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Stacey Abrams blames Trump for shutdown in State of the Union response: 'Political games' Stacey Abrams blames Trump for shutdown in State of the Union response: 'Political games'
WASHINGTON – Democrat Stacey Abrams, the party's pick to rebut President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech Tuesday night, slammed the commander-in-chief for causing the partial government shutdown that left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay for 35 days this year. "The shutdown was a stunt engineered by the president of the United States, one that defied every tenet of ...
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Trump nominates former oil and agriculture lobbyist David Bernhardt as new Interior secretary Trump nominates former oil and agriculture lobbyist David Bernhardt as new Interior secretary
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Monday that he will nominate acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to the job permanently, saying he has done "a fantastic job from the day he arrived." Bernhardt has been serving temporarily since Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke departed the Trump Cabinet nearly two months ago under an ethics cloud. The Interior Department is a spra...
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School dress code for parents? Tennessee bill could restrict adult clothing on campus School dress code for parents? Tennessee bill could restrict adult clothing on campus
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Memphis lawmaker is working on a law that could require school districts to establish codes of conduct for parents. The codes would forbid campus visitors from showing up on campuses intoxicated and wearing clothing deemed inappropriate. “I was talking to my principals when I got the real story,” Antonio Parkinson, a Democratic state representative, said. “There are paren...
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Mudslides, floods, rain, howling winds: California hit by dangerous storm Mudslides, floods, rain, howling winds: California hit by dangerous storm
With the polar vortex in full retreat, the USA's wildest weather shifts to the West. The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week wreaked plenty of havoc - with estimates as high as 24 dead - but a new form of deadly weather has encroached upon the western United States, battering California on Saturday. Flash flood warnings were issued across the Golden State a...
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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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