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San Francisco to Consider Tax on Companies to Help Homeless
Trump's Diagnosis for Critics: 'Trump Derangement Syndrome'
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Trump's Diagnosis for Critics: 'Trump Derangement Syndrome'

San Francisco to Consider Tax on Companies to Help Homeless

By Anne Flaherty |
A police officer did not intervene when he came upon the scene of a lesbian couple being berated and threatened in Portland, Oregon, media reports said.

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Republicans Block Bid to Extend Election Security Grants

Republicans Block Bid to Extend Election Security Grants

By Matthew Daly | Jul 19
The GOP-controlled House on Thursday eliminated new funding for states to strengthen election security, drawing protests from Democrats who said Republicans are not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling.

Attorney General: Oklahoma Board Went Too Far with Pot Rules

Attorney General: Oklahoma Board Went Too Far with Pot Rules

By Sean Murphy | Jul 19
Oklahoma's Board of Health overstepped its authority with several of the emergency rules on medical marijuana it adopted last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter wrote Wednesday in a letter to the head of the agency.

Frustrated U.S. Lawmakers Threaten Action on Trump's Tariffs

Frustrated U.S. Lawmakers Threaten Action on Trump's Tariffs

By Kevin Freking | Jul 19
Lawmakers are losing patience with the Trump administration's reliance on tariffs to win trade disputes and are talking increasingly about legislative action to protect U.S. jobs.

House GOP Proposes Spending $5B for Border Wall

House GOP Proposes Spending $5B for Border Wall

By Tom Krisher | Jul 19
House Republicans released a spending bill that would provide $5 billion next year for building Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. That's a bill American taxpayers would foot - not Mexico.

U.S. Health Official Reveals Fentanyl Almost Killed His Son

U.S. Health Official Reveals Fentanyl Almost Killed His Son

By Mike Stobbe | Jul 19
The head of the nation's top public health agency says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and he revealed a personal reason for it: His son almost died from taking cocaine contaminated with the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

Immigrant Children Describe Treatment in Detention Centers

Immigrant Children Describe Treatment in Detention Centers

By Amy Taxin | Jul 19
The children's descriptions of various facilities are part of a voluminous and at times scathing report filed in federal court this week in Los Angeles in a case over whether the Trump administration is meeting its obligations.

Marriott Hotels Eliminating Plastic Straws by 2019

Marriott Hotels Eliminating Plastic Straws by 2019

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 19
Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year.

Comcast Dropping Out of Twenty-First Century Fox Bidding War

Comcast Dropping Out of Twenty-First Century Fox Bidding War

Jul 19
Comcast dropped out of the bidding war for Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment business Thursday, saying that it will instead focus on its pursuit of the European pay-TV operator Sky.

Target is Cranking Up Same-Day Delivery in New York

Target is Cranking Up Same-Day Delivery in New York

Jul 19
Target will begin rolling out speedy service for thousands of products by the end of the month in New York Less than a year after spending $550 million to acquire the same-day delivery company Shipt.

ACLU Attack on Kobach Roils Kansas GOP Governor Primary

ACLU Attack on Kobach Roils Kansas GOP Governor Primary

By Roxana Hegeman | Jul 19
The American Civil Liberties Union has taken the unusual step of plunging into a nasty Republican primary for Kansas governor with a flyer attacking Kris Kobach, but his main rival doesn't want the support of the group.

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