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NRA beset by infighting over whether it has strayed too far

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The National Rifle Association is used to battling forces that criticize its fiery and unbending efforts to protect gun rights. But as the group gathers for its annual convention this week, the NRA may be facing its toughest foe in decades: its own members.

 

 

US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

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Measles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines.

 

 

Ex-Vice President Biden launches 2020 presidential campaign

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, betting that his working-class appeal and ties to Barack Obama's presidency will help him overcome questions about his place in today's increasingly liberal Democratic Party.

 

 

Some women of color frustrated by Biden's presidential bid

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Former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation's diversity.

 

 

Texas executes avowed racist in black man's dragging death

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An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man.

 

 

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn awaiting release on bail

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Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, was awaiting release from the Tokyo Detention House on Thursday after he paid 500 million yen ($4.5 million) in bail.

 

 

UN: No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5

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The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1.

 

 

Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

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A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why.

 

 

Trump to keep fighting opioids 'until our job is done'

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President Donald Trump pledged on Wednesday to battle the deadly epidemic of opioid drug abuse "until our job is done," and he claimed progress even though it is unclear whether the crisis has diminished.

 

 

Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incident

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President Donald Trump renewed his threat Wednesday to send more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following an incident in which Mexican soldiers confronted U.S. personnel.

 

 

Looming wave of sex abuse cases poses threat to Boy Scouts

Posted yesterday in National

The lawyers' ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of America: potentially the most fateful chapter in its 109-year history.

 

 

US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles

Posted yesterday in National

U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles equipped with bags that may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths.

 

 

Official: Most Sri Lanka bombers were highly educated

Posted yesterday in National

Many of the suicide bombers who killed more than 350 people in a series of coordinated Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka were highly educated and came from well-off families, the junior defense minister said Wednesday.

 

 

Straight talk on race becoming a must for white candidates

Posted yesterday in National

After touring the National Lynching Memorial recently, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the "shame" he felt that some white people "kind of looked the other way during these lynching incidents."

 

 

Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 4-23-19

Posted 4/23/2019 in National

 

 

Sri Lanka minister: Easter bombings a response to NZ attacks

Posted 4/23/2019 in National

Sri Lanka's state minister of defense said Tuesday that the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites in the South Asian nation was "carried out in retaliation" for the shooting massacre at two New Zealand mosques last month, according to a statement.

 

 

House chairman issues subpoena to former White House lawyer

Posted 4/23/2019 in National

A House chairman subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him.

 

 

Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman

Posted 4/23/2019 in National

President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records.

 

 

Appeals court rejects Chelsea Manning's effort to leave jail

Posted 4/23/2019 in National

A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a bid by former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks.

 

 

Armed border group's leader said to have assassination plans

Posted 4/23/2019 in National

The leader of an armed group that has been detaining asylum-seeking families from Central America near the Mexican border said two years ago that he was training supporters to assassinate Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and billionaire Democratic supporter George Soros, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

 

 

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