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Amazon’s 50,000 new jobs? Why some cities don’t play tax ...

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Competition among cities to offer tax breaks, aiming for an influx of high-paying jobs, has been intense. But some mayors opted out, saying real development isn't ...

Trump's plan to end health care subsidy could yield ...

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October 19, 2017 Washington —If President Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of ...

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Palestinian reconciliation? What's driving Hamas and Fatah this time.

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As Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank press for unity, the factions meet for talks in Cairo. Hamas is showing signs of governing fatigue, but Fatah is wary of Hamas political gains at its expense. October 9, 2017…

Wednesday, Oct 18

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Trump and the nuclear button: Does presidential authority ...

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October 18, 2017 —It takes at least two people to launch a nuclear weapon at almost every point in the US chain of command. Missile silos, bombers, nuclear ...

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'Casting couch' or 'crime scene'? How language promotes ...

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The words society chooses to use to describe sexual harassment and assault can tint the lens the public uses to assign judgment, belief, or blame, experts say. They ...

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Letter from Las Vegas: a first-timer's view of the gun ...

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October 18, 2017 Las Vegas—My heart was pounding as I stood in front of one of Las Vegas’s many fantasy-themed gun ranges. For reasons personal and professional ...

Trump rescinds support for bipartisan Senate health care ...

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President Trump reverses remarks he made earlier in the week and backs off support for a bipartisan health care deal, putting passage of the legislation in jeopardy.

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Hawaii judge blocks travel ban for the third time ...

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October 18, 2017 Honolulu—Just hours before President Trump's latest travel ban was to take full effect, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the revised order, saying ...

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How Amazon's boom brought growing pains to Seattle ...

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As Amazon looks for a new city to host its second headquarters, Seattle provides a cautionary tale. Issues such as housing prices and traffic have forced many lower ...

Tuesday, Oct 17

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Countering US-Russian acrimony, one dialogue at a time ...

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US-Russia ties may be at their worst in decades. But a meeting of ‘citizen diplomats’ from both countries highlighted the value of face-to-face conversations ...

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How Stockton, Calif., has resisted political polarization ...

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Stockton – and the San Joaquin Valley in general – provide a window on an increasingly rare phenomenon: what happens when people with a broad range of histories ...

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US asks Cuba to reduce its embassy staff based in Washington

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October 3, 2017 Washington —The Trump administration is preparing to ask Cuba to withdraw 60 percent of its diplomats from Washington, United States officials said Monday, in response to last week's US move to cut its own embassy staff in…

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Grit and the gridiron rescue a town - CSMonitor.com

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Residents of Refugio, Texas, defying a hurricane’s destruction, rallied around a football team and each other.

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Las Vegas community creates a garden to mourn and heal ...

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A plot of land slated to be a dog park has now been turned into a community garden, thanks to more than 1,000 volunteers who wanted to create a place where their Las ...

Monday, Oct 16

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Trump's travel ban in court (again), but with a difference ...

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October 16, 2017 —Will the third time be the charm for the Trump administration? An almost constant feature of Donald Trump’s presidency has been litigation over ...

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NFL owners to meet, with racial divide on the agenda ...

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October 16, 2017 —Minutes before kickoff for the first round of Sunday’s football games, the National Football League website carried two unusual features. Below ...

Women join forces against sexual assault with 'me too ...

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Actress Alyssa Milano asked her social media followers to tweet 'me too,' if they have ever suffered sexual harassment or assault as claims against Hollywood mogul ...

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Moderate Republicans push for restoring health care ...

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Sen. Susan Collins (R) of Maine, among other moderate Republicans, search for a bipartisan path forward on health care after President Trump abruptly halted federal ...

Saturday, Oct 14

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Maine's Susan Collins: Duty, bipartisan outlook drove ...

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October 13, 2017 Rockport, Maine—Known in the Senate for doing her homework on issues, Republican Susan Collins of Maine thoroughly weighed the pros and cons of ...

Friday, Oct 13

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Trump's move on Iran deal? At its core, a compromise with ...

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Trump decides to 'decertify,' but not scuttle, the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal, illustrating both how the president is at odds with his top advisers, and what are the ...

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Photos of the week 10/16 - The Christian Science Monitor ...

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Five years after they were seized by an extremist network in the mountains of Afghanistan, an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children – all three ...

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If children are bullies, parents could pay the price ...

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In a small town in New York, parents can now be jailed and fined if their children bully other children. Lawmakers says it is an attempt to hold parents accountable ...

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Social Security benefits set for modest increase ...

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The average beneficiary should expect to see about a $25 monthly increase next year, to account for the rising cost of living.

As Californians evacuate wildfire areas, volunteers race ...

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Northern California is big horse country. Residents worked together to evacuate hundreds of horses, cows, and even yaks from areas threatened by wildfires after ...

US to withdraw from UNESCO, claiming anti-Israel bias ...

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The US owes about $550 million in back payments since it stopped funding the educational, scientific, and cultural agency of the United Nations after UNESCO voted to ...

Thursday, Oct 12

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Trump's executive action on health care: Will it cut holes ...

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October 12, 2017 Washington—What if health insurance were less comprehensive, but also cheaper? That’s a politically volatile question, and it gained some ...

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In Utah, major forest fire fuels push for state, not ...

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The costliest fire in Utah's history came this summer, after locals had warned for years that the US Forest Service was mismanaging public land and making it more ...

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Presidential supporters: We are OK with an immigration deal

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October 11, 2017 Montgomery and Huntsville, Ala.—When President Trump reportedly cut a deal with Democrats last month to allow young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children to remain in this country, prominent…

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Puerto Rico's children: a focus of concern ... and source ...

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Even as educators and psychologists watch for signs of the emotional toll on children in Maria's aftermath, many Puerto Ricans say young people are demonstrating a ...

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Disaster aid for hurricanes, wildfires set to be approved ...

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Despite his criticisms of Puerto Rico, President Trump has requested aid for the territory hit hard by hurricanes, along with aid for Florida, Texas, and California ...