Report: Inequality remains 50 years after Kerner Report

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Barriers to equality are posing threats to democracy in the U.S. as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child poverty worsens, says a study examining the nation 50 years after the release of the landmark 1968 Kerner Report.

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  • Written by By RUSSELL CONTRERAS , Associated Press

Top intel official says US hasn't deterred Russian meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. response to Russian meddling and disinformation campaigns has not been strong enough to deter Moscow's activities, a top intelligence official said Tuesday.

  • Written by By DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press

Puerto Rico: Treasury cuts $5B disaster relief loan to $2B

 

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor is demanding action from U.S. Congress after announcing that the Treasury Department has cut a nearly $5 billion disaster relief loan by more than half.

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  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Sessions: Justice Dept can ban bump stocks with regulation

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department officials are forging ahead with plans to ban rapid-fire bump stocks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday — a move that would likely set the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the devices remain on the market.

  • Written by By SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press

Administration pressed to expand mental health treatment

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the outcry over the Florida school shootings, the Trump administration says it is "actively exploring" ways to help states expand inpatient mental health treatment using Medicaid funds.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press