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News Brief: Trump In Las Vegas, Gun Control, Theresa May's Troubles

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump is traveling to Las Vegas Wednesday after Sunday's mass shooting. Also, Democrats are pushing for measures related to gun control, and Theresa May's conservative party is in disarray.

Who Will Benefit Most From GOP Tax Plan? Early Report Suggests The Wealthy

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:00am

Republicans in the White House and Congress have billed their tax proposal as a boost for the middle class. But a nonpartisan analysis finds the richest Americans would see the most immediate gains.

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Equifax And Wells Fargo Apologize To Congress; Lawmakers Not Buying It

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 6:19pm

Equifax's former CEO Richard Smith and Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan both said "sorry" for the harm their companies have inflicted on consumers. But lawmakers scolded them in two different hearings.

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Did The Las Vegas Shooter Use A Device That Helped Him Fire Faster?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:58pm

Authorities say Stephen Paddock had at least 23 guns in his hotel room. Now, the FBI and the ATF are investigating whether — and how — he might have modified them.

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Wells Fargo, Equifax Officials Left To Answer Tough Questions From Lawmakers

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:50pm

Top executives of Wells Fargo and Equifax faced lawmakers on Capitol Hill to answer questions about ongoing scandals at both companies.

Supreme Court Set To Consider Partisan Gerrymandering

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:50pm

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a gerrymandering case from Wisconsin. The court's decision could have sweeping consequences and reshape politics as we know it.

State Department Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:50pm

The order to cut staff at the Cuban embassy comes a few days after the U.S. embassy in Havana downsized dramatically after attacks caused serious health problems for American officials in Cuba.

In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria, President Trump Visits Puerto Rico

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:50pm

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Puerto Rico, where they were briefed on the status of the relief effort and met with residents impacted by Hurricane Maria.

Las Vegas Shooting Not Expected To Change Partisan Debate On Gun Control

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:50pm

The sharp divides in the country over gun laws have been reflected in the largely binary responses from politicians from both major parties after the massacre in Las Vegas.

For Many Women, The Nearest Abortion Clinic Is Hundreds Of Miles Away

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:09pm

Abortion clinics are far away for many women in the U.S., a report from the Guttmacher Institute finds. That's especially true for women in South Dakota and other states in the upper Midwest.

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Trump Touts Relief Efforts In Puerto Rico: 'We've Saved A Lot Of Lives'

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 1:10pm

Despite criticism of the administration's response, the president was self-congratulatory upon arriving on the island and contrasted the yet-fully known death toll with that of Hurricane Katrina.

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State Department Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:56am

The State Department is ordering the Cuban embassy in Washington to downsize, expelling 15 Cuban officials. They have 7 days to leave.

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Slams 'So-Called Leaders' On Gun Control

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:07am

Late night hosts on various networks reacted to the massacre in Las Vegas by criticizing political inaction on gun laws, which continues to divide the American public.

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Telling Time: Ta-Nehisi Coates On The History That Continues To Haunt America

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:06am

The writer discusses his journalism, comics, the transition from Presidents Obama to Trump and more.

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Las Vegas Massacre Prompts Musician To Call For Gun Control: 'Enough Is Enough'

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:37am

Caleb Keeter, a guitarist for the Josh Abbott Band, says, "my biggest regret is that I stubbornly didn't realize it until my brothers on the road and myself were threatened by it."

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President Trump To Tour Puerto Rico's Devastation From The Air

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 6:28am

One person the president is not scheduled to meet is Carmen Yulín Cruz — the Puerto Rican mayor who has been locked in a public feud with Trump over his administration's hurricane response.

Why President Trump Has Exclusive Authority To Order A Nuclear Strike

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

There is not a single check built in the nuclear launch protocols. We examine a system that leaves virtually no room for debate, and at why some are saying more checks are needed.

Tech Companies Urge Congress To Help DREAMers

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

A Senate committee holds a hearing on the fate of DACA recipients. Tech industry insiders say they're not optimistic the Senate will move on a bill. A business coalition pushes alternate strategies.

Morning News Brief: Las Vegas Shooting, Puerto Rico Relief

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

There are still more questions than there are answers about why a gunmen opened fire at a country music festival. And, President Trump sees first hand how Puerto Rico is recovering after Maria.

This Supreme Court Case Could Radically Reshape Politics

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

Wisconsin Republicans lost the 2012 election overall but won 60 percent of the legislative seats. They did it through extreme partisan gerrymandering. The court will weigh how far is too far.

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