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Personalized IRS letters nudge uninsured to get coverage

Posted 1/14/2017 in National

If you haven't signed up for health insurance, you may soon be getting a not-too-subtle nudge from the taxman.



Early win on budget pressures Republicans to deliver on health care

Posted 1/14/2017 in National

Republicans have won a gateway victory in Congress in their seven-year trek toward scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law.



Surge in traffic deaths outpaces increase in travel

Posted 1/14/2017 in National

Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year.



GOP leaders look to early health care bill, details vague

Posted 1/13/2017 in National

Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama's health care law and begins to supplant it with their own vision of how the nation's $3 trillion-a-year medical system should work.



Week 1: Dems find Trump's picks more reasonable than Trump

Posted 1/13/2017 in National

The lack of fireworks surrounding Senate consideration of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks may reflect a belief by minority Democrats that the people chosen are more reasonable than Trump.



Watchdog to probe Comey's, FBI's actions before election

Posted 1/13/2017 in National

In yet another aftershock from the chaotic presidential campaign, the Justice Department inspector general opened an investigation Thursday into department and FBI actions before the election, including whether FBI Director James Comey followed established policies in the email investigation of Hillary Clinton.



Secret police file: Trump sure of presidential win -- in 1996

Posted 1/13/2017 in National

Nearly 30 years ago, Donald Trump was confident he would win the U.S. presidential election -- as an independent in 1996, according to recently uncovered files from Czechoslovakia's Communist-era secret police.



Up next for Dylann Roof: Second trial, long death row wait

Posted 1/13/2017 in National

Dylann Roof's death sentence this week for killing nine black church members ends one chapter in his case, but it's far from over.



Obama ends visa-free path for Cubans who make it to US

Posted 1/13/2017 in National

President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident.



The good, bad and unknown about marijuana's health effects

Posted 1/13/2017 in National

It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it may also raise the risk of getting schizophrenia and trigger heart attacks.



Fish and chirps? Crickets make leap in demand as a protein

Posted 1/13/2017 in National

At Tomorrow's Harvest farm, you won't find acres of land on which animals graze, or rows of corn, or bales of hay. Just stacks of boxes in a basement and the summery song of thousands of chirping crickets.



Combative Trump concedes Russia's role in election hacking

Posted 1/12/2017 in National

In a combative and freewheeling news conference, President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday that he accepts Russia was behind the election year hacking of Democrats that roiled the White House race.



Black lawmakers say Sessions unfit to be attorney general

Posted 1/12/2017 in National

Black lawmakers said Wednesday that Sen. Jeff Sessions at times has shown hostility toward civil rights, making him unfit to be attorney general, as a 1986 letter from the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. surfaced strongly expressing opposition to the Alabama senator.



Newly leaked dossier on Trump circulated in Washington for months

Posted 1/12/2017 in National

It was a bombshell story, emerging on the eve of Donald Trump's first news conference as president-elect: U.S. intelligence officials had presented Trump with unsubstantiated claims that Russia had amassed compromising personal and financial allegations about him.



Pew survey: Officers more reluctant to use force, make stops

Posted 1/11/2017 in National

The so-called "Ferguson effect" -- officers backing off of policing out of fear that their actions will be questioned after the fact -- has been talked about but never really quantified.



Dylann Roof sentenced to death

Posted 1/11/2017 in National

An unrepentant Dylann Roof was sentenced to death Tuesday for fatally shooting nine black church members during a Bible study session, becoming the first person ordered executed for a federal hate crime.



Trump pushes GOP for fast action on health care

Posted 1/11/2017 in National

President-elect Donald Trump pushed Congress on Tuesday to act swiftly to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and follow up with a replacement.



I'd stand up to Trump as AG, Sessions tells senators

Posted 1/11/2017 in National

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions fervently rejected "damnably false" accusations of past racist comments Tuesday as he challenged Democratic concerns about the civil rights commitment he would bring as Donald Trump's attorney general.



Official: Trump briefed on potentially compromising report

Posted 1/11/2017 in National

Top intelligence officials last week told President-elect Donald Trump about an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him, a U.S. official says.



Trump predicts all Cabinet picks will win confirmation

Posted 1/10/2017 in National

Facing a week of high-profile tests for his administration-in-waiting, President-elect Donald Trump predicted Monday that all of his Cabinet picks would win Senate confirmation even as Democrats charged that Trump's team was ignoring standard vetting protocol.



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