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  • RELATED LINKSHow Trump’s first 100 days compares to past presidencies Did President Trump deliver on his 100-day contract with voters? What 100 days of foreign policy says about Trump as a leader Political relationships in Washington take work. And time. Each Congressional session lasts two years — and each president only has a guaranteed four years in the
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    Published on 04-28-17By Lisa Desjardins
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  • Artists and students Jeana Lindo and Richard Bryan grew up longing for more representation of themselves in the cartoons and films they watched, and video games they played. Most of what they saw featured white protagonists and caucasian ‘good guys,’ whereas black men and black boys were portrayed as criminals or thugs. In their new anthology, “Black Boy Feelings,”
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    Published on 04-28-17By kroberts
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  • WASHINGTON — Two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in eastern Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire during the opening minutes of the fierce, three-hour firefight, the Pentagon said Friday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said the U.S. military is investigating to see if they were accidentally killed by ground fire
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    Published on 04-28-17By Erica R. Hendry
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  • John A. Farrell, author of the new biography “Richard Nixon: The Life,” — which traces the former president’s life as a young and idealistic navy lieutenant to the leader of a divided nation and, finally, to his resignation — says he doesn’t always read other biographies while he writes. He’ll sometimes read the poetry of William Butler Yeats, or detective
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    Published on 04-28-17By Elizabeth Flock
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  • WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence has sworn in Alex Acosta as the nation’s new labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump’s Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. The oath-taking Friday comes after the Senate’s 60-38 confirmation vote in which eight Democrats and one independent joined Republicans in voting yes. “It is about finding and helping
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    Published on 04-28-17By Erica R. Hendry
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  • WASHINGTON – Congress has sent President Donald Trump a short-term spending bill preventing a partial government shutdown on Saturday, his 100th day in office. With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump’s 99th day in office, lawmakers were leaving
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    Published on 04-28-17By Erica R. Hendry
    4 hours ago
  • WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday left in place a decision blocking Anthem Inc.’s bid to buy rival health insurer Cigna Corp. The 2-1 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upholds a federal judge’s ruling in February that said the proposed $48 billion acquisition would reduce competition in the concentrated
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    Published on 04-28-17By Erica R. Hendry
    5 hours ago
  • WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will become the first sitting president to address a National Rifle Association convention in more than 30 years when he speaks Friday at the group’s annual meeting. Trump is expected to speak around 1:30 p.m. EST. Watch live in the player above. The president’s trip to Atlanta also will serve as his first
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    Published on 04-28-17By Erica R. Hendry
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    Published on 04-28-17By Erica R. Hendry
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  • Editor’s Note: A trip to the hospital can be devastating on a family’s finances. With 46 percent of Americans unable to cover a $400 emergency expense and the average hospital stay costing $4,300 a day (according to 2013 numbers), it’s no wonder that medical bills are the leading cause of personal bankruptcy and has been for years. Below, reporter
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    Published on 04-28-17By Kristen Doerer
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