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2 men arrested for putting KKK hoods on Confederate statues

Posted 4/23/2019 in National

Police say they arrested two people who climbed and placed Ku Klux Klan hoods on statues at a Confederate monument in North Carolina.



Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

Posted 4/23/2019 in National

The financial condition of the government's bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report Monday by the government's overseers of Medicare and Social Security.



Giuliani: Nothing wrong with Trump camp taking Russian help

Posted 4/22/2019 in National

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report.



Sen. Kamala Harris' campaign focuses on black colleges for support

Posted 4/22/2019 in National

California Sen. Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically black college as "one of the most important aspects" of her life. Now, her Democratic presidential campaign is using that experience to connect with voters.



Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

Posted 4/22/2019 in National

Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ended a decade ago.



Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade

Posted 4/22/2019 in National

Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years.



Sri Lanka blocks social media after bombings

Posted 4/22/2019 in National

Sri Lankan authorities flicked the off switch on most social media after Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels killed hundreds of people, a dramatic reaction that reflects distrust in the capability of American internet companies to control harmful content.



California parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life

Posted 4/22/2019 in National

The eldest son and daughter of a couple who starved and shackled 12 of their children spoke publicly for the first time Friday, alternately condemning and forgiving their parents before a judge sentenced the pair to up to life in prison.



Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism

Posted 4/22/2019 in National

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company's electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years.



Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

Posted 4/22/2019 in National

Community members in suburban Denver marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting Saturday with a remembrance ceremony that celebrated the school's survival and by volunteering at shelters, doing neighborhood cleanup projects and laying flowers and cards at a memorial to the 13 people killed.



How many cherries in frozen pie? FDA may soon drop rules

Posted 4/22/2019 in National

President Donald Trump may soon be able to claim a sweet victory for his deregulation push, with officials preparing to get rid of the decades-old rules for frozen cherry pies.



Accuracy at core of Supreme Court case over census question

Posted 4/22/2019 in National

Justice Elena Kagan's father was 3 years old when the census taker came to the family's apartment on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, on April 10, 1930.



United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

Posted 4/20/2019 in National

There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.



Trump's legal team breathes a sigh, takes a victory lap

Posted 4/20/2019 in National

First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable.



Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

Posted 4/20/2019 in National

Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters were leaving the site Friday night, a fire service official said.



Probation for man who sent powder to Trump sons, others

Posted 4/20/2019 in National

A Massachusetts man who sent threatening letters with white powder to President Donald Trump's sons, Antonio Sabato Jr., Sen. Debbie Stabenow and a law professor was sentenced Friday in federal court to five years of probation.



Fake news? Mueller isn't buying it

Posted 4/20/2019 in National

President Donald Trump and his team love to deride unfavorable stories as "fake news," but it's clear from Robert Mueller's report that the special counsel isn't buying it.



Oklahoma City bombing 'Survivor Tree' DNA to live on

Posted 4/20/2019 in National

Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA -- and the spirit -- of a tree that has symbolized hope in the 24 years since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history shook the city to its core.



Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation

Posted 4/20/2019 in National

An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years for a major renovation to help it withstand earthquakes and be more welcoming to visitors, leaders said Friday.



In wake of Mueller report, Congress mulls next steps

Posted 4/19/2019 in National

It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump.



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