Legal experts call it a “serious threat” against judicial independence and the rule of law.

Changes to the program will help make low-income people self-sufficient, the administration says.

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Multiple surveys indicate majority support for such a ban.

  • Analysis

The ban's critics say it failed, but they're misinterpreting what it was intended to do to begin with.

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Bit by bit, economists have pieced together the answer to this millennium's big economic mystery: where did all the jobs go?

“I’m counting on it never happening."

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The Trump administration has suggested remodeling food stamps to look more like a tiny food-box program for seniors.

It's the latest attempt by Republican lawmakers to get Trump to take a softer stance on trade.

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Why compactness matters.

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What America’s hardest-to-reach towns teach us about fighting malaria and the power of enormous data sets.

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Do native-born Americans need to compete with immigrants for jobs that are going to be increasingly rare because of automation?

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Elections experts say the new maps are “fairer,” “more compact” and “much more competitive.”

  • Perspective

Virginia is raising the financial threshold for defining a theft as a felony for the first time in almost 40 years. It's about time.

  • Analysis

On social media and in official news releases, most Democratic senators have shied away from specific policy recommendations.

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U.S. immigration rates would fall to the bottom of the developed world under a Trump administration plan.

  • Analysis

The Trump administration is giving states the green light to require premium payments for Medicaid, the nation's health care program for the poor.

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The map shifts the balance of power, but is it a gerrymander?

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The key provision of the assault weapons bill was a ban on high-capacity magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.

The chain will drop cheeseburgers and add bottled water to the Happy Meal menu in a quest to make kids’ meals more nutritious.

Trump proposed raising the gas tax by 25 cents in a closed-door meeting with lawmakers Wednesday. The GOP is split on the idea.

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