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As Crews Gain Ground, California Fire Victims Return Home

As Crews Gain Ground, California Fire Victims Return Home

By Sudhin Thanawala and Brian Melley | Oct 16
With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home.

DeVos Touts School Choice, STEM for $4 Billion in Grants

DeVos Touts School Choice, STEM for $4 Billion in Grants

By Maria Danilova | Oct 14
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has put forth a new set of priorities for states, schools and universities competing for federal grant money.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Empty Boasts on Legislation, Economy

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Empty Boasts on Legislation, Economy

By Calvin Woodward and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 12
President Donald Trump's latest recitation of his accomplishments is marked by empty boasts. Here's a look at some of Trump's statements in an interview with Forbes magazine.

Businesses Ask Supreme Court to Take Gay Rights Case

Businesses Ask Supreme Court to Take Gay Rights Case

By Jessica Gresko | Oct 11
Some of America's most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to rule that a federal employment discrimination law prohibits discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation a position opposite of the one taken by the Trump administration.

Gun-Control Group Sues 'Bump Stock' Makers, Sellers

Gun-Control Group Sues 'Bump Stock' Makers, Sellers

By Lisa Marie Pane | Oct 11
One of the nation's leading gun-control groups has filed a lawsuit against the makers and sellers of "bump stocks," the devices used by the gunman in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

AP FACT CHECK: Really? GOP Thinks Dems Soft on Gun Control?

AP FACT CHECK: Really? GOP Thinks Dems Soft on Gun Control?

By Calvin Woodward | Oct 10
It's not every day - or every year or every decade - you see Republicans raising questions about whether Democrats were tough enough on gun control when they were in power.

Investigation: Drug Court Rehabs Survive on Forced Labor

Investigation: Drug Court Rehabs Survive on Forced Labor

By Amy Julia Harris and Shoshana Walter | Oct 5
Judges across the country are ordering defendants into recovery centers that are little more than work camps for private industry, an investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has found.

New Discussion in Challenge to LGBTQ Religious Objections Law

New Discussion in Challenge to LGBTQ Religious Objections Law

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Oct 4
Opponents might get another chance to block a Mississippi law that lets government workers or private businesspeople cite religious beliefs to deny services to gay or lesbian couples.

California Regulator Admits to Anxiety as Legal Pot Nears

California Regulator Admits to Anxiety as Legal Pot Nears

By Michael R. Blood | Oct 1
In about three months, recreational marijuana sales will kick off in California, yet no one knows exactly how the pot economy will work.

At High Court and Others, Trump Reverses Legal Course

At High Court and Others, Trump Reverses Legal Course

By Jessica Gresko | Sep 29
Backing employers over employees. Backing a narrow reading of a sexual discrimination law over a broad one. Those are just some of the legal about-faces President Donald Trump's administration is making at the Supreme Court and in lower courts.

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