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GOP Lays Out Tax Overhaul Plan

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:48am

President Trump and GOP lawmakers unveil some of the details of their plan to revamp the federal tax code, proposing deep cuts in both individual and corporate tax rates.

White House Hopes Tax Overhaul Will Give Republicans A Political Win

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 6:46am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to White House legislation affairs Director Marc Short about replacing Obamacare and overhauling the tax code. NPR's Tamara Keith analyzes the chances of a health care vote.

Debt-Laden FEMA Is Slow To Act On Program That Buys Flooded Houses

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 6:32am

With the help of federal flood insurance, many homeowners will rebuild after disasters. Some properties already have flooded many times. It'd be cheaper to buy owners out, but that's not happening.

You Own It, You Better Never Let It Go

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

USA Today reports a company working with Eminem's production team filed with the SEC, making it possible to invest in his catalog of hits.

'Will & Grace' Returns To TV

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

Will & Grace was groundbreaking television when the show first hit prime time back in 1998. Now NBC has brought the gang back for a series reboot that starts Thursday night.

It's Not A Tumor!

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

A British man had a bad cough. He's a smoker and doctors thought he had a lung tumor. It turned out to be a Playmobil traffic cone he swallowed as a child.

News Brief: Tax Overhaul, Roy Moore Wins In Alabama, Saudi Arabia Lets Women Drive

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

President Trump and lawmakers are set to release a plan for a tax overhaul Wednesday. Also, conservative Roy Moore, known for some extreme-right views, won a Senate primary election in Alabama.

The Next Big Thing In Beer Is Being A Small Taproom

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

The explosion of these cozy craft breweries has happened as states relax laws to allow them direct-to-consumer retail rights, meaning the majority of their revenue no longer has to come from food.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Medusa Brewing Company/Elise Meader )

No Electricity Limits Flights And Relief Supplies Going To Puerto Rico

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

Very limited flights are returning to Puerto Rico as the FAA tries to restore air traffic control and radar. The challenges are steep and the frustration is mounting.

Former Field Hands Spearheading Relief For Florida Migrant Workers

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

In Immokalee, Fla., a former migrant farm worker has set up an impromptu aid station for farm workers who lost their homes and livelihoods to Hurricane Irma.

Roy Moore Wins Alabama Senate Primary

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

Roy Moore, known for some extreme-right views, won a Senate primary election in Alabama. He will face Democrat Doug Jones in December.

Saudi Arabia To End Ban On Women Driving

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

Saudi Arabia says it's ending its ban on women driving by next year. But women are far from equal to men in the country.

Many Children Among Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

More than half the Muslim minority Rohingya who have fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh are believed to be children. Most of them are at risk and in need.

What To Expect From The GOP Tax Plan

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

Mary Louise Kelly talks with former economist for Vice President Biden Jared Bernstein and Peter Morici of the University of Maryland about the Republican tax plan.

Injured Service Members Compete At Invictus Games

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

The Invictus Games are underway in Toronto. The event features injured service members from around the world, including Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Caswell, who shares his story.

Why Is Chad On Trump's Travel Ban List?

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

Chad's President Idriss Deby is seen as a partner in the battle against terrorism. So many are puzzled by President Trump's addition of Chad to the travel ban list.

Prosecutors Charge NCAA Coaches With Bribery And Fraud

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

Corruption charges against four college basketball coaches and an Adidas executive have exposed what federal officials call the NCAA's "dark underbelly."

VA Studying Suicide Prevention In Veterans

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

Suicide among veterans is 22 percent higher than for civilians of the same age. The VA and the Pentagon have been studying how to prevent suicides.

Equifax CEO Retires Following Massive Data Breach

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:09am

The CEO of Equifax, Richard Smith, has retired, effective Tuesday. This comes amid multiple state and federal investigations into a security breach at the service.

Violence In Brazil Escalates, Army Is Deployed To Neighborhoods

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 6:46am

The request for the Army to patrol areas comes days after rival members of a drug cartel started a war in Rio's most dangerous favela. Since Sunday, shootouts have become common in the area.

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