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June 29, 2017 11:09 AM Most Americans know that owning a gun is an essential part of our freedom

An overwhelming majority of Americans view gun ownership as essential to their freedom. This is what a recent Pew Research poll discovered in a deep dive into the complex relationship Americans have with guns. According to the poll, “The nationally representative survey of 3,930 U.S. adults, including 1,269 gun owners, was conducted March 13 to 27 and April 61

June 29, 2017 1:07 AM McConnell is trying to revise the Senate health-care bill by Friday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is aiming to send a revised version of his health-care bill to the Congressional Budget Office as soon as Friday as he continues to push for a vote before Congress’s August recess. The effort reflects the tight timeline McConnell faces in his attempt to hold a vote in July — and the pressure he is under to change 58

June 27, 2017 12:58 PM The Health 202: CBO score of Senate health bill certainly doesn't ease McConnell's path to 50

Expect lots of tinkering of the Senate health-care bill in the next few days as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tries to fine-tune his Obamacare overhaul to garner enough votes for passage later this week. The road to success looks steeper than ever as senators appear to dig in against it. Yet McConnell built some spending wiggle room into his legislation 234

June 25, 2017 9:33 AM 10 bodies found, scores missing in massive China landslide

MAO COUNTY, China — Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 other people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China. More than 2,500 rescuers with detection devices and dogs were looking for signs of life amid the rubble of huge boulders that rained down on Xinmo village 102

June 21, 2017 10:52 PM The Latest: Coast Guard helps shrimp boat struggle to port

The U.S. Coast Guard reports high seas kicked up by Tropical Storm Cindy complicated efforts to save a shrimp trawler at risk of sinking, but the vessel and its four-member crew made it safely to a Texas port. A Coast Guard statement Wednesday says the 68-foot trawler Footprint was about 80 miles (130 kilometers) southeast of Galveston, Texas, when it radioed 84

June 16, 2017 12:38 PM The Health 202: Senate is straining to pass Obamacare overhaul in next 14 days

The Senate GOP leadership is trying to rally enough steam to vote on an Obamacare overhaul in the 14 days left in June. But potential roadblocks are piling up both publicly and behind-the-scenes that could easily derail its efforts. For one thing, the Congressional Budget Office would need time to score final legislation. And the parliamentarian would 160

June 15, 2017 4:03 AM After his release from North Korean detention, Otto Warmbier’s hometown waits, anxiously, for news

WYOMING, Ohio — When news broke Tuesday morning that Otto Warmbier would be coming home, finally, after a year and a half of detainment in North Korea, blue and white ribbons began appearing on trees in his hometown. By noon, the entire stretch of the main street, shaded by branches arching overhead, had ribbons on every tree and every utility pole, hundreds 227

June 6, 2017 3:25 PM Amazon Fights Wal-Mart for Low-Income Shoppers

Online retailer will cut Prime membership prices for three groups of people receiving government assistance Amazon.com Inc. is lowering its membership fee for low-income shoppers, going after a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. stronghold. The online retailer giant said Tuesday that it will offer a nearly 20% segment of the U.S. population—people who obtain government 57

June 2, 2017 10:25 PM Trump needs quick wins, but Congress not poised to deliver

With the Russia probe heating up, the president could face a rough few months without legislative victories to tout. In a conference room near his office last Monday, House Speaker Paul Ryan gave conservative activists some unwelcome news: He wanted the Senate, House and White House on the same page before a tax reform bill was introduced, according 58

June 1, 2017 2:46 PM The Daily 202: President Trump’s commitment to draining the swamp is being tested

President Trump is facing one of the clearest tests yet of his commitment to “drain the swamp,” a chant that echoed through his rallies in the final stretch of the 2016 race. During the campaign, Trump railed against the influence of swamp-dwellers such as lobbyists, whom he accused of pulling the strings of his political rivals. He promised to curtail 189