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DCS Legislation Will Bring Chaos, Cost Increases: Mullins

DCS Legislation Will Bring Chaos, Cost Increases: Mullins

Dallas County Schools Interim Superintendent Leatha Mullins says if proposed legislation to dissolve the agency passes it will create chaos for the families of 76,000 students who depend on them each day.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 05:25 PM CDT

Russia Hoped to Sway Trump Via Advisers: Report

Russia Hoped to Sway Trump Via Advisers: Report

A new report says U.S. intelligence services obtained information during the 2016 presidential election that showed senior Russian officials discussing how to influence Donald Trump through his campaign...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 04:42 PM CDT

Lawsuit: VA Contracting Changes Could Cut Jobs for the Blind

Lawsuit: VA Contracting Changes Could Cut Jobs for the Blind

An advocacy group for the blind on Wednesday sued the Department of Veterans Affairs in federal court, alleging the agency ignored a long-standing law when it changed contracting rules that have been used for...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 06:35 PM CDT

Throwing Chaos Aside, Trump Aims for Caution on Big Trip

Throwing Chaos Aside, Trump Aims for Caution on Big Trip

In his first big tour on the world stage, President Donald Trump is choosing caution over his usual brand of chaos. The early morning Twitter rants that so often rattle Washington have disappeared as Trump...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 06:11 PM CDT

Subpoenas Pile Up for Michael Flynn's Documents

Subpoenas Pile Up for Michael Flynn's Documents

Subpoenas for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn piled up Wednesday as the House intelligence committee pressured Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 02:49 PM CDT

Former Allies on School Choice Now Divided by Trump Budget

Former Allies on School Choice Now Divided by Trump Budget

President Donald Trump's budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice initiatives. The...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 12:25 PM CDT

Trump Failing to Track Foreign Cash at His Hotels

Trump Failing to Track Foreign Cash at His Hotels

Just before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate all profits earned from foreign governments back to the U.S. Treasury. But MSNBC has learned the Trump Organization is not tracking all...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 12:17 PM CDT

Texas House OKs Allowing Guns in Parked Cars at Schools

Texas House OKs Allowing Guns in Parked Cars at Schools

The Texas House has voted to allow concealed carry permit holders to have guns in their locked cars parked outside schools.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 12:23 PM CDT

Pope to First Lady: What Are You Feeding Trump?

Pope to First Lady: What Are You Feeding Trump?

What do world leaders talk about when they are alone? Not much, it seems. President Donald Trump spent part of his two-day visit to Israel with open microphones nearby, giving the world a small glimpse into his...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 07:46 AM CDT

Taiwan Becomes 1st in Asia to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Taiwan Becomes 1st in Asia to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

In a first for Asia, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent's most liberal democraci...

 
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