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In a time of rapid social upheaval, too many Americans find themselves marginalized by the media.
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid.
Controversial aide Sidney Blumenthal was sending then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton advice on sensitive diplomatic matters much earlier than previously known, even as the White House was blocking him from becoming a part of her staff, according to emails released late Tuesday by the State Department.
Australian stocks shook higher in early Wednesday trading, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 0.5% an hour into the session thanks in large part to the big banks, among the most heavily weighted components on the benchmark.
Republican legislative leaders have reached a deal on a new state budget that drops a financing plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks stadium and changes to the prevailing wage law, co-chairs of the Legislature's budget committee said Tuesday.
Japanese stocks opened to a good-news-bad-news market Wednesday, enjoying a higher open but quickly moving off those highs as many of the main sectors traded mixed.
Top White House aides emailed Hillary Clinton on at least one of several private email accounts during her first year in office, suggesting President Obama's staff knew about the secretary's controversial email arrangement as early as 2009.
One of Indiana's largest health and hospital networks reached a $20.3 million settlement with the federal government to resolve allegations of overbilling the Medicaid and Medicare programs for surgeries, the U.S. attorney announced Tuesday.
Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner appeared ready Tuesday to reject a Democratic proposal aimed at keeping state services functioning for another month, leaving the state without a way to pay bills and leading to questions about what will happen Wednesday morning.
Donna Karan will step down from daily duties as chief designer at her namesake company, Donna Karan International, to devote more time to her philanthropic foundation.