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Conservatives hail end of bathroom rule for transgender children

Posted 2/23/2017 in National

Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to decide.



Health care's future: Turning patients into savers, shoppers

Posted 2/23/2017 in National

The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you.



Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

Posted 2/22/2017 in National

Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation -- including people simply arrested for traffic violations -- under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.



'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

Posted 2/22/2017 in National

While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesaving, for some of those caught up in the nation's opioid-addiction crisis.



Trump denounces anti-Semitism in forceful condemnation

Posted 2/22/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned recent threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S. as "painful reminders" of lingering prejudice and evil, his first full-throated comments on the rise of anti-Semitic venom after pressure for him to speak out forcefully.



Historian with expert predictions ponders Trump impeachment

Posted 2/22/2017 in National

A college professor who has successfully predicted every presidential election since 1984, including Donald Trump's upset victory last year, is working on a book based on a possible future plot twist: Trump's removal from office.



Thousands of demonstrators across US say 'Not My President'

Posted 2/21/2017 in National

Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President's Day.



Amid protests, UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit

Posted 2/21/2017 in National

Thousands of protesters against U.S. President Donald Trump rallied outside Britain's Parliament on Monday, while lawmakers inside urged the government to rescind its offer to the president of a state visit stamped with pomp, pageantry and royal approval.



Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

Posted 2/21/2017 in National

resident Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn.



Conservative group cancels speech by Yiannopoulos

Posted 2/21/2017 in National

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men fell flat with organizers.



Defense Secretary Mattis: US will stay in Iraq a while

Posted 2/21/2017 in National

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State militants for a while, despite some rocky times between the two nations.



Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal

Posted 2/21/2017 in National

Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found.



In Trump's future looms a familiar shutdown threat

Posted 2/21/2017 in National

Add a potential government shutdown to embattled President Donald Trump's growing roster of headaches.



House GOP hails health plan that Democrats call inadequate

Posted 2/21/2017 in National

Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers.



Tensions over Trump deepen fractures among American Jews

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

The early weeks of the Trump administration have widened divides between liberal and conservative Jews, setting off quarrels over anti-Semitism, Israel and the Holocaust.



McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday.



Pruitt OK'd as EPA chief over environmentalists' objections

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday.



Trump exchange with black journalist sparks outrage

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

Many African-Americans are expressing outrage over a testy exchange between President Donald Trump and a veteran black journalist, with many considering the incident to be the latest indication of his inability to relate to them.



Vice President offers 'unwavering' NATO pledge, leaves open questions

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

America's commitment to NATO is "unwavering," U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, reassuring allies about the direction the Trump administration might take but leaving open questions about where Washington saw its relationship with the European Union and other international organizations.



Trump interviewing candidates to replace the ousted Flynn

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

As he seeks to get his struggling administration back on track, President Donald Trump is interviewing potential candidates this weekend to serve as his new national security adviser.



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