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19 attorneys general seek military transgender protections

Posted 7/29/2017 in National

The top legal officers in 18 states and the District of Columbia have asked Congress to pass legislation prohibiting discrimination against transgender service members.



Transgender troops: A presidential tweet is not an order

Posted 7/28/2017 in National

Unmoved by President Donald Trump's proclamation-by-Twitter, top Pentagon leaders declared on Thursday they'll allow transgender troops to remain in uniform until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives an authoritative directive to remove them.



Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell

Posted 7/28/2017 in National

Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.



White House tensions catch fire with Scaramucci interviews

Posted 7/28/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump's chief of staff to deny he's a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability.



AP exclusive: AG Sessions not leaving unless pushed

Posted 7/28/2017 in National

His loyalty to the boss severely tested but seemingly intact, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the job for as long as President Donald Trump wants him to serve.



GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal 'Obamacare'

Posted 7/28/2017 in National

Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol.



Trump's order: Bar all transgender troops from military

Posted 7/27/2017 in National

President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called Trump's "guidance."



Trump's transgender troops ban divides veterans in Congress

Posted 7/27/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress, with one camp standing squarely behind the commander in chief and the other decrying his order as an ugly attack on dedicated troops.



House GOP works to deliver on border wall for Trump

Posted 7/27/2017 in National

House Republican allies of President Donald Trump are intent on giving him a long-sought victory in Congress by finally making a down payment on his long-promised wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.



AP Exclusive: Boy Scouts chief expected a fiery Trump speech

Posted 7/27/2017 in National

The Boy Scouts of America anticipated President Donald Trump would spark controversy with a politically tinged speech at its national jamboree in West Virginia but felt obliged to invite him out of respect for his office, its leader said Wednesday in his first public comments on the furor over Trump's remarks.



Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate at last but outcome in doubt

Posted 7/26/2017 in National

Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted, at last, Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare."



Trump: Nation closer to liberation from 'Obamacare'

Posted 7/26/2017 in National

Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio on Tuesday night that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the "Obamacare nightmare."



Trump cranks up the heat on Sessions, says 'time will tell' fate

Posted 7/26/2017 in National

President Donald Trump cranked up the heat Tuesday on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, scorning him as "very weak" and refusing to say whether he'll fire the nation's top law enforcement officer and his onetime political ally.



Trump shows the Boy Scouts how to start a political fire

Posted 7/26/2017 in National

No knot-tying demonstrations. No wood-carving advice. President Donald Trump went straight to starting a fire in a speech at a national Boy Scout gathering.



Black seniors test reminiscing to guard against Alzheimer's

Posted 7/26/2017 in National



US Muslims see friendly neighbors, but a foe in White House

Posted 7/26/2017 in National

U.S. Muslims say they have experienced widespread suspicion about their faith in the first months of Donald Trump's presidency, but also have received more support from individual Americans, and remain hopeful they can eventually be fully accepted in American society, a new survey finds.



Mic captures GOP senator ripping Trump, mocking lawmaker

Posted 7/26/2017 in National

Oh, that dreaded open microphone!



Scaramucci willing to 'fire everybody' for leaking

Posted 7/26/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's new communications director says he's prepared to clean house in order to stop the leaks plaguing the administration.



Trump asks about firing Sessions, calls his position 'weak'

Posted 7/25/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, officials say, and launched a fresh Twitter tirade today against the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy.



Experts: No duty for laughing teens to rescue drowning man

Posted 7/22/2017 in National

It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts say a group of Florida teens had no obligation to rescue a drowning disabled man they instead mocked, laughed at and recorded on a video that was later posted online.



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