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Clinton keeps stay-the-course strategy on foundation, emails

Hillary Clinton is sidestepping new questions about nearly 15,000 recently discovered emails or her family's charitable foundation — a stay-the-course strategy sure to be tested in the sprint to Election Day. … Click to Continue »

Military identifies American soldier killed in Afghanistan

The U.S. military has identified the soldier who was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday. … Click to Continue »

Missouri tobacco tax hike proposal survives court challenge

A Missouri proposal to raise cigarette taxes to benefit early childhood programs can stay on the Nov. 8 ballot, a judge ruled Tuesday. … Click to Continue »...

In latest hedge, Trump says immigration laws can be softened

Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he is open to "softening" laws dealing with immigrants in the country illegally, the latest sign that the Republican presidential nominee is considering easing the hardline stance he has taken since the beginning of his campaign. … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Trump renews promise to help African-Americans

The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): … Click to Continue »

Official: FBI probing cyber breach of NY Times journalists

The FBI is investigating cyber intrusions targeting reporters of The New York Times and is looking into whether Russian intelligence agencies are responsible for the acts, a U.S. official said Tuesday. … Click to Continue »...

In first, Feds sue Georgia for segregating students with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday sued the state of Georgia for allegedly segregating and mistreating thousands of public school students with behavior-related disabilities in violation of the Americans … Click to Continue...

The newest challenge to family farms: Low milk prices

Arden Tewksbury has been a dairy farmer in northeast Pennsylvania for most of his 83 years. He’s also an agricultural activist who’s part of a movement to try to stop … Click to Continue »...

Brazil’s finances prove to be a hurdle for Paralympics, too

With the Olympic Games ended, Brazil immediately faces another crisis as it tries to keep the financial promises it made to the world as host of the fast-approaching Paralympic Games. … Click to Continue »...

Why the campaigns are coming to get you now

Who’s that at the doorbell this sleepy August? It could well be supporters of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, eager to pounce well before what used to be the traditional … Click to Continue »...

Abu Zubaydah, waterboarded by CIA, pleads for freedom

Abu Zubaydah, a war-on-terror detainee who was the first to undergo abusive interrogation in secret CIA custody after 9/11, appeared before a Pentagon panel on Tuesday to plead for his … Click to Continue »...

President Obama: Health care law is reality

President Obama will defend his embattled health care law in a speech today before the Catholic Health Association, declaring that it’s now a “reality” for millions of Americans. Click to Continue »

NHL, NBA finals begin and so do bets in Senate

With the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Final starting Wednesday night and the National Basketball Association Finals beginning Thursday, the betting has begun on Capitol Hill. Click to Continue »

When it comes to the Clintons and Wall Street: Democratic opponents are silent

This year’s crop of Democratic candidates can’t seem to stop talking about how they are going to fight Wall Street and help struggling Americans. Click to Continue »

In latest clash on environmental policy, GOP pushes back on EPA’s ozone plan

Republicans criticize White House plan to lower smog standard, calling it a job-killer… Click to Continue »

Clinton to tackle voting rights in Texas speech

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will urge lawmakers Thursday to restore the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court struck down a key portion of law in 2013 that could reduce… Click to Continue »

EMILY’s List launches multi-million effort to support Clinton

For a couple years now, EMILY’s List, a group that helps Democratic women who support abortion rights, has been running an effort called Madam President to help propel a woman… Click to Continue »

Conservative group accuses Clinton campaign of illegally interacting with PAC

A conservative group is asking the Federal Election Commission to consider whether Hillary Clinton’s campaign violated campaign finance law by interacting with Ready for Hillary, a political action committee formed… Click to Continu...

House members seek to put Harriet Tubman on money

A bipartisan group of House members introduced a bill Tuesday that would require the Treasury Department to put abolitionist Harriett Tubman’s portrait on U.S. currency by the end of 2017. Click to Continue »

U.S. marketplace health plan enrollment falls to 10.2 million

Officials expect the enrollment to fall to 9.1 million throughout the year as people drop coverage for a variety of reasons, including nonpayment of premiums, relocation and changes in employment… Click to Continue »

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