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Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment

Posted earlier today 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.

 

 

McConnell: Obamacare 'crashing;' next president must fix it

Posted earlier today in National

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Monday that the federal health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the White House and which party has the upper hand in Congress.

 

 

Trump stand-ins struggle to speak for and defend nominee

Posted earlier today in National

Donald Trump isn't making it easy for top supporters and advisers, from his running mate on down, to defend him or explain some campaign positions.

 

 

Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

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Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the mad scientist of "Young Frankenstein," has died.

 

 

11 years later, New Orleans remembers Katrina

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It's been 11 years since the wind, rain and subsequent levee breaks associated with Hurricane Katrina deluged New Orleans.

 

 

Mylan launching generic version of EpiPen

Posted yesterday in National

Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism continued to mount over the price of its injectable medicine.

 

 

FDA expands Zika screening to all blood centers

Posted yesterday in National

The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.

 

 

Clinton says controversies behind her; Trump begs to differ

Posted 8/27/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family's foundation against Donald Trump's criticism on Friday and declared she's confident there will be no major further accusations involving the foundation, her emails or anything else that could undermine her chances of defeating him in November.

 

 

Louisiana's four-legged flood victims await reunions, homes

Posted 8/27/2016 in National

Two weeks ago, fast-rising floodwaters forced many south Louisiana homeowners to leave their beloved pets behind as they boarded rescue boats or waded through chest-deep water to reach dry ground.

 

 

Temporary FEMA housing units expected to return to La.

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

Thousands of south Louisiana residents remain stuck in shelters, living in hotels or staying in the spare bedrooms of family and friends after flooding ravaged their homes, creating a housing crunch that will bring back temporary housing units like those that dotted the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.

 

 

In some US schools, resistance to ending corporal punishment

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

Two licks with a wooden paddle in the principal's office was the price 11-year-old Kaley Zacher, of Dexter, Georgia, paid for ignoring warnings about falling behind in her school work.

 

 

AP-NORC Poll: Gender matters, but does it hurt or help?

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

There's no "glass ceiling" keeping a woman from the presidential nomination anymore, but most Americans still think Hillary Clinton's gender will influence the November election.

 

 

In Israel's religious press, Hillary Clinton is invisible

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton may become the president of Israel's most important ally, but her image is banished from a significant swath of the country's media: the ultra-Orthodox press whose deeply conservative readership chafes at images of women.

 

 

Before debates, Clinton aims to keep Trump expectations high

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

By virtue of her long political resume, Hillary Clinton will enter her highly anticipated fall debates with Donald Trump facing the same kind of heightened expectations that often saddle an incumbent president.

 

 

Italian quake death toll rises to 241, anguish mounts

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

Rescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes Thursday looking for earthquake survivors as Italy again anguished over how to secure its ancient towns and modern cities from the country's highly seismic terrain.

 

 

Deaf driver's shooting death by trooper under investigation

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people not to jump to conclusions as state agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses ended up dead after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase.

 

 

Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past.

 

 

Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 10 dead

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early this morning after at least 10 people were killed and dozens were wounded, a government spokesman said.

 

 

North Korea's Kim: Submarine launch test as a success

Posted 8/25/2016 in National

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said today his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and put the U.S. mainland within striking distance.

 

 

Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences

Posted 8/24/2016 in National

Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities.

 

 

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