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Justice report provides ammo for both Trump and his critics

Posted yesterday in National

A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test, with President Donald Trump and his critics each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting the probe into the White House.



Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump says his deal with North Korea's Kim Jong Un will save tens of millions of people from a potential nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board.



China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish

Posted yesterday in National

China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey.



Sessions cites Bible to defend separating immigrant families

Posted 6/15/2018 in National

Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible on Thursday in his defense of his border policy that is resulting in hundreds of immigrant children being separated from their parents after they enter the U.S. illegally.



Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

Posted 6/15/2018 in National

Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations.



Pence gives campaign-style speech to Southern Baptists

Posted 6/14/2018 in National

Vice President Mike Pence gave an often boastful campaign-style speech Wednesday to the closing session of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, winning several standing ovations even as some evangelicals criticized his appearance.



Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

Posted 6/14/2018 in National

Eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Efrain Perez felt a pain in his chest.



Coaches killed in Florida shooting to receive ESPY awards

Posted 6/14/2018 in National

The ESPYs are breaking tradition for this year's Best Coach Award, awarding it posthumously to three Florida high school coaches who died shielding their students from gunfire.



Study: Reduced criminal penalties contributed to more thefts

Posted 6/13/2018 in National

California voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers reported Tuesday.



House Republicans to offer 2 separate bills on immigration

Posted 6/13/2018 in National

House Republicans are considering next steps on two immigration bills after GOP leaders persuaded moderate Republicans to drop their renegade effort to force votes on legislation that would have protected young "Dreamer" immigrants with a path to citizenship.



Charitable giving in US tops $400B for first time

Posted 6/13/2018 in National

Fueled by a surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in 2017 topped the $400 billion mark for the first time, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns.



Comcast bid for Fox is next after favorable AT&T ruling

Posted 6/13/2018 in National

Comcast will likely bid for Fox's entertainment business as early as Wednesday now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner.



Your internet use could change as 'net neutrality' ends

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change -- though not right away -- following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections.



Poll: Americans want more of what journalists want to report

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

There's substantial agreement on what Americans want from the news media and what journalists want to report, according to a pair of studies that also reveal a troubling caveat: a nagging feeling among both the ideal isn't being met.



Judge spars with Justice Dept. lawyer on foreign favors suit

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia accused President Donald Trump in federal court Monday of "profiting on an unprecedented scale" from foreign government interests using his Washington, D.C., hotel, but a Justice Department lawyer insisted Trump isn't breaking the law because he provided no favors in return.



Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

Larry Kudlow, the prominent economic commentator who joined the Trump administration this year as the president's top economic adviser, has suffered a "very mild" heart attack, the White House said Monday night.



Effects of Supreme Court voter roll decision appear limited

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they?



Dorothy Cotton, civil rights pioneer and MLK colleague, dies at 88

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

Dorothy Cotton, who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., taught nonviolence to demonstrators before marches and sometimes calmed tensions by singing church hymns, has died.



After summit, Trump announces halt to US-SKorea 'war games'

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit Tuesday with the U.S. president pledging unspecified "security guarantees" to the North and Kim recommitting to the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."



For world, Trump-Kim summit raises cautious hope for peace

Posted 6/12/2018 in National

South Koreans cheered, Iran warned that President Donald Trump should not be trusted and China said it may be time to discuss lifting sanctions on North Korea as Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held an unprecedented summit Tuesday in Singapore.



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