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Trump Signs Order to Speed Infrastructure Construction

Trump Signs Order to Speed Infrastructure Construction

By Joan Lowy and Michael Biesecker | Aug 16
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has signed a new executive order intended to make more efficient the federal permitting process for construction of transportation, water and other infrastructure projects without harming the environment.

A Stronger Medicaid Emerges from GOP Health Overhaul Debate

A Stronger Medicaid Emerges from GOP Health Overhaul Debate

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 16
Medicaid, a 1960s Great Society pillar long reviled by conservatives, seems to have emerged even stronger after the Republican failure to pass health overhaul legislation.

Insider Q&A: Scary Forecasts at the Box Office

Insider Q&A: Scary Forecasts at the Box Office

By Marley Jay | Aug 16
It's been a rough summer at the box office, and movie theater chains are feeling the pain. It got worse last week when AMC Entertainment said U.S. box office grosses are sinking.

AP Fact Check: What Trump Said About Virginia Protesters

AP Fact Check: What Trump Said About Virginia Protesters

By Darlene Superville and Sarah Rankin | Aug 16
President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his response to Saturday's racially-charged protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a winding, combative exchange with reporters that at times mischaracterized the message and purpose of the event.

Critics Throw Shade at Cuomo's Plan to Light NYC Bridges

Critics Throw Shade at Cuomo's Plan to Light NYC Bridges

By David Klepper | Aug 15
Critics are throwing shade at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pricey plan to install high-tech, color-changing lights on New York City's bridges, questioning whether the investment is the best use of public money.

U.S. Pot States Try to Curb Smuggling, Fend Off Administration

U.S. Pot States Try to Curb Smuggling, Fend Off Administration

By Andrew Selsky | Aug 15
Pot-legal states are trying to clamp down on "diversion" even as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions presses for enforcement of federal laws against marijuana.

Armed Militia, Clergy, More Unite Against White Nationalists

By Sarah Rankin | Aug 14
The counter-protesting groups didn't organize collectively. Instead, it was a largely organic effort among groups who shared the same mission: Showing that hate wasn't welcome.

Exec Resigns from President's Council, and Trump Lashes Out

Exec Resigns from President's Council, and Trump Lashes Out

Aug 14
The CEO of the nation's third largest pharmaceutical company resigned from a manufacturing council that advises President Donald Trump days after racially tinged clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.

One-Fifth of Americans Find Workplace Hostile or Threatening

One-Fifth of Americans Find Workplace Hostile or Threatening

By Paul Wiseman | Aug 14
The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile.

Tiki Torch Company Denounces Use of Product by White Supremacists

Tiki Torch Company Denounces Use of Product by White Supremacists

Aug 14
The statement published on social media by Tiki Brand on Saturday stood in stark contrast to the non-committal response delivered by President Trump who condemned "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides."

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