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In poor Black Belt region, both fears and prayers over Trump

Posted earlier today in National

Here, in what's left of the Old South's plantation region, the descendants of slaves who picked cotton and worked the dark soil are praying differently since Donald Trump moved into the White House.



Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'

Posted earlier today in National

In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.



Judge won't throw out Bergdahl case over Trump comments

Posted earlier today in National

President Donald Trump's campaign-trail criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, while "problematic," hasn't prevented the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009, a military judge ruled Friday.



Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

Posted earlier today in National

As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.



Trump blasts media, anonymous sources -- after WH uses them

Posted earlier today in National

President Donald Trump unloaded on the news media Friday for using anonymous sources -- just hours after members of his own staff insisted on briefing reporters only on condition their names be concealed.



White House adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

Posted 2/24/2017 in National

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official says.



Administration expects Justice crackdown on legalized marijuana

Posted 2/24/2017 in National

The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown on the drug, even as a solid majority of Americans believe it should be legal.



Immigrants fearing deportation under Trump change routines

Posted 2/23/2017 in National

In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents.



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.



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