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New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker announces 2020 presidential run New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker announces 2020 presidential run
TRENTON, N.J. – Cory Booker, once mayor of New Jersey’s largest city and now one of the most high-profile, media savvy U.S. senators, declared his candidacy for president on Friday, joining an already crowded field of Democrats looking to be President Trump’s 2020 challenger. Booker announced his long-anticipated decision the same way many Americans have come to know him, on Twitter, presenting...
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'I’ve never experienced anything like it': For some in Chicago's deep freeze, no choice but to brave the cold 'I’ve never experienced anything like it': For some in Chicago's deep freeze, no choice but to brave the cold
CHICAGO — The polar vortex battered the Midwest Wednesday. The extreme temperatures left at least eight dead, kept hundreds of thousands of workers and students home, and strained infrastructure for a huge swath of the country. But for many Chicagoans, Wednesday was just another day — albeit a historically cold one — of living a life in which staying home was not a reasonable option. Luke Wa...
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Chicago will be colder than Antarctica this week; 250 million in USA will see freezing temperatures Chicago will be colder than Antarctica this week; 250 million in USA will see freezing temperatures
CHICAGO – The season's most wintry roar threatened to paralyze a wide swath of the nation Tuesday as temperature records began falling fast. Parts of New York braced for up to 4 feet of snow, and Atlanta endured a blast of rain and snow as travelers headed to the city for the Super Bowl. Wednesday, temperatures will continue to plummet and winds will howl as parts of the Midwest and East are ov...
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Could California produce soon cost you more? Farms face labor shortages, immigration woes Could California produce soon cost you more? Farms face labor shortages, immigration woes
COACHELLA, Calif. – On a recent sunny morning, Isidro Fuentes spent several hours thinning out two-week-old rows of romaine lettuce. In years past, that job would have been done by 30 people. But today Fuentes, 56, sits alone atop a tractor with a specialized mechanical attachment that handles the entire operation. “This is the future,” he says. The future, in fact, has many farmers nervo...
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Good ol' boys network, meet black girl magic: Black, female entrepreneurs are changing Silicon Valley Good ol' boys network, meet black girl magic: Black, female entrepreneurs are changing Silicon Valley
SAN FRANCISCO – In the early days of Zume Pizza, visitors to Julia Collins' robotic food prep company in Silicon Valley would sometimes greet her at the door and say: "Can you grab me a water? I'm here to meet with the founder." When pitching her business to investment partners at venture capital firms, Collins was nearly always the only woman and always the only black person in the room. Then,...
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Donald Trump's White House distances itself from Roger Stone's indictment: 'This this has nothing to do with the president' Donald Trump's White House distances itself from Roger Stone's indictment: 'This this has nothing to do with the president'
WASHINGTON – The White House worked Friday to distance itself from Friday's indictment of President Donald Trump's former political consultant, Roger Stone. "This this has nothing to do with the president, nothing to do with the White House," Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said. Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said the case against Stone as developed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller involves ...
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Sebring, Florida, shooting: Who is Zephen Xaver, suspect accused of killing five at SunTrust Bank Sebring, Florida, shooting: Who is Zephen Xaver, suspect accused of killing five at SunTrust Bank
Zephen Xaver was not much for posting on social media. From Instagram to Twitter to Facebook, the 21-year-old man suspected of storming a Sebring bank and killing five people kept a low profile. Five people died Wednesday when a man identified as Xaver — a former Florida Department of Corrections correctional officer trainee — opened fire at a SunTrust bank in Sebring in what Highlands Coun...
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L.A. teachers' strike is over: Teachers to return Wednesday L.A. teachers' strike is over: Teachers to return Wednesday
LOS ANGELES —The Los Angeles teachers' union ended its week-long strike Tuesday night, union leaders said, overwhelmingly supporting an agreement with the nation's second-largest school district. Teachers will return to 900 Los Angeles Unified School District public schools on Wednesday, restoring a sense of normalcy for about 500,000 students. Although the union will finish counting votes ...
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Government shutdown at one month: Where things stand for the average American Government shutdown at one month: Where things stand for the average American
WASHINGTON – With the partial government shutdown heading into its second month, the strain on the country continues to grow, especially on the 800,000 federal workers who are headed toward missing their second paycheck next week. To help pay the bills, some have resorted to part-time jobs or soliciting donations through crowdsourcing websites. Across the country, airline passengers are facing ...
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Tornado causes significant damage in downtown Wetumpka, Alabama Tornado causes significant damage in downtown Wetumpka, Alabama
WETUMPKA, Ala. – A tornado caused major damage in downtown Wetumpka, the city's mayor said Saturday, with several buildings on the ground after an intense storm passed through the area. One injured was reported by 4:30 p.m., said Mayor Jerry Willis. The injury wasn’t serious. The damage seems to be confined on the west side of the city, located about 15 miles northeast of Montgomery. First B...
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