After touring a local college, President Donald Trump held a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The theme of the event was billed as “Promises Made, Promises Kept,” and Trump talked about what he said were...
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Uber seeks a strong manager who can repair a broken image, juggle multiple lawsuits and government investigations, develop and nurture a new corporate culture and lead a successful IPO.
That's a lot for potential candidates to consider. Uber needs a new leader after former CEO and company founder Travis Kalanick resigned Tuesday night under pressure from Uber's board and investors. A series of missteps, from allegations of stealing technology to a profanity-laced outburst that was caught on film by an Uber driver, led to Kalanick's resignation.
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The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that's not letting up.
Medicaid cuts resulting from the GOP legislation would hit hard in states deeply affected by the addiction crisis and struggling to turn the corner, according to state data and concerned lawmakers in both parties.
The House health care bill would phase out expanded Medicaid, which allows states to provide federally backed insurance to low-income adults previously not eligible. Many people in that demographic are in their 20s and 30s and dealing with opioid addiction. Dollars from Washington have allowed states to boost their response to the crisis, paying for medication, counseling, therapy and other services.
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The Congressional Black Caucus turned down an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump, telling him Wednesday they believe their concerns are falling on "deaf ears" at the White House and his policies are devastating to the millions of Americans in the nation's black communities.
Trinity College in Hartford reopened today, the day after it was closed because of threats to campus that appear to have stemmed from an article posted on a professor's personal social media pages. The professor said he was not calling for the death of any group of people but he wanted to spark a debate on the very subject he teaches.
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President Donald Trump's first re-election fundraiser will be held at his own Washington, D.C., hotel, NBC News reported.
The event, supporting the joint fundraising committee of the Republican National Committee and Trump's 2020 presidential campaign, will be held on June 28th at the opulent Trump Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, according to campaign executive director Michael Glassner.
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The Taliban released a new video on Wednesday showing an American and an Australian captive they abducted last August, the second such footage of the hostages.
The two men — an American identified as Kevin King and an Australian man identified as Timothy Weekes — were abducted outside the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, where they work as teachers.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid sent the video to media outlets on Wednesday.
Gov. Cuomo has granted a pardon to a former ground zero worker who was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Carlos Cardona was granted the pardon Wednesday after being detained in February. He had faced deportation without the action taken by the governor.
He is from Santiago de Cali, Colombia, and entered the U.S. illegally in 1986.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp announced on social media Tuesday that his brain will go to the Concussion Legacy Foundation after his death. The 44-year-old said in a statement that he's started to feel the effects of the many hits he took during his 13-year NFL career.
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The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals — including one involving arms sales to foreign governments — with an international businessman who was one of his key sources.
The reporter, Jay Solomon, was offered a 10 percent stake in a fledgling company, Denx LLC, by Farhad Azima, an Iranian-born aviation magnate who has ferried weapons for the CIA. It was not clear whether Solomon ever received money or formally accepted a stake in the company.
"We are dismayed by the actions and poor judgment of Jay Solomon," Wall Street Journal spokesman Steve Severinghaus wrote in a statement to The Associated Press. "While our own investigation continues, we have concluded that Mr. Solomon violated his ethical obligations as a reporter, as well as our standards."
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Don Kushner emerged from his afternoon hike on Camelback Mountain clearly a little run down from the heat.
Kushner was one of the few who ignored warnings to avoid strenuous outdoor activity and decided to exercise outside on one of the hottest days in Phoenix's recorded history.
"Here it's your own private mountain and it's wonderful," he said, covered in sweat Tuesday.
The Kremlin voiced displeasure Wednesday about new United States sanctions against Russia and called off much-anticipated talks with a senior U.S administration official in response.
The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it had imposed sanctions on 38 Russian individuals and firms over Russian activities in Ukraine. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the penalties were designed to "maintain pressure on Russia to work toward a diplomatic solution."
President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Wednesday that the U.S. move wasn't constructive and warned of possible retaliation.
As traffic piled up, thousands of mourners left their cars behind and walked more than a mile to reach Wednesday's funeral for 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen, whose beating death has some in her community fearing for their safety.
Police have said Hassanen was returning to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque with about 15 teenagers early Sunday during a break from Ramadan prayers when a driver approached them and began arguing with one of the boys in the group. Police say the driver chased the group in his car, then got out with a baseball bat and caught up with Hassanen, brutally beating her.
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Top Senate Republicans prepared Wednesday to release their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, a proposal that would cut and revamp Medicaid, end penalties on people not buying coverage and eliminate tax increases that financed the statute's expansion of coverage, lobbyists and congressional aides said.
Departing from the House-approved version of the legislation — which President Donald Trump privately called "mean" last week — the Senate plan would drop the House bill's waivers allowing states to let insurers boost premiums on some people with pre-existing conditions.