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Clinton backs bill to protect benefits for ex-coal miners

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Hillary Clinton is supporting a bill that would protect health-care and pension benefits for about 120,000 former coal miners and their families.Read more

House panel set to debate idea of reparations for slavery

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After more than a decade's absence, the case for reparations is returning to Capitol Hill, this time amid a...Read more

16 Indiana spellers competing in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee

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There are 16 students from Indiana who are participating in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee.Read more


Soldier places flags honoring Unknown Soldier in downpour at Arlington National Cemetery

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A torrential downpour did not deter The Old Guard from honoring fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.Read more

Harris' bill seeks to address racial bias in maternal care

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U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is offering a new bill to address racial disparities in maternal health care, one of several plans by 2020 presidential candidates on the issue.Read more

Fallen Indiana officers honored in Washington this week

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There are seven men from Indiana who are being honored this week during the services.Read more

Some House members considering taking a pay raise this year

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More than two-thirds of House members have never gotten a pay raise as Congress has voted each year since 2009 to reject an annual cost-of-living adjustment.Read more

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein sends resignation letter to President Trump

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has submitted a letter of resignation to President Donald Trump.Read more

Former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar passes away at 87

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Lugar was a Rhodes Scholar who was first elected to the Senate in 1976, after eight years as Indianapolis mayor.Read more


Rail passengers rescue man after he fell onto commuter train tracks

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Fellow passengers ran to help after a visually impaired man took a bad fall off a Metro platform onto the tracks.Read more

Georgetown students vote in favor of paying fees for slavery reparations fund

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Georgetown University undergraduates have voted in favor of a referendum seeking the establishment of a fund benefiting the descendants of enslaved people sold to pay...Read more