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Despite Weeks of Threats, ICE Raids Begin With a Whimper Yet Still Stoke Fears
Immigration
Despite Weeks of Threats, ICE Raids Begin With a Whimper Yet Still Stoke Fears

LOS ANGELES — The raids — hyped for weeks by President Donald Trump — were to take place in major U.S. cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Miami, Denver, Atlanta, Baltimore and Houston. As of Sunday evening,... Read More

House Passes Legislation to Expand STEM Scholarship Program for Veterans
Veterans
House Passes Legislation to Expand STEM Scholarship Program for Veterans
2019-07-12 20:34:45
by Sean Trambley

In our new series, Freshmen Get it Done, The Well News will be highlighting legislative accomplishments by freshman Members of Congress from both parties. *** In June, legislation passed the House to expand veterans’ access to the Edith Nourse Rogers... Read More

House Overwhelmingly Approves 9/11 Victims Bill
Veterans
House Overwhelmingly Approves 9/11 Victims Bill
2019-07-12 19:42:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House overwhelmingly approved a bill Friday ensuring that a victims compensation fund for first responders to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. Following the 402-12 vote, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said the... Read More

New Dems Cheer House Approval Of Comprehensive Defense Bill
Veterans
New Dems Cheer House Approval Of Comprehensive Defense Bill
2019-07-12 19:39:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives voted 220--197 Friday to approve the National Defense Authorization Act, a move moderate House Democrats called "a step towards reaffirming American leadership in the world." The National Defense Authorization Act is the name... Read More

FEC Rules Campaigns Can Get Discounts on Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity
FEC Rules Campaigns Can Get Discounts on Cybersecurity
2019-07-12 19:35:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Federal Election Commission ruled Thursday that federal candidates and political committees can accept low-cost cybersecurity services from a Silicon Valley security company so long as the firm continues to offer the same rates to its non-political clients.... Read More

Florida House Candidate Can Use Digital 'Coin' as Incentive for Campaign Volunteers
Elections
Florida House Candidate Can Use Digital 'Coin' as Incentive for Campaign Volunteers
2019-07-12 19:31:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - An Independent congressional candidate in Florida has been given the green light to distribute a digital "coin" to volunteers and supporters as an incentive to engage in activities that support his campaign. In an advisory opinion issued on... Read More

Leak of Diplomatic Cables Won’t Have Lasting Effect on US-UK Relationship
Foreign Affairs
Leak of Diplomatic Cables Won’t Have Lasting Effect on US-UK Relationship
2019-07-12 19:16:48
by HJ Mai

WASHINGTON - The diplomatic relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom has been rattled by the recent leak of diplomatic cables that described the Trump administration as in a state of disarray.  The leak led to the resignation... Read More

The Provocations of Trump’s Ambassador to Israel Are Upturning Decades of US Diplomacy
Foreign Affairs
The Provocations of Trump’s Ambassador to Israel Are Upturning Decades of US Diplomacy

JERUSALEM — Beaming and triumphant, David Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, presided last week over a Fourth of July gala — the first to be held with the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. He pulled out all the stops. It... Read More

My Illegal Abortion: One Woman Recounts Ending Her Pregnancy Pre-Roe v. Wade As More States Pass Near-Bans on the Procedure
Health
My Illegal Abortion: One Woman Recounts Ending Her Pregnancy Pre-Roe v. Wade As More States Pass Near-Bans on the Procedure

CHICAGO — Shortly after nightfall, the 17-year-old girl joined her mother in the back seat of an unfamiliar car driven by a stranger to an undisclosed location on the South Side of Chicago. It was a summer weekend in 1966.... Read More

Fact Check: Biden Calling ACA ‘Breakthrough’ for Mental Health Parity Highlights Gaps
Health
Fact Check: Biden Calling ACA ‘Breakthrough’ for Mental Health Parity Highlights Gaps

In a sit-down interview with CNN, 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden touted the Obama administration’s passage of the Affordable Care Act, asserting that this law evened out the playing field when it came to... Read More

How Disaster Warnings Can Get Your Attention
Featured
How Disaster Warnings Can Get Your Attention

WASHINGTON — Gerardo Ramirez, a central Texas dairy worker, was near his home but taking an unusual route to a children’s hospital in April when he drove his Volkswagen Jetta into a flooded section of road, not seeing in the... Read More

Death at the Border: 4 from Guatemala, 3 of Them Children, Succumb to Heat in Texas
Immigration
Death at the Border: 4 from Guatemala, 3 of Them Children, Succumb to Heat in Texas

LA BLANCA, Guatemala — Her sister had made the trek last year, following a familiar script: Cross into U.S. territory from Mexico with a minor child, surrender to the Border Patrol, and apply for political asylum — then get released... Read More

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