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Congressman seeks to block changes to US currency

Posted 6/22/2016 in National

A Republican congressman is trying to block the Treasury from redesigning U.S. currency, a move that could prevent the government from replacing Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill with abolitionist Harriet Tubman.



Republicans offering proposals for health care changes

Posted 6/22/2016 in National

House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan seeks to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign.



A divided Senate answers Orlando with gridlock on gun curbs

Posted 6/21/2016 in National

A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway -- even over restricting firearms for terrorists.



Work for Uncle Sam? Careful about wading into the 2016 race

Posted 6/21/2016 in National

Midway through Tomas Strouhal's daily mail route, a higher-up from the U.S. Postal Service pulled up behind him with some bad news: That Donald Trump bumper sticker on his personal car parked back at the post office had to go.



Trump fires campaign manager in dramatic shake-up

Posted 6/21/2016 in National

Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and end an internal power struggle plaguing the billionaire businessman's unconventional White House bid.



Trump's fundraising falling far short of Clinton's

Posted 6/21/2016 in National

By any measure, Donald Trump's fundraising is falling far short of his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.



Clinton's VP search moves into more intense phase

Posted 6/21/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton's search for a running mate is moving into a more intense phase, according to several Democrats, as aides contact a pared-down pool of candidates to ask for reams of personal information and set up interviews with the presumptive Democratic nominee's vetting team.



SUV that rolled, killed 'Star Trek' actor is under recall

Posted 6/21/2016 in National

The SUV that rolled down a driveway and killed "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin was being recalled because the gear shifters have confused drivers, causing the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly, government records show.



Experimental Zika vaccine to begin human testing

Posted 6/21/2016 in National

An experimental vaccine for the Zika virus is due to begin human testing in coming weeks, after getting the green light from U.S. health officials.



As Zika looms, health officials worry about the neighbors

Posted 6/21/2016 in National

Saron Wyatt pointed to the secluded end of her small street in Houston's impoverished Fifth Ward, where a mound of old tires keeps popping up.



Senate to vote on gun control, prospects dim for change

Posted 6/20/2016 in National

Democrats get their long-sought votes on gun control a week after the massacre in Orlando, Florida, but election-year politics and the powerful National Rifle Association dim any prospects for changes in the nation's laws.



Divided America: Gun views fractious even as fewer bear arms

Posted 6/20/2016 in National

Look anywhere in this nation born of a bloody revolution of musket fire, and you're likely to find sharp disagreement over guns.



Biden: Trump could trigger surge in anti-Americanism

Posted 6/20/2016 in National

Warning of a potential surge in anti-Americanism, Vice President Joe Biden is tearing into Donald Trump's views on foreign policy and urging the country not to follow the presumptive Republican nominee down a path of isolationism and bigotry.



Trump says US should consider profiling Muslims

Posted 6/20/2016 in National

Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the United States should "seriously" consider profiling Muslims inside the country as a terrorism-fighting tool.



Former Vanderbilt football player again convicted of rape

Posted 6/20/2016 in National

A jury has convicted a former Vanderbilt football player on all counts after finding that he encouraged his teammates to rape an unconscious woman he had been dating.



FBI releasing conversations between gunman and police

Posted 6/20/2016 in National

Federal investigators promised to provide more insight as to what was happening inside the Pulse nightclub after a gunman started a deadly assault that was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.



Religious conservatives attempt balance in Orlando response

Posted 6/18/2016 in National

The massacre at a gay nightclub has tested the limits of the "love the sinner, hate the sin" approach to homosexuality by conservative religious leaders.



Nashville rape case echoes sex assault by Stanford swimmer

Posted 6/18/2016 in National

The cases are tragically similar: Student-athletes at two elite universities accused of sex crimes against unconscious women. Yet one is given six months in a county jail, while the other is facing at least 15 years in prison.



Trump verbal volleys leave jarred GOP bracing for convention

Posted 6/18/2016 in National

If Donald Trump's Republican Party were a family and its national convention a reunion, a therapist might say there are issues to resolve.



Democrats to give Trump 'rude awakening' in summer onslaught

Posted 6/18/2016 in National

Donald Trump's unconventional campaign is about to feel the heat of political organization.



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