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White House to Drastically Cut Number of Refugees US Accepts to 18,000 Next Year Immigration
White House to Drastically Cut Number of Refugees US Accepts to 18,000 Next Year

WASHINGTON — Amid what the United Nations says is the largest displacement of people across the globe in modern history, the Trump administration plans to slash the number of refugees the U.S. will accept to 18,000 for 2020, the State... Read More

Pelosi Rips McConnell For 200 Days of Inaction on H.R. 1 Ethics Package Elections
Pelosi Rips McConnell For 200 Days of Inaction on H.R. 1 Ethics Package
2019-09-27 21:05:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Speaker Nancy Pelosi sharply rebuked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Friday for allowing 200 days to elapse without any action on H.R. 1, the sweeping reform package the House of Representatives passed last winter. "We sent this legislation... Read More

Attorney General Barr 'Has Gone Rogue' to Protect Trump, Pelosi Says Impeachment
Attorney General Barr 'Has Gone Rogue' to Protect Trump, Pelosi Says
2019-09-27 21:02:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she believes Attorney General William Barr has "gone rogue" in his handling of a whistleblower complaint that implicates him in efforts by President Donald Trump to solicit Ukrainian interference in the 2020... Read More

House Passes Bill Granting Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Business
House Passes Bill Granting Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking
2019-09-27 20:59:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House passed a bill earlier this week that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, resolving a longstanding challenge for the growing industry. The bill, called the SAFE Banking Act, passed 321-103 on the strength of... Read More

Top World Bank Official Tapped As New Chief at International Monetary Fund Finance
Top World Bank Official Tapped As New Chief at International Monetary Fund
2019-09-27 20:51:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Kristalina Georgieva, a Bulgarian economist and top World Bank official, has been named the new head of the International Monetary Fund. She succeeds Christine Lagarde who is stepping down to take over as head of the European Central... Read More

Income Inequality Continues to Grow Despite Bump in Median Income Economy
Income Inequality Continues to Grow Despite Bump in Median Income
2019-09-27 20:46:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The gap between those who are well-off in the United States and those who aren't is now the largest it's been in the past 50 years - this despite the median U.S. income setting a new record high,... Read More

McHenry, Maloney Introduce Bipartisan Financial Transparency Act Finance
McHenry, Maloney Introduce Bipartisan Financial Transparency Act
2019-09-27 20:41:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., and Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., have introduced legislation to make financial data more easily available online and less opaque. McHenry, ranking Republican of the House Financial Services Committee, said with technology playing such a large... Read More

‘Medicaid Is a Lifeline, But the Medicaid Waiver Is Life.’ People Fear Losing Benefits Health
‘Medicaid Is a Lifeline, But the Medicaid Waiver Is Life.’ People Fear Losing Benefits

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For almost every waking hour of his day, 33-year-old Jason Hahr needs someone else to do what his own body cannot. Hahr has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which means he needs a personal care assistant to physically... Read More

Want to Reduce Suicides? Follow the Data — to Medical Offices, Motels and Even Animal Shelters Mental Health
Want to Reduce Suicides? Follow the Data — to Medical Offices, Motels and Even Animal Shelters

HILLSBORO, Ore. — On Kimberly Repp’s office wall is a sign in Latin: Hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae. This is a place where the dead delight in helping the living. For medical examiners, it’s a mission. Their... Read More

As Off-Label Use Spreads, Supplies of Niche Drugs and Patients’ Patience Grow Short In The News
As Off-Label Use Spreads, Supplies of Niche Drugs and Patients’ Patience Grow Short

Medical treatment has knocked down tumors in 6-year-old Easton Daniels’ brain, but the drug used also wiped out his immune system. To bolster his immune function and help keep him healthy, he has visited a hospital for intravenous infusions of... Read More

Fight Over Utility Poles for 5G Brewing in Upstate New York Technology
Fight Over Utility Poles for 5G Brewing in Upstate New York

A legal battle brewing in upstate New York over the use of municipal utility poles could have nationwide repercussions as private telecom companies seeking to build fifth-generation wireless networks contend with city governments that say they aren’t being fairly compensated.... Read More

New UCLA Institute Will Study — And Spread — Kindness Education
New UCLA Institute Will Study — And Spread — Kindness

LOS ANGELES — A friendly smile. A food pantry donation. Or, a remarkable act of Los Angeles benevolence — allowing a driver to cut in front of you. Such acts of kindness have a self-serving upside, too, as science has... Read More

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