11-21-2017  6:00 am      •     
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Democrats say Republicans don't support job training, affirmative action, college financial aid and other programs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black lawmakers accused Republicans on this week of trying to ``manufacture tension'' between African-Americans and immigrants as Republican members of the House of Representatives argued in a hearing that more minorities would be working were it not for illegal immigration. 


The suspect in the Tucson shootings that critically wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was charged on new counts that include the murders of a federal judge and a congressional aide, according to an indictment released Friday.


The White House cuts fell well short of what resurgent Republicans are demanding but were seen by Democrats as an attempt to meet Republicans in the middle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican on Friday blasted the Obama administration's opening move to cut domestic spending and pass a long-overdue plan for the ongoing budget year


Senate Republicans voted Thursday to hold the missing Democrats in contempt and force police to bring them back to the Capitol

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Thousands of Wisconsin state workers were bracing for layoff notices Friday as Republican Gov. Scott Walker and absent Democrats remained in a standoff over a budget balancing bill that would also strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights.


The Senate cleared the temporary spending measure by an overwhelming 91-9 vote after the House passed it with a large bipartisan vote Tuesday

WASHINGTON – Republicans won an early round Wednesday in their fight to shrink the government


The ruling was in line with many earlier court decisions that said the First Amendment exists to protect robust debate on public issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a grieving father's pain over mocking protests at his Marine son's funeral must yield to First Amendment protections for free speech.


Analysts are predicting strong job gains in the February employment report

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people requesting unemployment benefits last week plunged to a nearly three-year low, bolstering the likelihood that companies will increase the pace of hiring this year.


The meeting comes three weeks after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata was shot to death in northern Mexico with a gun smuggled in from the U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon are meeting amid heightened tensions over violence at their shared border


German police have identified the gunman as a Kosovo citizen

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force says two of its airmen have been killed and two wounded in a shooting outside Frankfurt airport.


The Senate cleared the temporary measure by an overwhelming 91-9 vote that gives the GOP an early but modest victory in its drive to rein in government

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a Republican-drafted bill to trim $4 billion from the budget


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