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AP sources: GOP leaders to brief lawmakers on health care

Posted 6/17/2015 in National

House and Senate Republican leaders are ready to tell GOP lawmakers about their proposals for responding to a Supreme Court decision that could abruptly halt federal health care subsidies for millions of people.


Choosing your own: Definition of race becoming fluid

Posted 6/17/2015 in National

Rachel Dolezal, born to white parents, self-identifies as black -- a decision that illustrates how fluid identity can be in a diversifying America, as the rigid racial structures that have defined most of this country's history seem, for some, to be softening.


Clinton proposing tax credits to encourage youth employment

Posted 6/17/2015 in National

Targeting youth unemployment, Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to propose tax credits to encourage businesses to train young people and offer apprenticeships to develop lifelong job skills.


Escaped killers elude capture in New York

Posted 6/16/2015 in National

Two escaped murderers remained at large as a woman charged with helping the killers flee from a maximum-security prison by providing them hacksaw blades, chisels and other tools made a second appearance in a New York court.


Judge: Enough evidence to charge police in black boy's death

Posted 6/12/2015 in National

A judge said Thursday that enough evidence exists to charge two white policemen in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy who was holding a pellet gun, a largely symbolic ruling because he can't compel prosecutors to charge them.


Body of American killed fighting IS handed over to family

Posted 6/12/2015 in National

The body of an American who died fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria was handed over on Thursday to his family at a Turkish border crossing, a Kurdish official said.


Cuomo: Harsh penalty for any prison worker crossing the line

Posted 6/12/2015 in National

The law will come down hard on any prison system employee who crosses the line, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said as suspicions swirled around a female prison employee believed to have had a role in the escape last weekend of two killers from a maximum-security facility.



Union says all federal workers fell victim to hackers

Posted 6/12/2015 in National

A major federal union says the cyber theft of employee information is more damaging than it first appeared, asserting that hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee.



Regulators go after crowdfunding scam

Posted 6/12/2015 in National

Federal regulators are going after people who raise money online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe but don't follow through on their promises.



Search for escaped killers enters Day 6, expands to Vermont

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

Authorities searching for two escaped killers who have been on the loose for the better part of a week acknowledged being in the dark about their whereabouts or doings, even as the hunt for the men expanded past state borders into Vermont.



Prison break spotlights code of silence behind bars

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

Other inmates at the state prison in Dannemora may have been in a position to see or at least hear two convicts making their escape using power tools to cut steel, break through bricks and slice open steam pipes.



Lawyer: Officer didn't target black teens at Texas pool

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

A white Texas police officer was not targeting minorities when he wrestled a black teenage girl to the ground and brandished his gun outside a pool party, his lawyer said, but rather was fraught with emotion after responding earlier to two suicide calls.



Murder charge dropped against woman who induced abortion

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

A Georgia prosecutor dropped a murder charge Wednesday but is pursuing a drug possession count against a 23-year-old woman accused of ending her pregnancy without a prescription, using pills she bought online.



Study: Rape prevention training works

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

A program that taught college women ways to prevent sexual assault cut in half the chances they would be raped over the next year, a Canadian study found.



Health head: Congress' problem if court voids health law aid

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

Congress and the states will need to find an answer if the Supreme Court strikes down the federal subsidies that are a foundation of President Barack Obama's health care law, his health secretary told lawmakers Wednesday.



US to send more troops to Iraq for expanded training mission

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

An expected White House decision to send several hundred more troops to Iraq to expand training of Iraqi forces in Anbar province is not a shift in U.S. strategy but is aimed at helping Iraq retake the provincial capital, Ramadi, and eventually blunt the Islamic State's battlefield momentum.



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