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Venezuela's Maduro confronts perils of his reliance on the military

When Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reshuffled duties in his deeply embattled government earlier this week, it wasn’t the changes at the top of the transport and fishing ministries that caused a buzz. Instead, it was the sacking of the heads of several branches of the military, in particular the general overseeing the National Guard, that...
Jun 23, 2017 |

Why Medicaid is central to health-care debate

Republican senators unveiled their long-anticipated healthcare plan to replace Obamacare on Thursday, and it includes significant changes to Medicaid, the joint federal-state program for the poor, elderly, and disabled. The bill, which does not yet have the support of enough senators to pass, reflects the ongoing tussle of costs vs. social...
Jun 23, 2017 |

Poverty-free China by 2020? Beijing says it's possible – but steepest climb ahead

Before the pigs arrived, Yu Anhen and her husband eked out a living as subsistence farmers in the remote mountains of Guizhou, one of China’s poorest provinces. “My husband and I are getting old and it’s getting harder for us to work outside,” Yu says. The largest pig should be ready for market in four to five months, where Yu hopes it will sell...
Jun 23, 2017 |

Her recycling project faced long odds in Lebanon. Still, she persisted.

Packed inside are bundles of crushed plastic water bottles and barrels of empty soda cans, plastic bottle tops, and glass shards. The warehouse is the hub of a small but thriving local recycling initiative that began when a group of women came together to improve their village’s environment.
Jun 23, 2017 |

Anti-Trump Resistance Falling Flat? Some Democrats Deflated After Georgia Loss

“Democrats would do much better” if they would work more with Republicans, Pres. Trump tweeted after Republican Karen Handel’s win in the high-profile Georgia congressional special election.
Jun 23, 2017 |

Thousands Attend Funeral for Muslim Teen Who Was Murdered in Virginia

As many as 5,000 people attended the funeral to remember Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old girl who was beaten to death early Sunday as she walked home after an all-night prayer session at a mosque.
Jun 23, 2017 |

6.8-magnitude quake hits Guatemala, second in eight days: USGS

A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Guatemala's coast Thursday, injuring four people and damaging homes and roads, officials said, just eight days after another strong tremor killed five people in the Central American country. The quake struck at 6:31 am (1231 GMT) with its epicenter in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 46.8 kilometers,...
Jun 23, 2017 |

Bitter Ga. loss provides backdrop for Democrats to reflect on party’s future

In the wake of Jon Ossoff’s stinging defeat in the House race in Atlanta’s suburbs last night, the question now is: How do Democrats pick up the pieces? Under this scenario, Democrats would embrace candidates who excoriate the wealthiest “1 percent” and promise to curb income inequality, zero out public college and university tuition and enact...
Jun 22, 2017 |

Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia House race, beating back liberal wave

Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the hotly contested congressional special election in suburban Atlanta Tuesday.
Jun 22, 2017 |

"Textalyzer" Device Allows Police to Determine if Drivers Were Texting and Driving

The “Textalyzer” device allows police to plug in and determine if a driver was using a cell phone to text while driving. Jeff Rossen shows how it works.
Jun 22, 2017 |

High hat fashion shares the stage at Britian's Royal Ascot horse races

British Society and Royals come decked out with high-fashion hats – some elegant, some whimsical – and all incredibly creative.
Jun 22, 2017 |

Video Released from Dashboard Camera in Philando Castile Shooting

Viewers saw the footage that Castile's girlfriend recorded live on Facebook; new video shows the shooting from the police car's dashboard camera.
Jun 22, 2017 |

Bloomberg says Trump should ‘stop tweeting’ and let Russia probe run its course

“When there’s an allegation, you have to have a competent, independent investigation that will find something wrong or remove the cloud,” Bloomberg said.
Jun 22, 2017 |

Career Criminal, Mob Ties, Trump Associate

Tim O'Brien, executive editor and columnist at Bloomberg View, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump's past business dealings could integrate with the Trump Russia investigation.
Jun 22, 2017 |

The Latest: Navy Seal tells of wound during Bergdahl search

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on pretrial hearings in the case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who is accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009 (all times local):
Jun 22, 2017 |

Why Michigan's Iraqi Christians thought Trump would spare their loved ones

Like many 30-somethings, Alen Hirmiz has tattoos. On June 11, a Sunday, immigration agents detained Mr. Hirmiz in front of his shocked parents at the family’s home in suburban Detroit. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?
Jun 22, 2017 |

Moves against Polish museum and Hungarian university stir fears of censorship

Housed in a $134-million, state-of-the-art building, Poland’s Museum of the Second World War opened early this spring. The museum, which took more than five years to construct, tells the story of Poland’s war experiences, which – given the way the country is sandwiched between Germany and Russia – are among the most tragic of all the conflict....
Jun 22, 2017 |

Alexandria shooter carried list of 6 members of Congress, FBI confirms

On James T. Hodgkinson, investigators found a piece of paper with the names of six members of Congress. The FBI did not disclose the names of those lawmakers.
Jun 22, 2017 |

Clues from Georgia on Democrats' future

This was the special House race Democrats thought they could win. Clearly, anti-Trump energy alone isn’t enough to beat Republicans not named Trump. Not that Jon Ossoff, the Democrats’ young, first-time candidate for an open House seat near Atlanta, was relying just on anti-Trump feeling to defeat his Republican opponent June 20.
Jun 22, 2017 |

An epic case of medical fraud – and the agent who cracked it

In December 2009, the Iowa Republican demanded to know how a Miami psychiatrist was writing more than 96,000 prescriptions for Medicaid patients. Health-care fraud costs the US government and insurance companies some $100 billion a year in overcharges and other rip offs, according to experts.
Jun 22, 2017 |

Her recycling project faced long odds in Lebanon. Still, she persisted.

Packed inside are bundles of crushed plastic water bottles and barrels of empty soda cans, plastic bottle tops, and glass shards. The warehouse is the hub of a small but thriving local recycling... Read More

Poverty-free China by 2020? Beijing says it's possible – but steepest climb ahead

Before the pigs arrived, Yu Anhen and her husband eked out a living as subsistence farmers in the remote mountains of Guizhou, one of China’s poorest provinces. “My husband and I are getting old... Read More

Why Medicaid is central to health-care debate

Republican senators unveiled their long-anticipated healthcare plan to replace Obamacare on Thursday, and it includes significant changes to Medicaid, the joint federal-state program for the poor,... Read More