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A Merit-Based System Might Not Be The Answer to America’s Immigration Woes
2019-03-22 21:25:29
by HJ Mai

The history of the United States is inextricably linked to immigration, but creating a legislative framework that balances economic need with national security concerns appears to be an insurmountable challenge for today’s lawmakers. President Donald Trump has been very clear... Read More

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Imagining a New Life Outside After 40 Years on Death Row Featured
Imagining a New Life Outside After 40 Years on Death Row
2019-03-22 20:42:27
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BOLINAS, Calif. — Douglas “Chief” Stankewitz got up Wednesday in the early morning darkness. That’s when he meditates and exercises and reads. He turned on the television and caught the Channel 7 news. It was around 5:30. And he heard.... Read More

Health

EPA Adviser Is Promoting Harmful Ideas, Scientists Say Health
EPA Adviser Is Promoting Harmful Ideas, Scientists Say
2019-03-22 13:32:19
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The Trump administration’s reliance on industry-funded environmental specialists is again coming under fire, this time by researchers who say that Louis Anthony “Tony” Cox Jr., who leads a key Environmental Protection Agency advisory board on air pollution, is a “fringe”... Read More

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Prosecutors: Calif. Man Defrauded Donors With Fake Sanders, O’Rourke Websites In The News
Prosecutors: Calif. Man Defrauded Donors With Fake Sanders, O’Rourke Websites
2019-03-22 13:30:13
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LOS ANGELES — An 80-year-old California man was charged this week with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft after federal prosecutors say he set up fake political action committees and pocketed more than $250,000 in contributions that donors thought was... Read More

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Trump Courts US Jews, Boosts Netanyahu With Call to Recognize Golan Heights as Part of Israel White House
Trump Courts US Jews, Boosts Netanyahu With Call to Recognize Golan Heights as Part of Israel
2019-03-22 13:28:01
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump forcefully interjected himself into Israeli politics Thursday, recognizing the Golan Heights as the country’s territory in a bid to secure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election next month — and perhaps his own a year later.... Read More

Trump Might Limit States’ Say in Offshore Drilling Plan Energy
Trump Might Limit States’ Say in Offshore Drilling Plan
2019-03-22 13:10:13
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WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump proposed opening nearly the entire U.S. coastline to more offshore oil and gas drilling, the backlash from states seeking exemptions was swift. Governors, Republican and Democratic, and state legislatures up and down the Atlantic... Read More

Marine Corps Commandant Says Deploying Troops to the Border Poses ‘Unacceptable Risk’ National Security
Marine Corps Commandant Says Deploying Troops to the Border Poses ‘Unacceptable Risk’
2019-03-22 13:08:11
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WASHINGTON — The commandant of the Marines has warned the Pentagon that deployments to the southwest border and funding transfers under the president’s emergency declaration, among other unexpected demands, have posed “unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency.”... Read More

NOAA Says US Should Brace For Historic, Widespread Flooding Environment
NOAA Says US Should Brace For Historic, Widespread Flooding
2019-03-21 23:34:41
by Dan McCue

Nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states face the prospect of unprecedented major flooding over the next several weeks, U.S. weather officials said Thursday. The dire forecast is the focal point of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s latest spring... Read More

Trump Trade Disputes Curbing Taste For American Whiskey Trade
Trump Trade Disputes Curbing Taste For American Whiskey
2019-03-21 23:31:39
by Dan McCue

The Trump administration's various trade disputes have caused a slump in American whiskey sales abroad, the Distilled Spirits Council said on Thursday. In a new report the industry group said whiskey exports were robust in the first half of 2018,... Read More

US Mortgage Rates Fall Ahead of Spring Home Buying Season Economy
US Mortgage Rates Fall Ahead of Spring Home Buying Season
2019-03-21 23:29:26
by Dan McCue

Long-term fixed-rate mortgage rates fell to 4.28 percent this week, potentially giving consumers more incentive to commit to purchasing a home just as the spring home buying season gets under way, Freddie Mac said on Thursday. The average rate on... Read More

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