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WASHINGTON (MCT) — The three red states — Idaho, Nebraska and Utah — that bucked their own Republican legislatures last month and approved Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act are likely to proceed, despite…

NEW YORK (AP) — Audrey Geisel, the widow of children’s author Dr. Seuss and longtime overseer of his literary estate, has died. Random House Children’s Books announced that she died Wednesday at age 97. She…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to temporarily fund the government, a key step toward averting a federal shutdown after President Donald Trump backed off his demand for money for a border wall…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year’s farm bill didn’t: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate Wednesday for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy’s continued strength but signaled that it expects to slow its rate hikes…

Hemp — a close relative of marijuana that can be used to make textiles and other products — has long been classified as a Schedule I drug by the federal government. That’s set to change.…

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge who described himself as disgusted by Michael Flynn’s behavior upended a straightforward sentencing hearing, postponing punishment for President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser and telling him in a…

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration followed through Tuesday on the president’s promise to ban so-called bump stocks, even as a new school safety report disappointed advocates who hoped the administration would consider additional gun control…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says U.S. troops do not need to remain in Syria. Trump tweeted today: “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.”…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House today appeared to inch away from forcing a partial government shutdown over funding for a southern border wall, with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying there are “other ways” to…