Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other proponents of school voucher programs are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said a Lutheran church was wrongly denied a state grant for its preschool playground. But opponents say the ruling is far from an endorsement of the use of public money for religious schools.

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  • Written by By CAROLYN THOMPSON , Associated Press

Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating GOP leaders' hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week.

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  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

The Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions and possibly more litigation ahead.

  • Written by By ALICIA A. CALDWELL , Associated Press

Utah wildfire grows to largest active fire in US


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake.


  • Written by By BRADY McCOMBS , Associated Press

Mattis: US arms for Syrian Kurds will continue after Raqqa


MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that America will continue to provide weapons to Syrian Kurdish fighters after the battle to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa, Syria, is over.

  • Written by By LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press