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CEOs Speak Out on Gun Violence, Want Congressional Action

CEOs Speak Out on Gun Violence, Want Congressional Action

By Dee-Ann Durbin and Mae Anderson | Sep 15
The CEOS of 145 companies — including Airbnb, Uber, DoorDash, Gap and Twitter — sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Thursday seeking expanded background checks and "red flag" laws.

Trump Administration Puts Tough New Asylum Rule into Effect

Trump Administration Puts Tough New Asylum Rule into Effect

By Julie Watson and Cedar Attanasio | Sep 14
A new level of despair spread among tens of thousands of migrants waiting on the Mexican border to seek refuge in the U.S. as the Trump administration began enforcing radical new restrictions Thursday on who qualifies for asylum.

New Zealand Plans Further Restrictions to Gun Ownership

New Zealand Plans Further Restrictions to Gun Ownership

By Nick Perry | Sep 14
Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand's government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership.

Settlement Money Won't Restore Ohio City Upended by Opioids

Settlement Money Won't Restore Ohio City Upended by Opioids

By Julie Carr Smyth | Sep 13
The tentative settlement involving the opioid crisis and the maker of OxyContin could mean that thousands of local governments will one day be paid back for some of the costs of responding to the epidemic.

Washington State Flower Shop That Denied Gay Grooms Looking for Second Hearing by U.S. Supreme Court

Washington State Flower Shop That Denied Gay Grooms Looking for Second Hearing by U.S. Supreme Court

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 13
A flower shop owner in Washington State who refused floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding and was sued under state non-discrimination laws is looking to take her case to the U.S. Supreme Court for a second time.

Analysis: Biden Looks Like A Front-Runner, Until He Doesn't

Analysis: Biden Looks Like A Front-Runner, Until He Doesn't

By Julie Pace | Sep 13
Joe Biden is the Democratic front-runner. And there were moments in Thursday night's debate where he looked the part.

Some States Say They'll Keep Fighting Purdue Pharma in Court

Some States Say They'll Keep Fighting Purdue Pharma in Court

By Geoff Mulvihil and Dave Collins | Sep 12
After a tentative settlement reached Wednesday with thousands of local governments and more than 20 states, the fight will be less about the damage done by the company and more over how to divide its assets.

U.S. Expands Hunting and Fishing at National Wildlife Refuges

U.S. Expands Hunting and Fishing at National Wildlife Refuges

By Keith Ridler | Sep 12
The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is expanding hunting and fishing in 77 national wildlife refuges in a move that critics contend is deferring management to states and could harm wildlife.

Trump Denies Ordering NOAA to Rebuke Forecasters over Dorian

Trump Denies Ordering NOAA to Rebuke Forecasters over Dorian

By Kevin Freking | Sep 12
President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied instructing an aide to urge a federal agency to repudiate weather forecasters who contradicted his claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama.

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground with Fracking Bans

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground with Fracking Bans

By Nicholas Riccardi | Sep 12
Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so.

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