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WASHINGTON | Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

WASHINGTON (AP) — With its decision to ban kneeling during the national anthem, critics are accusing the NFL of prioritizing being in the good financial graces of mainstream America over the social justice passions of its players trying to draw attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police. Some opponents of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

WASHINGTON | Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. The Senate cleared the bill on a 92-5 vote Wednesday, also averting a disastrous shutdown of its Choice private-sector program. The program is slated to run out of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA

WASHINGTON | In GOP immigration battle, factions split over citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisions over whether to provide a conduit to citizenship for young “Dreamer” immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally loomed as the pivotal sticking point Wednesday as House Republicans searched for a solution to their campaign-season standoff over an issue that has split them for years. GOP leaders, moderates and conservatives bargained anew, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | In GOP immigration battle, factions split over citizenship

WASHINGTON | Lawyer: Harvey Weinstein targeted by federal prosecutors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer said in a court filing that federal prosecutors in New York have launched a criminal investigation into the film producer, in addition to a previously disclosed probe by the Manhattan District Attorney. Attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a declaration filed on May 3 in the Weinstein Co.’s bankruptcy proceedings … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawyer: Harvey Weinstein targeted by federal prosecutors

WASHINGTON | Trump appears to raise new doubts about US-China trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cast doubt Wednesday on the prospects for talks that are designed to head off a trade war between the United States and China. Four days after the two countries suspended plans to impose tariffs on up to $200 billion of each other’s goods, Trump declared in a tweet that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump appears to raise new doubts about US-China trade deal

WASHINGTON | Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tears and anger this time came from lawmakers who spent the day fuming over a growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports that leaders have taken too much time to solve while devoting too little money for the fixes. “I just hope everyone here realizes the time to talk is over, and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis