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Putin: Russia doesn't hack but 'patriotic' individuals might

Posted 6/2/2017 in National

President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that some "patriotic" individuals may have engaged in hacking but insisted Russia as a country has never done it, and he pledged Thursday to wait out U.S. political battles to forge constructive ties with President Donald Trump.

 

 

Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

Posted 6/2/2017 in National

The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to immediately reinstate its ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, saying the U.S. will be safer if the policy is put in place.

 

 

Trump declines to move US Embassy to Jerusalem, for now

Posted 6/2/2017 in National

Stepping back from a campaign promise and incurring Israeli ire, President Donald Trump acted Thursday to keep the U.S. Embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv for now instead of moving it to Jerusalem, a cautious move aimed at bolstering prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.

 

 

$3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline begins service

Posted 6/2/2017 in National

The $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline began shipping oil for customers on Thursday, as Native American tribes that opposed the project vowed to continue fighting.

 

 

Trump's tweeted typo covfefe becoming vanity license plates

Posted 6/2/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's mysterious tweeted typo covfefe is coming soon to a license plate near you.

 

 

Trump to announce decision on climate change today

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

President Donald Trump will announce his decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event this afternoon.

 

 

Analysts: Leaving climate deal likely wouldn't add jobs

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has declared that abandoning the Paris climate agreement would be a victory for the American economy.

 

 

GOP health plan could be costly for those with coverage gaps

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

As a thyroid cancer survivor battling nerve damage and other complications, Lisa Dammert was in such dire financial straits in 2014 that she and her husband did the unthinkable: They let their health insurance lapse for a while.

 

 

Naloxone: A tool to protect police dogs in drug raids from overdosing

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

Police dogs simply follow their noses to sniff out narcotics.

 

 

Painful words: How a 1980 letter fueled the opioid epidemic

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only four addictions were documented.

 

 

CNN sacks Kathy Griffin over Trump video as backlash builds

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

Kathy Griffin has lost a decade-long gig ringing in the new year for CNN as a backlash builds over her video displaying a likeness of President Donald Trump's severed head.

 

 

Train stabbing survivor: Portland has 'white savior complex'

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

A man who was stabbed in the neck while trying to stop a man from shouting anti-Muslim insults at two young women on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train said Wednesday that the city should focus on the girls, not him.

 

 

Comey OK'd to testify; House intel committee issues subpoenas

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

The House intelligence committee says it is issuing subpoenas for Michael Flynn and Michael Cohen -- President Donald Trump's former national security adviser and his personal lawyer -- as well as their businesses as part of its investigation into Russian activities during last year's election.

 

 

Trump's cellphone diplomacy raises security concerns

Posted 5/31/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the security and secrecy of the U.S. commander in chief's communications.

 

 

Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

Posted 5/26/2017 in National

Donald Trump's administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals court ruled that the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination."

 

 

Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators

Posted 5/26/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said.

 

 

Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military

Posted 5/26/2017 in National

Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it weaker and shortchanges "the people and taxpayers of the United States."

 

 

Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home

Posted 5/26/2017 in National

One in 4 Alzheimer's deaths in the United States are now occurring at home -- a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report released Thursday.

 

 

Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says

Posted 5/26/2017 in National

A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits.

 

 

Gov. Walker wants Wisconsin to drug test Medicaid applicants

Posted 5/26/2017 in National

Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require able-bodied, childless adults applying for Medicaid health benefits to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model.

 

 

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