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Lawmakers' Efforts to Protect Mueller Run Into Hurdles

5 hours 31 min ago
A Senate panel is expected to vote on a bipartisan bill that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired without cause, but serious political and legal hurdles stand in the way of its becoming law.

EPA Administrator Heads to Capitol Hill for a Grilling

5 hours 52 min ago
Embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt faces an all-day grilling on Capitol Hill Thursday, as the White House weighs his performance amid allegations involving his spending habits and ethics.

Opioid Crackdown Has Patients Struggling to Get Their Meds

5 hours 54 min ago
America’s battle against the opioid crisis has thrown up hurdles for patients with legitimate needs for opioids, prompting patient groups and health providers to lobby against the proliferating restrictions on prescriptions.

Jackson Withdraws as VA Nominee but Denies Misconduct

5 hours 57 min ago
White House physician Ronny Jackson has withdrawn as President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, coming under fire amid reports of misconduct.

Report Slams Military Over October Deaths in Niger

6 hours 6 min ago
Poor training, complacency and a culture of excessive risk contributed to the deaths of four U.S. soldiers during an operation in Niger in October, according to a classified Pentagon report.

Beijing Ready to Hit Back if U.S. Curbs Chinese Investments

8 hours 4 min ago
The U.S. threat of investment restrictions is already damping the enthusiasm of Chinese businesses, with some canceling or slowing plans to invest in the American market.

Travel Ban Appears Likely to Survive High Court Scrutiny

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 18:08
President Trump’s travel ban appeared likely to survive Supreme Court scrutiny, after the government’s lawyer argued that current restrictions on entry from five Muslim-majority nations traced not from the president’s provocative campaign statements but the deliberate assessments of national-security professionals.

Are Terrorists Ready for Life After Prison?

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:59
Whether dozens of convicted terrorists set to be released from U.S. prison in the coming years can stay out of trouble is an issue that’s posing new challenges for courts. With limited data on recidivism for terrorism-related crimes, experts say the current system is inadequate in assessing how much of a risk they pose.

Huawei Under Criminal Investigation Over Iran Sanctions

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:54
The Justice Department is probing whether Huawei violated U.S. sanctions related to Iran, opening a new avenue of scrutiny amid national-security concerns over the Chinese technology giant.

Macron Urges U.S. to Maintain Its Role as Defender of Democracy

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:43
French President Emmanuel Macron used an address to a joint meeting of Congress to issue a plea to President Donald Trump and the U.S. to maintain its role as a global defender of democracy and human rights.

So-Called Golden State Killer Captured, Authorities Say

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:22
Authorities say they caught the so-called Golden State Killer, who is alleged to have committed a string of murders and rapes that terrorized California decades ago.

Trump Attorney to Plead Fifth in Stormy Daniels Lawsuit

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:08
President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen told a federal court he will assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination in a civil case because of a continuing criminal investigation against him in New York.

VA Nominee Jackson Faces New Allegations

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 16:54
A report compiled by Democrats on a Senate committee levels new allegations against Ronny Jackson, President Trump’s Veterans Affairs nominee, including that he prescribed drugs to himself and also asked staff to prescribe them to one another.

U.S. Bank Regulator Acquired Bank Stock While Nomination Was Under Review

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 16:25
Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting purchased bank stocks while his nomination for the job was under review, financial disclosures indicate.

Mick Mulvaney's Favored-Lobbyist Comments Draw Fire

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:59
Acting CFPB director says he gave more-favorable treatment to those who gave him money when he was a congressman.

Juul E-Cigarettes Face FDA Probe

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:50
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it was moving to crack down on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, targeting Juul Labs Inc., the maker of one of the U.S.’s most popular such products.

Senate Banking Chairman Chastises Citibank, Bank of America on Guns

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:34
The criticism centers on moves by the banks to stop doing some business with the gun industry after the deadly shooting in February at a Florida high school.

Hey, They Fixed College Sports (Just Kidding!)

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:22
Condoleezza Rice’s commission offers some wise words for the NCAA, but doesn’t go nearly far enough.

Retail Rents Plunge in Major Manhattan Shopping Districts

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 14:55
Retail rents in Manhattan fell in the first quarter as landlords adjusted pricing and offered more remodeling allowances, shorter terms and options for tenants to exit.

Welcome to the New Convenience Store

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:32
Once a late-night last resort, mini marts now offer far more than Cheetos and cigarettes. Kombucha on tap, anyone?

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