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This stings: Winter death rate for America's bees jumps

Posted 5/11/2016 in National

After two years of improvement, America's honeybees had another tough and deadly winter, probably because of mites, according to a new federal survey released Tuesday.



US sues North Carolina over transgender bathroom law

Posted 5/10/2016 in National

A potentially epic clash over transgender rights took shape Monday when the U.S. Justice Department sued North Carolina over the state's bathroom law after the governor refused to back down.



Congressional Republicans grapple with new Trump reality

Posted 5/10/2016 in National

Congressional Republicans are returning to Capitol Hill to confront an awkward new reality: Donald Trump is their presumptive presidential nominee, but instead of uniting behind him, leading figures like House Speaker Paul Ryan are withholding their support.



Christie's bet on Trump pays off

Posted 5/10/2016 in National

Gov. Chris Christie's decision to endorse Donald Trump back in February brought him plenty of derision at the time. But it's bringing rewards now that it's clear he bet on the winner.



Options dwindling, Sanders says race isn't over

Posted 5/10/2016 in National

For Bernie and Jane Sanders, the revolution continues, despite the odds.



3 girls charged in fatal school restroom fight

Posted 5/10/2016 in National

Three teenage girls have been charged in a high school restroom assault in Delaware that left a 16-year-old girl dead, authorities said Monday.



White House on damage control after aide's magazine profile

Posted 5/10/2016 in National

The White House on Monday worked to contain the damage caused by one of President Barack Obama's closest aides.



N.C. gov. faces Fed's deadline on LGBT law

Posted 5/9/2016 in National

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory shows no signs of backing down in the face of the federal government's deadline today to declare he won't enforce the new state law limiting protections for LGBT people -- defiance that could risk funding for the state's university system and lead to a protracted legal battle.



Trump as nominee improves odds for parts of Obama's legacy

Posted 5/9/2016 in National

There's no cheering at the White House for Donald Trump's success. Yet for President Barack Obama, things could be worse.



For some Republicans, Trump-Clinton matchup is 'nightmare'

Posted 5/9/2016 in National

As the setting sun's light flooded a meeting of Utah County Republicans, Melanie Sorensen described her concerns about her party's presumptive presidential nominee.



Gun violence gets more nuanced, probing media coverage

Posted 5/9/2016 in National

Media attention to gun violence tends to be doled out in predictable, limited ways: when a mass shooting happens, when the anniversary of such a tragedy is marked or when the use of deadly force by law enforcement or citizens is questioned.



Man accused of killing 3 in Maryland expected in court

Posted 5/9/2016 in National

federal security officer suspected in three fatal shootings outside a high school, a mall and a supermarket in a Maryland suburb of the nation's capital is due in court for an initial appearance.



Mosquito season brings no urgency for money to fight Zika

Posted 5/9/2016 in National

The White House and Democrats are pressuring congressional Republicans to act on President Barack Obama's demands for money to combat Zika, but even the onset of mosquito season that probably will spread the virus has failed to create a sense of urgency.



Conservatives licking wounds in the Age of Donald Trump

Posted 5/7/2016 in National

For a lot of angsty conservatives, there's more to worry about than just Donald Trump. There's the future of the conservative movement to consider.



Trump to face trial after election in Trump University suit

Posted 5/7/2016 in National

Donald Trump will go to trial in a class-action lawsuit against him and his now-defunct Trump University after the presidential election but before the inauguration, setting the stage for a president-elect to take the witness stand if he wins the White House.



More big-name Republicans abandon Trump

Posted 5/7/2016 in National

Big-name GOP leaders piled on Friday against Donald Trump in an extraordinary show of Republican-vs.-Republican discontent over his winning the party's presidential nomination.



Sanders' problem: To win, he needs Clinton's superdelegates

Posted 5/7/2016 in National

Bernie Sanders has a problem. Remember those superdelegates, the Democratic Party leaders and elected officials who can vote for the candidate of their choice?



Police: Federal officer in custody after 3 fatal shootings

Posted 5/7/2016 in National

A federal security officer is now facing multiple murder charges in a shooting spree across three Maryland parking lots that left three people dead.



Emma and Noah continue to be top baby names

Posted 5/7/2016 in National

When it comes to baby names, Emma and Noah reign supreme. And don't name your daughter Isis.



House Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to back Donald Trump

Posted 5/6/2016 in National

House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to unify the GOP.



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