Faculty strike uncovers financial missteps at Howard University
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Faculty strike uncovers financial missteps at Howard University

WASHINGTON, DC — Howard University made headlines once again as teaching staff and adjunct faculty threatened to walk off of the job on the grounds of inadequate pay and other unfair labor practices. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 500 represents over 150 non-tenure-track professors and 200 adjunct faculty. They are “among the lowest-paid … Continue reading

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Senate set to OK Republican bill unraveling health care law
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Senate set to OK Republican bill unraveling health care law

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are pushing toward Senate approval of legislation demolishing President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and halting Planned Parenthood’s federal money, setting up a veto fight the GOP knows it will lose but thinks will delight conservative voters. The White House promised a veto Wednesday, saying the bill would “take … Continue reading

Is Obama’s health overhaul losing steam?
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Is Obama’s health overhaul losing steam?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The health care law’s historic gains in coverage may be leveling off: The Obama administration announced Thursday it expects only a slight overall increase in enrollment next year. With the 2016 sign-up season two weeks away, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell set a target of 10 million people enrolled … Continue reading

Obama touts immigration reform in speech to Hispanic leaders
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Obama touts immigration reform in speech to Hispanic leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama promised Hispanic leaders on Thursday he’ll continue to champion a comprehensive change to the nation’s immigration laws and said America’s greatness comes from building opportunities, not walls. While prospects for an immigration overhaul are negligible during the remainder of his presidency, Obama used the speech to highlight differences with … Continue reading

House passes 2nd bill to help companies fight cyberattacks
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House passes 2nd bill to help companies fight cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Thursday, April 23, encouraging private companies to share information about cyberattacks with federal authorities in an attempt to combat the growing problem. The bill grants protection from liability for companies that share information and follow certain procedures. Companies have been reluctant to share internal data about cyberattacks for … Continue reading

Fiorina likely GOP presidential candidate, attacks Clinton
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Fiorina likely GOP presidential candidate, attacks Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is more than 90 percent likely to seek the Republican presidential nomination. And she is questioning the confidence people can have in likely Democratic contender Hillary Rodham Clinton. On “Fox News Sunday,” Fiorina challenged several Clinton comments, including saying she used a personal email account … Continue reading