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Why it matters: Education and the election

Posted 9/7/2016 in National

Hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars are spent each year on the country's public schools.



Why it matters: Student debt and the election

Posted 9/6/2016 in National

THE ISSUE: More Americans are getting buried by student debt -- causing delays in home ownership, limiting how much people can save and leaving taxpayers at risk as many loans go unpaid.



Police losing battle to get drivers to put down their phones

Posted 9/6/2016 in National

State troopers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have been known to patrol in a tractor-trailer so they can sit up high and spot drivers texting behind the wheel.



Lawmakers likely to do what they do best: the bare minimum

Posted 9/6/2016 in National

Lawmakers return to Washington this week for an abbreviated election-season session in which they will likely do what they do best: the bare minimum.



How the American unity forged after Sept. 11 broke apart

Posted 9/6/2016 in National

For a time, it felt like the attack that shattered America had also brought it together.



Trump tells black churchgoers in Detroit 'I'm here to learn'

Posted 9/3/2016 in National

Donald Trump swayed to songs of prayer, read scripture, and wore a traditional prayer shawl Saturday on a visit to a predominantly black church in Detroit, as he called for a "civil rights agenda of our time" and vowed to fix the "many wrongs" facing African-Americans.



'Crushed': Some Hispanic leaders feel misled by GOP's Trump

Posted 9/2/2016 in National

"Crushed." "Disappointed." "Confused."



Trump paints new target on legal immigration

Posted 9/2/2016 in National

Donald Trump's aggressive rhetoric on illegal immigration has obscured a potentially historic policy shift -- the Republican presidential nominee is the first major party candidate in modern memory to propose limiting legal immigration.



Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchup

Posted 9/2/2016 in National

Donald Trump will visit a predominantly black church in Detroit this weekend and, his campaign says, "outline policies that will impact minorities and the disenfranchised in our country."



State Dept. to release Clinton schedules before election

Posted 9/2/2016 in National

The State Department agreed Thursday to turn over all the detailed planning schedules from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state to The Associated Press by mid-October.



Final suspect in 1965 civil rights slaying dies in Alabama

Posted 9/2/2016 in National

The last of three men tried and acquitted in an infamous civil rights slaying in Alabama has died.



Mexico angry at president's 'humiliating' meeting with Trump

Posted 9/1/2016 in National

Mexico's president was savaged on social media and in political circles following his joint press conference Wednesday with Donald Trump, with many seeing a national humiliation in his welcoming of a man who has derided migrants as rapists and criminals.



For Donald Trump, a day of political whiplash on immigration

Posted 9/1/2016 in National

For weeks, Donald Trump flirted with a self-described "softening" of the hard-line immigration policies that propelled him to the Republican nomination, raising the hopes of party officials, some Hispanic leaders and skeptical voters unnerved by his presidential candidacy.



Poll: More voters trust Clinton on health care

Posted 9/1/2016 in National

From Medicare to medical costs, more voters trust Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to do a better job on health care issues facing the nation, according to a poll out Thursday. But they're not holding out hope for big improvements.



Homeless students get more attention under new education law

Posted 9/1/2016 in National

School administrators this year are being pushed to get better at recognizing homeless students -- those "hidden" in other people's homes or whose families are staying in places like campgrounds, motels and cars -- and to keep them in school even if they're missing paperwork or move around.



Some civil rights sites at risk of being lost to history

Posted 9/1/2016 in National

A once-thriving all-black settlement in the New Mexico desert is a ghost town that rarely appears on maps.



USDA to reopen offices closed after email threats

Posted 8/31/2016 in National

The Agriculture Department will reopen some offices Wednesday that were closed after an unspecified email threat.



State: Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI

Posted 8/31/2016 in National

The State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI's recently closed investigation into her use of a private server.



Trump has surprise Mexico visit ahead of immigration speech

Posted 8/31/2016 in National

Donald Trump will be taking his first foreign trip as the Republican presidential nominee today, making a quick and unexpected visit to Mexico, a nation he derided as the home of rapists and criminals as he launched his campaign.



Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment

Posted 8/30/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton rolled out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation's health care system.



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