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Michael Cohen’s hush money plea marks rare 'win' in campaign system Michael Cohen’s hush money plea marks rare 'win' in campaign system
WASHINGTON – As President Donald Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen stood in a courtroom this week and pleaded guilty to paying hush money to a porn star he was handing good government advocates something they haven’t had in a while: A win. Despite a campaign finance system that members of both parties acknowledge is broken and a series of fumbled high-profile public corruption trials, the Cohe...
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Clergy abuse hotline calls 'surging' after scathing grand jury report Clergy abuse hotline calls 'surging' after scathing grand jury report
A surge in calls to a clergy abuse hotline in Pennsylvania is breathing new life into a vast investigation of "predator priests" and Roman Catholic Church leaders accused of protecting them. The hotline has drawn more than 300 calls since the release of a withering grand jury report last week claiming church leaders protected hundreds of accused priests at the expense of more than 1,000 abuse v...
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Rick Scott's rules Florida's airwaves, but Bill Nelson is about to respond Rick Scott's rules Florida's airwaves, but Bill Nelson is about to respond
WASHINGTON – After months of being overpowered on the Florida airwaves by Republican Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. Bill Nelson is about to start punching back. The Florida Democrat and his political allies have reserved about $42 million in broadcast, cable and satellite television ad buys in the state's 10 markets from August through Election Day – more than twice the $17.4 million Nelson's side spent...
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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser says District's parade cost estimates lower than Trump's claims DC Mayor Muriel Bowser says District's parade cost estimates lower than Trump's claims
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump blamed the Washington, D.C., government Friday for his decision to cancel a proposed military parade – though Washington officials denied his claim and many federal agencies also raised concerns about the cost and logistics. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said Friday via Twitter that the District's cost estimate was only $21.6 million, closer to the administration's ...
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Five key points that could sway the jury in Paul Manafort's trial — and determine his fate Five key points that could sway the jury in Paul Manafort's trial — and determine his fate
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Jurors now hold Paul Manafort's fate. The former campaign manager for President Donald Trump could spend the rest of his life behind bars, walk free or anything in between. Over the course of the 12-day trial, jurors heard in excruciating detail the details of Manafort's alleged scheme as his lawyers worked to poke holes in the case. Each day, testimony from witnesses and...
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Counterprotesters outnumber Unite the Right 2 white nationalists in DC Counterprotesters outnumber Unite the Right 2 white nationalists in DC
WASHINGTON – Thousands of counterprotesters heavily outnumbered a small group of white nationalists holding a "Unite the Right 2" rally Sunday, a day that was largely peaceful but marked by a few confrontations on the streets of the nation's capital. Unite the Right 2 organizer Jason Kessler said he expected 100 to 400 far-right activists to attend. About two dozen arrived at a subway station ...
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Trump condemns 'all types of racism' on Charlottesville anniversary; critics slam wording Trump condemns 'all types of racism' on Charlottesville anniversary; critics slam wording
President Donald Trump on Saturday acknowledged the grim anniversary of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly last year – and is regarded as one of the worst weeks in his presidency. "The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division," Trump posted on Twitter Saturday morning. "We must come together as a nation. I condemn all ...
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Trump doubles metal tariffs on Turkey as lira falls by 20% Trump doubles metal tariffs on Turkey as lira falls by 20%
President Donald Trump has doubled US tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium, as the precipitous fall of the Turkish lira accelerates. In a tweet, Mr Trump said the currency was weak against "our very strong dollar", adding that "US relations with Turkey are not good at this time". Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech that the drop was part of a "campaign" led by foreign p...
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Ohio race just got closer after county finds hundreds of uncounted votes Ohio race just got closer after county finds hundreds of uncounted votes
Correction: The number of votes found is 588. COLUMBUS – The tight race between Democrat Danny O'Connor and Republican Troy Balderson just got tighter. Election officials in Franklin County found 588 previously uncounted votes in a Columbus suburb. The result: O'Connor had a net gain of 190 votes, bringing the race's margin down to 1,564. "The votes from a portion of one voting location...
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Dead fetus found inside American Airlines plane at LaGuardia Airport, investigation ongoing Dead fetus found inside American Airlines plane at LaGuardia Airport, investigation ongoing
A dead fetus was found inside an American Airlines plane Tuesday morning at LaGuardia Airport, according to authorities. A cleaning crew discovered the fetus in the bathroom of a flight that arrived in New York from Charlotte, N.C., late Monday night, PIX11 reports. Minutes before 9 a.m., the airport tweeted that flights at Terminal B could be delayed "due to an out of service aircraft." ...
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