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AP sources: Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump’s son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman. The...


Government

FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears

FBI Black Extremists

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws. The FBI said it doesn’t target specific groups, and the report is...


Government

Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

Trump Sexual Harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — “You can do anything,” Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women’s private parts — but denied he really did so — was elected president months before the...


Government

Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission

United States Palestinians

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine President Donald Trump’s bid...


Health Care

After 8 years, Morgan's WIC program moves back to Ogden

Weber-Morgan Health Department

In July, the Weber-Morgan Health Department vacated the portable classroom it had used as an office and clinic to administer the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program that provides food and nutrition assistance to low-income moms with infants and children under five years of...


Government

Medicare Seeks Comment On Ways To Cut Costs Of Part D Drugs

Noting that the true price of a drug is often hidden from consumers, Medicare officials requested comments late Thursday on how to use discounts and rebates to help decrease what enrollees pay for prescriptions. This Kaiser Health News story can be republished for free ( details ). The proposal...


Government

About A Third Of Americans Unaware Of Obamacare Open Enrollment

While the Affordable Care Act’s fifth open enrollment season is off to a surprisingly good start, many uninsured people said they weren’t even aware of it, according to a survey released Friday. Nearly a third of people overall — including a third of people without health insurance — said they had...


Government

Medicaid Expansion Takes A Bite Out Of Medical Debt

As the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress look to scale back Medicaid, many voters and state lawmakers across the country are moving to make it bigger. On Nov. 7, Maine voters approved a ballot measure to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Advocates are looking to follow...


Government

Franken case puts both parties in bind on misconduct probes

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Allegations about improper sexual conduct by a Democratic senator and a Republican senatorial candidate are forcing the Senate to confront a difficult dilemma: where to draw the line and how to mete out punishment. How should Democrat Al Franken of Minnesota be dealt with after...


Business

GOP closer to big win with House tax vote; Senate unclear

Trump Congress Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 the House. Thorny problems await in the Senate, though. The House passage...


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