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How Millennials Win And Lose Under The GOP Health Bill

Designing skateboards is just one of Luke Franco's gigs. He has just enough time before his next shift to chat at a café in downtown Providence, R.I.<p>"I work at the YMCA Monday through Friday with kindergartners through fifth graders. It's split shift; seven to nine, two to six daily," he says. …

Health Care

Education Budget Cuts, Student Aid Problems And More

National K-12 and higher ed news came fast and furious this week. Here are our highlights to help you keep on top.<p><b>The president's "skinny budget" has cuts for education</b><p>The biggest story of our week happened early Thursday morning when President Trump released his budget outline, historically known …

College & University

AP FACT CHECK: A Washington week of bluster

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first spending plan for the government and a report by the Congressional Budget Office on Republican health care kicked up quite a fuss in Washington over the past week. Bold claims flew on those developments and more. Many don't hold up to scrutiny:<p>BUDGET …

Health Care

Banned and barred, Israel’s women stand up to religious hardliners

Ultra-Orthodox influence has excluded women from speaking at funerals and public prayers, and taken them off the radio<p>The jeering crowds of men, held back by a thin security cordon as they screamed at the small group of women heading to the most sacred site in Judaism, occasionally made contact, …

Orthodox Judaism

Trump's 'honour crimes' order is a racist distraction

The key to protecting American women is defeating American sexism and racism, not scapegoating migrants or Muslims.<p>Earlier this week, Donald Trump announced a new executive order to ban refugees and immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries. Hidden in the new order is a clause that says the …

Domestic Abuse

How America’s border-adjusted corporate tax would work

THROUGHOUT his campaign for the presidency, and ever since he was elected, Donald Trump has called for a “big border tax” on imports. At first this …

Economics

With Trump in the limelight, Congress has been quietly working to undo Obama-era regulations

While<p>President Trump’s daily activities continue to consume much of the nation’s attention,Congresshas quietly launched a legislating spree at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue.<p>The House and<p>Senateare churning out a steady stream of bills — not the big-ticket items Trump promised on the campaign …

Israel Prayer Ban: Ministers Vote To Silence Mosques Across Nation Amid Palestinian, Arab Outrage

Israeli ministers approved Sunday a controversial bill that would silence the Islamic call to prayer between certain hours throughout the nation and …

Logan Act Lingers For Others In Russia Probe, As All Eyes Look Up The Trump Ladder

<b>Updated Dec. 1 at 5:01 p.m. ET</b><p>Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, pleaded guilty Friday to providing false statements to the FBI. Those are less serious charges than he could have faced, because he is cooperating with special prosecutor Robert Mueller's …

Donald Trump

Preparing My Kids for the New America

In 2014, when I moved with my family from Jerusalem to a pleasant Midwestern town, I promised myself that, come what may, I wouldn’t get emotionally involved with America. As a Palestinian who’d lived for years as a minority in West Jerusalem, the city’s Jewish side, I’d grown increasingly fearful …

8 Fact Checks On The Trump Administration This Week

The Trump administration continued to play loose with facts in week three.<p>President Trump took aim at one of his favorite targets — the media — accusing them of not reporting terrorist attacks. The very list of attacks the White House released hours later contradicted those claims.<p>Trump again cited …

Donald Trump

FACT CHECK: Trump's Yemen Raid — 'Winning Mission' Or 'Failure'? It's Not So Simple

President Trump is defending the Jan. 29 Yemen raid, in which an American Navy SEAL was killed, as a "winning mission." He is also lashing out at Republican Sen. John McCain, who called the raid a "failure."<p>Trump chastised McCain for talking to the media about it, saying it "only emboldens the …

Donald Trump

What might a trade war between America and China look like?

DONALD TRUMP vilified the Chinese government on the campaign trail, accusing it of manipulating China’s currency, stealing America’s intellectual …

Economics

Fact Checking This Week In The Trump Administration

It's only the second week of the Trump administration, but there has been a continued tension with facts. In his first week, the president boasted about his inaugural crowds and doubled down on false claims that there were millions of illegal voters who swayed the results of the popular vote.<p>This …

Donald Trump

Trump Is Doing What He Said He’d Do

Is that what his voters wanted?<p>It’s up against some stiff competition, but there’s a runaway front-runner in the “wrongest idea of 2016” derby. It’s …

Donald Trump