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Susan Rice on Trump’s wiretapping claim: ‘Nothing of the sort occurred.’

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice pushed back Wednesday against President Donald Trump’s claim that he was wiretapped by the Obama administration during the 2016 election. Continue reading ? The post Susan Rice on Trump’s wiretapping claim: ‘Nothing of the sort occurred.’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Former education secretary says Trump’s budget is an ‘assault on the American Dream’

The proposed budget, released last month, would cut funding for the Department of Education by 13.5 percent -- or about $9 billion. Continue reading ? The post Former education secretary says Trump’s budget is an ‘assault on the American Dream’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

How are U.S. zoos keeping animals safe?

The past month has seen a plethora of zoo-related violence and injury in the news, raising recurrent questions about what zoos are doing to protect animals. Continue reading ? The post How are U.S. zoos keeping animals safe? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump was not aware of Paul Manafort’s work with Russian billionaire, White House says

The White House is distancing itself from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, saying his secret work for a Russian billionaire detailed in an Associated Press report happened during "the last decade." Continue reading ? The post Trump was not aware of Paul Manafort’s work with Russian billionaire, White House says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Lawmakers want details on Flynn’s foreign contacts, payments

Leaders asked for Flynn's communications and payments from Russian, Turkish and other foreign sources since Flynn retired from Defense Intelligence Agency. Continue reading ? The post Lawmakers want details on Flynn’s foreign contacts, payments appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Conservative House group says GOP should ‘start over’ on health care bill

Several members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus say they are standing firm in opposition to the Republican health care bill despite heavy lobbying by President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Continue reading ? The post Conservative House group says GOP should ‘start over’ on health care bill appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn didn’t sign ethics pledge

A spokesman said Michael Flynn has not engaged in any lobbying work since leaving the White House that would have violated the pledge. Continue reading ? The post Ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn didn’t sign ethics pledge appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Labor nominee Alexander Acosta says he won’t let politics influence hiring

Alexander Acosta, testifying before a Senate committee, said little about how he would act on other issues if confirmed for the job. Continue reading ? The post Labor nominee Alexander Acosta says he won’t let politics influence hiring appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Supreme Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled students

The court sided with parents of an autistic teen in Colorado who said their public school did not do enough to help their son make progress. They sought reimbursement for the cost of sending him to private school. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled students appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Reports of gunfire at UK House of Commons, Parliament in lockdown

Metropolitan police tweeted that they responded to reports of an "firearms incident" at the Westminster Bridge outside Parliament at around 2:40 p.m. local time. Continue reading ? The post Reports of gunfire at UK House of Commons, Parliament in lockdown appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump administration hosts first anti-ISIS coalition meeting

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are hosting Iraq's prime minister and diplomats from 68 coalition partners in D.C. Continue reading ? The post Trump administration hosts first anti-ISIS coalition meeting appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Former Trump campaign chair Manafort secretly worked to advance Russian interests 10 years ago

Manafort worked as Trump's unpaid campaign chairman last year from March until August. Trump asked Manafort to resign after AP revealed that Manafort had orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation until 2014 on behalf of Ukraine's ruling pro-Russian political party. Show More Summary

Should the U.S. make it easier to import prescription drugs?

With prescription drug prices soaring and President Donald Trump vowing to take action, an old idea is gaining fresh traction: allowing Americans to buy medicines from foreign pharmacies at far lower prices. Continue reading ? The post Should the U.S. make it easier to import prescription drugs? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

First-ever Rosie the Riveter Day honors women who broke WWII’s workplace gender barrier

Tuesday marked the first-ever official National Rosie the Riveter Day, celebrating the many women who entered the workforce during World War II to help build ships and airplanes. Continue reading ? The post First-ever Rosie the Riveter Day honors women who broke WWII’s workplace gender barrier appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

White House issues gag order to officials on budget details

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney wrote in a memo that until the full budget is released in May, all public comments should be limited to agency documents. Continue reading ? The post White House issues gag order to officials on budget details appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Supreme Court limits president’s power to fill temporary posts

The Supreme Court limited the president's power to temporarily fill vacant government posts while nominations are tied up in partisan political fights. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court limits president’s power to fill temporary posts appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump warns House Republicans of political costs if they reject GOP health bill

President Donald Trump warned House Republicans they could lose their seats in next year's midterm elections if they failed to back the GOP health care overhaul and fulfill a long-promised goal to undo Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Continue reading ? The post Trump warns House Republicans of political costs if they reject GOP health bill appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Why don’t more seniors who live alone sign up for phone check-ins?

Advocates for older adults say telephone check-in programs can help seniors remain independent in their homes and give them — and their family members — peace of mind. Continue reading ? The post Why don’t more seniors who live alone sign up for phone check-ins? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Here’s how Republicans just changed their health care bill

House Republican leaders announced several proposed changes to their health care bill late Monday. Here's a look at the provisions and what they means for the GOP's effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading ? The post Here’s how Republicans just changed their health care bill appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

5 important stories that have nothing to do with politics

Here are five stories you may have missed in last week's news dump. Continue reading ? The post 5 important stories that have nothing to do with politics appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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