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House GOP weighs repeal of health mandate in tax bill

Posted 11/6/2017 in National

Republicans are weighing a repeal of a key tenet of the Obama-era health care law in their tax overhaul as the House's tax-writing committee begins work on shaping the bill.



Efforts aim to limit the spread of fire ants in the US

Posted 11/4/2017 in National

They sting, damage crops and wildlife, and are extending their range in the United States.



Female lawmakers allege harassment by colleagues in House

Posted 11/3/2017 in National

For years, Republican Rep. Mary Bono endured the increasingly suggestive comments from a fellow lawmaker in the House. But when the congressman approached her on the House floor and told her he'd been thinking about her in the shower, she'd had enough.



Republican tax plan may offer little aid for many in middle class

Posted 11/3/2017 in National

House Republicans have stressed that the tax plan they unveiled Thursday is tailored to benefit America's middle class. Just how much it would remains uncertain based on the details that have been provided so far.



Suspect walked off job hours before Colorado Walmart attack

Posted 11/3/2017 in National

A man accused of opening fire inside a suburban Denver Walmart, killing three people, abruptly walked away from his roofing company job hours before the attack, his former boss said Thursday.



NFL sidelined pizza sales? Papa John's says yes, others no

Posted 11/3/2017 in National

The CEO of Papa John's slammed the NFL's leadership and blamed protests by football players for pizza sales going cold.



Trump nominates Jerome Powell to be next Fed chairman

Posted 11/3/2017 in National

President Donald Trump tapped Jerome Powell on Thursday to replace Janet Yellen as Fed chair when her term ends in February, choosing a moderate member of the Fed's board who has backed Yellen's cautious approach to interest rate hikes.



Trump's tweets seen as unlikely to slow New York terror case

Posted 11/3/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's tweets calling for the death penalty for the man charged in the New York truck rampage could give defense attorneys grounds to argue that Trump has poisoned the minds of potential jurors.



Cuba official accuses US of lying about sonic attacks

Posted 11/3/2017 in National

Cuba's foreign minister on Thursday accused the United States of lying about mysterious sonic attacks that U.S. diplomats in Havana say left them with ailments including headaches, hearing problems and concussions.



House GOP set to unveil tax overhaul; keeps retirement rules

Posted 11/2/2017 in National

House Republicans are set to unveil their far-reaching tax overhaul today, making major changes yet looking to preserve current tax rules for retirement accounts popular with middle-class Americans and to retain a top income-tax rate for million-dollar earners.



More Mississippi children born early, raising health risks

Posted 11/2/2017 in National

A new report says more Mississippi mothers are giving birth before their pregnancy reaches full term.



Psychiatrist: Bergdahl mental disorder factored in desertion

Posted 11/2/2017 in National

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's difficult childhood and his washout from Coast Guard boot camp stoked serious psychiatric disorders that helped spur him to walk off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009, a psychiatrist testified Wednesday.



Airlines see Thanksgiving travel rising 3 percent

Posted 11/2/2017 in National

Get ready for bigger airport crowds over Thanksgiving this year.



With first charges, Mueller sends warning to Trump, aides

Posted 10/31/2017 in National

Special counsel Robert Mueller has sent a warning to individuals in President Donald Trump's orbit: If they lie about contacts between the president's campaign and Russians, they'll end up on the wrong end of federal criminal charges.



Lawmakers to Trump: Leave Mueller alone

Posted 10/31/2017 in National

Democrats -- and a few Republicans -- in Congress have a clear message for President Donald Trump: Don't mess with Robert Mueller.



Court bars Trump from reversing transgender troops policy

Posted 10/31/2017 in National

A federal judge on Monday barred President Donald Trump's administration from proceeding with plans to exclude transgender people from military service.



Bergdahl testifies about his experience in Taliban captivity

Posted 10/31/2017 in National

Gut-wrenching testimony at the sentencing hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will likely continue Tuesday as the deserter's defense team questions officials who treated and debriefed the soldier following his brutal five years of captivity by Taliban allies.



Trump frustrated by intelligence community's JFK secrecy

Posted 10/28/2017 in National

It was a showdown 25 years in the making: With the world itching to finally get a look at classified Kennedy assassination files, and the deadline for their release just hours away, intelligence officials were still angling for a way to keep their secrets.



JFK files: British newspaper got mystery call before killing

Posted 10/28/2017 in National

A British newspaper received an anonymous phone call about "big news" in the United States minutes before President John F. Kennedy was shot in 1963, newly released files on the assassination say.



Trump, GOP at odds over using 401(k)s to pay for tax cuts

Posted 10/26/2017 in National

President Donald Trump and Republicans were at odds on Wednesday over changing the 401(k) retirement program to help finance tax cuts, with the president insisting the middle-class favorite will remain untouched and lawmakers open to revisions.



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