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California Top Cop Becerra Won’t Quit ‘Essential’ War on Trump
2019-04-22 13:58:44
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SAN FRANCISCO — California, with its track record as the most litigious state against President Donald Trump’s agenda, still has plenty of momentum, according to its attorney general, who is digging in on everything from climate change to immigration. Xavier... Read More

Health

How to Fight ‘Scary’ Superbugs? Cooperation — and a Special Soap Health
How to Fight ‘Scary’ Superbugs? Cooperation — and a Special Soap
2019-04-19 20:43:50
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Hospitals and nursing homes in California and Illinois are testing a surprisingly simple strategy against the dangerous, antibiotic-resistant superbugs that kill thousands of people each year: washing patients with a special soap. The efforts — funded with roughly $8 million... Read More

Economy

Are Anti-Tax Republicans Softening on the Idea of a Gas Tax Increase? Economy
Are Anti-Tax Republicans Softening on the Idea of a Gas Tax Increase?
2019-04-19 20:42:21
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WASHINGTON — Higher state gasoline taxes have won approval in seven Republican-run states since President Donald Trump took office, an unusual step for a party adamantly opposed to more taxes and a sign that raising the federal gasoline tax may... Read More

Immigration

Trump Says Mexico Is Cracking Down on Migrants. There, It’s a Different Picture Immigration
Trump Says Mexico Is Cracking Down on Migrants. There, It’s a Different Picture
2019-04-19 20:40:24
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MAPASTEPEC, Mexico — If the Mexican government is cracking down on Central American migrants — as President Donald Trump recently asserted — there was no evidence of it here in this remote town in southern Mexico. Roughly 3,000 migrants, mostly... Read More

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For Women, Tourette’s Syndrome Means Added Burdens, and Also Rewards Health
For Women, Tourette’s Syndrome Means Added Burdens, and Also Rewards
2019-04-19 20:38:47
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PHILADELPHIA — Sara Henya’s art is her music, and her instrument is the harp. She makes playing look easy, effortless. Her fingers move like cascading water: fluid, graceful, sure. But when her fingers are still, well, that’s a different story.... Read More

Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn to Suicide in Long-Term Care Health
Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn to Suicide in Long-Term Care
2019-04-19 20:37:30
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When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had just endured the death of his wife of 51 years and a... Read More

State of Play Changes Dramatically In Wake of Mueller Report Release Political News
State of Play Changes Dramatically In Wake of Mueller Report Release
2019-04-19 20:14:56
by Dan McCue

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., on Friday subpoenaed the Justice Department for the full, unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report as well as the underlying evidence, including grand jury evidence. "I am open to working with... Read More

Bolton Declares Monroe Doctrine ‘Alive and Well’ As White House Eyes Venezuela Foreign Affairs
Bolton Declares Monroe Doctrine ‘Alive and Well’ As White House Eyes Venezuela
2019-04-19 20:07:47
by HJ Mai

The Trump administration’s ongoing pressure campaign to force Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro out of office is based on an almost 200-year-old doctrine – one that was never meant to be a doctrine after all. National Security Advisor John Bolton on... Read More

Bipartisan RURAL Act Introduced to Expand Access to Rural Broadband Grants and FEMA Disaster Relief Rural
Bipartisan RURAL Act Introduced to Expand Access to Rural Broadband Grants and FEMA Disaster Relief
2019-04-19 20:03:50
by Sean Trambley

This week, Representatives Terri Sewell, D-Ala., and Adrian Smith, R-Neb., introduced the Revitalizing Underdeveloped Rural Areas and Lands (RURAL) Act, legislation to help preserve jobs and encourage infrastructure development by expanding access for tax-exempt cooperative organizations to a variety of... Read More

North Korea Demands Pompeo’s Removal From US Nuclear Talks Foreign Affairs
North Korea Demands Pompeo’s Removal From US Nuclear Talks
2019-04-19 14:08:00
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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea demanded that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo be removed from direct nuclear negotiations between the countries, turning up pressure after the collapse of a summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in... Read More

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