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Trump wants to push middle-income tax cut through Congress

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President Donald Trump says he wants to push a new middle-income tax cut through Congress after the midterm elections, though he's not offering specifics on the plan.



Trump blasts caravan, says he's cutting Central American aid

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President Donald Trump declared Monday the U.S. will begin cutting aid to three Central American countries he accused of failing to stop thousands of migrants heading for the U.S. border.



Turkish president: Saudis plotted writer's killing for days

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Saudi officials murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Turkey's president said Tuesday, contradicting Saudia Arabia's explanation that the writer was accidentally killed.



Trump 'not satisfied' with explanations of Khashoggi death

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President Donald Trump said Monday he's not satisfied with the explanations he's heard about the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and is awaiting reports from U.S. personnel returning from the region.



Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

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LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans.



Authorities: Explosive device found near George Soros' home

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The FBI and local police responded to an address near the home of philanthropist George Soros after an object that appeared to be an explosive was found in a mailbox, according to authorities.



Hackers breach system, get data on 75,000

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A government computer system that interacts with was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday.



Medicaid expansion becomes key issue in GOP-leaning states

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For nearly a decade, opposition to former President Barack Obama's health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans.



Medtronic co-founder who created wearable pacemaker dies

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Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world's largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died. He was 94.



'I don't feel real': Mental stress mounting after Michael

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Amy Cross has a hard time explaining the stress of living in a city that was splintered by Hurricane Michael. She's fearful after hearing gunshots at night, and she's confused because she no longer recognizes the place where she's spent her entire 45 years.



Supreme Court: Ross can't be questioned in census suit

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The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.



GOP risks messy leadership struggle after November vote

Posted yesterday in National

Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan.



Russia probe revival expected if Democrats win House

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House Democrats are expected to reopen the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate.



Khashoggi's killing threatens Trump dreams for Mideast peace

Posted yesterday in National

In recent months, the Trump administration has repeatedly put off the release of its long-awaited Mideast peace plan. Now, the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of Saudi agents may put the plan into a deep freeze.



Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi's killing

Posted yesterday in National

In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and U.S. congressional leaders said the Gulf kingdom -- in particular its crown prince -- should face severe consequences for the death of the writer in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.



Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

Posted yesterday in National

For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease.



Growing caravan of migrants pushes deeper into Mexico

Posted yesterday in National

Thousands of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. stretched out on rain-soaked sidewalks, benches and public plazas in the southern Mexico city of Tapachula, worn down by another day's march under a blazing sun.



Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Democrats 'too extreme'

Posted 10/20/2018 in National

President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress.



Baby born after Michael starts life in Walmart parking lot

Posted 10/18/2018 in National

Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle.



Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds

Posted 10/18/2018 in National

Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting -- decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren't quite certain why.



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