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Supreme Court lets stand Texas ruling on gay spouse benefits

AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Texas ruling that gay spouses may not be entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits – a potential victory for social...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Trump offers full support for embattled Republican Roy Moore

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump formally endorsed embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race on Monday, looking past sexual misconduct allegations against the GOP candidate to...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

McConnell predicts unpopular tax bill will be a winning issue for GOP

WASHINGTON – Although polls show that the tax measure nearing the finish line in Congress is unpopular, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., predicted Sunday that it will ultimately prove...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S. officials drop mining cleanup rule after industry objects

BILLINGS, Mont. – President Donald Trump’s administration announced Friday that it won’t require mining companies to prove they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution, despite...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fate of 8M low-income children is in limbo

MINNEAPOLIS – TC Bell knows what life is like without health insurance after growing up with a mother who cobbled together care from a public health clinic, emergency room visits and off-the-books...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

McConnell: No government shutdown this week over immigration

WASHINGTON – Testing the resolve of Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared Sunday there won’t be a government shutdown this week over the question of protecting immigrants...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

‘Coco’ tops box office for second straight week with $26.1M

NEW YORK – In a sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend at the box office, Pixar’s “Coco” remained the top film for the second straight week while a number of Oscar contenders packed theaters in specialty...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

ABC News apologizes for ‘serious error’ in Trump report

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Sunday morning lashed out at ABC News, two days after investigative reporter Brian Ross made an erroneous report involving the president. Ross had incorrectly...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Senate Democrats stand united against GOP tax bill

WASHINGTON – Rarely unified, Senate Democrats stood together in opposing the GOP revamp of the tax code despite the traditional popularity of tax cuts and warnings from President Donald Trump and...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Skiing Santas ho-ho-hold court at ski resort’s annual bash

NEWRY, Maine – Santa Claus is known for shimmying down chimneys, but for one day a year, dozens of Santas try to avoid tumbling down a mountain. The 18th annual Santa event took place at Sunday...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Blasts fails to bring down upper section of Silverdome

PONTIAC, Mich. — A partial implosion of the Silverdome failed to bring down the upper section of the Detroit Lions’ former home as intended Sunday as demolition of the stadium began. Demolition...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Some see echoes of ‘68 court case in wedding cake dispute

WASHINGTON – The upcoming Supreme Court argument about a baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple makes some civil rights lawyers think of South Carolina’s Piggie Park barbecue. When...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World