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Battle Over Trump Income Taxes Poised to Escalate As Congress Returns Political News
Battle Over Trump Income Taxes Poised to Escalate As Congress Returns
2019-04-29 18:25:54
by Dan McCue

As lawmakers returned to Washington on Monday, a dominant question in the air was just how contentious things are likely to get as a number of House committees resume their investigations of President Donald Trump. Among those in a state... Read More

Ford Investigated Over Concerns About Improper Emissions Tests Business
Ford Investigated Over Concerns About Improper Emissions Tests
2019-04-29 18:20:18
by Tom Ramstack

Ford Motor Co. is being investigated by the Justice Department over its emissions certification process, the company said in a government securities filing Friday. Ford said in the quarterly report that the criminal investigation focuses on its “road load estimations,”... Read More

Richard Lugar, Who Led Arms-Control Pacts in Senate, Dies at 87 In Memory
Richard Lugar, Who Led Arms-Control Pacts in Senate, Dies at 87

NEW YORK — Richard Lugar, a six-term Republican senator from Indiana whose foreign-affairs and farm-policy dealings with Democrats represented a bygone era of bipartisanship, has died. He was 87. The Lugar Center, a Washington-based think tank founded by the senator,... Read More

The Democrats’ Brewing Debate on Foreign Policy Foreign Affairs
The Democrats’ Brewing Debate on Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s entry into the Democratic race for president opens the way for a debate his party and the country both need: a serious argument about foreign policy. Sooner or later, Bernie Sanders will point out — just... Read More

Trump Wrestles With 2020 Balancing Act 2020 Elections
Trump Wrestles With 2020 Balancing Act

WASHINGTON — Part way through an 88-minute speech to Republicans at a black-tie fundraising dinner this month, President Donald Trump spent six minutes wondering aloud about the theme for his reelection campaign. “Do I go with ‘Make America Great Again?’... Read More

Synagogues Struggle With Security Measures Following Attacks at Houses of Worship National Security
Synagogues Struggle With Security Measures Following Attacks at Houses of Worship

LOS ANGELES — Rabbi Yonah Bookstein of Los Angeles’ Pico Shul was at home Saturday afternoon, observing the Sabbath, when someone on the synagogue’s security team alerted him about the deadly shooting at the Chabad of Poway. The synagogue was... Read More

American Owners of Confiscated Property in Cuba Prepare for Potential Lawsuits Cuba
American Owners of Confiscated Property in Cuba Prepare for Potential Lawsuits

MIAMI — A group of cruise lines might become the first companies to face lawsuits under the Helms-Burton Act over the use of properties owned by Americans that were confiscated by the Fidel Castro government 60 years ago. Beginning on... Read More

Momentum Builds In Wisconsin for an In-State Solution to Partisan Gerrymandering Political News
Momentum Builds In Wisconsin for an In-State Solution to Partisan Gerrymandering
2019-04-26 20:36:04
by Dan McCue

As Wisconsinites await the outcome of two partisan gerrymandering cases heard by the U.S. Supreme Court last month, momentum is growing for in-state resolution to a very similar controversy. Earlier this month, three counties passed resolutions asking the state legislature... Read More

The Homeless Are Dying in Record Numbers on the Streets of LA Health
The Homeless Are Dying in Record Numbers on the Streets of LA

A record number of homeless people — 918 last year alone — are dying across Los Angeles County, on bus benches, hillsides, railroad tracks and sidewalks. Deaths have jumped 76% in the past five years, outpacing the growth of the... Read More

Rare Form of Breast Cancer Getting Increased Attention Health
Rare Form of Breast Cancer Getting Increased Attention

SAN DIEGO — She first noticed the odd rash in February and figured it probably had something to do with her clothing. But buying a new bra had no effect. A mammogram showed no internal warning signs, so Elaine Deboe... Read More

US Economy Grew at Strong 3.2 Percent Rate in First Quarter Economy
US Economy Grew at Strong 3.2 Percent Rate in First Quarter
2019-04-26 20:26:35
by Dan McCue

The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, the Commerce Department reported Friday. The numbers for the nation's gross domestic product were far better than expected and show an... Read More

Midwest Farmers Suffer After Floods: ‘I Got My Life in This Ground’ Agriculture
Midwest Farmers Suffer After Floods: ‘I Got My Life in This Ground’

WHITE CLOUD, Kan. — From the top of a lookout point on a clear day here, Joe Keithley could see the Missouri River spill over its banks into three states: Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Underwater farmland stretched to the horizon... Read More

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