School districts say they would either have to cut those services or downsize general education programs that serve all students.
The forces arrayed against McConnell were many, including doctors and hospitals, patient advocacy groups and, perhaps more than anyone else, governors.
The state of Michigan sued Flint Wednesday, alleging that the city council's refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering public health in the wake of a man-made crisis that left the supply contaminated with lead.
A new lawsuit is challenging Seattle's first-in-the-nation voucher system for publicly financing political campaigns.
President Donald Trump attacked The Washington Post and Amazon on Twitter Wednesday, arguing that the online retailer was not paying "internet taxes."
The reporter who interrupted a White House briefing to complain about the Trump administration's treatment of the press says he's tired of being bullied.
A House committee has approved a bill that would revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, while also moving forward with a separate plan for a temporary storage site in New Mexico or Texas.
President Donald Trump interrupted a telephone conversation with Ireland's prime minister to compliment an Irish journalist on her "nice smile."
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Rep. Keith Ellison, a Fifth District Democrat, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd in the Third District, about the proposed changes to health care.
Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election.
Two Republican-controlled House subcommittees Wednesday soundly rejected President Donald Trump's proposals to slash the Agriculture Department, overseas food aid and water projects.
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has been accused of a violating a law limiting government employees' political activity by voicing support for a South Carolina congressional candidate.
Two House Democrats want to require the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties that he and his family own.
Stacey English has modest desires for her 7-year-old daughter Addison: Be able to eat without gagging and move both her arms.
Seven married couples from the same New Jersey shore town, including a rabbi and his wife, now face charges that they misrepresented their income to get a combined $2 million in public welfare benefits they weren't entitled to.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is giving President Donald Trump a vote of confidence on international diplomacy.
A 98-year-old activist has been arrested on a trespassing charge during a protest at a natural gas pipeline project in Massachusetts.
North Carolina's law allowing magistrates to refuse to perform same-sex marriages survived a challenge Wednesday when an appeals court determined that three couples weren't harmed enough to fight the state's use of taxpayer money to apply the law.
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