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Impeachment: Trump Overheard Demanding ‘Investigations’

WASHINGTON — For the first time a top diplomat testified Wednesday that President Donald Trump was overheard asking about “the investigations” that he wanted Ukraine to pursue that are central to the impeachment inquiry. William Taylor, the top U.S. diploma...

Slatic Defiant as Investigations into Trustee Come to Light

The results of two internal investigations into the controversial behavior of Fresno Unified trustee Terry Slatic soon will be made public, the school board's president says. Slatic, meanwhile, was defiant following a special board meeting Thursday called t...
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Number of US Overdose Deaths Appears to Be Falling

NEW YORK — U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary numbers suggest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday posted data showing ...
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Westlands Former Lobbyist Confirmed to Head Interior Department

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday confirmed acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to lead the department on a permanent basis, despite complaints by Democrats that the former oil and gas lobbyist has used his federal position to benefit former industry c...