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December 15, 2018 - 9 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s relationship with the truth tends to be borderline, at best, when it comes to the border.

So it was this past week when he made a flurry of false or unsupported statements about immigration. He said, with no evidence, that migrants are plagued with disease.…

Fact Check Week

December 15, 2018

PARIS (AP) — Scuffles broke out between protesters and police in central Paris on Saturday on the sidelines of a largely peaceful demonstration, during the fifth straight weekend of protests by the “yellow vest” movement.

Riot police fired small amounts of tear gas to disperse groups of protesters…

France Protests

December 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act “invalid” on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now.

In a 55-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reed…

Health Overhaul-Lawsuit

December 15, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky appeals court says the secret testimony from a former president of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of dangerously addictive opioid painkillers must be released to the public.

A three-judge panel ruled Friday the deposition of Richard Sackler must be…

December 15, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves.

The announcement comes as the network’s crisis deepens,…

CBS Moonves

December 14, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Homeowners appear to have learned the lesson of the Great Recession about not taking on too much debt. There is some concern that Corporate America didn’t get the message.

For much of the past decade, companies have borrowed at super-low interest rates and used the money to buy back…

The Debt Threat

December 14, 2018

Dow Jones Industrials

High: 24,431.14

Low: 24,033.79

Close: 24,100.51

Change: —496.87

Other Indexes

Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2599.95 —50.59

NYSE Index: 11,755.38 —180.78

Nasdaq Composite Index: 6910.66 —159.67

NYSE Amer Composite: 2344.24 —42.85

Russell 2000 Index: 1410.81 —21.89

Wilshire 5000…

December 14, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks staggered to eight-month lows Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe set off more worries about the global economy. Mounting tensions in Europe over Britain’s impending departure from the European Union also darkened traders’ moods.

Major U.S. indexes fell…

Financial Markets Wall Street

December 14, 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Bleary-eyed after almost two weeks of negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries on Friday discussed the first comprehensive draft agreement to emerge at the U.N. climate talks in Poland, mindful that the clock was ticking to reach a deal.

Anticipating the need for…

World Climate Photo Gallery

December 14, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Bickering in the Oval Office. Shouting at the Houses of Parliament. Rioting on the Champs-Elysees.

It’s a chaotic moment for the countries that have long underpinned the global order, a time of instability for the balance of power that has reigned for decades.

Across the world, people…

Democracy’s New Path Analysis
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