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Judge Asks Group in Trump Lawsuit to Justify Right to Sue

Judge Asks Group in Trump Lawsuit to Justify Right to Sue

A federal judge on Wednesday pressed government lawyers to explain why President Donald Trump's ownership of hotels patronized by foreign government officials didn't violate the Constitution, a key question that...

5 hours ago

Goodell: NFL Not Changing National Anthem Policy

Goodell: NFL Not Changing National Anthem Policy

In the face of fan unrest and accusations from the president about the league being unpatriotic, the NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand. Commissioner Roger Goodell and...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 02:04 PM CDT

As Congressional Investigations Wear On, Some Eye a Finish

As Congressional Investigations Wear On, Some Eye a Finish

As congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections wear on in the Capitol, some lawmakers are starting to wonder when — and how — the probes will end. After months of clandestine...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 11:24 AM CDT

IRS Still Enforcing Obama-Era Insurance Mandate

IRS Still Enforcing Obama-Era Insurance Mandate

Contrary to widespread perceptions, the IRS still appears to be enforcing the unpopular Obama-era requirement that most people carry health insurance or risk a fine. The agency says on its website that it will...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:29 PM CDT

Puerto Rico Youth Stranded With School Still Out From Storm

Puerto Rico Youth Stranded With School Still Out From Storm

Alanys Arroyo and her little brothers have been cooped up in a school for weeks, but they aren't in class. They've been living in a campus-turned-shelter in western Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria flooded...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 03:17 PM CDT

Trump Told Widow Soldier Knew 'What He Signed Up For': Rep.

Trump Told Widow Soldier Knew 'What He Signed Up For': Rep.

A Florida congresswoman said she overheard President Donald Trump tell the widow of a Miami Gardens native killed in an ambush while on patrol in Niger that her husband "must've known what he signed up for,"...

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Senators Push Health Deal as Trump Keeps Distance

Senators Push Health Deal as Trump Keeps Distance

The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm's-leng...

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Solace or Silence? Not All Families of Fallen Get Trump Call

Solace or Silence? Not All Families of Fallen Get Trump Call

Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash. Relatives of people who died in military service have recounted varied interactions with President Donald Trump in the difficult...

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Sessions Defends Comey Firing, Ties It to Clinton Email Case

Sessions Defends Comey Firing, Ties It to Clinton Email Case

Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, but at a Senate hearing Wednesday repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 01:58 AM CDT

Candidates for Illinois Governor Raise More Than $100M

Candidates for Illinois Governor Raise More Than $100M

The race for Illinois governor has crossed an expensive threshold – with more than a year to go until Election Day.

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