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August 2, 2017 4:30 PM Study: Students at 2-year colleges more likely to go hungry

Researchers believe the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly the Food Stamp Program, is the best social safety net to combat food insecurity in the United States. Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A new study by the University of Illinois has found that students at two-year colleges and vocational schools are more likely to go hungry than other students 105

August 1, 2017 10:55 PM Apple shares sail to record high on healthy iPhone sales

(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Tuesday delivered surprisingly strong fiscal third-quarter earnings and signaled that its upcoming 10th-anniversary phone lineup is on schedule, driving the stock up 6 percent to an all-time high in after-hours trading. The stock climbed above its intraday record high to $159.10 after the company reported better-than-expected 80

July 25, 2017 6:49 PM Texans place holdout Duane Brown on reserve-did not report list

The Texans placed veteran offensive tackle Duane Brown on the reserve-did not report list. Brown didn't report with the defending AFC South champions for the start of camp in West Virginia due to a contract dispute and can be fined $40,000 for each missed day. He was absent during the offseason and fined $80,000 for missing a mandatory minicamp. He also triggered 67

July 18, 2017 3:20 AM Two more Senate Republicans oppose health-care bill, leaving it without enough votes to pass

Two more Senate Republicans have declared their opposition to the latest plan to overhaul the nation’s health-care system, potentially ending a months-long effort to make good on a GOP promise that has defined the party for nearly a decade and been a top priority for President Trump. Sens. Mike Lee (Utah) and Jerry Moran (Kan.) issued statements declaring 96

July 17, 2017 10:38 PM Trump administration unveils goals in renegotiating NAFTA

The Trump administration on Monday unveiled its goals for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, issuing a broad plan for how it hopes to rewrite the terms of trade and transform the U.S. economy for decades to come. The document contained a broad list of objectives, including some goals that have been specifically championed by President 76

July 16, 2017 4:52 PM Obamacare repeal bill plunges into new uncertainty

Senate Republicans have no timetable for a vote with John McCain recovering from surgery. But they might not be able to pass a bill even if he was in Washington. Republicans’ long-held plans to repeal Obamacare are again in serious doubt, with no clear timetable for a Senate vote following the surprise news that John McCain will be out as he recovers 90

July 14, 2017 12:47 PM The Health 202: Trump administration tells moderates to trust it on health care

Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has been visiting Capitol HIll to sell moderate GOP senators on the health-care bill. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Whether the Senate will be able to pass its Obamacare overhaul is coming down to just three still-skeptical Republican moderates: Dean Heller 137

July 7, 2017 12:46 PM The Health 202: How McConnell could solve his health-care Rubik's cube

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) compared finding 50 votes for his health-care bill to working a Rubik's cube. Many more turns are needed on the Rubik's Cube for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to reach 50 votes for his health-care bill overhauling the Affordable Care Act. More senators have been expressing serious concerns in the final 112

July 3, 2017 3:06 PM Vote: Where will Carmelo Anthony play next season?

Anthony, a 10-time NBA All-Star, is open to waiving his no-trade clause to join the Houston Rockets or Cleveland Cavaliers should those teams create a pathway to a deal with the Knicks, league sources told ESPN on Sunday night. Even if the Rockets or Cavaliers add Anthony, would it be enough to take down the juggernaut Golden State Warriors? The Cavs remain 52

June 29, 2017 6:04 PM Poll: 72% believe immigrants take jobs Americans don't want

June 29 (UPI) -- A Gallup poll found 72 percent of U.S. adults believe immigrants take jobs Americans don't want and 49 percent said immigrants help the economy. Gallup asked 1,009 Americans from June 7-11 whether they think immigrants mostly help the economy by providing low-cost labor or mostly hurt the economy by driving wages down for many Americans 100