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  • Tribe's quest to gain federal recognition is rejected

    SEATTLE The Duwamish Tribe's decades-long quest to gain federal recognition hit a massive roadblock this week, as the U.S. Department of Interior issued its final decision denying such recognition to the tribe.
  • As fast-track trade vote nears in House, Obama hoping to prevail

    WASHINGTON As the House of Representatives prepared for a showdown vote Friday on President Barack Obama's trade agenda, all eyes were on the undecided. In North Carolina, would Republican Rep. Mark Meadows vote for fast-track trade promotion authority,...

    Late push by House GOP produces a border bill (with bleak prospects)

    Late push by House GOP produces a border bill (with bleak prospects)
    House Republicans went overtime Friday, expending an enormous amount of political energy to try to reach consensus on a border-crisis measure that is almost certain never to become law. The last-minute push came as lawmakers were about to head into a...

    Council candidates announce some endorsements

    Council candidates announce some endorsements
    One in a series of occasional stories noting City Council candidates' endorsements leading up to November's general election. City Council candidates Michele Hall and Robert Zur Schmiede have received endorsements from current council members, according...

    Doctors facing threats in war zones

    A Johns Hopkins bioethicist joined other government and health officials in calling on the U.S. Congress to do more to protect doctors in war zones such as Syria. In recent remarks to Congress, Leonard Rubenstein, a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins Berman...