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Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 07:14 AM EST

Critical Vote as Philly Looks to Regain Control of Schools

Critical Vote as Philly Looks to Regain Control of Schools

Philadelphia could move another step closer to gaining control of the city's struggling public school system after 16 years of state oversight.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:40 PM EST

Regional Summit Expected to Formalize Terms of Mugabe Exit

Regional Summit Expected to Formalize Terms of Mugabe Exit

In the first round of negotiations over how President Robert Mugabe will leave power, the Zimbabwean leader met Thursday with the army commander who put him under house arrest and mediators, including South...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 04:09 AM EST

Millions Will Forgo Coverage If 'Obamacare' Mandate Repealed

Millions Will Forgo Coverage If 'Obamacare' Mandate Repealed

Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others. The drive by Senate...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 08:41 PM EST

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Bolster FBI Gun Checks

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Bolster FBI Gun Checks

Republican and Democratic senators have joined forces on legislation to strengthen the FBI database of prohibited gun buyers after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who slaughter...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 04:53 AM EST

Big House Victory for GOP Tax Plan, But Senate Fate Unclear

Big House Victory for GOP Tax Plan, But Senate Fate Unclear

Republicans have stretched closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through...

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 06:52 PM EST

Senate Confirms Trump's Pick to Oversee Mine Safety

Senate Confirms Trump's Pick to Oversee Mine Safety

Senate Republicans voted on Wednesday to confirm the former leader of a coal company with a record of serious safety violations to become the country's top regulator of miner health and safety. On a 52-46...

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 04:41 PM EST

President Trump's Water Grab Evokes Rubio Moment

President Trump's Water Grab Evokes Rubio Moment

President Donald Trump reached for a bottle of water during a speech about his trip to Asia and it had the internet abuzz.

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 04:41 PM EST

Trump Has Awkward Water Bottle Moment on TV

Trump Has Awkward Water Bottle Moment on TV

President Donald Trump was very thirsty — for some more positive news coverage of his lengthy Asia trip, and for some water. While speaking at the White House on Wednesday about his 11 days abroad, Trump...

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 08:31 PM EST

Judge Sides With Philly in 'Sanctuary Cities' Case

Judge Sides With Philly in 'Sanctuary Cities' Case

A federal judge has blocked the U.S. government from withholding a major grant because Philadelphia is a "sanctuary city."

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 01:15 PM EST

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Plans to Resign

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Plans to Resign

Richard Cordray, the aggressive first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, plans to leave the agency by the end of the month, giving President Donald Trump a chance to appoint a replacement...

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