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  • Trump's defense of a neo-Nazi rally crossed a line for many Republicans. What will they do about it?

    Trump's defense of a neo-Nazi rally crossed a line for many Republicans. What will they do about it?

    It took President Trump’s defense of a neo-Nazi rally for many Republicans in Congress to publicly distance themselves from the White House, after months of brushing off his impolitic behavior and tweets. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said white supremacist bigotry is “counter to all this country...

  • Trump administration agrees to continue healthcare subsidy for now

    Trump administration agrees to continue healthcare subsidy for now

    The Trump administration, faced with increasing pressure from Republican members of Congress, backed away from causing an immediate crisis in healthcare marketplaces and agreed Wednesday to continue making payments to insurance companies that are widely viewed as critical to keeping the industry...

  • Atty. Gen. Sessions again attacks Chicago and other 'sanctuary' cities

    Atty. Gen. Sessions again attacks Chicago and other 'sanctuary' cities

    Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ripped Chicago for its defiant “sanctuary city” stance against turning over local prisoners for deportation, once again blaming the city’s surge in crime on policies designed to protect immigrants. Speaking in Miami, where county authorities hold prisoners...

  • Joint Chiefs denounce racism in stark terms as Trump's isolation grows

    Joint Chiefs denounce racism in stark terms as Trump's isolation grows

    The nation’s top military officers issued public statements condemning racial bigotry and extremism, a rare foray into domestic politics that indicated deep unease Wednesday in the Pentagon with President Trump's views on race and underscored his growing isolation. The social media posts from the...

  • Idaho Falls braces for the world as eclipse mania sweeps the small town

    Idaho Falls braces for the world as eclipse mania sweeps the small town

    The soft orange light of the Sunday early morning sun filtered through the old church’s stained glass windows while the Rev. Ruth Marsh stepped down from the altar and asked her congregants if they had any special prayer requests. “For sanity. For safety,” a voice called out. “It’s kind of scary...

  • Coast Guard says Army helicopter reported down off Hawaii

    Coast Guard says Army helicopter reported down off Hawaii

    The U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are responding to a report that an Army helicopter with five aboard went down in the ocean off Hawaii. The Coast Guard says Wheeler Army Airfield reported losing communications late Tuesday with the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk. Responding teams reported spotting...

  • How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

    How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

    A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again sputtered out Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. Legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals...

  • Trump signs emergency bill to add $2.1 billion into veterans medical care

    Trump signs emergency bill to add $2.1 billion into veterans medical care

    President Trump has signed an emergency spending bill that will pump more than $2 billion into a program that allows veterans to receive private medical care at government expense. Trump, who made improving veterans care a central campaign promise, signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act...

  • U.S. fighter jet crash-lands at Bahrain International Airport

    U.S. fighter jet crash-lands at Bahrain International Airport

    A U.S. F-18 fighter jet with an engine problem crash-landed Saturday at Bahrain International Airport, and its pilot ejected from the aircraft after it ran off the runway, authorities said. The pilot escaped unharmed. The crash disrupted flights to and from the island nation off the coast of Saudi...

  • Trump says U.S. military is 'locked and loaded' should North Korea 'act unwisely'

    Trump says U.S. military is 'locked and loaded' should North Korea 'act unwisely'

    President Trump capped a week of charged rhetoric aimed at North Korea on Friday with a more precise threat of force, tweeting, "military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely." He added: "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" For a second...

  • New Orleans braces for new flooding as it copes with power outages, failed pumping system

    New Orleans braces for new flooding as it copes with power outages, failed pumping system

    Heather Wright is a New Orleans native, so she knows that flooding is a part of life in the city. New Orleans lies up to 10 feet below sea level and is mostly surrounded by water. “I’ve lived in New Orleans all my life, so water is in my DNA,” Wright said Friday. “I survived Hurricane Katrina and...

  • The Idaho National Lab created a 'wonder fuel.' Now, it's radioactive waste that won't go away

    The Idaho National Lab created a 'wonder fuel.' Now, it's radioactive waste that won't go away

    In the early days of atomic energy, the federal government powered up an experimental reactor in Idaho with an ambitious goal: create a “wonder fuel” for the nation. The reactor was one of the nation’s first “breeder” reactors — designed to make its own new plutonium fuel while it generated electricity,...

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