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Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 09:54 AM PST

Trump Science Job Nominees Missing Advanced Science Degrees

Trump Science Job Nominees Missing Advanced Science Degrees

When it comes to filling jobs dealing with complex science, environment and health issues, the Trump administration is nominating people with fewer science academic credentials than their Obama predecessors. And...

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 07:41 AM PST

Mueller Details Millions in Cost of Early Months of Probe

Mueller Details Millions in Cost of Early Months of Probe

The special counsel investigation into possible coordination between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election has cost more than $6.7 million so far, according to a...

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 06:12 AM PST

Q&A: Tax Bill Impacts on Health Law Coverage and Medicare

Q&A: Tax Bill Impacts on Health Law Coverage and Medicare

The tax overhaul Republicans are pushing toward final votes in Congress could undermine the Affordable Care Act's health insurance markets and add to the financial squeeze on Medicare over time. Lawmakers will...

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 12:18 PM PST

Conyers Resigns From Congress Amid Harassment Allegations

Conyers Resigns From Congress Amid Harassment Allegations

Besieged by allegations of sexual harassment, Democratic Rep. John Conyers resigned from Congress on Tuesday, bringing an abrupt end to the civil rights leader's nearly 53-year career on Capitol Hill. The...

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 03:36 AM PST

Border Arrests Plunge, Deportation Arrests Soar Under Trump

Border Arrests Plunge, Deportation Arrests Soar Under Trump

The federal government, in the most complete statistical snapshot of immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump, says Border Patrol arrests plunged to a 45-year low while arrests by deportation...

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 09:25 AM PST

Justice Wrestles With Wedding Cake Case at Supreme Court

Justice Wrestles With Wedding Cake Case at Supreme Court

His vote likely to decide the outcome, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy voiced competing concerns Tuesday about respecting the religious beliefs of a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a...

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 09:22 PM PST

Is Trump Taking a Risk With Roy Moore Endorsement?

Is Trump Taking a Risk With Roy Moore Endorsement?

In a move that surprised few political observers, President Trump endorsed Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama's special election. Nine women have complained that Moore made improper contact with...

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 06:14 PM PST

Fact Check: Moore's Flip on Whether He Knows Accusers

Fact Check: Moore's Flip on Whether He Knows Accusers

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has given contradictory accounts about knowing women who say Moore pursued them romantically when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. Moore's Senate campaign...

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 05:48 PM PST

Supreme Court Hands Trump Travel Ban Victory

Supreme Court Hands Trump Travel Ban Victory

The Supreme Court has ruled the latest version of President Trump's travel ban can go into effect while challenges are heard in lower court

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 05:28 PM PST

GOP Congressman Pledges to Repay Public Funds Used to Settle Claim

GOP Congressman Pledges to Repay Public Funds Used to Settle Claim

Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas is promising to pay back taxpayer money used to settle a sexual harassment claim brought by his former spokeswoman. The four-term congressman told KRIS-TV in Corpus...

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