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Rep. Murphy: Always About the Mission
2019-07-19 22:01:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Elected to Congress in 2016 after a career spent mostly in the private sector, Representative Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., was bound to see things from a decidedly nonpartisan perspective when she got to the nation's Capitol a few weeks... Read More

Foreign Affairs

Turkey Moves Away From U.S. Under President Erdogan, No Signs of Turning Back Foreign Affairs
Turkey Moves Away From U.S. Under President Erdogan, No Signs of Turning Back
2019-07-19 21:10:16
by HJ Mai

Turkey’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile air defense system has put its relationship with the United States and the NATO alliance in jeopardy.  The White House responded to last week’s news of Ankara accepting the first delivery of the... Read More

Health

Rising Health Insurance Deductibles Fuel Middle-Class Anger and Resentment Health
Rising Health Insurance Deductibles Fuel Middle-Class Anger and Resentment
2019-07-19 22:48:49
by Home

WASHINGTON — Denise Wall, a Fresno-area schoolteacher with more than $2,000 in medical bills, was outraged to hear she could get free care if she quit her job and enrolled her family in Medicaid. Brenda Bartlett, a factory worker in... Read More

Featured

Mass Murderer? Cult Leader? Musician? Charles Manson’s Son Wrestles With Father’s Legacy Featured
Mass Murderer? Cult Leader? Musician? Charles Manson’s Son Wrestles With Father’s Legacy
2019-07-19 22:47:27
by Home

The soft-spoken man with the crooked smile and bright blue eyes wants to change the way the world thinks about his father. He says his dad has been misunderstood for half a century. Unfairly blamed. Wrongly vilified. The man is... Read More

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The Feds Are Cutting Back on Group Homes. Some Say That’s a Big Mistake Housing
The Feds Are Cutting Back on Group Homes. Some Say That’s a Big Mistake
2019-07-19 22:45:17
by Home

CLYDE, N.C. — It’s birthday party time here, which means there are gifts and cupcakes and some chartreuse juice the children slurp with lip-smacking gusto. Everybody sings “Happy Birthday” to the birthday girl: the little littles, the tweens fresh from... Read More

Alaska Legislature Convenes For Special Session Amid Budget Fallout State News
Alaska Legislature Convenes For Special Session Amid Budget Fallout
2019-07-19 21:42:17
by Elin Johnson

Controversy continues to roil Alaska, a week after the state legislature failed to overturn $444 million in budget cuts by Governor Mike Dunleavy. The latest dispute, resolved only Wednesday, concerned the location for a special session of the legislature that... Read More

Wall Built to Separate Whites, Blacks in Detroit ‘An Important Story to Tell’ Housing
Wall Built to Separate Whites, Blacks in Detroit ‘An Important Story to Tell’
2019-07-19 22:50:36
by Home

DETROIT — Dwight Smith never thought much about the six-foot-high wall that snakes a half-mile through his northwest neighborhood near Eight Mile. He became aware of it as a middle schooler in the 1950s, when classmates talked about which side... Read More

Henry Lozano, Who Engineered The Political Careers of Emerging Latino Leaders, Dies In The News
Henry Lozano, Who Engineered The Political Careers of Emerging Latino Leaders, Dies
2019-07-19 11:54:40
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Henry Lozano, who spent much of his career aiding, counseling and influencing Los Angeles Latino politics and politicians, has died at his home in Whittier, Calif. Lozano, who died Monday, was 85. No cause of death was given. As a... Read More

New Dems Urge House Leadership to Move Bipartisan Drug Pricing Bills Health
New Dems Urge House Leadership to Move Bipartisan Drug Pricing Bills
2019-07-17 20:33:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Members of the New Democrat Coalition's Healthcare Task Force asked the House leadership on Wednesday to hold a floor vote on drug pricing bills with bipartisan support as early as next week. The request was made in a... Read More

House Votes to Raise Federal Minimum Wage Congress
House Votes to Raise Federal Minimum Wage
2019-07-19 12:02:48
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WASHINGTON — The House voted 233-199 Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour incrementally over six years, but the Democratic-led effort was almost derailed by divisions between progressives and moderates. Progressives on Wednesday had issued a... Read More

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