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Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 12:49 PM CST

Poor Health, High Expectations for Medicaid, Analysis Finds

Poor Health, High Expectations for Medicaid, Analysis Finds

People on Medicaid are more prone to smoke, struggle with depression and obesity, or rate their own health as fair or poor. But that's not the whole story. A new study suggests that low-income Medicaid...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 12:52 PM CST

Years After Lehman, Final Rules Set on Strengthening Banks

Years After Lehman, Final Rules Set on Strengthening Banks

A global forum of banking regulators has finished its years-long work on rules that aim to keep weak banks from needing taxpayer bailouts and setting off financial crises like the one that led to the Great...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 12:01 PM CST

Al Franken Announces Resignation From Senate

Al Franken Announces Resignation From Senate

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., says he is resigning from the Senate amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 03:54 PM CST

Kim Davis Turned Him Away; Now He's Running to Unseat Her

Kim Davis Turned Him Away; Now He's Running to Unseat Her

The gay man who was twice refused marriage license from a Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, is seeking office for the county clerk seat she holds in Rowan County, NBC News reported. David Ermold, an assistant...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 10:21 AM CST

Number of Dems Challenging Pete Sessions Grows in District 32

Number of Dems Challenging Pete Sessions Grows in District 32

The number of Democrats hoping to challenge longtime District 32 Representative Pete Sessions is growing.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 10:20 AM CST

Andrew White Announces Run for Texas Governor

Andrew White Announces Run for Texas Governor

Andrew White, the son of former Texas governor Mark White, will announce his bid for governor Thursday.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 02:23 PM CST

FBI Director Defends Agency After Trump's Twitter Attacks

FBI Director Defends Agency After Trump's Twitter Attacks

Countering strident attacks on his agency from the president who appointed him, FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday defended the tens of thousands of people who work with him and declared, "There is no...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 07:27 AM CST

Woodrow Wilson Parking Problem Turns Political

Woodrow Wilson Parking Problem Turns Political

The Dallas Independent School District is set to continue a large portion of a major construction project on two of its campuses.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 07:12 PM CST

Congress Averts Shutdown, Sends Stopgap Bill to Trump

Congress Averts Shutdown, Sends Stopgap Bill to Trump

Congress on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. The shutdown reprieve...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 06:41 PM CST

Combative Franken Quits, Points to GOP Tolerance of Trump

Combative Franken Quits, Points to GOP Tolerance of Trump

Sen. Al Franken, a rising political star only weeks ago, reluctantly announced Thursday he's resigning from Congress, succumbing to a torrent of sexual harassment allegations and evaporating support from fellow...

 
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