Thousands of the nation’s poorest residents – many elderly or disabled – live in deplorable and life-threatening conditions because Congress and the federal government have broken their promise to provide safe and sanitary public housing.

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ATLANTA - Problem signs that arose during weeks of early voting carried into Election Day as some voters across the country faced hours-long lines, malfunctioning voting equipment and unexpectedly closed polling places.

WASHINGTON - Hearing his first arguments in a death penalty case, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh seemed open Tuesday to the arguments of a Missouri inmate who says his rare medical condition could result in severe pain if he is executed by lethal injection.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the number of military troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could reach 15,000 - roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans for a mission whose dimensions are shifting daily.

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh's Jewish community began burying its dead Tuesday after the synagogue massacre, holding funerals for a beloved family doctor, a pillar of the congregation, and two 50-something brothers known as the Rosenthal "boys."

Myra Baker of Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, offers no apologies for her fire-in-the-belly support of President Donald Trump and stopping Democrats from rebounding against him in the Nov. 6 midterm elections.

For area Democrats and Republicans, anticipation is building over the outcome of the midterms. They wonder whether the GOP will maintain its grip on Congress, or whether Democrats will break one-party rule by seizing the House of Representatives or perhaps the Senate.

A quarrel between President Donald Trump and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has garnered an increasing amount of attention in recent days, as Warren released DNA test results in response to Trump's criticism about the senator stating she was part Native American.

The Food and Drug Administration knew for years rogue doctors were wrongly prescribing the most potent opioids on the market by subverting the agency’s oversight program.

(RNN) - At least four people were injured after dozens of house fires broke out in a string of communities north of Boston Thursday evening due to an unspecified issue with gas lines.

DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think" and her signature song, "Respect," died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn.

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Now into its second year, the investigation by Robert Mueller into possible collusion with Russia or obstruction of the FBI by President Trump or members of his administration continues its march.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday announced ambitious plans to create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military warfighting service by 2020.

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When it comes to running debts and deficits, Congress has a tremendous amount of room to fudge thanks to a giant American economy worth $20 trillion.

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Over the decades, NATO standardized equipment and ammunition among its military, shared airlift and sealift assets and conducted joint exercises. Many credit it with keeping the USSR in its corner of the Cold War ring.

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It could be argued that, until the joint press conference, the Helsinki summit was going well, if the goal was to improve U.S.-Russia relations.

Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said Friday morning that the bodies of the four missing people from Thursday night’s duck boat accident on Table Rock Lake have been recovered raising the death toll to 17 and accounting for all of the 31 passengers who were aboard.

HELSINKI (AP) - Standing next to Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' conclusions that Moscow was to blame for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election to Trump's benefit and seemed to accept Putin's insistence that Russia's hands were clean.

A dozen Russian military intelligence officers were indicted Friday on charges they hacked Democrats' computers, stole their data and published those files to disrupt the 2016 election -- the clearest connection to the Kremlin established so far by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's inv…

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Despite past denigration of his counterpart in an upcoming summit as "Rocketman," President Donald Trump sounds hopeful that talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can bear fruit.

Equifax has reversed previous denials by admitting thousands of passport numbers were among the documents left exposed in a massive data breach that has rattled the company since September.

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The Indian Health Care system serves around 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives, but now, some of them could be in jeopardy of losing health care, after the Trump administration announced it would allow states to pursue work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries.

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When it comes to the Syrian Civil War, it seems there are no good options for international intervention.

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In the arena of global economics, tariffs can be beneficial to some, and detrimental to others. And in most cases, a tariff creates winners and losers.

As presidential terms go, this last 15 months have been unprecedented, altering political norms and jolting the nation with President Donald Trump's drama-packed mission to make haste on his campaign promises and waste of his antagonists.

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Each year, thousands of immigrants in the U.S. go through the steps of becoming a U.S. citizen. For many, the process can seem daunting, but for others, it's worth the cost and the effort.

PARKLAND, Fla. - The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation's deadliest school shootings and carried extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff's department report released Thursday.

PARKLAND, Fla. (RNN) - A gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, killing 17 people and wounding at least half a dozen more, the Broward County sheriff said.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator and former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was found to have numerous first-class trips numbering in the tens of thousands of dollars in the last year, according to a recent story in The Washington Post.

The declassification of a Republican memo Friday that suggested top law enforcement officials misled a court to permit surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in 2016 has fanned partisan fires in Washington, D.C., and around the country.

The turbulent 1960s reached a boiling point in 1968, when world history seemed to change daily, often in dramatic and consequential ways.

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Talk about voter suppression may focus on gerrymandering, but the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing a case on voter purge processes in Ohio that could have farther-reaching implications.

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A book offering an inside and unflattering account of President Donald Trump and his administration is disappearing off bookshelves as fast as it can be stocked.

One of the women who accused U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of improper sexual conduct has lost her home to a fire.

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Now that a new system of federal income tax assessment is imminent, many taxpayers are left to wonder if steps should be taken to lower their debt to Uncle Sam.

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Much can be said about the high-profile individuals recently accused of sexual misconduct.

The allegations can damage their careers as politicians, actors or athletes. However, the damage done to victims can far outweigh the repercussions of those who commit sexual misconduct.

AMHERST, SD (RNN) – A cleanup is underway after about 210,000 gallons of oil leaked on Thursday from the Keystone Pipeline onto the ground in South Dakota. So far, there are no reports of oil making its way into water supplies, KSFY reports. 

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After the details for President Donald Trump's tax plan framework was released in late September, both the House of Representatives and the Senate have been working on their own versions of the tax reform proposal.

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