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Trump rages at Sessions in interview

Posted 7/20/2017 in National

President Donald Trump told The New York Times in an interview Wednesday that he never would have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation.



Trump campaign inner circle called before Senate committees

Posted 7/20/2017 in National

Members of the Trump campaign's inner circle, including his eldest son and son-in-law, are being called before Senate committees next week to talk about the 2016 election.



Trump exhorts Senate anew to rid US of Obamacare

Posted 7/20/2017 in National

Lecturing fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump summoned GOP senators to the White House Wednesday and told them face-to-face they must not leave town for their August recess without sending him an "Obamacare" repeal bill to sign.



Poll: Most say federal government should ensure health coverage

Posted 7/20/2017 in National

Americans aren't enthralled with "Obamacare" and they definitely don't like the Republican plans offered in Congress, so what does the public want the government to do about health care?



Trump says he wants voter fraud commission to have open mind

Posted 7/20/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged members of his new voter fraud commission to approach their task with "a very open mind," despite having spent months making unfounded claims, without evidence, that millions of fraudulent ballots had been cast against him.



Sen. McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after clot removed

Posted 7/20/2017 in National

Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Vietnam prisoner of war and political maverick in Congress for more than three decades, has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor.



House panel approves budget with hopes for tax reform

Posted 7/20/2017 in National

A key House panel on Wednesday approved a Republican fiscal plan that probably won't deliver on its promises to balance the budget, but would begin to clear a path for a GOP effort to overhaul the tax code this fall.



Will a sugar deal with Mexico affect US treat prices?

Posted 7/20/2017 in National

Are Americans getting a raw deal on sugar prices?



US restoring asset seizures -- with safeguards

Posted 7/19/2017 in National

The Trump administration will soon restore the ability of police to seize suspects' money and property with federal help, but The Associated Press has learned the policy will come with a series of new provisions aimed at preventing the types of abuse that led the Obama Justice Department to severely curtail the practice.



Trump making last-ditch effort after Republican health bill collapse

Posted 7/19/2017 in National

President Donald Trump says it's probably time to "just let Obamacare fail" after the latest humiliating heath bill collapse in the Senate. Still, he's making a last-ditch effort to find some way to revive his party's seemingly failed efforts on the bill.



Railroad to pay $3.9M for train death of film worker

Posted 7/19/2017 in National

A railroad owner plans to appeal a jury's decision that it must pay $3.9 million to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad trestle in 2014, a spokesman for the company said.



White House planning 'Made in America' week

Posted 7/17/2017 in National

Plagued by daily revelations related to the escalating Russia investigations, the White House is dubbing the coming week "Made in America week" as it tries to focus on issues that matter to the president's base.



Health plan hinges on the young, but they're a tough sell

Posted 7/17/2017 in National

Julian Senn-Raemont isn't convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad's plan in a couple of years -- no matter what happens in the policy debate in Washington, or how cheap the plans are.



Jordanian soldier sentenced to life for killing three US troops

Posted 7/17/2017 in National

A military court convicted a Jordanian soldier Monday of killing three U.S. military trainers at a Jordanian air base and sentenced him to life in prison with hard labor.



Burns sees Vietnam War as virus, documentary as vaccination

Posted 7/17/2017 in National

Filmmaker Ken Burns views the Vietnam War as a virus that infected Americans with an array of chronic illnesses -- alienation, a lack of civil discourse, mistrust of government and each other. And he hopes his new documentary can be part of a cure.



George A. Romero, father of the zombie film, is dead at 77

Posted 7/17/2017 in National

George Romero, whose classic "Night of the Living Dead" and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77.



Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89

Posted 7/17/2017 in National

Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show "Mission: Impossible," then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994's "Ed Wood," has died. He was 89.



Russia's ban on US adoptions gets snarled in new melodrama

Posted 7/15/2017 in National

More than four years after it was imposed, Russia's ban on adoptions by Americans is back in the news, rekindling frustration and sadness among some of those affected by it.



Russian-American lobbyist says he was at Trump son's meeting

Posted 7/15/2017 in National

A prominent Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet military officer said he was at a meeting between a Russian lawyer and President Donald Trump's son, son-in-law and campaign chairman last year, adding a new wrinkle to the Trump team's evolving explanations about the June 2016 session.



White House pitches revised GOP health bill to skeptical governors

Posted 7/15/2017 in National

The Trump administration is struggling to get support from skeptical U.S. governors for a revised health care bill before the U.S. Senate.



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