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Senate health care deal in doubt as Trump says he's opposed

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after President Donald Trump reversed course and opposed the agreement and top congressional Republicans and conservatives gave it a frosty reception.



Trump warns 'I fight back' after McCain hits foreign policy

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that "I fight back" after McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy.



Judge: Newest travel ban 'same maladies' as previous version

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

Just hours before President Donald Trump's latest travel ban was to take full effect, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the revised order, saying the policy has the same problems as a previous version.



Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post

Posted 10/17/2017 in National

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after walking away from his post in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and endangering his comrades -- charges that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life.



Trump: Cuba 'is responsible' for attacks on US personnel

Posted 10/17/2017 in National

President Donald Trump said Monday that he believes Cuba is responsible for unexplained, invisible attacks in Cuba that have harmed American government workers.



Trump, unlikely religious favorite, hails Christian values

Posted 10/14/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's evolution from twice-divorced casino owner viewed warily by Christian conservatives to evangelical favorite defending religious liberty was on full display Friday as he promised conservatives a return to traditional American values, including restoring "Merry Christmas" to the national discourse.



'You are my slave:' School's Civil War Day sparks mom's ire

Posted 10/14/2017 in National

A new battle line has formed in the national debate over Civil War flags and symbols -- this time at a Georgia school not far from a mountaintop where Confederate soldiers fired their cannons at Union troops more than a century ago.



Social Security benefits to get another small boost in 2018

Posted 10/13/2017 in National

Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees can expect another small increase in benefits next year.



Trump to issue stop-payment order on health care subsidies

Posted 10/13/2017 in National

In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will "immediately" halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months.



Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package

Posted 10/13/2017 in National

President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can't keep sending help "forever" and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame for its financial struggles.



AP-NORC Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warming

Posted 10/13/2017 in National

After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming's fingerprints.



In Weinstein saga, Rose McGowan emerges as powerful voice

Posted 10/13/2017 in National

In a flurry of unrestrained tweets and with the "RoseArmy" at her back, Rose McGowan has emerged a kind of whistleblowing avenger in the Harvey Weinstein saga, leaving a scorched path behind her across social media.



In historic shift, Boy Scouts to expand girls' participation

Posted 10/12/2017 in National

In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based on the Boy Scout curriculum that enables them to aspire to the coveted Eagle Scout rank.



Republicans blame Senate GOP for stalled Washington agenda

Posted 10/12/2017 in National

Republicans know who to blame for inaction in Washington -- Senate Republicans.



Pressure mounts for Vegas police to explain response time

Posted 10/12/2017 in National

Pressure mounted Wednesday for Las Vegas police to explain how quickly they reacted to what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history after two hotel employees reported a gunman spraying a hallway with bullets six minutes before he opened fire on a crowd at a musical performance.



House set to pass $36.5B for hurricane, wildfire relief

Posted 10/12/2017 in National

The House is on track to backing President Donald Trump's request for billions more in disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims and emergency funding to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico stay afloat.



Deadly and vast California wildfires could gain momentum

Posted 10/12/2017 in National

Wildfires already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history could gain momentum Thursday and erase even the modest gains firefighters have made.



Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to keep running

Posted 10/12/2017 in National

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while a study is completed to assess its environmental impact on an American Indian tribe.



Trump threatens NBC but experts see no real risk to licenses

Posted 10/12/2017 in National

President Donald Trump is threatening NBC's broadcast licenses because he's not happy with how its news division has covered him. But experts say his threats aren't likely to lead to any action.



Poll: North Korea nuke advances spook most Americans

Posted 10/12/2017 in National

North Korea's nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans, and two-thirds of them say President Donald Trump's war of words with the isolated nation's leader is making the situation worse.



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