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Senators Express Frustration with FDA for Slow Response to Vaping Hazards
2019-11-15 20:38:05
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A Food and Drug Administration official told a U.S. Senate committee this week that new regulations to control vaping are likely coming soon, but couldn’t say when. His testimony drew rebukes and words of frustration from members of... Read More

Health

The Politics of Medicaid Expansion Have Changed Health
The Politics of Medicaid Expansion Have Changed
2019-11-15 20:20:48
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WASHINGTON — Year by year, resistance to extending Medicaid to more low-income Americans in conservative states has given way. That trend seems likely to continue into 2020. In some states, Democratic governors who favor expansion have replaced Republicans who were... Read More

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House Committee Calls for Action to Prevent Airline Mishandling of Wheelchairs Travel
House Committee Calls for Action to Prevent Airline Mishandling of Wheelchairs
2019-11-15 20:18:37
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U.S. House committee leaders this week called for airlines to do more to prevent mishandling of wheelchairs and scooters of passengers with disabilities, and sought more information on airlines’ policies and procedures. In a letter to industry group Airlines for... Read More

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Crisis of Spirit: An Army Chaplain’s Journey With PTSD In The News
Crisis of Spirit: An Army Chaplain’s Journey With PTSD
2019-11-15 20:17:56
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SAN DIEGO — With a name like Robert Blessing, he seemed destined to become a preacher. But the decision to join the U.S. Army as a chaplain? That was all his doing. And his undoing. Like thousands of others, the... Read More

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Ken Cuccinelli, Immigration Hard-liner, Tapped for No. 2 Job at Homeland Security Homeland Security
Ken Cuccinelli, Immigration Hard-liner, Tapped for No. 2 Job at Homeland Security
2019-11-15 20:15:00
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WASHINGTON — Shortly after being sworn in as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf — who the Senate confirmed as the agency’s policy undersecretary just hours earlier — conducted his first order of business. He moved... Read More

Giuliani Faces US Probe on Campaign Finance, Lobbying Breaches Political News
Giuliani Faces US Probe on Campaign Finance, Lobbying Breaches
2019-11-15 20:11:21
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WASHINGTON — Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is being investigated by federal prosecutors for possible campaign finance violations and a failure to register as a foreign agent as part of an active investigation into his financial dealings, according... Read More

Cellphone Call From Ukraine Could Compound Trump’s Troubles Impeachment
Cellphone Call From Ukraine Could Compound Trump’s Troubles
2019-11-15 20:07:16
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WASHINGTON — When Donald Trump was constructing the opulent Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan four decades ago, he was infuriated when he saw a thin layer of golden-hued marble lining the walls and column in the lobby, and ordered aides... Read More

Calif. High School Shooter Opens Fire on Crowded Quad, Killing 2 and Injuring 3 Crime
Calif. High School Shooter Opens Fire on Crowded Quad, Killing 2 and Injuring 3
2019-11-15 20:02:20
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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Authorities said the shooting at Saugus High School that left two students dead and three wounded Thursday occurred over a 16-second period in which a classmate pulled out a gun in the quad area and opened... Read More

Democrats Take Their Impeachment Case to the Public Impeachment
Democrats Take Their Impeachment Case to the Public
2019-11-14 18:57:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The first public impeachment hearing on Capitol Hill in two decades featured somber House Democrats, stoic witnesses, an angry but somewhat bungled response by House Republicans attempting to defend President Donald Trump without addressing the allegations against him,... Read More

GSA Audits Sought for Federal Properties Leased to Private Parties Oversight
GSA Audits Sought for Federal Properties Leased to Private Parties
2019-11-14 18:52:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A pair of House committee chairs want the General Services Administration to conduct audits of federal properties that have been leased to private parties, including the Trump Hotel. Reps. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., chairman of the House Committee on... Read More

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