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U.S. Department of Justice investigating fetal tissue transfers

U.S. Department of Justice investigating fetal tissue transfers

Published 08/12/2017

People walk past a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Manhattan borough of New York, November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice [more…]

Strong November U.S. job gains anticipated- wages seen rising

Strong November U.S. job gains anticipated- wages seen rising

Published 08/12/2017

Brochures are displayed for job seekers at the Construction Careers Now! hiring event in Denver, Colorado U.S. August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Rick WilkingWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. [more…]

Franken and Franks resign as misconduct charges batter Congress

Franken and Franks resign as misconduct charges batter Congress

Published 08/12/2017

U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) departs the U.S. Capitol with his wife Franni after announcing his resignation over allegations of sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill [more…]

Rep. Franks to resign after staff members’ complaints of harassment

Rep. Franks to resign after staff members’ complaints of harassment

Published 08/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Trent Franks (R-VA) talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstWASHINGTON (Reuters) [more…]

Millions would lose mortgage, gift write-offs under U.S. tax bill: study

Millions would lose mortgage, gift write-offs under U.S. tax bill: study

Published 08/12/2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Millions of households would no longer benefit from federal tax deductions for charity donations, mortgage interest payments and property tax under Republican [more…]

Blackwater founder Prince details meeting with Russian in Seychelles

Blackwater founder Prince details meeting with Russian in Seychelles

Published 08/12/2017

(This version of the Dec 6 story corrects paragraph 3 and adds new paragraph 4 to clarify the nature of U.S. sanctions) By Patricia Zengerle [more…]

Congress averts government shutdown for now

Congress averts government shutdown for now

Published 08/12/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader [more…]

Civil rights pioneer to eschew museum opening after Trump says will attend

Civil rights pioneer to eschew museum opening after Trump says will attend

Published 08/12/2017

Congressman John Lewis addresses supporters of Democrat Jon Ossoff as they wait for the poll numbers to come in for Georgia's 6th Congressional District special [more…]

Judge presiding over Michael Flynn criminal case is recused: court

Judge presiding over Michael Flynn criminal case is recused: court

Published 08/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn arrives for a plea hearing at U.S. District Court, where he’s expected to plead guilty to [more…]

House ethics panel probing Rep. Farenthold over harassment allegations

House ethics panel probing Rep. Farenthold over harassment allegations

Published 08/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) arrives for a closed Republican conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. BernsteinWASHINGTON [more…]