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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 07:46 AM CDT

Taiwan Becomes 1st in Asia to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Taiwan Becomes 1st in Asia to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

In a first for Asia, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent's most liberal democraci...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 10:32 AM CDT

Families Fear Fallout From Health Care Changes

Families Fear Fallout From Health Care Changes

Peter Hodge’s two daughters fight cystic fibrosis daily, their medications, doctor visits and hospitalizations costing about $1 million in health care benefits a year. Should the Republican-controlled Senate...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 07:21 AM CDT

NATO Rolls Out the Red Carpet, Buffs Its Image for Trump

NATO Rolls Out the Red Carpet, Buffs Its Image for Trump

NATO is not only rolling out the red carpet for U.S. President Donald Trump in Brussels Thursday, the military alliance — which Trump once declared obsolete — has been busy repackaging its image and is ready to...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 05:58 AM CDT

23 Million More Uninsured With GOP Health Bill, Analysts Say

23 Million More Uninsured With GOP Health Bill, Analysts Say

The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 12:07 PM CDT

Trump Team Stands by Budget’s $2 Trillion Math Error

Trump Team Stands by Budget’s $2 Trillion Math Error

President Donald Trump's newly unveiled budget contains a massive accounting error that uses the same money twice for two different purposes, NBC News reported. Based on its supersized projections of 3 percent...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 06:58 PM CDT

Donald Trump’s Budget Breaks These 7 Campaign Promises

Donald Trump’s Budget Breaks These 7 Campaign Promises

The White House took pains to insist that the 2018 budget blueprint is keeping campaign promises, NBC News reported. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that the president is making good on his vow to save...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 08:34 PM CDT

Trump to Retain Private Attorney in Russia Probes

Trump to Retain Private Attorney in Russia Probes

President Donald Trump is expected to retain Marc Kasowitz as his private attorney on matters related to the Russia investigation, sources told NBC News. Kasowitz has represented Trump a number of times in the...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 08:00 PM CDT

Illinois Senate Approves Income Tax Hike

Illinois Senate Approves Income Tax Hike

The Illinois Senate on Tuesday approved a 32 percent personal income tax hike, from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent, as part of budget negotiations as as the May 31 deadline for action looms. The measure passed...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 04:02 PM CDT

Senate Committee to Subpoena 2 of Flynn's Businesses

Senate Committee to Subpoena 2 of Flynn's Businesses

The Senate intelligence committee says it will subpoena two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's businesses. The committee has already subpoenaed Flynn for documents regarding his contacts...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 05:19 PM CDT

Poor and Disabled Big Losers in Trump Budget; Military Wins

Poor and Disabled Big Losers in Trump Budget; Military Wins

President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a big way. But he drew rebukes, even from some Republican allies, for...

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