Pelosi Faces a Tough Summer Trying to Keep Democrats Away From Impeachment Talk Congress
Pelosi Faces a Tough Summer Trying to Keep Democrats Away From Impeachment Talk

LOS ANGELES — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tried again this week to shift focus away from a divisive debate over impeachment and move it to a signature issue that Democrats credit with helping them win back a majority in... Read More

12 Million Pills and 700 Deaths: How a Few Pill Mills Helped Fan the US Opioid Inferno Opioids
12 Million Pills and 700 Deaths: How a Few Pill Mills Helped Fan the US Opioid Inferno

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Soon after he took over as medical director of the Urgent Care & Surgery Center in eastern Tennessee in 2012, Dr. Marc Valley realized he was supervising illegal drug dealers in lab coats. Platoons of patients socialized... Read More

16,000 People in LA Now Live in Cars, Vans and RVs. But Safe Parking Remains Limited Housing
16,000 People in LA Now Live in Cars, Vans and RVs. But Safe Parking Remains Limited

LOS ANGELES — Two years ago, Los Angeles began testing an alternative to homeless shelters called safe parking, giving people living in their cars a secure spot to sleep at night. The first site was quickly deemed a success, so... Read More

Trump Targets Florida Electoral Haul With Orlando Campaign Kickoff 2020 Elections
Trump Targets Florida Electoral Haul With Orlando Campaign Kickoff

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

At Costco Food Sample Line, Gunfire, Death and Unanswered Questions In The News
At Costco Food Sample Line, Gunfire, Death and Unanswered Questions

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

Road Ahead: Border Supplemental Talks Could Overshadow Regular Appropriations Congress
Road Ahead: Border Supplemental Talks Could Overshadow Regular Appropriations

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

House Democrats Aim to Repeal Church Tax Increase in Trump Law Congress
House Democrats Aim to Repeal Church Tax Increase in Trump Law

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

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

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

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

So Far, Real Estate Dominates a Tax Break Meant for Businesses Business
So Far, Real Estate Dominates a Tax Break Meant for Businesses

Members of Congress who pushed for the “opportunity zone” provision in the 2017 federal tax law said it would help businesses and entrepreneurs in low-income communities. The tax break rewards investors for spending capital gains on businesses or real estate... Read More

Madeleine Albright Derides Nationalism During Keynote Speech at UC San Diego Commencement In The News
Madeleine Albright Derides Nationalism During Keynote Speech at UC San Diego Commencement

SAN DIEGO — UC San Diego’s commencement ceremony took on a political tone Saturday as former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright derided the forces of nationalism in a keynote address that clearly referred to policies of the Trump administration.... Read More

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