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WASHINGTON — What a difference a year makes. From predicting that the Affordable Care Act would "implode" and "explode," President Donald Trump is now claiming credit for modest average premium increases expected next year.

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The question is, should the city maintain the status quo in some forlorn hope a savior will rise up and take on the arduous task of restoring those long-neglected houses in the two blocks Vincennes University has targeted for a $15-million investment, or should the city decide to move forwar…

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Apparently, in a very short time, the city has gone from having so much cash socked away it was necessary to spend some of it, to the prospect of having, in only a couple of years, to either cut spending or raise taxes.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is declaring on Twitter a premature victory from his tariffs. Despite the manufacturing renaissance he claims, it's too soon to determine the full scope of any benefit or harm they might create.

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CHICAGO — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign has hit the Illinois airwaves with a new claim that Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker wants to tax drivers for the mileage they log by using a tracking device.

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The security and integrity of the U.S. electoral process became a big issue in the wake of the 2016 election. It prompted reviews, reassessments and re-evaluations of voting systems nationwide.

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Increasing the number of higher-paying jobs in Knox County will require changes in how local governments invest their economic-develop tax dollars and in the guidelines for approving such inducements as tax abatements.

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NEW YORK — Religion's role in politics and public policy is in the spotlight heading toward the midterm elections, yet relatively few Americans consider it crucial that a candidate be devoutly religious or share their religious beliefs, according to a poll released Tuesday by The Associated …

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If President Donald Trump hadn't bragged at a campaign rally in Alabama that if he were an NFL owner, he would fire any "son of a bitch" who knelt during the national anthem, would Colin Kaepernick be a face of Nike's Just Do It campaign? Would a black-and-white image of Mr. Kaepernick's fac…

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We can't see why there should be any debate over the Knox County Development Corp.'s making a donation towards the cost of the proposed Health Education Center at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Lawmakers' impromptu version of 'God Bless America' seems improbable today

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Local Roman Catholic priests vowed, in an article published Sunday in The Herald Bulletin, to protect children from the sort of abuses thousands have suffered at the hands of Catholic church officials in the United States.

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This week, executives from Twitter, Facebook and Google testified before Congress. Again. This was the third congressional hearing this year where the internet giants were grilled on their content policies, their privacy and security practices and their role in democracy.

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WASHINGTON — It's not clear whether President Donald Trump has much to fear from "Fear" itself. But the book of that name has set off a yes-no war between author Bob Woodward and the president, using all the assets they can muster.

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The events last weekend to memorialize the life and death of U.S. Sen. John McCain were quite telling. They were reminders of how this country used to be governed by elected officials who cared deeply about civil debate, the rule of law and the balance of power among the legislative, executi…

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As we enter the traditional, post-Labor Day sprint in the campaign season, voters may want to consider how much their vote really counts. In the United States, the difference between the popular will and political representation is growing and some votes count more than others.

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Voters on both sides of the political aisle are approaching the Nov. 6 general election with concern — and for good reason. No less than the secretary of homeland security has confirmed the government has "seen a willingness and a capability on the part of the Russians" to hack into our elec…

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WASHINGTON — It was a week of exaggeration and outright fiction for President Donald Trump. He wrongly describes the deal to replace the three-nation North American Free Trade Agreement as "one of the largest" and made a questionable assertion that he has unilateral authority to exclude Cana…

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You don’t have to tell Anderson and Madison County, particularly on Labor Day weekend, about the harm wrought by the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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The security and integrity of the U.S. electoral process became a big issue in the wake of the 2016 election. It prompted reviews, reassessments and re-evaluations of voting systems nationwide.

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WASHINGTON — Does Brett Kavanaugh belong on the Supreme Court? It's a question that may be consuming Washington, but one that elicits a shrug from many Americans. And there's also no nationwide consensus on whether the Senate should vote on his nomination before Election Day.

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Madison County needs more teachers like Deanna House and Rebecca Cronk of Anderson High School, female teachers making a difference in STEM fields.

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WASHINGTON — The rallying cry from some liberals to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement isn't a likely winner this election year, as a new poll finds only a quarter of Democrats support eliminating the agency that carried out the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant …

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The announcement by Bishop Kevin Rhoades that he plans to release the names of priests found credibly accused of abusing children within the diocese is a good step toward accountability.

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WASHINGTON — Fewer than half of Americans expect President Donald Trump's tariffs to do much to help the U.S. economy, but their widespread unpopularity hasn't led most Republicans to stray from supporting the president's trade policy as the 2018 midterm elections approach.

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Fatal aviation disasters are a rare event in the modern age. It would come as a shock to hear of a passenger jet crashing and killing everyone aboard. Now try to imagine it happening today, tomorrow, the next day and the day after. That will give you an idea of the death toll from drug overd…

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The Trump administration is committed to saving coal, when what it really needs to do is save the planet.

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WASHINGTON — Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON — Moments after Donald Trump's former personal attorney implicated the president of the United States in a felony, Sen. John Cornyn declared "People who do bad things, who break the law need to be held accountable."

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The United States is close to 40 years into the "War on Drugs." What began as a campaign of good intentions has become among the most costly policy failures of the last 150 years. We seem unwilling or unable to grapple with the immense consequences, or indeed even fully appreciate the depth,…

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Law enforcement in our state is tasked with keeping Hoosiers as safe as possible. So, it made sense a move last year about this time to strip the state's handgun permit laws elicited a strong rebuke from officers.

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Americans' quest for respect, and difficulties in giving it haven't changed much since Aretha issued her call

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Earlier this month, President Trump's administration doubled down on his earlier proposal to create a Space Force as a new branch of the United States military. The suggestion, as before, was met with much eye-rolling and plenty of snarky remarks from the president's critics.

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