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February 22, 2017

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    President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington.

    Contradicting Trump on Russia: Russian officials
    Feb. 21, 2017
    For months, President Donald Trump and his aides have insisted that they had no contact with Russian officials during the presidential campaign, a denial ...
  • Say no to Gorsuch, whose manifesto bodes ill for climate change fight
    Feb. 21, 2017
    Judge Neil Gorsuch was not on President Donald Trump’s first list of potential Supreme Court nominees. Gorsuch did, however, appear on a revised list just weeks after he wrote a controversial manifesto arguing that it should be easier for corporations and individuals suing federal agencies to have courts strike down regulations and overrule decisions by experts at agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency ...
  • Trump’s first month definitely different from other presidents’
    Feb. 21, 2017
    You just came out of a yearlong coma and you’re trying to catch up. The unimaginable is real. The Cubs won the World Series. California has been drenched with so much rain that its biggest dam may fail. And in the first month of a new presidency, the leader of the free world has ...
  • Approach to the law makes Gorsuch good fit for Supreme Court
    Feb. 21, 2017
    Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, will be a worthy heir to the man he will replace: Justice Antonin Scalia ...
  • Jose Castaneda yawns during his first period class at Mojave Hight School Thursday, April 3, 2014.
    High school start time debated in Legislature
    Feb. 21, 2017
    Two lawmakers are sponsoring bills in the Nevada Legislature that would prevent high schools from beginning before 9 a.m. “We’re not telling school districts how to do it. But we need to ...
  • Young LGBTQ Nevadans ask lawmakers for change in foster care
    Feb. 20, 2017
    Young adults are telling Nevada lawmakers that gay, asexual and transgender kids would be safer if social workers are specially trained to help LGBTQ adolescents ...
  • Democrats, workers eye wage hike as Nevada economy grows
    Feb. 20, 2017
    Democrats, low-income workers and union representatives argued Monday that lawmakers should raise state minimum wages 75 cents each of the next five years to match ...
  • More emotional debates expected at Nevada Legislature
    Feb. 20, 2017
    Another lengthy, emotional debate on Nevada's minimum wage is one of several legislative hearings anticipated to rise above humdrum budget reviews this week. Nevada's minimum wage effectively matches the federal minimum. An hours-long hearing on the subject last week drew watchful eyes from across the state ...
  • Voting rights nightmares have just begun for US
    Feb. 20, 2017
    When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell silenced Elizabeth Warren as she was reading Coretta Scott King’s 1986 letter denouncing Jeff Sessions, he jogged the memory of another Massachusetts Democrat, Rep. William Keating ...
  • Protected speech isn’t just for white people who agree with you
    Feb. 20, 2017
    Everybody loves free speech, it seems — and just about everybody also knows someone who they wish would just hush up.That’s an old saying that I just made up. It came to mind amid some of the protests that have been busting out all over Donald Trump’s America ...
  • Trump could make much-needed friends by embracing fraternity
    Feb. 20, 2017
    If you could give Donald Trump the gift of a single trait to help his presidency, what would it be? My first thought was that prudence was the most important gift one could give him ...
  • U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, for a meeting about the conflict in Syria during a meeting of the G-20 Foreign Ministers in Bonn, western Germany.
    As Trump makes foreign moves, Tillerson avoids the spotlight
    Feb. 20, 2017
    Cautious, reserved and intent on avoiding the spotlight, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson is proving to be everything his extroverted Oval Office boss is not ...
  • President Donald Trump speaks Feb. 16, 2017, during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Andrew Jackson’s triumph over John Quincy Adams in 1828 bore striking similarities to Donald Trump’s win over Hillary Clinton last year, and the president’s team has seized upon the parallels, equating Trump’s message of disruptive economic populism with Jackson’s pledge to represent the common man.
    Trump embraces legacy of Andrew Jackson
    Feb. 20, 2017
    Andrew Jackson's triumph in 1828 over President John Quincy Adams bears striking similarities to Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton last year, and some of those most eager to point that out are in the Trump White House ...
  • What changing the fiduciary rule could mean for you
    Feb. 20, 2017
    President Donald Trump's administration is working to dismantle a complex set of financial rules including the "fiduciary rule," which requires certain financial professionals to act in their clients' best interests when providing retirement advice ...
  • AP source: Trump's revised travel ban targets same countries
    Feb. 20, 2017
    A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven't used it yet. ...
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