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  • Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup

    Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup
    Alarming levels of brain-damaging lead are poisoning more than a fifth of the children tested from some of the poorest parts of Chicago, even as the hazard has been largely eliminated in more prosperous neighborhoods, a Tribune investigation has found....
  • Trade Is A Marriage Of Economics And Geopolitics

    Trade Is A Marriage Of Economics And Geopolitics
    The trouble with our trade debates is that people assume that they're only about economics. Since World War II, U.S. trade policy has also been a pillar of U.S. foreign policy. In the early postwar decades, America encouraged trade with Europe and Japan...
  • Florida insurance commissioner to testify before US Congress

    Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty is testifying before Congress in Washington D.C. this week. McCarty will testify Wednesday before a House subcommittee on the impact of international regulatory standards on the competitiveness of U.S....
  • Liberals urge Clinton to go left, where she risks losing swing votes

    Liberals urge Clinton to go left, where she risks losing swing votes
    Richard Trumka mentioned no names as he vowed recently that labor would not endorse yet another presidential candidate who talks big about confronting inequality but offers an agenda that merely fiddles around the edges of the economy, meeting Wall...
  • What does it take to get fired at the VA?

    What does it take to get fired at the VA?
    After the scandal that broke last year at the Department of Veterans Affairs, it didn't look possible to reduce the department's credibility. But Secretary Robert A. McDonald has found ways to do so. The department was embarrassed by the disclosure of...
  • Key things to know about Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont

    Key things to know about independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is expected to enter the 2016 Democratic presidential campaign on Thursday, according to people familiar with his decision: THE BRIEF A self-described "democratic socialist" who...
  • Rubio says lifting sanctions on Iran would threaten Israel

    WASHINGTON Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on Friday defended his plan to force Iran to recognize Israel's right to exist as part of a broader bill aimed at giving Congress a greater say in nuclear talks. Critics call Rubio's amendment a poison...
  • 4 years after bin Laden's death, man who helped track him is in prison

    ISLAMABAD Four years after U.S. forces shot dead Osama bin Laden at a house half a mile from Pakistan's top military academy, the Pakistani doctor who allegedly ran a fake vaccination program for the CIA to find the al-Qaida chief but didn't find him is...
  • Judge: US government liable for some Katrina flooding

    Ruling in a nearly decade-old lawsuit, a judge in Washington said Friday that the federal government is responsible for some of the catastrophic flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina and other storms — flooding blamed on a now-closed navigation...
  • Wyoming US Rep., others press for national wolf delisting

    Wyoming U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and others in Congress are pushing the U.S. Department of Interior to end federal protections for wolves nationwide. Lummis, Wyoming's lone U.S. representative, and more than 30 other members of Congress this week wrote...
  • Female service members say they face retribution for reporting sexual assaults

    WASHINGTON Two-thirds of women in the military who reported they'd been sexually assaulted endure professional retaliation or other social ostracism, Pentagon' leaders said Friday. In releasing an annual study required by Congress on sexual harassment...