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Bill, Melinda Gates Turn Attention Toward Poverty in America

Bill, Melinda Gates Turn Attention Toward Poverty in America

By Sally Ho | Feb 13
Bill and Melinda Gates are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Overlooks MS-13 Gang's American Roots

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Overlooks MS-13 Gang's American Roots

By Josh Boak and Calvin Woodward | Feb 9
President Donald Trump is portraying the violent MS-13 gang as a collection of immigrants sneaking illegally into the U.S., an account that ignores the organization's homegrown roots and the fact many of its members are U.S. citizens.

Volatile Market A Good Time to Brush Up on Financial Terms

Volatile Market A Good Time to Brush Up on Financial Terms

By Michelle Chapman | Feb 9
With global stock markets suddenly volatile again, investors might need a refresher on some of the terms being thrown around.

GOP Lawmakers Take Aim at WHO Agency over Roundup Ingredient

GOP Lawmakers Take Aim at WHO Agency over Roundup Ingredient

By Michael Biesecker | Feb 8
Republican lawmakers are threatening to cut off U.S. funding for the World Health Organization's cancer research program over its finding that the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup is probably carcinogenic to humans.

Business Group: Patience Wearing Thin with UK Govt on Brexit

Business Group: Patience Wearing Thin with UK Govt on Brexit

By Jill Lawless | Feb 8
The British government must quickly come up with a plan for post-Brexit trade relations with the European Union or risk a hit to investment and jobs, a leading business group said Wednesday.

Kansas Senators Pass Resolution Condemning Porn

Kansas Senators Pass Resolution Condemning Porn

Feb 7
The Kansas Senate has approved a resolution condemning pornography, saying it causes infidelity and erectile dysfunction.

Senate Negotiators Working to Finalize Long-Term Budget Deal

Senate Negotiators Working to Finalize Long-Term Budget Deal

By Andrew Taylor | Feb 7
Senate negotiators were finalizing a long-term budget deal Wednesday that would avert a looming government shutdown.

AP Analysis: Public Schools Leave Out Some Gifted Minorities

AP Analysis: Public Schools Leave Out Some Gifted Minorities

By Matthew Barakat | Feb 7
This system exacerbates a problem plaguing gifted-and-talented programs across the nation: Black and Hispanic students almost never file the appeals that can secure their admission.

Lands Stripped from Utah Monuments Open to Claims, Leases

Lands Stripped from Utah Monuments Open to Claims, Leases

By Brady McCombs | Feb 7
The window opened Friday for oil, gas, uranium and coal companies to make requests or stake claims to lands that were cut from two sprawling Utah national monuments, but there doesn't appear to be a rush to seize the opportunities.

You Can Do Your Own Estate Plan, but Should You?

You Can Do Your Own Estate Plan, but Should You?

By Liz Weston | Feb 7
Estate planning mistakes can be expensive to fix - that is, when they can be fixed at all.

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