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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.
Nation May 04Texas poised to ban ‘sanctuary cities’ amid nationwide debate
Bill supporters said sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with the nation’s immigration laws enable immigrants to commit crimes before they’re deported. Immigrant advocates said the bill has some of the nation’s toughest penalties, adding that it's comparable to Arizona's…
Politics Apr 14Can President Trump keep his promises to veterans?
As a candidate, Donald Trump made veterans services a top issue. Now, nearly three months into his administration, Mr. Trump is facing a number of barriers to achieving one of his main promises on the campaign trail.
Arts Apr 02How these new Sesame Street and Power Rangers characters are changing Hollywood’s portrayal of autism
Sesame Street is debuting Julia, the first muppet with autism. And the new “Power Rangers” movie includes Billy, the blue ranger, also on the autism spectrum. Both depictions are garnering praise from autism advocates who have long criticized Hollywood’s portrayals…