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Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

Posted yesterday in National

House Republican leaders suffered an embarrassing setback Friday when conservatives scuttled an ambitious farm bill, part of a high-stakes power play as they once again exert their oversized sway in the House.



Parkland students on Texas: 'They're part of this now'

Posted yesterday in National

Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are expressing outrage and heartbreak after authorities said a student killed 10 people Friday at a high school in Texas.



Texas shooting suspect exchanged 'a lot' of fire with police

Posted yesterday in National

The suspect accused of attacking a Texas high school exchanged "a lot of firepower" with authorities before he surrendered, a top county official said Saturday, a day after the shooting in an art classroom that killed 10 people.



He just wanted a burger: Civil rights pioneer made history

Posted yesterday in National

Bruce Boynton is a civil rights pioneer most people have never heard of.



1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting after Georgia graduation

Posted yesterday in National

A school official in Georgia expressed both remorse and pride Saturday in the aftermath of a deadly shooting that followed a graduation ceremony.



Texas shooting renews debate about American school design

Posted yesterday in National

Just hours after the nation's latest school shooting, the debate began anew: Are American schools built in a way that makes them easy targets? Are there too many windows, too many entrances and exits and too few security features?



CIA gets first female chief with confirmation of Gina Haspel

Posted 5/18/2018 in National

Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency's harsh interrogation program after 9/11.



Beset by leaks, White House talks firings, not apologies

Posted 5/18/2018 in National

A West Wing aide's morbid remark about gravely ill Sen. John McCain has not yielded widespread White House soul searching.



Trump defends 'animals' remark, says he'll always use it

Posted 5/18/2018 in National

President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his use of the word "animals" to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally, saying he would continue to use the term to refer to violent gang members in spite of a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders.



Police: Man arrested after firing shots at Trump golf club

Posted 5/18/2018 in National

A man was arrested early Friday after exchanging gunfire with officers, shouting about President Donald Trump and draping a flag over the counter in the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami that's owned by Trump, police said.



Physician's prescriptions faulted in guitarist's overdose

Posted 5/18/2018 in National

A pain specialist faults prescriptions by an Alabama physician accused of federal crimes in the 2016 drug overdose death of a former guitarist for rock band 3 Doors Down.



Tougher payday loan rules to remain in place, for now

Posted 5/18/2018 in National

Tougher rules governing the payday lending industry, finalized during the last weeks of an Obama-era appointee who led the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will remain in place for now after Congress allowed a deadline to overrule them pass without action.



Lack of paper trail a concern amid fears of election hacking

Posted 5/18/2018 in National

As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, roughly 1 in 5 Americans will be casting ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes.



Senate backs effort to restore 'net neutrality' rules

Posted 5/17/2018 in National

Senate Democrats, joined by three Republicans, pushed through a measure Wednesday intended to revive Obama-era internet rules that ensured equal treatment for all web traffic, though opposition in the House and the White House seems insurmountable.



Sports betting ruling has ripples for US tribes with casinos

Posted 5/17/2018 in National

American Indian tribes are welcoming an opportunity to offer sports betting in potentially hundreds of casinos across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize it.



Trump disclosure of Cohen payment raises new legal questions

Posted 5/17/2018 in National

President Donald Trump revealed in his financial disclosure Wednesday that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified "expenses," with no mention of a $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about a sexual tryst she said they had.



Emergency 911 technology struggles to keep up with the times

Posted 5/17/2018 in National

High school students hiding from the gunman in Parkland, Florida, were forced to whisper in calls to 911 for fear of tipping off their location. Others texted friends and family who then relayed information to emergency dispatchers over the phone.



Please don't repo Fido: Lawmakers look to ban pet leasing

Posted 5/17/2018 in National

How much is that maltipoo in the window? It could end up costing twice what it says on the price tag if the buyer is enticed into signing a pet leasing contract.



Bumble Bee CEO indicted on charge he fixed canned tuna price

Posted 5/17/2018 in National

U.S. prosecutors filed a criminal charge Wednesday against the CEO of Bumble Bee Foods as part of an ongoing investigation into price fixing in the packaged seafood industry.



Racist 'alt-right' movement reeling after string of setbacks

Posted 5/17/2018 in National

Led from a courtroom in handcuffs Tuesday, one of the nation's most recognizable white nationalists will have 38 days behind bars to ponder the dizzying demise of the group he led before his arrest exposed a bizarre sex scandal.



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