Texas Lawmakers Try Again To Raise Minimum Smoking AgeThis may be the year that Texas lawmakers pass a measure raising the smoking age from 19 to 21 years old. State Sen. Carlos Uresti says this is the fourth or fifth time that he's tried to get the bill through.
Supreme Court Hears Case Over DeportationsThe Obama administration is seeking to persuade the Supreme Court to retain a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes.
"Momentous Changes" Push Back Ivanka Trump's BookCiting the "momentous changes" in her life, like her father being elected to the White House, Ivanka Trump and her publisher are pushing back the release of her book from early March to early May.
Poll Says Young Americans Fear Worse Life After TrumpAs Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans particularly concerned.
Springsteen Cover Band Pulls Out Of Inauguration GalaA Bruce Springsteen cover band has changed its tune about performing at a Washington gala the day before Donald Trump's inauguration. The B Street Band decided to pull out of the Thursday night performance.
Trump Tries To Calm Tensions After Lewis SquabbleDonald Trump spoke of national unity to a son of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, seeking to ease friction over the his squabble with Rep. John Lewis, a protege of the slain civil rights leader.
GOP Targets Endangered Species Act For ChangesIn control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation tools.
Tax Deadline Looms For Prince Estate; Government To Get HalfPrince once sang, "Money Don't Matter 2 Night," but his money matters a lot to the IRS.
Texas Among The Two-Thirds Of States Facing Budget ChallengesThe $4 billion that lawmakers left unspent after their last session two years ago appears to have evaporated. Now Texas could be as much as $6 billion short of the money needed just to keep the status quo.
Parties, Protests To Take Over D.C. For Trump's InaugurationHundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation's capital for Donald Trump's inauguration and a major demonstration the day after. How many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open question.
Trump Promises Health Insurance For All President-elect Donald Trump says his plan to replace the nation's health care law will include "insurance for everybody."
Lynch Gives Final Speech As Attorney GeneralAttorney General Loretta Lynch, in her final speech as head of the Justice Department, praised the work of the Obama administration to advance the dream of justice and said worries of difficult days ahead should be a call for action, not despair.

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