State Highlights: FEMA’s Recovery Efforts On U.S. Islands Lag Behind Those On Mainland, Report Says; Citing Opioid Epidemic Challenges, Maryland’s Chief Medical Examiner Announces Resignation

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Vice President Mike Pence backs Trump’s call to lower interest rates, citing low consumer inflation

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Mueller seeks no prison time for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, citing his ‘substantial assistance’

The new filing Tuesday by the office of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is the first time prosecutors have described Flynn’s assistance since the former national security adviser’s guilty plea last year. Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: -As millions … Read more…

Les Moonves’ replacement Richard Parsons steps down as CBS interim chairman after a month, citing health reasons

Richard Parsons stepped down late Sunday as interim chairman of CBS barely a month after taking the job following Les Moonves’ departure. “The reason for my departure relates to the state of my health,” Parsons said in a statement. “As … Read more…