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Politics Apr 23How the delegate math may shake out after Tuesday’s vote
At stake Tuesday are 384 delegates in primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
Politics Mar 21Sanders wins Democrats Abroad global primary
WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders scored a big win Monday in the Democrats Abroad global primary.
Politics Mar 16Sanders needs big-time wins, superdelegates to catch Clinton
WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders needs some big-time support, fast.
Politics Sep 20GOP candidate Carson: Muslim shouldn’t be elected president
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says Islam is antithetical to the Constitution, and he doesn't believe that a Muslim should be elected president.
Politics Jun 13VA seeks new benefits for Air Force reservists exposed to Agent Orange
Reversing a long-held position, the Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Agent Orange residue while working on planes after the Vietnam War should be eligible for disability benefits.
Politics Apr 30House panel expands probe into how Veterans Affairs handled disability and pension claims
A House committee voted Thursday to issue a subpoena of the Department of Veterans Affairs for personnel and complaint files at its Philadelphia office, part of an expanding probe into mishandling of veterans' disability and pensions claims.
Nation Mar 22‘Wild West’ tax prep industry draws scrutiny of regulators
Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed about the…
Politics Feb 01Federal regulators plan payday loan rules to protect borrowers
Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are putting together the first-ever rules on payday loans aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers avoid falling into a cycle of high-rate debt.
Politics Sep 11Lawmakers push for legislation to protect pregnant workers
WASHINGTON — More than 120 members of Congress urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations such as light duty, saying it’s needed to ensure that expecting mothers are not forced out…
Nation May 21Federal investigation reveals little oversight of U.S. chemical plants
WASHINGTON — The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate, the substance that exploded last year at a Texas fertilizer plant and killed 14 people, congressional investigators say. Outdated federal policies, poor information…