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US decries Islamic State 'genocide' of Christians, others

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

The Trump administration denounced the Islamic State group on Tuesday for carrying out "genocide" against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control.



Charlottesville violence revives painful past for minorities

Posted 8/17/2017 in National

Bernard Lafayette fought to end segregation during the civil rights movement. But after watching events in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend and hearing President Donald Trump blame both sides for the deadly violence, he realized that changing laws did not change enough hearts and minds.



Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

Posted 8/17/2017 in National

The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans.



Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell

Posted 8/17/2017 in National

Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early -- using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood.



Can't see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TV

Posted 8/17/2017 in National

Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years.



On a chaotic day in DC, Trump goes after Amazon, again

Posted 8/17/2017 in National

President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, saying Wednesday that the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers."



Protesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina

Posted 8/15/2017 in National

Protesters in North Carolina toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier Monday at a rally against racism.



Deadly rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues

Posted 8/15/2017 in National

In Gainesville, Florida, workers hired by the Daughters of the Confederacy chipped away at a Confederate soldier's statue, loaded it quietly on a truck and drove away with little fanfare.



Social media harnessed to expose white nationalists at rally

Posted 8/15/2017 in National

One of the social media posts resembled a wanted poster or a missing-persons flyer: Photographs of men were arranged in rows, seeking their names and employers.



New life for Medicaid after GOP's health care debacle

Posted 8/15/2017 in National

It may not equal Social Security and Medicare as a "third rail" program that politicians touch at their own risk, yet Medicaid seems to have gotten stronger after the Republican failure to pass health care legislation.



Violence in Charlottesville exposes nation's divisions

Posted 8/14/2017 in National

The college town of Charlottesville, Virginia, is reeling after violent clashes erupted between a large gathering of white nationalists and hundreds of counter protesters.



Pressure, criticism mount for Trump after Charlottesville

Posted 8/14/2017 in National

As President Donald Trump remained out of sight and silent, pressure mounted from both sides of the aisle for him to explicitly condemn white supremacists and hate groups involved in deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.



Alabama's Senate race all about Trump love, swamp hate

Posted 8/14/2017 in National

On a humid afternoon, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, on his campaign bus named the Drain the Swamp Express, pulled into a central Alabama farmer's market and said he is the true conservative to help enact the agenda of President Donald Trump.



Trump to seek trade probe of China amid NKorea tensions

Posted 8/14/2017 in National

Even as he seeks Beijing's help on North Korea, President Donald Trump is poised to seek a trade investigation of China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property.



US officials say confrontation with NKorea not imminent

Posted 8/14/2017 in National

Senior U.S. national security officials said Sunday that a military confrontation with North Korea's is not imminent, but they cautioned that the possibility of war is greater than it was a decade ago.



World's oldest man, a Holocaust survivor, dies at 113

Posted 8/14/2017 in National

Israel Kristal, the world's oldest man who lived through both World Wars and survived the Auschwitz concentration camp has passed away just a month short of his 114th birthday, his family said Saturday.



Average gas prices jump 8 cents due to crude costs

Posted 8/14/2017 in National

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 8 cents nationally over the past three weeks, to $2.40.



Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

Posted 8/12/2017 in National

A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, hurting at least two dozen more and ratcheting up tension in an increasingly violent confrontation.



Secessionists push for South to break away from US again

Posted 8/12/2017 in National

As 21st century activists seek to topple monuments to the 19th century Confederate rebellion, some white Southerners are again advocating for what the Confederates tried and failed to do: secede from the Union.



Trump: If North Korea attacks US, it 'will regret it fast'

Posted 8/12/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Friday issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. military "locked and loaded" and warning that the communist country's leader "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against U.S. territories or allies.



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