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Nation Jan 29Ripped apart by Hurricane Harvey, this Texas community needs tourists to come back
Local officials estimate it will take three to five years to get back to normal. In an economy that gets 90 percent of its revenue from tourism, many business said they aren't sure they'll make it.
Nation Jan 18These are the 20 finalists for Amazon’s new headquarters
The Seattle-based tech giant sparked a bidding war last year when it announced plans to build a new 8 million-square-foot campus that would cost $5 billion and create up to 50,000 new jobs.
Nation Jan 175 months after Hurricane Harvey, here are 5 ways to keep helping
Thousands are without permanent housing. Many more are repairing their homes. Businesses are shuttered and, in some towns, debris still lines the streets.
Making Sen$e Nov 02Who is Jerome Powell, Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Reserve?
Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump's pick to replace Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chairman, would bring a unique educational background to the top spot at the U.S. central bank.
Nation Oct 05Retailers pull bump stocks from websites, shelves after Las Vegas shooting
After the Las Vegas shooting, the National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to review whether the bump stocks -- used in the massacre -- are legal. At the same time, demand for…
Nation Oct 03The Las Vegas shooter had a cheap modification that made his rifles more deadly
At about 10 p.m. Sunday, a rapid pop-pop-pop rang out at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a country music festival in Las Vegas. At first the rapid-fire burst was so steady, many concertgoers mistook it for firecrackers. The noise came…
Nation Aug 22Take a 360° tour of President Lincoln’s summer retreat
President Abraham Lincoln could relate to President Donald Trump's "working vacation" away from the White House. Lincoln often retreated to his own summer cottage, where historians speculate he formed many of his ideas about how to preserve the Union.
Politics Jul 12Who is Christopher Wray, Trump’s pick for FBI director
Who is Christopher Wray, President Donald Trump's pick to be the next FBI director? As Wray's confirmation hearing kicks off Wednesday, here's a closer look at his career as an attorney and prosecutor at the Department of Justice.
Politics Jun 22How the emoluments clause is being used to sue Trump
The “Foreign Emoluments Clause,” received little attention before Donald Trump ran for president. Now it’s the basis of three major lawsuits filed against President Trump.
Politics Jun 02States step into void left by exit from Paris climate accord
At least 87 mayors have adopted their own version of the Paris accord by Friday afternoon.