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House Passes New Democrat-Led Amendment to Improve Workforce Data Collection
2019-06-18 20:37:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment championed by the New Democrat Coalition aimed at modernizing how the Bureau of Labor Statistics measures labor trends and surveys people in non-traditional work arrangements. The amendment, sponsored by... Read More

2020 Elections

Trump Targets Florida Electoral Haul With Orlando Campaign Kickoff 2020 Elections
Trump Targets Florida Electoral Haul With Orlando Campaign Kickoff
2019-06-18 19:13:19
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will pull out all the stops Tuesday in Orlando, Florida, when he announces his re-election bid in a state he narrowly won in 2016 and needs again as he tries to reconfigure the electoral map... Read More

In The News

At Costco Food Sample Line, Gunfire, Death and Unanswered Questions In The News
At Costco Food Sample Line, Gunfire, Death and Unanswered Questions
2019-06-18 19:12:04
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LOS ANGELES — It was a typical Friday night at Costco. The cavernous Corona store was packed, and customers waited in line for food samples — the quintessential Costco experience. An off-duty Los Angeles police officer, his wife and their... Read More

Congress

Road Ahead: Border Supplemental Talks Could Overshadow Regular Appropriations Congress
Road Ahead: Border Supplemental Talks Could Overshadow Regular Appropriations
2019-06-18 11:23:16
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WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders are hoping this week will produce a breakthrough in negotiations over emergency funding for the migrant crisis at the southern border so they can pass it before the Independence Day recess. President Donald Trump has requested... Read More

More from The Well

House Democrats Aim to Repeal Church Tax Increase in Trump Law Congress
House Democrats Aim to Repeal Church Tax Increase in Trump Law
2019-06-18 11:21:46
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WASHINGTON — House Democrats are likely to propose a repeal of a controversial provision in the 2017 tax overhaul that imposes a tax on some coveted benefits for employees at nonprofit organizations such as houses of worship, according to one... Read More

Pentagon Shares New Photos, Timeline of Gulf of Oman Tanker Attacks Pentagon
Pentagon Shares New Photos, Timeline of Gulf of Oman Tanker Attacks
2019-06-18 11:20:42
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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Monday released new photos and a timeline that it said bolstered U.S. accusations that Iran was behind a pair of attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week. The report provides more... Read More

Iran Warns Europe It Will Breach Nuclear Stockpile Cap in 10 Days Iran
Iran Warns Europe It Will Breach Nuclear Stockpile Cap in 10 Days
2019-06-18 11:18:37
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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran warned European nations Monday that it would breach in 10 days the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement unless they take action to alleviate the pressure of tightening U.S. sanctions in the coming weeks. The spokesman for Iran’s... Read More

Gloria Vanderbilt, Heiress, Socialite and Fashion Entrepreneur, Dies at 95 Obituary
Gloria Vanderbilt, Heiress, Socialite and Fashion Entrepreneur, Dies at 95
2019-06-18 11:18:02
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Gloria Vanderbilt experienced both loss and triumph on a grand scale. Her multimillionaire father died when she was 2, leading her socialite mother to abandon her for the high life on two continents. She was wrenched from a beloved nurse... Read More

Virginia Election to Proceed With Redrawn District Supreme Court
Virginia Election to Proceed With Redrawn District
2019-06-17 19:38:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Voters in Virginia will elect members of the state's House of Delegates in districts drawn on a map considered to be favorable to Democrats, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 5-4 ruling comes in a case... Read More

Trials for Same Crime in Both State and Federal Court Allowed Law
Trials for Same Crime in Both State and Federal Court Allowed
2019-06-17 19:42:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a longstanding rule allowing both state and federal prosecutors to pursue charges against the same individual for the same crime. The 7-2 decision handed down by the justices preserves an exception to... Read More

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