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2 Senators Strike Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:41:52 GMT

Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in Washington last month.A plan by Senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington to fund health subsidies for low-income consumers won President Trump’s backing.

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Top General’s Grief Becomes Political Talking Point for Trump

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:35:42 GMT

President Barack Obama, in 2009, saluting the remains of a soldier at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.President Trump is testing the reluctance of his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, to discuss the death of his son Second Lt. Robert Kelly, who died in combat in 2010.

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Tom Marino, Drug Czar Nominee, Withdraws in Latest Setback for Trump’s Opioid Fight

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:47:07 GMT

Representative Tom Marino withdrew his name from consideration for drug czar.Representative Tom Marino withdrew as the president’s choice for drug czar after reports that he did the bidding of the pharmaceutical industry in Congress.

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Trump Falsely Claims Obama Didn’t Contact Families of Fallen Troops

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:45:43 GMT

President Barack Obama honoring troops who were killed in Afghanistan at Dover Air Force Base, in Delaware, in 2009.President Trump’s assertion belied a long record of meetings his predecessor, Barack Obama, held with the families of killed service members, as well as calls and letters.

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U.S. Stood by as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers Show

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:50:58 GMT

Detained members of a youth wing of Indonesia’s Communist Party in Jakarta in October 1965. Half a million Indonesians or more, many of whom had no connection to communism, were estimated to have been killed during the crackdown.The killings in 1965-66 played to anti-Communist attitudes, and U.S. diplomats mostly stayed silent while tallying the deaths, documents show.

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Public Health: Trump’s Attack on Insurer ‘Gravy Train’ Could Actually Help a Lot of Consumers

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:30:16 GMT

President Trump signing an executive order on health care on Thursday. He later decided to cut off federal funding to insurance companies for subsidies that help people afford their health care.State regulators and insurers have found a way to funnel more federal money into the markets and protect consumers from big rate hikes.

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Live Briefing: Sessions Is Likely to Face Questions That He Has Refused to Answer

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:05:55 GMT

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying on Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes his first appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee as the nation’s top law enforcement officer on Wednesday.

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Drilling Near Dinosaur National Monument Draws Criticism

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:26 GMT

Dinosaur National Monument.The Bureau of Land Management plans to auction drilling rights on land close to the park’s visitor center. Conservation groups have objections.

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Is Trump Violating the Constitution? In Absentia, He Defends Himself in Court

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:22 GMT

The Trump International Hotel in Washington is within walking distance of the White House.At issue is whether the Trump Hotel in Washington violates a provision banning federal officials from accepting economic benefits from governments at home or abroad.

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Lawsuit Claims Three U.S. Companies Funded Terror in Iraq

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:40:04 GMT

Ami Neiberger-Miller at home. Her brother, Chris Neiberger, was killed in Iraq in 2007.The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, cited as evidence contracts between the companies and the Iraqi government, leaked diplomatic cables, and the testimony of informants.

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Bipartisan Group Plans to Urge Trump to Adjust Policing Policies

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:32:41 GMT

Senator Thom Tillis, Republican of North Carolina, on Tuesday in Washington. He is expected to attend the National Law Enforcement Summit on Wednesday.Some of the nation’s most prominent prosecutors, police chiefs and criminal justice overhaul advocates are expected to urge President Trump to change his policies on policing and criminality.

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Nafta Talks’ Extension May Make for Slow, Painful Demise

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:41:54 GMT

A Tecma Group factory in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The United States, Canada and Mexico agreed to extend Nafta talks into 2018.The prolonging of the trade talks leaves a narrow and challenging path to rewriting the pact.

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White House Push to Help Workers Through Corporate Tax Cut Draws Skepticism

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:12:56 GMT

Steel coils at the ThyssenKrupp Steel factory in Calvert, Ala.The administration is pushing a version of “trickle-down economics,” where corporate tax cuts deliver big pay raises for workers

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Fact Check: Can Trump Claim Credit for a Waning Islamic State?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:47:33 GMT

President Trump meeting with senior military leaders at the White House this month.President Trump claims that he has “done more against ISIS” than President Obama. But he hasn’t ventured far from the path his predecessor set.

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Google Serves Fake News Ads in an Unlikely Place: Fact-Checking Sites

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:32:51 GMT

At the top of PolitiFact’s front page last week, a display ad served by Google promoted a fake news story that said Melania Trump was leaving the White House. It linked to a faked version of Vogue’s site.Google placed ads linking to blatantly bogus stories on Snopes and PolitiFact, sites created precisely to dispel such falsehoods.

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Obama’s Visit to New Jersey Caps Tour of Democrats Supporting Murphy

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:33:07 GMT

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., left, showing his support for Philip D. Murphy, the Democratic candidate for governor of New Jersey, in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, in May.The former president will campaign for Philip D. Murphy, the Democratic candidate for New Jersey governor, as the party looks to statehouses to protect policies.

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Delta Passenger Says She Was Stopped From Singing National Anthem for Fallen Soldier

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:39:31 GMT

A Delta honor guard greets every plane that carries a fallen soldier at the Atlanta airport, the company said.The airline said it was looking into what happened on the flight carrying the body to Atlanta, after a widely circulated Facebook video.

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Why Hasn’t Sexual Harassment Disappeared?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:54:12 GMT

The evolution of battling sexual harassment in the workplace has developed from naming the problem in the 1970s, to bringing it out of the shadows in the 1990s, to a growing sense of accountability today.