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To stand out at Super Bowl 51, ads are going for stunts

Posted 1/28/2017 in National

Lady Gaga is reportedly entertaining an unusual twist on her Super Bowl halftime show, which -- though it's not confirmed -- she could perform from the roof of the stadium.



AP-NORC Poll: Broad worries about potential health care loss

Posted 1/28/2017 in National

Though "Obamacare" still divides Americans, a majority worry that many will lose coverage if the 2010 law is repealed in the nation's long-running political standoff over health care.



Political football: For some, Super Bowl reflects US divide

Posted 1/27/2017 in National

Not even the grandest of American sports spectacles is immune to the nation's deep political divisions.



Little girls doubt that women can be brilliant, study shows

Posted 1/27/2017 in National

Can women be brilliant? Little girls are not so sure.



Republicans divided over border wall as Trump era begins

Posted 1/27/2017 in National

Congressional Republicans leave their annual policy retreat divided over paying for President Donald Trump's border wall, one of several thorny issues looming to trip them up as the GOP adjusts to full control of Washington.



"1984" publisher orders new printing as sales soar

Posted 1/27/2017 in National

With "alternative facts" the latest catchphrase, George Orwell's "1984" is No. 1 on and the publisher has ordered an additional 75,000 copies.



AP source: Border Patrol chief says he's been forced out

Posted 1/27/2017 in National

The man charged with protecting America's borders was ousted Thursday, one day after President Donald Trump announced ambitious plans to build a massive wall at the Mexican border and bolster the ranks of the Border Patrol.



Rights advocates warn of backlash if President Trump pursues torture

Posted 1/27/2017 in National

It took more than a year's worth of beatings, sleep deprivation, psychological abuse and threats to his family before former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg said he cracked and confessed to being a member of the al-Qaida terror network. The only problem, he said, was that it was a lie.



Trump's choice for labor secretary outsourced jobs

Posted 1/27/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's pick for labor secretary outsourced his fast-food company's technology department to the Philippines, a move that contradicts Trump's vow to keep American jobs in the U.S.



People hawking McDonald's special sauce online for thousands

Posted 1/27/2017 in National

Giveaway bottles of McDonald's trademark special sauce are being offered for sale online for thousands of dollars, including one listing for $10,000.



Trump's immigration actions mark sharp shift in US policy

Posted 1/26/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's wide-ranging executive actions tightening border security-- and the prospect of additional measures restricting refugee flows -- mark a sharp shift away from Washington's elusive efforts to forge comprehensive immigration legislation.



Government bites back: Civil servants troll Trump, leak info

Posted 1/26/2017 in National

Across the government, an unprecedented digital insurrection is taking shape.



Chicago mayor welcomes help, warns against deploying troops

Posted 1/26/2017 in National

A day after President Donald Trump declared he was ready to "send in the Feds" if Chicago can't reduce its homicides, Mayor Rahm Emanuel warned against deploying the National Guard, saying it would hurt efforts to restore trust in the police.



Mary Tyler Moore, who changed depiction of women, dies at 80

Posted 1/26/2017 in National

Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV's beloved "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, died Wednesday, said her publicist, Mara Buxbaum. She was 80.



Trump narrows down Supreme Court nominee list to three

Posted 1/25/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has narrowed his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy to three judges and said he expects to make his decision in the coming days.



Senate Democrats propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Posted 1/25/2017 in National

Senate Democrats on Tuesday offered a plan to spend $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years, challenging President Donald Trump to join them on an issue where they hope to find common ground.



Sexist, vulgar posts on women's marches rebound on officials

Posted 1/25/2017 in National

A school board member in Hillary Clinton's hometown resigned after making a derogatory reference on Twitter to the female anatomy in describing women marching against President Donald Trump. An Illinois teacher was pulled from the classroom for a tweet deemed sexist. And a freshman Indiana lawmaker was inundated with criticism over a Facebook post mocking "fat women."



Trump health secretary pick gives Democrats few details on health overhaul

Posted 1/25/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's selection to become health secretary told a Senate committee Tuesday that the new administration believes people with existing illnesses should not be denied health insurance, but committed to no details on that or any aspects of how Republicans will reshape President Barack Obama's health care law.



Despite tornado threat, shelters rare for mobile home parks

Posted 1/25/2017 in National

Ten of at least 20 people killed in a weekend tornado outbreak lived in Georgia mobile home parks, yet laws requiring storm shelters in those vulnerable communities are few and far between.



White House press secretary: 'Our intention is never to lie'

Posted 1/24/2017 in National

White House press secretary Sean Spicer told a roomful of reporters that "our intention is never to lie to you," although sometimes the Trump administration may "disagree with the facts."



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