Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation
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Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and GOP leaders insisted Tuesday the Senate will vote soon on legislation to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” But even as senators headed toward the make-or-break vote before the Fourth of July, deep uncertainty remained about whether the emerging legislation would command enough support to pass. Meeting with Republican congressional … Continue reading

Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum
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Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black history officially has a new, prominent place in America’s story.  With hugs, tears and the ringing of church bells, the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors Saturday to help this nation understand, reconcile and celebrate African-Americans’ often-ignored contributions toward making this country what it … Continue reading

Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum
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Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black history officially has a new, prominent place in America’s story. With hugs, tears and the ringing of church bells, the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors Saturday to help this nation understand, reconcile and celebrate African-Americans’ often-ignored contributions toward making this country what it … Continue reading

House Republicans offering proposals for health care changes
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House Republicans offering proposals for health care changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan sought to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign. The plan, revealed Wednesday, relies on individual tax credits to allow people to buy coverage from private insurers, and includes … Continue reading

Trump’s new Obama claims thrust him into uncharted territory
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Trump’s new Obama claims thrust him into uncharted territory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s latest accusation against President Barack Obama — that he’s putting U.S. enemies ahead of America’s own people — is thrusting him into uncharted territory for the presidential candidate of any major political party. Trump spent the first days following the Orlando nightclub massacre hinting Obama was sympathizing with or even … Continue reading

The Latest: Obama going to Orlando to pay respect to victims
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The Latest: Obama going to Orlando to pay respect to victims

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. (all times local): 9:00 p.m. The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Orlando on Thursday, June 16, 2016 to pay respects to the victims of Sunday’s nightclub shooting and to stand in solidarity with the community. The … Continue reading

Obama warns Air Force grads not to succumb to isolationism
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Obama warns Air Force grads not to succumb to isolationism

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — President Barack Obama implored the next generation of U.S. military leaders Thursday not to give in to isolationism or pull back from U.S. leadership in the world, drawing a contrast with a foreign policy vision laid out by Donald Trump. Obama used his final commencement address as president to … Continue reading

Watchdogs say Texas dodged ‘train wreck’ on education board
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Watchdogs say Texas dodged ‘train wreck’ on education board

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Texas takes up always-contentions revisions of science and social studies coursework in 2017, a former schoolteacher who believes dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark and Democrats killed John F. Kennedy won’t have a vote. Mary Lou Bruner lost her Republican primary runoff for a seat on the powerful Texas State Board … Continue reading

Rebuking Trump, Obama tells graduates walls won’t solve ills
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Rebuking Trump, Obama tells graduates walls won’t solve ills

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday May 15, urged college graduates to shun those who want to confront a rapidly changing world by building walls around the United States or by embracing ignorance, as he delivered a sharp and barely concealed critique of Donald Trump. Obama used his commencement speech at Rutgers … Continue reading

Obama praises Louisiana’s decision to expand Medicaid
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Obama praises Louisiana’s decision to expand Medicaid

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday, Jan 21, praised Louisiana’s new Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, for his decision to expand the state’s Medicaid program to provide health care coverage to thousands of residents. “He’s already delivering for the people of Louisiana,” Obama said. Edwards’ predecessor, Republican Bobby Jindal, had refused to expand … Continue reading

Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more
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Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation’s highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a “Funny Girl.” “Today we celebrate some extraordinary people: innovators, artists and leaders who contribute to America’s strength as a nation,” … Continue reading

Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at climate summit
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Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at climate summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hoping to generate early momentum for international climate talks in Paris next week by holding one-on-one meetings there with the leaders of China and India. While in Paris, the president also will meet with the leaders of island nations at risk from the effects of global warming, the … Continue reading

US reaches $95.5M settlement in for-profit education case
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US reaches $95.5M settlement in for-profit education case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh company that enrolls more than 100,000 students at for-profit trade schools and colleges across the U.S. is not admitting wrongdoing as part of a $95.5 million settlement with the Obama administration. The settlement was announced by the Justice Department on Monday. It resolves allegations that Education Management Corp. used illegal … Continue reading

Paris attacks deepen GOP opposition to Syrian refugee influx
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Paris attacks deepen GOP opposition to Syrian refugee influx

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly Paris attacks have intensified Republican opposition to letting thousands of Syrian refugees come to the United States. Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio on Sunday said the United States cannot do so because it’s impossible to know whether people fleeing Syria have links to Islamic militants — an apparent shift from … Continue reading