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Trump slams congresswomen; crowd roars, 'Send her back!'

Posted yesterday in National

Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally Wednesday into an extended dissection of the liberal views of the women of color, deriding them for what he painted as extreme positions and suggesting they just get out.



House blocks maverick Democrat's Trump impeachment effort

Posted yesterday in National

The House easily killed a maverick Democrat's effort Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent racial insults against lawmakers of color, a vote that provided an early snapshot of just how divided Democrats are over ousting him as the 2020 presidential and congressional campaigns rev up.



House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute

Posted yesterday in National

The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.



Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

Posted yesterday in National

U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary numbers suggest.



Stevens to be 13th Supreme Court justice buried at Arlington

Posted yesterday in National

Arlington National Cemetery has long been planned as the final resting place of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.



Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in prison

Posted yesterday in National

Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, expressing no remorse over his conviction for a massive drug conspiracy that spread murder and mayhem for more than two decades.



Trump voters cringe and shrug at tweets while Democrats rage

Posted 7/17/2019 in National

Bill Brasch greeted President Donald Trump's latest tweet controversy with a shrug.



House vote condemns Trump's tweets, draws some GOP support

Posted 7/17/2019 in National

In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a racist bone in my body."



Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Posted 7/17/2019 in National

John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99.



NYC police officer in 'I can't breathe' death won't be charged

Posted 7/17/2019 in National

After years of silence, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words -- "I can't breathe" -- became a national rallying cry against police brutality.



Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew

Posted 7/17/2019 in National

Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012.



Facebook's currency plan gets hostile reception in Congress

Posted 7/17/2019 in National

Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network's ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects the privacy of users' data.



In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emerges

Posted 7/17/2019 in National

No votes have been cast in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, but the winnowing has begun.



Polls show sour views of race relations in Trump's America

Posted 7/16/2019 in National

Even before President Donald Trump's racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, Americans considered race relations in the United States to be generally bad -- and said that Trump has been making them worse.



Trump renews racist criticism, says many agree with him

Posted 7/16/2019 in National

Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now," cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped send him to the White House.



Trump abortion restrictions effective immediately

Posted 7/16/2019 in National

Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration said Monday, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations and women's rights groups.



Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 7-16-19

Posted 7/16/2019 in National



A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer's

Posted 7/16/2019 in National

A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found.



Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

Posted 7/16/2019 in National

Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans and Baton Rouge from catastrophic flooding, but even as it weakened and moved north through Arkansas, its trailing rain bands swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into "an ocean."



Women urge jail until trial for Epstein as judge weighs bail

Posted 7/16/2019 in National

Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers urged a judge Monday to keep the wealthy financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls.



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