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Feds Restore Protections for Undocumented Immigrants With Serious Illnesses
2019-09-20 16:17:33
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MIAMI — The Trump administration reversed itself Thursday and said it will again allow immigrants who are facing serious illnesses to remain in the U.S. to get medical care without fear of deportation. A month ago, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration... Read More

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Biden Had a Stutter as a Child. How He Overcame It Helped Shape His Character and Speaking Style 2020 Elections
Biden Had a Stutter as a Child. How He Overcame It Helped Shape His Character and Speaking Style
2019-09-17 21:20:13
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WASHINGTON — One of Joe Biden’s proudest childhood accomplishments was a five-minute speech to his all-boys Catholic high school in Delaware. The assignment was routine — a public-speaking requirement for all students. But for Biden, it was a triumph in... Read More

Veterans

Brindisi Bill Would Require VA Women Veteran Call Center to Be Text Accessible Veterans
Brindisi Bill Would Require VA Women Veteran Call Center to Be Text Accessible
2019-09-17 21:02:23
by Sean Trambley

Freshman Rep. Anthony Brindisi, a member of the bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force, has introduced legislation to mandate accessibility for women at the VA’s healthcare call center. Brindisi’s legislation, H.R. 2972, would statutorily require the Veterans Affairs Women Veterans Call... Read More

Elections

Allred Cosponsors Bill to Reform America’s Election Watchdog Elections
Allred Cosponsors Bill to Reform America’s Election Watchdog
2019-09-17 20:59:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, is co-sponsoring a bipartisan effort to reform the Federal Election Commission so that it can enforce the nation's campaign finance and election laws in a non-partisan manner. The push to pass the Restoring Integrity... Read More

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Groupons for Medical Treatment? Welcome to Today’s US Health Care Health
Groupons for Medical Treatment? Welcome to Today’s US Health Care
2019-09-17 20:56:20
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Emory University medical fellow Dr. Nicole Herbst was shocked when she saw three patients who came in with abnormal results from chest CT scans they had bought on Groupon. Yes, Groupon — the online coupon mecca that also sells discounted... Read More

Troubled Times at Ronald Reagan’s Boyhood Home: ‘We Cannot Keep Bleeding Money’ Travel
Troubled Times at Ronald Reagan’s Boyhood Home: ‘We Cannot Keep Bleeding Money’
2019-09-17 20:53:10
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DIXON, Ill. — One morning back in 1988, a fancier car than usual rolled up to Ronald Reagan’s boyhood home in Dixon. It was Monday, and the home-turned-museum was closed, but a well-dressed man walked up and persuaded Kenny Wendland,... Read More

Coming Out About Mental Health on Social Media Mental Health
Coming Out About Mental Health on Social Media
2019-09-17 20:45:08
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Susanna Harris was sitting in her lab class for her graduate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she received an email that told her she had failed what she describes as “the most important exam... Read More

Congress Considers New Voting Rights Laws After Supreme Court Broadens State Authority Voting
Congress Considers New Voting Rights Laws After Supreme Court Broadens State Authority
2019-09-17 20:06:39
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Congress considered options at a hearing last week on how to guarantee easier access to voter registration during a continuing struggle over states’ rights. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to review the consequences of the 2013... Read More

List of Military Installations Dealing With PFAS Chemical Contamination Expected to Grow Military
List of Military Installations Dealing With PFAS Chemical Contamination Expected to Grow
2019-09-17 20:03:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The number of U.S. military installations contaminated with potentially cancer-causing chemical compounds found in firefighting foam is expected to rise as a Defense Department task force continues to assess the problem, the Pentagon said last week. During a... Read More

Wall Street May Get $40 billion Reprieve From Trump Regulators Business
Wall Street May Get $40 billion Reprieve From Trump Regulators
2019-09-17 17:36:03
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WASHINGTON — Wall Street could soon get one of its most consequential wins of the Trump era as regulators are considering ripping up a rule that’s forced banks to set aside billions of dollars for swaps trades, according to people... Read More

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