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Prisoner releases turn Guantanamo inmates into $6 Million men

U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shake hands before delivering remarks on March 22, 2016, in Havana, Cuba. The Cubans are now stepping up their efforts to blunt the Cuban Adjustment Act. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By Mike Dorning | Bloomberg News

August 25, 2016

WASHINGTON — Remember the 1970s TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man?" The U.S. now has 61 of them, all at the Guantanamo Bay military prison that President Barack Obama wants to close. As the U.S. draws down the prison population by transferring inmates to friendly nations, the cost of housing...

In first, Feds sue Georgia for segregating students with disabilities

Right, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta  Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun/TNS)

By Tony Pugh McClatchy | Washington Bureau

August 24, 2016

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday sued the state of Georgia for allegedly segregating and mistreating thousands of public school students with behavior-related disabilities in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The department contends that 4,600 students in the...

Companies turning to ‘reverse mentoring’ to tap millennials’ knowledge

Julie Guggemos is one of several Target executives working with start-ups in the downtown store to see what the company can learn from younger, tech-savvy entrepreneurs. (Glen Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

By Jackie Crosby | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

August 24, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — Mentorship is getting turned on its head in today's multigenerational workplace. Technology has flipped traditional roles, and the younger workers now have a thing or two to teach the veterans. In boardrooms across the nation, "reverse mentoring" is taking root as baby boomer leaders...

2 more Baltimore officers cleared in Freddie Gray’s death to receive back pay

Rev. Pamela Coleman, right, prays with Baltimore residents at the corner of West North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue on May 1 after charges were filed against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Md. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun/TNS)

By Luke Broadwater | The Baltimore Sun

August 24, 2016

BALTIMORE — Two more Baltimore police officers, cleared of charges in the death of Freddie Gray, are set to receive a combined $167,000 in back pay. The city's Board of Estimates on Wednesday is scheduled to authorize a payment of $96,855 to Officer Alicia White and $70,523 to Officer William Porter....

Obama arrives in Louisiana to tour flood-ravaged areas, but some say he’s too late

President Obama speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau

August 24, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. — President Barack Obama landed here Tuesday to tour flood-ravaged neighborhoods and to try to avoid the political minefields that his visit presents. Obama has been under pressure for days to visit after flooding killed at least 13 people and displaced thousands from their homes...

Hillary Clinton swats down health accusations

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses a crowd on Tuesday, Aug. 16 2016 at West Philadelphia High School in Pennsylvania. (Michael Bryant/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By Eric Garcia | CQ-Roll Call

August 24, 2016

Hillary Clinton addressed rumors circulated by opponents that she was in poor health for the first time, saying it was part of their "wacky strategy." "On the one hand, it's part of the wacky strategy — just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you," she told late...

Illinois senator likens Obama to ‘drug dealer in chief’ for $400 million Iran payment

U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is congratulated after winning the Republican primary for Illinois's U.S. Senate seat on Feb. 2, 2010, in Wheeling. (Lane Christiansen/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

By Rick Pearson | Chicago Tribune

August 22, 2016

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, who has made opposition to a U.S.-led nuclear agreement with Iran a major theme of his re-election campaign, likened home-state President Barack Obama to "drug dealer in chief" over a $400 million payment linked to the release of American prisoners. Kirk's controversial...

U.S. judge blocks transgender rules for schools


By Chuck Lindell | Austin American-Statesman

August 22, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas — A federal judge in Fort Worth has blocked the Obama administration from enforcing rules requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that conform to their gender identity. Responding to a lawsuit filed by Texas and joined by 12 other states,...

Trump ‘wrestling’ with how — and whether — to deport 11 million people

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a campaign rally Aug. 10, 2016 in Sunrise, Fla. (Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald/TNS)

By Brian Bennett | Tribune Washington Bureau

August 21, 2016

Aides to Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the Republican presidential nominee may be reconsidering his campaign promise to round up and deport 11 million people who are in the United States illegally. His new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, was asked on CNN's "State of the Union" if Trump still...

Trump’s Twitter war on the ‘crooked media’

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to supporters aboard the USS Iowa battleship in Los Angeles on Sept. 15. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Andre Tartar | Bloomberg News

August 20, 2016

NEW YORK — Donald Trump outlasted more than a dozen competitors to win the Republican presidential nomination and face off against Democrat Hillary Clinton — except, as it turns out, he doesn't even see her as his most significant opponent. "I'm not running against Crooked Hillary," Trump said...

U.S. women’s basketball team defeats Spain to win gold

Diana Taurasi moves down the court during their game against Spain for the second round Group B in Rio 2016 at Youth Arena on Aug. 8 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Rex Shutterstock/Zuma Press/TNS)

By Chris Hine | Chicago Tribune

August 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — There never was a doubt. The U.S. women's basketball team dominated on its way to a sixth consecutive gold medal, clinching its latest one with a 101-72 victory over Spain on Saturday. The U.S. didn't have to sweat on their path to the gold after defeating their opponents by...

California’s drought, wildfires threaten endangered frog

The Blue Cut fire continues to burn north of Lytle Creek on Friday in San Bernardino County, Calif. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Louis Sahagun | Los Angeles Times

August 20, 2016

A half-century ago, hundreds of streams cascading down the San Gabriel, San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains in California were packed with fist-size mountain yellow-legged frogs competing for mating rights. Today, fewer than 400 of the endangered frogs are holed up in five hard-to-reach streams,...

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