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China's Liu Said to Visit US on Jan. 30 to 31 for Trade Talks Trade
China's Liu Said to Visit US on Jan. 30 to 31 for Trade Talks

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is set to visit Washington on Jan. 30 and 31 for further trade talks, according to people familiar with the plans, signaling progress in efforts to tamp down the dispute between the U.S. and China. Read More

Judge Rules That LA Teachers' Strike Can Begin on Monday as Negotiations Continue Education
Judge Rules That LA Teachers' Strike Can Begin on Monday as Negotiations Continue

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Thursday cleared the path for a Los Angeles teachers strike to start Monday. Whether it does, however, will depend on negotiations that resume Friday and could stretch into the weekend. Read More

A Failed State, How Illinois' Opioid Crisis Collided With a Political Crisis Spotlight
A Failed State, How Illinois' Opioid Crisis Collided With a Political Crisis
2019-01-09 01:51:50
by Bill Myers

For a long time, the police of Ronald Reagan’s hometown did their best to arrest their way out of their drug problem. It became a war of attrition — and the opioids won. A few years ago, Lee County authorities ... Read More

Migrants Continue to Leave Federal Custody in Poor Health Immigration
Migrants Continue to Leave Federal Custody in Poor Health

Many migrants released from federal custody are in poor health and have not had access to medical care, according to doctors treating them in San Diego’s emergency shelter. Read More

Amid Chaos Over Trump’s Foreign Policy, Pompeo Heads to Middle East With Some Explaining to Do Foreign Affairs
Amid Chaos Over Trump’s Foreign Policy, Pompeo Heads to Middle East With Some Explaining to Do

For America’s top diplomat, it will be a mission like no other: seeking to build a coalition among U.S. allies against Iran, while also defending a potentially historic disengagement of Washington from the Middle East. Read More

Counting Prison Inmates Differently Could Shift Political Power to Cities Voting
Counting Prison Inmates Differently Could Shift Political Power to Cities

More states plan to count state prisoners as residents of their home communities, rather than residents of the places where they are incarcerated — a change that would shift political power away from conservative rural areas to more liberal cities during ... Read More

Fighting Food Waste to Feed the Hungry Innovation
Fighting Food Waste to Feed the Hungry

It’s 10 minutes after closing time, and kitchen workers are busy cleaning up an empty Greenwich Village restaurant. What remains of the day’s menu has been dropped into tin trays that are stacked and waiting for pickup. Read More

Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill National Security
Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill
2019-01-04 20:42:02
by TWN Staff

On Friday, bipartisan legislation was introduced by Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Committee member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to combat tech-specific threats to national security posed by foreign actors like ... Read More

Blue Dogs Work to Restore Fiscal Responsibility to Government Budget
Blue Dogs Work to Restore Fiscal Responsibility to Government
2019-01-04 20:41:42
by TWN Staff

This week, Democrats took back the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives following 2018's historic midterm elections. One of the first orders of business? Establish rules for the 116th Congress. H.Res.6, "A Resolution Providing for the House ... Read More

Joshua Tree Closes Campgrounds, Yosemite Limits Visitors as Government Shutdown Drags On Public Lands
Joshua Tree Closes Campgrounds, Yosemite Limits Visitors as Government Shutdown Drags On

National park officials are continuing to cut off access to areas in California’s national parks following reports of vandalism, illegal camping and human waste piling up while the government shutdown drags on. Read More

The Town That Raised Reagan Wants Out of the War On Drugs Spotlight
The Town That Raised Reagan Wants Out of the War On Drugs
2019-01-02 00:11:38
by Bill Myers

Opioids have overwhelmed rural Illinois. Desperate, the cops in Ronald Reagan’s hometown have stopped arresting people and started getting them help. In an exclusive series, The Well News looks at “Safe Passage,” a... Read More

Migrant Families Shift to Dangerous Desert Crossings Immigration
Migrant Families Shift to Dangerous Desert Crossings

Increasing numbers of Guatemalan families trying to enter the U.S. illegally are avoiding the most popular routes in favor of more dangerous remote desert crossings like those used by the two children who died last month... Read More

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