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  • The Republican Plan To Destroy The Affordable Care Act
    The_republican_plan_to_destroy_the_affordable_care_act 2017-03-07 08:06:15 UTC
    By Susan Cornwell and Yasmeen Abutaleb | WASHINGTON — In a battle waged since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, Democratic President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement, Republicans including President Donald Trump ...
  • Searches from Europe for flights to US down by 12 percent
    Flights_from_europe_to_us_down_by_12_percent_since_election 2017-03-06 09:47:21 UTC
    According to travel search site Kayak (PCLN.O), searches from Europe for flights to the U.S. are down by 12 percent since the elections. Demand for travel to the United States over the coming months has flattened out following a positive start ...
  • Trump wants to separate mothers from their children
    Trump_wants_to_separate_mothers_from_their_children 2017-03-04 06:27:40 UTC
    By Julia Edwards Ainsley | WASHINGTON — Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three g...
  • U.S. Military Seeks “Green” Energy Solutions, Despite WH
    U.s._military_seeks_%e2%80%9cgreen%e2%80%9d_energy_solutions__despite_wh 2017-03-01 08:09:03 UTC
    By Timothy Gardner | WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his top advisors have often scoffed at government support of green energy. His chief strategist, Steve Bannon, called it “madness.” But the largest U.S. government agency - the De...
  • Trump rolls back transgender protections
    Trump_revokes_transgender_student_rights_guidance 2017-02-23 05:27:58 UTC
    President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama. Obama ...
  • The Oscars 2017 | 89th Academy Awards
    The_oscars_2017___89th_academy_awards 2017-02-23 09:19:54 UTC
    By Alicia Powell | LOS ANGELES — It's not just women who are getting ready for the Oscars' red carpet on Sunday. Employing everything from paint to cosmetic procedures, Hollywood's leading men are increasingly getting a little help to look ...
  • "The country is so sad right now and 'La La Land' is the only escapist movie"
    'la_la_land'_global_gathering 2017-02-21 07:53:05 UTC
    By Jill Serjeant | LOS ANGELES — From "Singin' in the Rain" to "The Wizard of Oz," musicals haven't traditionally seen much love from the Oscars. But "La La Land" has changed all that, tapping into a desire for escapism and sending Hollywood s...
  • Civil Rights: Loving v. Virginia
    Civil_rights-_loving_v._virginia 2017-03-01 07:35:44 UTC
    <h2>Here’s The History Behind ‘Loving,’ A Film About A Major Civil Rights Victory<strong></h2>The movie celebrates the love story at the center of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that ended racial discrimination for marriage.</strong><h...
  • Mr President, Europe Doesn't Like You!
    Mr_president__europe_doesn't_like_you! 2017-03-07 08:06:08 UTC
    <h3>Swedes were left scratching their heads over what happened #LastNightInSweden after US President Trump invented a terror attack in their nation. Now, the gaff has become a running joke on online.</h3> Those still mourning the victims of t...
  • More than 9.2 million sign for Obamacare
    More_than_9.2_million_sign_for_obamacare 2017-02-04 02:47:34 UTC
    More than 9.2 million U.S. consumers signed up for health insurance using the Healthcare.gov website during the open enrollment period between November and Jan. 31, the U.S. government said on Friday. Enrollment was down from 9.7 million a year...
  • Trump threatens to cut funding to the U.C. Berkeley
    Trump_threatens_to_cut_funding_to_the_u.c._berkeley 2017-02-03 00:42:55 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, CALIF./NEW YORK - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to cut funding to the University of California at Berkeley after protesters forcing the cancellation of an appearance by a far-right Breitbart News editor. Trump's...
  • Day 1: Trump presidency faces global protests - Women's march
    Day_1-_trump_presidency_faces_global_protests_-_women's_march 2017-01-22 19:56:24 UTC
    By Scott Malone and Ginger Gibson | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women filled the streets of major American cities to lead an unprecedented wave of international protests against President Donald Trump, mocking and denouncin...
  • To Understand Obama's Legacy- The Inauguration on Jan. 20
    President_obama_inaugural 2017-01-20 06:27:36 UTC
    <blockquote><h3>To understand Obama's legacy, walk in his shoes on the day it all began</h3> WASHINGTON — We try to assess Barack Obama’s legacy by squinting into the murky future — debating the durability of his policies and programs, wonderin...
  • Singer Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration event
    Singer_jennifer_holliday_pulls_out_of_trump_inauguration_event 2017-01-18 04:06:30 UTC
    By Dan Whitcomb | LOS ANGELES Broadway star Jennifer Holliday said on Saturday she was pulling out of a concert celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, citing an online article that cast the performance as a "betrayal" of he...
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to act on Obamacare repeal by the end of the week
    47_senators 2017-01-09 01:43:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will take its first steps toward repealing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform act by the end of the week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday. Speaking on CBS...
  • Repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act, will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans
    Repeal_of_obama's_affordable_care_act__will_place_a_heavy_financial_toll_on_millions_of_older_americans 2017-01-14 07:27:08 UTC
    Column: Older Americans at risk as Congress takes ax to Obamacare. CHICAGO (Reuters) - Anyone nearing retirement - or already retired - should pay very close attention to the doings of the 115th Congress that was sworn in this week. Repeal o...
  • Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
    Harry_belafonte__artist_and_civil_rights_activist__endorses_bernie_sanders_for_president 2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
    <h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goo...
  • Fast-food Restaurants CEO to head Trump's Labor Department
    Fast-food_restaurants_ceo__andy_puzder_to_head_trump's_labor_department 2016-12-08 19:24:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump will name fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a source familiar with the matter, in an appointment likely to antagonize organized labor. Puzder, ...
  • North Dakota: Victory for Native Americans and climate activists
    North_dakota-_victory_for_native_americans_and_climate_activists 2016-12-05 05:00:23 UTC
    CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have pr...
  • Astronomers find a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth
    Astronomers_find_a_planet_orbiting_the_closest_star_to_earth 2016-08-25 09:03:26 UTC
    Astronomers using ESO telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days and has a ...
  • U.S. swimmers lied about robbery: Brazil police
    U.s._swimmers_lied_about_robbery-_brazil_police 2016-08-19 01:32:25 UTC
    REUTERS - Brazilian police are considering charging a group of U.S. Olympic swimmers with vandalism and giving false testimony, Rio's police chief said on Thursday, accusing them of lying about an incident that has marred South America's first Gam...
  • California: 15 percent of cars have zero emissions by 2025
    San_francisco_global_gathering 2016-08-12 21:03:52 UTC
    San Francisco (REUTERS) - A California lawmaker next week will introduce a bill requiring 15 percent of all vehicles sold in the state to be emissions-free by 2025, her spokeswoman said on Friday. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke said the legislation...
  • Brazil casts aside crisis in rousing Rio Games opening
    Brazil_casts_aside_crisis_in_rousing_rio_games_opening 2016-08-06 04:22:06 UTC
    REUTERS - There was no glossing over history either: from the arrival of the Portuguese and their conquest of the indigenous populations to the use of African slave labor for 400 years. The clash of cultures, as the ceremony showed, is what makes ...
  • Melania Trump's intention to work could constitute visa fraud
    Melania_trump's_intention_to_work_could_constitute_visa_fraud 2016-08-05 10:26:47 UTC
    If someone were to enter the United States on one of those visas [ B-1 Temporary Business Visitor or B-2 Tourist Visa ] with the intention of working, it could constitute visa fraud, according to Andrew Greenfield, a partner at the Washington offi...
  • AUSTRALIA'S SHAME: The brutalization of children behind bars
    Australia's_shame-_the_brutalisation_of_children_behind_bars___four_corners 2016-08-03 08:24:42 UTC
    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired this “Four Corners” documentary. It’s a stark look at Australia’s barbaric and inhumane teenage detention centers. According to reports, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called for a investig...