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Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 02:03 PM CDT

What Puerto Rico Is Doing to Get the Power Back After Storm

What Puerto Rico Is Doing to Get the Power Back After Storm<br />

Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 90 feet high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road. At the same time, crews fan out across the...

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 03:00 PM CDT

Somalia's Death Toll Now at 358 as 'State of War' Planned

 Somalia's Death Toll Now at 358 as 'State of War' Planned<br /><br />

Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray Friday at the site of the country's deadliest attack, while the toll rose to 358 and dozens remained missing. Somalia's president will announce a "state of war"...

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 08:42 PM CDT

Rep. Wilson Says Kelly Lied, Video Undercuts Chief of Staff

Rep. Wilson Says Kelly Lied, Video Undercuts Chief of Staff

Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson said White House chief of staff John Kelly lied when he said she took credit two years ago for securing funding for an FBI field office in south Florida. Wilson also accused...

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 07:55 AM CDT

US Uninsured Up 3.5M This Year; Expected to Rise: Survey

US Uninsured Up 3.5M This Year; Expected to Rise: Survey

The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over "Obamacare" undermine coverage gains that drove the nation's uninsured rate to...

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 07:29 AM CDT

Judge Won't Throw Out Ruling Explaining Arpaio's Conviction

Judge Won't Throw Out Ruling Explaining Arpaio's Conviction

The judge in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's now-pardoned criminal case has refused the retired lawman's request to throw out all rulings in the case, including a blistering decision that explained her reasoning in...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 11:08 PM CDT

Paul Ryan Jabs Trump in Comedy Routine for NY Elite

Paul Ryan Jabs Trump in Comedy Routine for NY Elite

House Speaker Paul Ryan poked fun at himself, the Senate's top Democrat and even the Catholic church on Thursday night. But the top target of the speaker's ribbing, as he faced hundreds of New York's elite at a...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 11:25 PM CDT

Trump's Border Wall Models Take Shape in San Diego

Trump's Border Wall Models Take Shape in San Diego

The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site in San Diego. The prototypes form a tightly packed row of imposing concrete and...

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 10:33 AM CDT

Senate GOP Backs Budget, Clears Way for Tax Overhaul

Senate GOP Backs Budget, Clears Way for Tax Overhaul

Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 06:31 PM CDT

Fact Check: Trump Misleads on High US Drug Costs

Fact Check: Trump Misleads on High US Drug Costs

It’s true, as President Donald Trump says, that branded prescription drugs are generally cheaper outside the U.S. But he distorts the facts when he says, “as usual, the world is taking advantage of us.” Prescr...

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 08:43 AM CDT

Obama Returns to the Campaign Trail

Obama Returns to the Campaign Trail

Former President Barack Obama returned to the political spotlight Thursday for the first time since leaving office by campaigning for the Democratic nominees for Governor in New Jersey and Virginia.

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