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Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:18 PM PST

House Overturns Rule Protecting Planned Parenthood

House Overturns Rule Protecting Planned Parenthood

The Republican-led House this week overturned a regulation then-President Barack Obama put in place to protect Title X funding, prompting criticism from Democrats and others over the move's impact on women's...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 01:01 PM PST

Massive Outdoor Trade Show to Leave Utah in Protest

Massive Outdoor Trade Show to Leave Utah in Protest

A lucrative outdoor trade show that's been staged in Salt Lake City for two decades announced Thursday it will be leaving Utah over the latest disagreement with state leaders about their stance on public lands....

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 10:15 AM PST

Mayor Criticized For Calling Supe’s Legislation 'Gestapo'

Mayor Criticized For Calling Supe’s Legislation 'Gestapo'

San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin is demanding an apology from Mayor Ed Lee over what he believes was a hurtful and crass attack.

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 12:44 PM PST

Trump Emphasizes Military Spending at Boeing

Trump Emphasizes Military Spending at Boeing

 President Donald Trump reiterated his emphasis on rebuilding the military in a Friday visit to Boeing in South Carolina, a day after he made the same promises in a White House news conference. "We are looking seriously at a big order," he said.

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:19 AM PST

McConnell Intends to Replace 'Obamacare' Without Democrats

McConnell Intends to Replace 'Obamacare' Without Democrats

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans intend to overhaul health care and the tax code this year without Democratic help. In the past, McConnell has condemned Democrats for passing "Obamacare"...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 05:01 PM PST

Scott Pruitt Sworn in as EPA Administrator

Scott Pruitt Sworn in as EPA Administrator

Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, giving President Donald Trump an eager partner to fulfill his campaign...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 06:19 AM PST

Kremlin Denies Any Disappointments in Ties With Trump Govt

Kremlin Denies Any Disappointments in Ties With Trump Govt

The Kremlin denied Friday that it has grown frustrated with a lack of progress in improving relations with Washington under President Donald Trump, saying it's too early to say what course Russia-U.S. ties will...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 05:57 AM PST

Calls for 9/11 Commission-Style Probe Into Russia Meddling

Calls for 9/11 Commission-Style Probe Into Russia Meddling

A senior Democratic lawmaker said the creation of a 9/11-style commission to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election has gained bipartisan support. Rep. Elijah Cummings told msnbc the...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 05:38 AM PST

Conservative Media Firm Founder Joins White House Team

Conservative Media Firm Founder Joins White House Team

Donald Trump has named Mike Dubke, founder of conservative media firm Crossroads Media, to be head of the White House communications team, NBC News reported. Dubke is expected to start in his new role as early...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:33 AM PST

America Is the 'Problem Now': Asylum Seekers Flee to Canada

America Is the 'Problem Now': Asylum Seekers Flee to Canada

A Somali man trekked 21 hours as temperatures hovered around 0 degrees Fahrenheit to make it across the northern U.S. border into Manitoba, Canada, CBC, a Canadian news agency reported. The freezing and...

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