence releases tax returns, while Trump's remain a secret

Posted 9/10/2016 in National

Donald Trump hasn't publicity released his tax returns. The same can no longer be said of his running mate, Mike Pence.

 

 

How Clinton and Trump plan to tackle education

Posted 9/10/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton has spent decades talking about the needs of children and touting the benefits of early education. It's a new subject for Donald Trump.

 

 

After 15 years, last artifacts of 9/11 have been given away

Posted 9/10/2016 in National

Behind the barbed wire, the minivan's busted windows and crumpled roof hint at its story.

 

 

On 9/11 anniversary, Obama hails 'true spirit of 9/11'

Posted 9/10/2016 in National

Hailing the values and resilience that he says both define and sustains Americans, President Barack Obama on Saturday honored the nearly 3,000 souls that were lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, as well as the bravery of survivors and the emergency personnel who responded, and the work of scores of others who have labored since to keep the homeland safe.

 

 

Forum puts focus on how Clinton is judged compared to Trump

Posted 9/9/2016 in National

For months, Hillary Clinton's supporters have griped that she's held to a higher, harder standard than Donald Trump. After Wednesday night's forum on national security, those complaints became a rallying cry.

 

 

Vanished flag from famous 9/11 photo returns to ground zero

Posted 9/9/2016 in National

An American flag raised at ground zero on Sept. 11 in a defining moment of patriotic resolve took its place at the site Thursday after disappearing for over a decade.

 

 

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