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Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99

MONTREAT, N.C. — The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99. Continue reading...

Fed Mueller's probers lies, lawyer admits

Guilty plea concerns talks with ex-Trump aide Gates

Subscriber onlyAn attorney whose firm was accused of whitewashing abuses by the former president of Ukraine in cooperation with Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, on Tuesday became the fourth person to plead guilty in the special counsel's Russia investigation. Continue reading...

Students in Florida take gun control bid to capital

Subscriber onlyStudents who survived last week's school shooting in Florida traveled Tuesday to the Florida capital to press lawmakers for gun-control legislation to prevent another massacre. But within hours, the gun-friendly Legislature had effectively halted any possibility in the near future of banning assault-style rifles like the one used in the school attack. Continue reading...

Trump push on for lesser health plans

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump's administration is proposing to significantly broaden Americans' ability to rely on short-term health plans that do not comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's benefits requirements and consumer protections. Continue reading...

Dallas official urges NRA to move convention in May

Subscriber onlyA top elected official in Dallas says the "madness" of school shootings must stop and is asking the NRA to hold its annual convention elsewhere. Continue reading...

Kushner resists losing security clearance

Subscriber onlyJared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, is resisting giving up his access to highly classified information, clashing with the White House chief of staff, White House officials and others briefed on the matter told The New York Times. Continue reading...

Districts-map ruling raises outcry

Pennsylvania GOP hopefuls assessing plans, vow to fight

Subscriber onlyUrged on by President Donald Trump, Republicans vowed Tuesday to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts, as dozens of candidates assessed their chances under newly formed districts and the odds that a federal court could block them. Continue reading...

VA chief: Won't quit after travel gaffe

Get on board or get out, Shulkin tells agency’s staff; vet groups voice support

Subscriber only Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Tuesday that he had no intention of quitting despite findings of travel abuses connected to an 11-day trip to Europe. Continue reading...

Abbas: U.S. Embassy move dangerous

He walks out of U.N. meeting; ‘we will not chase after you,’ Haley says

Subscriber onlyPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem a "dangerous" development in a speech Tuesday before the United Nations, then walked out before U.S. envoy Nikki Haley retorted that "we will not chase after you." Continue reading...

Meeting with N. Korea set, canceled, U.S. says

Subscriber only Vice President Mike Pence was ready to hold a meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, President Donald Trump's administration said Tuesday. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyTulsa man gets life for killing neighbor Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyMilo Yiannopoulos is dropping the lawsuit he filed against his former publisher. In papers filed Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court, Yiannopoulos and Simon & Schuster asked that the case be dismissed "without costs or fees to either party." Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyLuke Fox, 11, of West Chester, Pa., got excited and ran to his mother, Jeanette, to let her know he got a letter summoning him for jury duty, an error that took her multiple phone calls to correct, even though Luke wanted to go, she said. Continue reading...

Trump turf takes hit if gas tax rises

Subscriber onlyA federal gas tax increase to help pay for upgrading U.S. roads and bridges would fall hardest on states won by Donald Trump in 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by two groups tied to the billionaire Koch brothers and opposed to increasing the levy. Continue reading...

15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire

PARKLAND, Fla. — A 15-year-old student who was shot five times during last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. Continue reading...

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