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Health care bill teeters, GOP adds money to woo dissidents

Posted 9/25/2017 in National

Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they're pushing toward a climactic Senate faceoff this week.



Trump replaces 90-day ban with new travel restrictions

Posted 9/25/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travelers from a handful of countries, including five that were covered by his expiring travel ban.



GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

Posted 9/23/2017 in National

Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program.



Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

Posted 9/23/2017 in National

The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints.



Prospects for air traffic control privatization appear slim

Posted 9/22/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has made airlines' longtime goal of privatizing air traffic control a key part of his agenda to boost America's infrastructure. But his prospects for closing the deal with Congress appear slim.



A test for Trump's political muscle in Alabama Senate runoff

Posted 9/22/2017 in National

It's Trump versus Trumpland.



Trump to award Medal of Honor to Alabama veteran

Posted 9/22/2017 in National

President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to a retired Army medic from Alabama who risked his life several times to provide medical care to his comrades during the Vietnam War, the White House announced Wednesday.



Trump nominates 4 for TVA board

Posted 9/22/2017 in National

President Donald Trump will nominate people from four states to serve on the nine-member board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the White House said Thursday.



US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump

Posted 9/22/2017 in National

President Donald Trump added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea on Thursday, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances.



Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist

Posted 9/22/2017 in National

Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.



Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election 'integrity'

Posted 9/22/2017 in National

Facebook is slowly acknowledging the outsized -- if unintended -- role it played in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.



StoryCorps' Thanksgiving Listen asks kids to record elders

Posted 9/22/2017 in National

StoryCorps is hoping people give their social media apps a break for a few minutes this Thanksgiving and instead use one designed for listening.



Was it a crime? 10 patients at nursing home died after Irma

Posted 9/22/2017 in National

A 10th elderly patient has died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days, even though just across the street was a fully functioning and cooled hospital.



New potential burden for Houston homeowners: higher taxes

Posted 9/22/2017 in National

As Houston recovers from Harvey's devastating flooding, many homeowners could be asked to shoulder an added financial burden: higher taxes on the same houses they are struggling to rebuild.



GOP report accuses watchdog of going easy on Wells Fargo

Posted 9/21/2017 in National

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could have fined Wells Fargo in excess of $10 billion for its illegal sales practices but instead settled for $100 million, according to the agency's internal documents released by Congressional Republicans this week.



South Carolina: Call for a monument to black Civil War hero

Posted 9/21/2017 in National

A call to honor a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, onetime epicenter of a groundswell movement to rid communities of Confederate symbols, is being made by two lawmakers in a bid to encourage consensus-building in a nation divided by the issue.



Tarps covering Virginia Confederate statues are being ripped down

Posted 9/21/2017 in National

Officials in Charlottesville, Virginia, are trying to stop people from ripping down tarps that cover statues of Confederate generals.



Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico's quake rescue efforts

Posted 9/21/2017 in National

A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the ruins of her school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation as rescue workers struggled in rain and darkness to pick away unstable debris and reach her.



A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

Posted 9/21/2017 in National

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory Thursday.



Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

Posted 9/21/2017 in National

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the Republicans' last-resort "Obamacare" repeal effort remains two or three votes short, forecasting days of furious lobbying ahead with a crucial deadline looming next week.



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