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Fed leaves rates alone but moves closer to selling off bonds

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged at a time when inflation remains persistently low. But it signaled Wednesday that it’s edging closer to gradually...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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New York eyes ‘textalyzer’ to bust drivers using phones

ALBANY, N.Y. – Police in New York state may soon have a high-tech way of catching texting drivers: a device known as a “textalyzer” that allows an officer to quickly check if a phone has been in...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump says transgender people should be barred from military

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U.S. military “in any capacity,” citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption.” Trump’s...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 hour 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Standoff between Trump, Sessions escalates

WASHINGTON – The public standoff between the White House and the nation’s senior law enforcement official took another strange turn Tuesday as President Donald Trump escalated his verbal attacks on...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | UPDATED: 19 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Senate opens ‘Obamacare’ debate at last but outcome in doubt

WASHINGTON – Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted at last Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans’ long-promised legislation to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” ...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | UPDATED: 22 hours 46 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump shows the Boy Scouts how to start a political fire

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – No knot-tying demonstrations. No wood-carving advice. President Donald Trump went straight to starting a fire in a speech at a national Boy Scout gathering. Parents, former...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | UPDATED: 23 hours 41 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump vents anew on Sessions, who’s under pressure to quit

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump turned up the heat on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, launching a fresh Twitter tirade against him while musing privately about firing the man who was...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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US soldier pleads not guilty to support for Islamic State

HONOLULU – A U.S. Army soldier based in Hawaii pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of attempting to support the Islamic State group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was arraigned in federal court in...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Judge clears way for Trump commission to collect voter data

CONCORD, N.H. – A federal judge on Monday cleared the way for President Donald Trump’s commission on election fraud to resume collecting detailed voter roll information from the states. The...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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VFW slams House plan to fix VA budget gap as hurting vets

WASHINGTON – The leader of Veterans of Foreign Wars is taking aim at President Donald Trump over a House plan to fill a sudden budget shortfall at the Department of Veterans Affairs. VFW National...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Baby Charlie protesters rally as hospital reports threats

LONDON – Protesters who want critically ill British baby Charlie Gard to receive an experimental medical treatment rallied Sunday, while hospital officials say emotions are running so high in the...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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8 found dead in sweltering truck in immigrant smuggling case

SAN ANTONIO – Authorities called to a Walmart parking lot found eight people dead and 20 others in dire condition in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer, victims of what police said Sunday was...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World