WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is starting a new term that promises a steady stream of divisive social issues, and also brighter prospects for conservatives who suffered more losses than usual in recent months.
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WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers cut back sharply on hiring in September and added fewer jobs in July and August than previously thought – a sour note for a labor market that had been steadily improving.
The economy added just … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Cheered by jubilant crowds across the nation’s capital, Pope Francis forged common cause Wednesday with President Barack Obama on climate change, immigration and inequality, as the popular pontiff signaled he would not sidestep issues that have deeply … Read Full Storyread more
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush saidTuesday that multiculturalism is bad for the United States, adding that immigrants who close themselves off from American culture deny themselves access to economic rewards.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson jabbedTuesday at front-runner Donald Trump’s proposal to deport everyone who is in the country illegally, calling the plan impractical.
“People who say that have no idea what that would … Read Full Storyread more
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Artists are finishing construction of an unusual exhibit they hope resonates with Pope Francis during his trip to Philadelphia and with anyone experiencing trouble in their daily life.
When it opens Sept. 3, the grotto … Read Full Storyread more
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Jeb Bush came to the Veterans of Foreign Wars post to talk about veterans’ affairs but two words hung over the town hall event in a Denver suburb Tuesday: anchor babies.
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WASHINGTON (AP) – Rep. Peter Welch’s sister, Maureen, had better intelligence than the five-term Vermont congressman about Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the United States and his historic address to Congress.
“She called before the announcement and said, ‘The pope … Read Full Storyread more
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – A group of immigrant rights lawyers say that detention of women and children caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally is lengthy and unsafe, challenging the government’s claims that immigrant families are held only briefly and that … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to deny citizenship to the babies of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally as part of an immigration plan that emphasizes border security and deportation for millions.
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NEW YORK (AP) – Kraft Heinz says it is cutting about 2,500 jobs as part of its plan to slash costs after the food companies combined.
Spokesman Michael Mullen says affected workers are in the U.S. and Canada and were … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – A political pope is sure to seize his opportunity when he addresses a political body.
So both Democrats and Republicans are looking forward to Pope Francis’ remarks to Congress next month – and bracing for them, too.… Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – As lawmakers head out of the Capitol for a five-week summer recess, they leave behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall.
Not long after they return in September, lawmakers face a … Read Full Storyread more
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Calling it an issue America can’t afford to ignore, President Barack Obama laid out an expansive vision Wednesday for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks. He announced a federal … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. government ran a budget surplus in June, leaving the budget deficit so far this year running under last year’s level.
The Treasury Department says the surplus in June totaled $51.8 billion, compared with a surplus … Read Full Storyread more
VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He’ll also preside over a meeting … Read Full Storyread more
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The Massachusetts economy, which represents nearly half of New England’s economy, grew at a faster rate last year than the U.S. economy. It was joined only by New Hampshire, while economic growth in the rest of … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Catholic bishops called Monday for the federal government’s immigrant detention system to be dismantled, and predicted Pope Francis would address the issue when he visits the U.S. this fall.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said in … Read Full Storyread more