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Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 03:04 PM EDT

As Congressional Investigations Wear On, Some Eye a Finish

As Congressional Investigations Wear On, Some Eye a Finish

As congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections wear on in the Capitol, some lawmakers are starting to wonder when — and how — the probes will end. After months of clandestine...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:24 PM EDT

IRS Still Enforcing Obama-Era Insurance Mandate

IRS Still Enforcing Obama-Era Insurance Mandate

Contrary to widespread perceptions, the IRS still appears to be enforcing the unpopular Obama-era requirement that most people carry health insurance or risk a fine. The agency says on its website that it will...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 01:29 PM EDT

Puerto Rico Youth Stranded With School Still Out From Storm

Puerto Rico Youth Stranded With School Still Out From Storm

Alanys Arroyo and her little brothers have been cooped up in a school for weeks, but they aren't in class. They've been living in a campus-turned-shelter in western Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria flooded...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 07:40 AM EDT

Big Question for US Cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 Worth the Price?

Big Question for US Cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 Worth the Price?

Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Yet the winning city would have to provide Amazon with generous tax breaks and other incentives that can erode a...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 07:33 AM EDT

NFL, Team Owners Have Not Asked Players to Stand for Anthem

NFL, Team Owners Have Not Asked Players to Stand for Anthem

NFL players and owners held an unusual meeting Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session both sides termed positive and productive. What was not discussed at any length was the divisive topic of the national...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 04:17 PM EDT

Trump Told Widow Soldier Knew 'What He Signed Up For': Rep.

Trump Told Widow Soldier Knew 'What He Signed Up For': Rep.

A Florida congresswoman said she overheard President Donald Trump tell the widow of a Miami Gardens native killed in an ambush while on patrol in Niger that her husband "must've known what he signed up for,"...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 08:15 PM EDT

Senators Push Health Deal as Trump Keeps Distance

Senators Push Health Deal as Trump Keeps Distance

The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm's-leng...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 09:34 PM EDT

Solace or Silence? Not All Families of Fallen Get Trump Call

Solace or Silence? Not All Families of Fallen Get Trump Call

Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash. Relatives of people who died in military service have recounted varied interactions with President Donald Trump in the difficult...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 09:29 PM EDT

Sessions Defends Comey Firing, Ties It to Clinton Email Case

Sessions Defends Comey Firing, Ties It to Clinton Email Case

Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, but at a Senate hearing Wednesday repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 11:05 AM EDT

From Pa. to Washington to Demand Puerto Rico Relief

From Pa. to Washington to Demand Puerto Rico Relief

Dozens of people in Allentown are disappointed and disgusted with the lack of hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. The group is headed to Washington D.C. Wednesday to rally for more help. NBC10's Randy Gyllennhaal...

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