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State Dept. Officials Warn Senate About Russian Threats to US
2019-12-05 20:10:23
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Top U.S. State Department officials warned Tuesday about aggression from Russia as Congress considers legislation to counter the country’s military and political threats. The officials spoke during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as it reviewed... Read More

Health

Murphy Leads Effort to Revive Bipartisan Addiction Treatment Bill Health
Murphy Leads Effort to Revive Bipartisan Addiction Treatment Bill
2019-12-04 22:42:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., joined with Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Annie Kuster, D-N.H., to re-introduce the Road to Recovery Act, a bill that would improve addiction treatment options under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Specifically,... Read More

State News

New Jersey Legislator Introduces Bill That Would Require Students to Learn Cursive State News
New Jersey Legislator Introduces Bill That Would Require Students to Learn Cursive
2019-12-04 22:34:02
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PHILADELPHIA — New Jersey’s elementary school students would be required to learn, read and write cursive by the end of third grade, under a bill now in the state Assembly. “In some cases, children are entering middle school without knowing... Read More

Federal Budget

House Pushes ‘Dozen Bills or None’ Approach to Spending Talks Federal Budget
House Pushes ‘Dozen Bills or None’ Approach to Spending Talks
2019-12-04 22:31:55
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WASHINGTON — House Democratic leaders are insisting that all 12 overdue spending bills for the current fiscal year must be finalized before any of them can reach the floor, according to sources familiar with strategy talks. The demand for some... Read More

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Phone Records Connect Giuliani to Nunes During Ukraine Efforts Political News
Phone Records Connect Giuliani to Nunes During Ukraine Efforts
2019-12-04 22:29:43
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WASHINGTON — Call records released Tuesday in the House impeachment probe show President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani had extensive contacts with the White House as well as interactions with Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the Intelligence Committee. Giuliani... Read More

House Judiciary Committee Retakes Center Stage in Impeachment Inquiry Political News
House Judiciary Committee Retakes Center Stage in Impeachment Inquiry
2019-12-04 22:26:34
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WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee’s first hearing Wednesday in a push to impeach President Donald Trump will be more about the members of the committee than the witnesses, and what it reveals about where the process is headed in... Read More

Broken Bromance: Trump and Macron Clash in Lengthy Bickerfest at NATO Summit Foreign Affairs
Broken Bromance: Trump and Macron Clash in Lengthy Bickerfest at NATO Summit
2019-12-04 22:24:07
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One of the world’s most unlikely world leader bromances appears to be over. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron clashed Tuesday in a remarkable question-and-answer session with reporters that was broadcast around the globe. From U.S.-French trade to... Read More

Appeals Court Says Congress Entitled to Trump Bank Records Law
Appeals Court Says Congress Entitled to Trump Bank Records
2019-12-04 00:04:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled Congress is entitled to review President Donald Trump's banking records as it investigates possible foreign influence in U.S. elections, violations of the emoluments clause and other issues. The... Read More

Researcher Develops New Weapon in War Against Overdoses: An Implanted Device That Automatically Releases Lifesaving Naloxone Opioids
Researcher Develops New Weapon in War Against Overdoses: An Implanted Device That Automatically Releases Lifesaving Naloxone
2019-12-03 22:24:50
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CHICAGO — An opioid overdose can be a lonely death. People who use drugs often do so in private, and should they get a dose stronger than they can tolerate, no one will be there to save them with the... Read More

Will Virginia Legalize Marijuana Now That the Democrats Are the Majority? Marijuana
Will Virginia Legalize Marijuana Now That the Democrats Are the Majority?
2019-12-03 22:13:15
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Democrats managed to flip the Virginia House and Senate in November’s election, taking control of state government for the first time in more than two decades. What does that blue map mean for legalizing marijuana? Attorney... Read More

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