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A little more than a year after she married, Tiffany Smiley walked into a hospital room to tell her husband he was blind. A car bomb in Mosul, Iraq, had sent shrapnel into Army Maj. Scott Smiley’s eyes as he was serving as an infantry platoon leader and ultimately led …

  Washington (CNN) For President Donald Trump, loyalty in Washington is a one-way street. Trump’s trashing of several of his administration’s top justice officials in an interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is causing deep alarm inside the West Wing, leading some to worry …

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would leave 839,000 more New Jersey residents without health coverage and cost the state $4.2 billion a year in federal funds, according to a study by a progressive policy group. Trump on Tuesday said he wants to “let Obamacare …

Washington Post Grandparents and other extended relatives are exempt from President Trump’s travel ban, a federal judge in Hawaii declared late Thursday, again stopping the administration from implementing the president’s controversial executive order in the way that it wants. U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson wrote that the government’s “narrowly …

President Donald Trump took time during a speech in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday to comment on the economic situation in the US and the recent record highs for the stock market. During a speech addressing the 3Cs initiative, a new economic agreement among countries in the eastern part of the …

Article from NY Times The political standoff that shut down New Jersey state beaches and parks over the weekend began in February with a signature laugh line delivered by Gov. Chris Christie. Mr. Christie said during his budget address that he thought Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, the state’s largest health …

President Donald Trump has escalated his war on the mainstream media in recent days with raging tweetstorms and public remarks that veer off-message. Over the past week, the White House has engaged in a series of provocations of media outlets that have shocked reporters and observers who have become accustomed to Trump’s often …

The German parliament is set to vote on same-sex marriage on Friday. The bill, which would give same-sex couples full marital rights and the ability to adopt children, was added to the agenda today after a vote. With Chancellor Angela Merkel indicating that she will make the vote one of …

Article from CNN The Supreme Court Monday allowed parts of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to go into effect and will hear oral arguments on the case this fall. The court is allowing the ban to go into effect for foreign nationals who lack any “bona fide relationship with any person or …

Source: NJ.com The thing about laws is that they always make great sense at the time they’re written. Nearly 4,000  years ago, the Babylonian king Hammurabi decreed that those accused of sorcery should leap into a river and prove their innocence by not drowning. The Salem Witch Trials viewed floating in …