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Nation May 11Does Congress need to regulate fantasy sports?
Congress on Wednesday launched a fact-finding mission into the loosely regulated, multibillion-dollar world of fantasy sports games — a multibillion-dollar business that seemingly advertised everywhere during the pro football season.
Science May 09Mosquito season brings no new urgency for money to fight Zika
The White House and Democrats are pressuring congressional Republicans to act on President Barack Obama's demands for money to combat Zika, but even the onset of mosquito season that probably will spread the virus has failed to create a sense…
Politics Apr 19Ryan won’t back bill allowing 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is reserving judgment on bipartisan legislation to allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role that elements of Saudi regime may have played in the…
Nation Apr 06White House to transfer $589M of Ebola funds to combat Zika virus
Congressional officials say the Obama administration has decided to transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus.
Politics Mar 17Paul Ryan wants you to know he is not running for president, so ‘Knock it off’
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul Ryan has a message to everyone in the political chattering class who's speculating that he might emerge as the Republican nominee from a contested convention and save the party from front-runner Donald Trump: "Knock it…
Politics Mar 01GOP leaders: No place for bigotry in the Republican Party
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday anyone who wants to be the Republican presidential nominee must reject any racist group or individual, a tacit swipe at GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
Politics Feb 26IRS: Computer breach bigger than first thought, with 700K victims
WASHINGTON -- The IRS said Friday that the number of taxpayers whose tax information may have been stolen by computer hackers now exceeds 700,000 -- more than double the agency's previous estimate.
Economy Jan 19Tax cuts help increase budget deficit to $544 billion this year
WASHINGTON — A government report released Tuesday estimates that this year's budget deficit will rise to $544 billion, an increase over prior estimates that can be attributed largely to tax cuts and spending increases passed by Congress last month.
Economy Jan 12Senate rejects Rand Paul’s ‘Audit the Fed’ legislation
The Senate on Tuesday blocked legislation calling for tougher audits of the Federal Reserve.
Politics Dec 18House passes bill to fund government
The House has passed a $1.14 trillion spending bill to fund the government through next September. It's a peaceful end in the House to a yearlong struggle over the budget, taxes, and Republican demands of President Barack Obama.