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From Film Stars To Naturalists, These Lives Have Become Boozy Inspirations

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:32:02 -0400

Breweries and distilleries are collaborating with artists and fashioning their drinks after influential people to try to better connect with customers or bring attention to the drink's origin.

From Drug Overdose To Fires, Council Says Preventable Deaths At An All-Time High

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:45:00 -0400

States aren't doing enough to protect its residents from "events we know how to prevent," says the National Safety Council.

Arkansas Inmate Captured After 32 Years On The Lam

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:41:00 -0400

Minimum-security inmate Steven Dishman was reported missing from his Little Rock job site in 1985. State police say someone he met five years after his escape tipped them off to his whereabouts.

Considering Breast-Feeding? This Guide Can Help

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:30:00 -0400

The vast majority of pregnant women in the U.S. say they plan to breast-feed, but aren't told that many new moms worldwide find it tricky. Being mentored the first weeks after birth can help a lot.

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Deportation Of 1,400 Iraqis Nationwide

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:12:00 -0400

An order that initially covered Iraqi nationals with criminal convictions in the Detroit area now applies to the U.S. The judge said they could face "grave consequences" if returned to Iraq.

Pacing, Crying, Frustration: Cosby Juror On The 52 Hours That Ended In Mistrial

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:45:00 -0400

Bobby Dugan, 21, says that he pushed the jury to convict Bill Cosby on two of three charges and that it was dispiriting to leave the case unresolved after so much deliberation.

Mom Of Cross-Border Shooting Victim 'Still Waiting For Victory'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:01:00 -0400

Because Sergio Hernandez was standing outside of U.S. territory when he was shot to death, a lawsuit had been impossible — until the Supreme Court weighed in Monday.

CHART: CBO Weighs Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:35:00 -0400

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 22 million people would lose coverage with the Senate bill. That includes 15 million people on Medicaid, and others who could no longer afford insurance.

From Birth To Death, Medicaid Affects The Lives Of Millions

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Medicaid has become a prime target of Republicans in Congress who want to rein in the program's costs, which totaled $350 billion in 2015. We take a look at what all that money pays for.

Mixing Business And The Presidency, Trump To Hold Fundraiser At His Washington Hotel

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:00:23 -0400

The president is using the Trump International Hotel, blocks from the White House, to raise money for his campaign operation, which has generated revenue for Trump businesses.

News Brief: Cost Of GOP's Health Bill, Travel Ban Gets A Reprieve

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:57:00 -0400

The CBO says the Senate health bill will cost 15 million people their health insurance coverage next year. The Supreme Court says it will decide the fate of the travel ban during its next term.

In This LA Neighborhood, Protest Art Is A Verb

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:34:00 -0400

About a third of Boyle Heights' 90,000 residents live below the poverty line. But lower rents have attracted art galleries to the area, and that is drawing the ire of residents and activists.

White House Suspects Syria Is Preparing For Another Chemical Attack

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:11:00 -0400

A statement says the observed "activities" recall those before an April 4 strike that killed civilians, including children. It warns the Assad government that it would "pay a heavy price."

Majority Of Global Poll Respondents Find Trump Arrogant, Dangerous

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:07:00 -0400

At the end of Obama's term, 64 percent of respondents said they were confident in the U.S. president, compared to 22 percent now. Now only two countries' respondents prefer Trump over Obama.

GOP Sen. Susan Collins Plans To Oppose Senate Health Bill After CBO Report

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:47:00 -0400

The Congressional Budget Office said Monday 22 million more people would be uninsured over the next decade under the Senate health care bill. Maine Sen. Collins later said she would oppose the bill.