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Trump Administration Reportedly Will Announce Ban on Bump Stocks White House
Trump Administration Reportedly Will Announce Ban on Bump Stocks

Fourteen months after a shooter using semiautomatic rifles fitted with a “bump stock” device to make them fire faster killed 58 people at a Las Vegas music festival, the Trump administration is reportedly preparing a ban... Read More

Judge Awards Minn. Sexual Assault Victim $17 Million in Damages In The News
Judge Awards Minn. Sexual Assault Victim $17 Million in Damages

Jared Scheierl knows he likely won’t ever see the $17 million awarded to him for the suffering he endured from a stranger’s sexual assault on a frozen night in Cold Spring, Minn., nearly 30 years ago. But that was never ... Read More

Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty to Lying About Russia Hotel Project In The News
Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty to Lying About Russia Hotel Project

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, admitted Thursday to concealing the extent of Trump’s efforts to develop a luxury hotel and condominium complex in Moscow during the 2016... Read More

Attorneys Argue Case of ‘Serial’ Subject Adnan Syed in Maryland’s Highest Court In The News
Attorneys Argue Case of ‘Serial’ Subject Adnan Syed in Maryland’s Highest Court

With Adnan Syed’s family and friends in the courtroom, attorneys argued before Maryland’s highest court Thursday about whether his murder conviction — thrown out by a lower court — should be reinstated. Syed was... Read More

Moderate Cheri Bustos Elected to Lead House Democrats’ Re-Election Effort 2020 Elections
Moderate Cheri Bustos Elected to Lead House Democrats’ Re-Election Effort

Rep. Cheri Bustos, a moderate from the Midwest, will lead the Democrats’ campaign arm in the 2020 election and will be one of the few women in House leadership.The Illinois congresswoman was elected to lead the... Read More

Senate Defies Trump on Saudi Arabia, Advances Yemen Measure Foreign Affairs
Senate Defies Trump on Saudi Arabia, Advances Yemen Measure

In a rebuke to the White House, the Senate cast a procedural vote Wednesday to advance a resolution that would cut off most U.S. military aid to Saudi Arabia’s war operations in Yemen. The Senate voted 63-37 to ... Read More

FEMA Trailers Have a Bad Name, But the Camp Fire Could Bring 2,000 to Paradise In The News
FEMA Trailers Have a Bad Name, But the Camp Fire Could Bring 2,000 to Paradise

FEMA trailers got such a bad name after Hurricane Katrina that a top federal official swore the agency would never use them again to house disaster survivors. But the humble trailers never completely disappeared — and could... Read More

Fewer People Signing Up for Affordable Care Act as Trump Pushes Other Options Health
Fewer People Signing Up for Affordable Care Act as Trump Pushes Other Options

The market for “Obamacare” plans is shrinking but not collapsing, two years after President Donald Trump said not repealing the program would “destroy American health care forever.” More than halfway through the... Read More

Rep. Katherine Clark Elected House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Congress
Rep. Katherine Clark Elected House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair

Massachusetts Rep. Katherine M. Clark was elected House Democratic Caucus vice chair for the 116th Congress, handily beating California Rep. Pete Aguilar. The vote tally was 144-90. Clark’s election to the No. 6 leadership... Read More

In Health Insurance Wastelands, Rosier Options Crop Up for 2019 Health
In Health Insurance Wastelands, Rosier Options Crop Up for 2019

In recent years, places such as Memphis and Phoenix had withered into health insurance wastelands as insurers fled and premiums skyrocketed in the insurance marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act. Read More

Voting Rights Activists File Major Federal Lawsuit Against Georgia Election Officials Voting
Voting Rights Activists File Major Federal Lawsuit Against Georgia Election Officials

Voting rights activists working with Democrat Stacey Abrams filed a sweeping federal lawsuit Tuesday against Georgia election officials, alleging they “grossly mismanaged” the recent midterm, depriving Georgia citizens — especially those of color — of their “fundamental right to vote.” Read More

Kentucky Gov. Bevin Plans to Move Ahead With Medicaid Changes, But Another Court Battle Is Likely Health
Kentucky Gov. Bevin Plans to Move Ahead With Medicaid Changes, But Another Court Battle Is Likely

Kentucky now has federal approval to try again next April with a plan imposing 80-hour-a-month work requirements, premiums and monthly check-ins on several hundred thousand able-bodied adults enrolled in its $9.7 billion-a-year Medicaid program... Read More

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