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CNN faces backlash over handling of doctored Trump video

Posted 7/6/2017 in National

CNN says safety concerns led to its decision not to reveal the identity of the man behind a doctored anti-CNN video.



NPR's Declaration of Independence tweetstorm confuses some

Posted 7/6/2017 in National

National Public Radio marked the Fourth of July by tweeting the entire Declaration of Independence, but it seems some Twitter users didn't recognize what they were reading.



North Korea vows more 'gift packages' of missile tests for US

Posted 7/5/2017 in National

Grinning broadly, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delighted in the global furor created by his nation's first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, vowing Wednesday to never abandon nuclear weapons and to keep sending Washington more "gift packages" of missile and atomic tests.



Mueller probe could draw focus to Russian crime operations

Posted 7/5/2017 in National

The U.S. government has long warned that Russian organized crime posed a threat to democratic institutions, including "criminally linked oligarchs" who might collude with the Russian government to undermine business competition.



As July Fourth approaches, Americans debate democracy's fate

Posted 7/3/2017 in National

In his 4 years as a state senator from Manhattan, Brad Holyman has handed out everything from flashlights to T-shirts at political rallies. But for a gathering held soon after President Donald Trump's inauguration, he decided on something more substantial: Copies of the Constitution.



GOP voters blame Congress, not Trump, for lack of progress

Posted 7/3/2017 in National

In firm control of the federal government, President Donald Trump and his Republican Party have so far failed to deliver on core campaign promises on health care, taxes and infrastructure.



Forecaster says budget cuts could hurt hurricane predictions

Posted 7/3/2017 in National

Recent progress in forecasting the intensity of hurricanes -- which has lagged behind storm track forecasting -- could be undermined by proposed cuts in federal funding for tropical weather research, says the retiring chief of a team of U.S. hurricane specialists.



White House: Trump backs repeal-only health bill as 'option'

Posted 7/3/2017 in National

President Donald Trump is pressuring wavering senators to back a Republican bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law but is holding open a repeal-only option if Republicans can't reach agreement over the July 4 recess, Trump's top legislative aide says.



Rapper who performed at Little Rock club arrested in Alabama

Posted 7/3/2017 in National

A rapper whose concert in Little Rock was the site of a shooting that left 28 people injured was arrested early Sunday on unrelated assault charges while outside an Alabama club where he was performing just 24 hours later, and authorities said several firearms were recovered during the arrest.



Trump upset states not fully cooperating with voting panel

Posted 7/1/2017 in National

President Donald Trump is upset that all states aren't fully cooperating with his voting commission's request for detailed information about every voter in the United States.



GOP bill would let churches endorse political candidates

Posted 7/1/2017 in National

Churches should have the right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans targeting a law that prohibits such outright politicking from the pulpit.



Trump on health debate: Repeal now, replace later

Posted 7/1/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has barged into Senate Republicans' delicate health care negotiations with a suggestion bound to muddle things: If you can't cut a deal on repealing the Obama-era law, then repeal it right away and then replace it later.



Summer looms with GOP stuck on health care, budget, taxes

Posted 7/1/2017 in National

Republicans are stuck on health care, can't pass a budget, and hopes for a big, bipartisan infrastructure package are fizzling. Overhauling the tax code looks more and more like a distant dream.



Trump doesn't seem to be heeding calls to tone down tweets

Posted 7/1/2017 in National

President Donald Trump escalated an intensely personal feud with two high-profile talk show hosts Saturday, suggesting without evidence that their network is biased against him.



Charges dropped against two juveniles in Tennessee wildfires

Posted 7/1/2017 in National

Prosecutors have dropped arson charges against two juveniles in connection with the Tennessee wildfires that killed 14 people and tore through thousands of homes and businesses in November, a law enforcement official said Friday.



Doctor accused of sexual harassment kills 1 at NYC hospital

Posted 7/1/2017 in National

A doctor forced from a New York hospital because of sexual harassment accusations returned Friday with an assault rifle hidden under a lab coat and shot seven people, killing one woman and leaving several doctors fighting for their lives, authorities said.



Mattis: More time allowed for review of new transgender enlistments

Posted 7/1/2017 in National

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months to conduct a review to determine if allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services will affect the "readiness or lethality" of the force.



Companies still hobbled from cyberattack

Posted 7/1/2017 in National

Many businesses still struggled Friday to recover hopelessly scrambled computer networks, collateral damage from a massive cyberattack that targeted Ukraine three days ago.



28 injured after gunfire erupts at Little Rock nightclub

Posted 7/1/2017 in National

Clubgoers screamed and scrambled for cover as dozens of gunshots rang out during a rap concert in downtown Little Rock early Saturday, leaving 28 people injured from an 11-second melee that police quickly said was not related to terrorism.



GOP may keep Obama tax on wealthy in bid to save health bill

Posted 6/30/2017 in National

Top Senate Republicans may try preserving a tax boost on high earners enacted by President Barack Obama in a bid to woo party moderates and rescue their sputtering push to repeal his health care overhaul.



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