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US to protect families' right to take nursing homes to court

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a rule preventing nursing homes from forcing cases into arbitration. The decision would restore the right to legal action to 1.5 million nursing home residents.

Congress acts to avert government shutdown after striking deal on Flint aid

Senate Democrats said Wednesday they are satisfied with a deal struck by House leaders late Tuesday to deliver federal aid to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, removing a major flash point in negotiations to keep the government fully operating past Friday.

Congress overrides Obama veto of 9/11 family lawsuits against Saudi Arabia

The Senate and House on Wednesday voted to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation that would allow 9/11 victims' families to sue the Saudi Arabian government over its alleged support for the terrorists who carried out the attacks.

World viewers weigh in on the US debate

The first U.S. presidential debate broke viewership records at home -- and the rest of the world watched with great interest, too.

Elon Musk unveils plans for colonizing Mars

SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk on Tuesday unveiled his plans for colonizing Mars, which could eventually involve a fleet of up to 1,000 spaceships to transport as many as 1 million people to the Red Planet.

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