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Iran Tries to Expand Business in Iraq to Blunt U.S. Sanctions

BAGHDAD — From financing the expansion of the vast courtyards that lead into the Shiite shrines of the holy city of Najaf, to ensuring that a Tehran-friendly candidate gets the job of interior minister, Iran’s role in Iraq keeps [...]

House prepares to expand obstruction probe

WASHINGTON (AP) – Declaring it’s “very clear” President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, says the panel is requesting documents Monday from more than 60 people from Trump’s administration, [...]

Florida could expand law that allows armed teachers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida could expand a law that now allows some teachers to carry guns in schools. The Senate Education Committee approved a bill on a 5-3 vote Tuesday that would make all teachers eligible for a program that [...]

Texas defense contractor wants to expand border towers

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – A Fort Worth defense contractor that monitors part of the U.S.-Mexico border with high-tech surveillance towers wants to expand the technology in more states along the southern border. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram [...]

German Cabinet approves plan to expand job-seeker visas

BERLIN (AP) – Germany’s Cabinet has approved a plan to expand a system of visas allowing people from outside the European Union to seek jobs as it tries to tackle a shortfall of skilled workers. Ministers also approved Wednesday a plan [...]

Amnesty to expand probe of US-led campaign in Syria’s Raqqa

BEIRUT (AP) – Amnesty International said Wednesday it is enlisting the help of thousands of online activists to speed up its investigation into the U.S.-led campaign that drove Islamic State militants from their self-styled capital of [...]

Government to expand, extend Texas tent shelter for children

TORNILLO, Texas (AP) – The U.S. government says a West Texas tent shelter for immigrant children who have recently crossed the southwest border will remain open through the end of the year. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health [...]
Judge Tells Maine Gov. Paul LePage To Expand Medicaid Or GTFO
And he does, every time he has a microphone in front of him. Maine Gov. Paul LePage really, really, really hates poor people, and recognizes the very clear logic that if only poor people would stop being poor, they wouldn’t need any government [...]
White House plans order to expand health care options
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed [...]
Congress may protect, expand special tax break for low-income housing developers
Lawmakers are scouring the tax code to eliminate credits and deductions as part of a broad tax reform, but Congress appears poised to protect and perhaps to even expand a special break for real estate developers who build rental housing for [...]