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House committee subpoenas acting intelligence director

Posted 9/14/2019 in National

The chairman of the House intelligence committee has issued a subpoena to the acting Director of National Intelligence, saying Joseph Maguire is withholding a whistleblower complaint from Congress.



Coming for your AR-15? O'Rourke scrambles Democrats' gun message

Posted 9/14/2019 in National

Beto O'Rourke's "hell yes" moment at the Democrats' presidential debate is scrambling his party's message on guns.



White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

Posted 9/14/2019 in National

The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.



China to lift punitive tariffs on US soybeans, pork

Posted 9/14/2019 in National

China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations.



States split by party on accepting Purdue Pharma settlement

Posted 9/14/2019 in National

The opioid crisis has hit virtually every pocket of the U.S., from rural towns in deeply conservative states to big cities in liberal-leaning ones. But a curious divide has opened up.



Trump administration drops Obama-era water protection rule

Posted 9/13/2019 in National

The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights.



Democratic debate: Top 2020 contenders finally on same stage

Posted 9/12/2019 in National

Despite the miles traveled, the tens of millions of dollars raised and the ceaseless churn of policy papers, the Democratic primary has been remarkably static for months with Joe Biden leading in polls and Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders vying to be the progressive alternative. That stability is under threat on Thursday.



Government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

Posted 9/12/2019 in National

The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide.



On 9/11, Trump consoles victims, has tough words for Taliban

Posted 9/12/2019 in National

Like his two most immediate predecessors, President Donald Trump marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in a speech at the Pentagon and, like them, still unable to end America's longest war, in Afghanistan.



Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of Trump asylum rule

Posted 9/12/2019 in National

The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States.



US to commemorate 9/11 as its aftermath extends and evolves

Posted 9/11/2019 in National

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to "never forget" and rising attention to the terror attacks' extended toll on responders.



HBO produces documentary to help kids understand 9/11

Posted 9/11/2019 in National

For students from elementary to high school, the Sept. 11 terrorist attack isn't a memory. It's history. A new HBO documentary that debuts on the event's 18th anniversary treats it that way.



Trump ousts hawkish Bolton, dissenter on foreign policy

Posted 9/11/2019 in National

President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had strong disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges.



Share of uninsured Americans rises for first time in a decade

Posted 9/11/2019 in National

The proportion of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 -- the first evidence from the government that coverage gains under President Barack Obama's health care law might be eroding under President Donald Trump.



Police: Mississippi men used racial slurs in parking garage attack

Posted 9/11/2019 in National

Police say three Mississippi men used racial slurs as they attacked a man in a parking garage in Memphis, Tennessee.



Lawyer: John Hinckley interested in music industry job

Posted 9/11/2019 in National

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan is interested in getting a job in the music industry, possibly in California, his lawyer said at a court hearing in Washington on Tuesday.



Weather chief thanks Alabama employees for Dorian forecast

Posted 9/11/2019 in National

Struggling to keep his emotions in check, the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration both defended President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday and thanked forecasters who contradicted the president's claims about Hurricane Dorian threatening Alabama.



US expands hunting and fishing at national wildlife refuges

Posted 9/11/2019 in National

The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is expanding hunting and fishing in 77 national wildlife refuges in a move that critics contend is deferring management to states and could harm wildlife.



Draft Pelosi plan would overhaul how Medicare pays for drugs

Posted 9/11/2019 in National

A draft plan from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaked Tuesday would overhaul how Medicare pays for prescription drugs, by negotiating prices for costly medications, curbing annual price hikes, and limiting what seniors pay out of their own pockets.



Groundbreaking photographer Robert Frank dies at 94

Posted 9/11/2019 in National

Robert Frank, a giant of 20th-century photography whose seminal book "The Americans" captured singular, candid moments of the 1950s and helped free picture-taking from the boundaries of clean lighting and linear composition, has died.



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