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Philadelphia firefighter dies after he's trapped inside home for 30 minutes
An 11-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department died in the line of duty after the interior of a home collapsed this morning, pinning him under debris, officials said. Lt. Matt LeTourneau was trapped for 30 minutes until firefighters were able to remove him, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner
CEO of La Colombe coffee: 'I don't want this tax cut'
Todd Carmichael said he is one of the few CEOs in America willing to declare what other executives won't: that while the new tax bill may be good for his business, it's bad for the country.
Franken to make announcement Thursday as chorus grows for his resignation
Sen. Al Franken is set to make an announcement Thursday, according to his office, as more than a dozen Democratic senators called on him today to resign amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. At least 38 senators have called for Franken’s resignation, including Kirsten Gillibrand of New
Lawmakers question HHS nominee on drug industry ties, position on the Affordable Care Act
Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, faced tough questions from lawmakers concerned about his ties to the drug industry at his nomination hearing before the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions committee. Azar, a veteran of HHS and a former executive at the
'Show me the money': Critics question funding of Trump's opioid crisis plan
In a speech from the East Room of the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency. However, the fund designed to support such a declaration -- the Public Health Emergency Fund -- currently stands at $57,000, Matt Lloyd, a Health and
Lawmakers, organizations speak out after Trump's decision to end DACA
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the Trump administration will phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, giving Congress six months to arrive at a legislative solution that could protect the nearly 800,000 young people who have applied under DACA for
The Note: A more disciplined Trump lays tax overhaul at Congress' feet
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence travel to Texas , where they are expected to meet today with storm survivors and survey damage . "I don’t want to be disappointed by Congress." President Trump is calling on Congress to pass a tax cut plan into law
Washington reacts to Steve Bannon's White House departure
Lawmakers are reacting to the news that Steve Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist, has resigned from his post. Bannon, a controversial figure in the Trump administration because of his tenure leading the conservative news outlet Breitbart, was facing calls to resign after violence
Jackie Evancho and sister Juliet Evancho on life after Jackie's inauguration performance
Singing the national anthem at a president’s inauguration should have been a crowning career moment for 17-year-old opera singer Jackie Evancho . But her decision to sing at President Donald Trump's inauguration put her career in jeopardy. In the six months since, Evancho said she is still dealing
Lawmakers send well wishes to John McCain following brain tumor announcement
Following Sen. John McCain 's announcement Wednesday night that he has a brain tumor, lawmakers -- past and present -- from both sides of the aisle sent heir well wishes to the Arizona Republican and his family. President Trump said in a statement, "Senator John McCain has always been a fighter.