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  • What’s Missing in this White House Photo of Official Health Care Talks?

    Democrats, women’s groups and liberals seized on a photo Thursday shared by Vice President Mike Pence of a meeting he attended with President Donald Trump and members of the House Freedom Caucus. Their gripe? The photo featured no women, even though lawmakers were discussing Republicans’ health reform proposal — and members of the House Freedom Caucus want to strip a requirement that health insurance plans cover essential benefits, including coverage for maternity services. “Appreciated joining @POTUS for meeting with the […]

  • Toronto Schools Will No Longer Allow Student Trips to US

    Canada’s largest school system announced it will no longer allow student or staff trips to the US, citing uncertainty over the travel ban. Toronto District School Board expressed concern over how the US immigration policy could affect students on school trips. “We strongly believe that our students should not be placed into these situations of potentially being turned away at the border,” the board’s director of education, John Malloy, said in a statement. Under the travel ban, citizens from six […]

  • FCC Cracking Down on Scam Robocalls

    NEW YORK — If there’s one thing Americans can still agree on, it’s that robocalls are a nuisance. Now a government agency is taking action. The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve a proposed rule that would make it easier for phone companies to crack down on robocalls. The rule, once finalized, will let the phone companies block robocallers who use fake Caller ID numbers to conceal their actual area codes and identities. This trick, known as spoofing, helps […]

  • ‘I’m President, and You’re Not’: Trump Defends Wiretapping Claims

    President Donald Trump defended some of the most controversial claims of his young political career in a wide-ranging interview with Time magazine published Thursday, in which he offered a simple and absolute defense of his method: “I’m a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right. Hey, look, in the meantime, I guess I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not,” he told Time’s Washington bureau chief, Michael Scherer. The discussion for the […]

  • Money Down the Drain: North Carolina Still Feeling Effects of Bathroom Bill One Year Later

    It’s been one year since North Carolina became the first state to pass what we now know as a “bathroom bill.” HB 2, the law forbidding transgender people from using restrooms they identify with in government facilities, angered many Tar Heels and civil rights groups and prompted businesses, entertainers and sports leagues to boycott the state. Even the state’s lawmakers can’t agree on what to do with it. To some, the fallout offers a cautionary tale of what not to […]

  • ISIS Claims Responsibility for Deadly London Attack, 8 People Arrested

    LONDON — Police investigating the deadliest London terror attack in 12 years have arrested eight people in raids around Britain, as an ISIS-affiliated news agency claimed that the extremist group was behind the outrage. Prime Minister Theresa May revealed the perpetrator was British born and once linked to violent extremism, as she addressed Parliament a day after it was locked down when the assailant breached its perimeter. May said the attacker had been investigated by security services but was regarded […]

  • US Officials: Info Suggests Trump Associates May Have Coordinated With Russians

    The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, US officials told CNN. This is partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring to when he made a bombshell announcement Monday before Congress that the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, according to one source. The FBI is now reviewing that information, which includes human intelligence, travel, business […]

  • The ‘Love Actually’ Reunion Trailer is Here

    Reunions among friends often mean sizing up who has aged well, and that’s true for the cast of “Love Actually” In a new trailer for a short-sequel to the 2003 Christmas classic, stars from the film share their thoughts on who has aged best. Hugh Grant holds up a cue card reading: “It’s not Colin Firth.” Next, Liam Neeson’s card reads: “I think it’s obviously Liam, isn’t it?” The short is in honor of Red Nose Day, a fundraiser for […]

  • At Least 3 Dead, 20 Injured in Terror Attack at UK Parliament

    WASHINGTON — US officials are offering assistance to British authorities after an attack Wednesday on the Houses of Parliament in London that police there are treating as terrorism. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the incident by his national security adviser H.R. McMaster, according to a National Security Council official, and US officials are in touch with their counterparts in the UK. At least three people, including a police officer, were killed, and at least 20 injured, Acting Deputy […]