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  • Congress must ensure Florida's kids keep health insurance

    Congress must ensure Florida's kids keep health insurance
    Time is running out for more than 470,000 children in Florida who rely on the Children's Health Insurance Program, also known as KidCare, to finance their health coverage. If Congress does not act to extend funding for the program before Oct. 1, working...
  • NY to award $46 million in grants for sewer upgrades

    New York state plans to award $46 million in grants to local communities grappling with aging sewer systems, a dramatic increase from previous years. The state's Environmental Facilities Corp. said Wednesday that $46 million is the entire amount it is...
  • StoryCorps to launch global expansion with $1M TED Prize

    After amassing a huge collection of recorded voices in the United States and creating a popular fixture on public radio, the national oral history project StoryCorps is going global. Project founder Dave Isay recently won the 2015 TED Prize of $1 million...
  • US foreign policy founders on ignorance, arrogance

    PARIS -- The first foreign policy speech given by a major Republican presidential prospect, Jeb Bush, in mid-February, was notable for its display of ignorance about the world and its menaces -- unfortunately a common Republican characteristic. Among...
  • White House says GOP budgets would hurt Pennsylvanians

    — Pennsylvanians who benefit from food stamps, Pell grants, housing assistance and many other federal programs would suffer under Republican budget plans poised for votes this week, the White House said Tuesday. Republicans defend their party's...
  • AP Exclusive: GOP hits Medicaid to offset doc fee hikes

    House Republicans quietly deepened recommended budget savings from the government's chief health care program for the poor by about $140 billion in recent weeks to offset part of the cost of higher payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients,...
  • Highlights of bipartisan House plan on Medicare doctor fees

    Highlights of the compromise released Tuesday by House Republican and Democratic leaders to permanently avoid yearly cuts in reimbursements for physicians treating Medicare patients. Cost figures were not released but are based on interviews with...
  • Obama says U.S. credibility requires reevaluation of Mideast stance

    Obama says U.S. credibility requires reevaluation of Mideast stance
    President Obama said Tuesday that preserving the nation’s credibility internationally requires reevaluating the U.S. stance on Mideast peace talks and that recent comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have severely hurt chances for...
  • Homeland Security watchdog faults visa official for helping insiders

    Homeland Security watchdog faults visa official for helping insiders
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department intervened several times in projects with connections to insiders, including Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and a brother of Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to a report issued by the department's...
  • Obama agrees to slow US pullout from Afghanistan

    President Barack Obama agreed Tuesday to slow the U.S. military pullout from Afghanistan at the request of its new government but insisted the delay won't jeopardize his commitment to end America's longest war before leaving office. In a shift from his...
  • Mastectomies on the rise in Venezuela amid economic crisis

    Oncologist Gabriel Romero performs hundreds of life-saving surgeries a year, but he no longer takes pleasure in his work. That's because he believes that many of the mastectomies he does on some of Venezuela's poorest women wouldn't be needed in a...