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How Congress used the shutdown deal to cut more taxes

Posted 1/27/2018 in National

The deal that ended the government shutdown also further cut taxes, adding billions more to the national deficit.



Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigns as top GOP finance chairman

Posted 1/27/2018 in National

Casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault.



Amid turmoil, Trump seeking a reset with State of the Union

Posted 1/27/2018 in National

Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first State of the Union address, arguing that his tax cut and economic policies will benefit all Americans.



Moving past the wall: Trump plan takes on legal immigration

Posted 1/27/2018 in National

The most contentious piece of President Donald Trump's new proposal to protect the so-called Dreamers has nothing to do with them.



Justice Ginsburg, 84, signals intent to work for years more

Posted 1/27/2018 in National

In different circumstances, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might be on a valedictory tour in her final months on the Supreme Court.



Trump turns again on immigration, allies bash 'Amnesty Don'

Posted 1/26/2018 in National

Fearing betrayal on a signature campaign issue, President Donald Trump's loyalists across the country are lashing out against his proposal to create a path to citizenship for nearly 2 million "Dreamer" immigrants.



Trump: Report he ordered Mueller's firing 'fake news'

Posted 1/26/2018 in National

President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed as "fake news" a New York Times report that he ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June, but backed down after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign.



Probe: Chinese opioid sellers exploit US postal service flaw

Posted 1/26/2018 in National

China said Thursday it is ready to work with the United States in fighting illicit opioid shipments after congressional investigators found that Chinese opioid manufacturers exploit weak screening in the U.S. Postal Service to ship large quantities of illegal drugs to American dealers.



US panel rejects marketing plan for heated tobacco device

Posted 1/26/2018 in National

Government advisers dealt a blow Thursday to Philip Morris International's hopes to sell its heat-not-burn device in the United States as a less-harmful alternative to cigarettes.



Tide Pod doughnuts are irreverent response to harmful trend

Posted 1/26/2018 in National

Bakers are responding to the dangerous "Tide Pod challenge" with sweet and savory irreverence.



Can anything stop the stock market's relentless rise?

Posted 1/26/2018 in National

It's been 365 days since the Dow Jones industrial average first crossed 20,000, and it's already up another 30-plus percent as the stock market's relentless rise to records keeps going.



US sales of outdoor equipment slump as consumer habits shift

Posted 1/26/2018 in National

The outdoor gear industry brought its biggest winter marketplace to Denver this week as it faces slipping sales and shifting U.S. consumer habits.



Trump 'looking forward' to being questioned under oath

Posted 1/25/2018 in National

President Donald Trump declared he's "looking forward" to being questioned -- under oath -- in the special counsel's probe of Russian election interference and Trump's possible obstruction in the firing of the FBI director.



Toys R Us cites holiday 'missteps,' says 182 stores to close

Posted 1/25/2018 in National

Toys R Us, a nostalgic favorite even as many shoppers moved to Amazon and huge chains like Walmart, plans to close up to 182 stores after struggling during the holiday season.



Medicaid recipients sue to block new work-requirement rules

Posted 1/25/2018 in National

Fifteen people in Kentucky who get their health insurance through Medicaid have sued the federal government, asking a judge to block new first-in-the-nation rules that would make them work to keep their taxpayer-funded benefits.



2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting; suspect held

Posted 1/24/2018 in National

A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with gunfire Tuesday, methodically firing a handgun inside a crowded atrium at his rural Kentucky high school.



Girl shot at Texas school 'in good spirits'; boy charged

Posted 1/24/2018 in National

A 15-year-old girl who was wounded in a Texas high school shooting is "in good spirits," and the 16-year-old boy suspected of opening fire in the cafeteria has been charged as a juvenile with aggravated assault, officials said Tuesday.



Schumer rescinds offer of $25 billion for Trump's wall

Posted 1/24/2018 in National

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has pulled back an offer of $25 billion for President Donald Trump's long-promised southern border wall, as lawmakers scrambled to figure out how to push a deal to protect 700,000 or more so-called Dreamer immigrants from deportation.



Trump applies tariffs to solar panels, washing machines

Posted 1/23/2018 in National

President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers.



As shutdown eases federal workers fear prospect of another

Posted 1/23/2018 in National

The swift steps ending a messy and expensive government shutdown set the stage for hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return Tuesday, but some say they fear they could find themselves in limbo again in a few more weeks.



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