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Conservative opposition endangers House GOP gun bill

Posted 7/7/2016 in National

Conservative opposition put a House Republican gun and anti-terrorism bill in jeopardy Wednesday, delivering an embarrassing slap to Speaker Paul Ryan and his effort to mount a legislative response to last month's Orlando mass shooting.



Bill to boost airport security, ease lines gets green light

Posted 7/7/2016 in National

House and Senate lawmakers announced an agreement Wednesday on an aviation bill to boost airport security, reduce screening lines and require airlines to refund fees to passengers whose bags are lost or delayed.



Lawsuit: Gretchen Carlson alleges sex harassment at Fox News

Posted 7/7/2016 in National

Former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson sued network chief executive Roger Ailes on Wednesday, claiming she was cut loose after she refused his sexual advances and complained about harassment in the workplace.



Trump praises late Iraqi leader Saddam as terrorist killer

Posted 7/6/2016 in National

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who frequently criticizes U.S. foreign policy under President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has praised former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's ruthlessness.



No charges for Clinton, FBI says -- despite biting criticism

Posted 7/6/2016 in National

The FBI lifted a major legal threat to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign Tuesday, recommending no criminal charges for her handling of highly classified material in a private email account.



Democrats, GOP seem on collision course over gun, terror bills

Posted 7/6/2016 in National

House Democrats and Republicans seem just as destined for an election-season clash over guns as they did before a Democratic sit-in on the chamber's floor ushered in lawmakers' July 4 recess two weeks ago.



Under fire as usual, Clinton ramps up her trust campaign

Posted 7/5/2016 in National

The Clinton trust campaign is turning to powerful advocates, chief among them President Barack Obama, to vouch for the Democratic candidate shadowed by an FBI investigation on the brink of her presidential nomination.



Trump: Charges of anti-Semitism over tweet are 'ridiculous'

Posted 7/5/2016 in National

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton's campaign is "ridiculous" to portray an anti-Clinton tweet that appeared to depict the Star of David atop a pile of cash as anti-Semitic.



Dad says 2 gators involved in Disney attack that killed son

Posted 7/5/2016 in National

The father of a toddler killed by an alligator at Disney last month told rescue officials two alligators were involved in the attack, according to emails from the Reedy Creek Fire Department.



Educated and well-off, Dhaka attackers defy usual

Posted 7/5/2016 in National

The young men had been missing for months. Their families sensed something was wrong. It wasn't until the horror of the weekend hostage crisis in Bangladesh's capital unfolded that they learned their sons had become radicalized as religious extremists and launched one of the country's deadliest attacks in recent years.



How close is too close? Hard question for Orlando paramedics

Posted 7/5/2016 in National

When the first paramedics arrived on the scene of the Pulse nightclub shooting, they could still hear gunfire coming from inside the club.



Charleston church shooting victims sue FBI over gun buy

Posted 7/2/2016 in National

The FBI is being sued by survivors of the Charleston church shooting, who say federal negligence enabled Dylann Roof to buy the .45-caliber handgun he used.



First woman president: How great a milestone? Women differ

Posted 7/2/2016 in National

On the day Cheryl Lawson Walker graduated from college, she hadn't thought much about the future, and the obstacles she might face as a woman.



Clinton interviewed by the FBI about private email server

Posted 7/2/2016 in National

The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton on Saturday about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, her campaign announced after the meeting, as federal investigators neared the end of the probe that has hung over her White House bid.



In VP search, Trump and Clinton eye different priorities

Posted 7/2/2016 in National

Donald Trump wants a running mate who has what he lacks -- political experience. Hillary Clinton is putting a premium on diversity as she searches for a No. 2.



Death sparks 'Autopilot' car probe; man had speeding tickets

Posted 7/2/2016 in National

The first American death involving a car in self-driving mode presents a dilemma: How aggressively to embrace the potentially life-saving technology after a fatal crash. The driver's history of speeding further complicates the question.



Hostage crisis leaves 28 dead in Bangladesh diplomatic zone

Posted 7/2/2016 in National

The hostages were given a test: recite verses from the Quran, or be punished, according to a witness. Those who passed were allowed to eat. Those who failed were tortured and slain.



Are we overusing the tribute of flying flag at half-staff?

Posted 7/1/2016 in National

Nearly every day, somewhere in the country, the Stars and Stripes was lowered to half-staff last year in one of the most significant official gestures of mourning and respect, an Associated Press analysis found.



Louisiana first state in Deep South to expand Medicaid

Posted 7/1/2016 in National

Louisiana is becoming the first state in the Republican-dominated Deep South to expand its Medicaid program, with more than 233,000 people already enrolled in the government-financed insurance coverage that begins today.



AP source: Gingrich being vetted for Trump vice president

Posted 7/1/2016 in National

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice presidential picks.



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