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Trump must decide whether to try to arrest WikiLeaks’ Assange

Trump must decide whether to try to arrest WikiLeaks’ Assange

By Tim Johnson | McClatchy Washington Bureau
March 11
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — For a few years, Julian Assange seemed to have faded from relevance. He took refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in 2012, fleeing a Swedish investigation into alleged sexual assault. At the embassy, he's been deprived of sunlight and occasionally his internet access has been cut. But...

Trump White House sends mixed signals on House health bill

Trump White House sends mixed signals on House health bill

By John T. Bennett | CQ-Roll Call
March 7
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — With a single word — "our" — in a single tweet, President Donald Trump appeared to embrace a House GOP-crafted bill that would replace the 2010 health care law. But it also was the latest example of the administration's mixed signals about the House measure. Trump, as he often does,...

Advocates fear women would lose care if ACA is repealed

Advocates fear women would lose care if ACA is repealed

By Michelle Merlin | The Morning Call
March 6
Filed under National

When Elizabeth Barry of Bethlehem was pregnant with her son Nolan, she didn't have to make co-pays for her obstetrician visits. After Mariah Gring of Salisbury Township gave birth to her daughter Penelope last year, she received a free breast pump, a device that can cost hundreds of dollars but makes...

In red and blue America, they watched same speech but heard different things

In red and blue America, they watched same speech but heard different things

By Mark Z. Barabak and David Montero | Los Angeles Times
March 1
Filed under National

    MERIDIAN, Idaho — Early in his speech to Congress, when President Donald Trump likened his election to a political earthquake, it practically lifted Kristen Rossow off her couch. Sitting in the family room of her split-level home in this tidy Boise suburb, watching with her husband...

New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to feature Disney’s first ‘exclusively gay moment’ in film

New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to feature Disney’s first ‘exclusively gay moment’ in film

By Libby Hill | Los Angeles Times
March 1
Filed under National, Pulse

There's more going on in Disney's new "Beauty and the Beast" adaptation than meets the eye in the trailers. In an interview with Attitude magazine, director Bill Condon spoke a little about the character of LeFou (Josh Gad) and his complicated feelings toward his best pal Gaston (Luke Evans). "LeFou...

Trump blames Obama for protests: ‘I think he’s behind it’

Trump blames Obama for protests: ‘I think he’s behind it’

By By Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg News
February 28
Filed under National

President Donald Trump said he believes that predecessor Barack Obama is riling up protesters against his administration and that Obama's "people" may be the source of unflattering national-security leaks to the media. "I think he is behind it. I also think it is politics, that's the way it is," Trump...

Poll says public has had enough of Trump’s use of Twitter

Poll says public has had enough of Trump’s use of Twitter

By Lindsay Wise and Sean Cockerham | McClatchy Washington Bureau
February 26
Filed under National

    Nearly two-thirds of American voters find President Donald Trump's use of Twitter is reckless and distracting, according to a new nationwide McClatchy-Marist poll. The poll found that 65 percent of registered voters nationwide disapproved of Trump's Twitter use, while 25 percent...

Trayvon Martin: Five years after his death, struggle for civil rights continues

Trayvon Martin: Five years after his death, struggle for civil rights continues

By Rene Stutzman | Orlando Sentinel
February 25
Filed under National

Francis Oliver took to the streets of Sanford with more than 8,000 other people, demanding the arrest of the man who killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old. When Martin's killer went on trial the next year, she cooked meals for his parents and let them take naps at her home. "Black...

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