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Connecticut scientists launching new tick monitoring effort

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut scientists are launching a new effort to track and monitor ticks. The Hartford Courant reports the effort by the state Agricultural Experiment Station involves trapping ticks for testing at 40 locations [...]

Trump hands Democrats a gift with new effort to kill Obamacare

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, pictured here with staff member Margaret Boyle, told Democrats Tuesday that the DOJ’s decision was “a gift” to Democrats. | AP Photo/Steven Senne Health Care The [...]

Trump and Dems destroy GOP effort to escape national emergency bind

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer implored the Senate GOP on Wednesday morning to vote with Senate Democrats to disapprove of the president’s national emergency declaration. | AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Congress The president [...]

News Analysis: Netanyahu Responds to Effort to Indict Him: What He Said and What He Meant

JERUSALEM — By turns angry and choked up, sneering and defiant, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a lengthy, emotional response Thursday night to the decision by Israel’s attorney general to indict him on bribery and other [...]

Bipartisan Senate effort to end shutdown hits wall

Democrats have said they will not give more than $ 1.3 billion to pay for border fencing, while President Donald Trump has asked for billions more. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Government Shutdown Senators fell short in their effort [...]

‘Never been more depressed’: Trump kills Graham effort to end shutdown

A group of Republican senators led by South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham (left) met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) and Vice President Mike Pence to pitch a new immigration proposal. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Congress The [...]

China Thwarts U.S. Effort to Promote American Culture on Campuses

BEIJING — The American ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, wanted to make what in most nations would have been a routine trip. One of his favorite schools, Iowa State University, had opened a center to promote American culture in an inland [...]

Elections, films help effort to ban gay conversion therapy

NEW YORK (AP) – Activists urging more states to ban gay conversion therapy for minors are expecting major gains in 2019, thanks to midterm election results and the buzz generated by two well-reviewed films. Fourteen states and the District [...]

Israel Begins Anti-Tunnel Effort Along Its Border With Lebanon

But Israel kept its plans for the tunnel operation, and even its knowledge of the existence of such cross-border tunnels, completely under wraps, taking Hezbollah and the Israeli public by surprise with Tuesday’s action. The military [...]

Another Pelosi opponent flips, weakening effort to block her speaker bid

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is expected to easily win the vote for speaker, which only requires a majority of the caucus. | AP Photo/Susan Walsh Congress Rep. Brian Higgins’ support deals a setback to the group looking [...]