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Families to quietly remember on school massacre anniversary

Feb 13, 2019

The communities and families terrorized by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre will spend the anniversary quietly remembering the 14 students and three staff members who lost their lives.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump swipes progress from Obama era

Feb 9, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: In Trump's estimation, the good times began to roll for the country on the night he was elected, so he doesn't hesitate to claim progress from the twilight of the Obama era as his own

GOP senator pledges insulin probe as Congress holds hearings

Jan 29, 2019

Senate committee opens hearings on high U.S. prescription drug prices and how the government might put the brakes on them. Pharmaceutical industry says price spikes of recent years have stabilized.

'VH1 Trailblazer Honors' celebrates director Ava DuVernay

Jan 28, 2019

"VH1 Trailblazer Honors" will pay tribute to Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay to kick off Women's History Month

Liz Weston: 5 divorce mistakes that can cost you

Jan 28, 2019

Divorce is an expensive process, and these mistakes only make it more so

Black workers had long history with fed jobs before shutdown

Jan 26, 2019

Experts and union leaders say the partial federal government shutdown may be affecting African American workers more than their white counterparts

Hospital: 'Poor decisions' by staff giving outsize pain meds

Jan 23, 2019

An Ohio hospital system leader says a doctor's orders for potentially fatal doses of pain medicine given to at least 27 patients were carried out by what he calls "a small number of good people who made poor decisions."

Liz Weston: More parents are putting limits on college help

Jan 23, 2019

A survey shows that many parents think they should help pay for college, but more want their kids to contribute and fewer are willing to sacrifice their retirement funds

Liz Weston: There's always a next recession, so be prepared

Jan 21, 2019

Recessions - which can bring higher unemployment, lower incomes and tighter credit - are inevitable, but you can prepare now for the next one

Paying for funerals impossible for many poor families

Jan 20, 2019

Some relatives of people whose cremated remains were found among hundreds in a Detroit funeral home say they would have loved to bury them in marked graves but couldn't afford traditional funeral services


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