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As the midterms approach, groups nationwide try to woo college students to vote As the midterms approach, groups nationwide try to woo college students to vote
WASHINGTON – At Yale and Harvard, students are battling over which university can get the most pledges to vote in next month's midterms. And down south, at Morehouse College in Atlanta, the National Urban League is setting up a booth at Saturday's homecoming game to urge students to vote. On campuses across the country, from Ivy League schools to historically black colleges and universities,...
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Authorities eye Florida in hunt for source of suspicious packages, as security officials worry danger 'not over' Authorities eye Florida in hunt for source of suspicious packages, as security officials worry danger 'not over'
With less than two weeks before the midterm elections, the Pentagon is preparing to deploy at least 800 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to confront a migrant caravan that President Donald Trump has described as a “national emergency,” said administration officials. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis may sign an order mobilizing those troops as early as Thursday, according to two administration offic...
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Powerball jackpot swells to $750 million — the third-largest in US lottery history Powerball jackpot swells to $750 million — the third-largest in US lottery history
Move over Mega Millions, it's time for Powerball. One night after Mega Millions hit a $1.5 billion winner, Powerball's drawing came and went Wednesday without anybody matching all six numbers and the jackpot ballooned to an estimated $750 million — the third-largest in U.S. lottery history. The winning numbers on Wednesday night: 3, 21, 45, 53, 56 and Powerball 22. The next drawing is Saturd...
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Trump on Saudi handling of Khashoggi death: ‘Worst cover-up ever’ Trump on Saudi handling of Khashoggi death: ‘Worst cover-up ever’
WASHINGTON – In a notable shift, President Donald Trump blasted Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for its handling of the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and his administration announced the first penalties against some of those involved. “The cover-up was the worst in the history of cover-ups," Trump told reporters at the White House. Trump's comments marked another reversal from his...
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Exclusive: President Trump vows to send as many troops to the border ‘as necessary’ to stop caravan Exclusive: President Trump vows to send as many troops to the border ‘as necessary’ to stop caravan
HOUSTON – President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to send as many troops as necessary to the U.S.-Mexican border to block a growing caravan of Central American migrants, calling their trek “an assault on our country.” In an exclusive interview with USA TODAY aboard Air Force One, the president said there were “people from the Middle East” in their ranks, reiterating a claim he made without evide...
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'You can’t even walk, there’s just so many people': Migrant caravan bound for US swells despite Trump threats 'You can’t even walk, there’s just so many people': Migrant caravan bound for US swells despite Trump threats
A caravan of Central American migrants marching into Mexico bound for the United States grew to at least 5,000 people Sunday despite threats from President Donald Trump to use the U.S. military to seal the border. The throng, many from Honduras, streamed across a bridge over the Suchiate River connecting Guatemala with Mexico. The Los Angeles Times, citing Gerardo Hernandez, head of the lo...
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Trump administration supports Mexico, UN plan to deal with caravan of Honduran migrants Trump administration supports Mexico, UN plan to deal with caravan of Honduran migrants
The Trump administration on Thursday night welcomed a Mexican government plan to work with the United Nations refugee agency to deal with a controversial caravan of Honduran migrants — fleeing poverty and violence — before they can make their way to the U.S.-Mexico border. The caravan of migrants, who number anywhere between 1,500 to 4,000 people, has angered President Donald Trump. This week, ...
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The last column Jamal Khashoggi wrote before disappearing focuses on need for free press The last column Jamal Khashoggi wrote before disappearing focuses on need for free press
WASHINGTON - The Washington Post has published the last column by Jamal Khashoggi, written by the journalist shortly before he went missing. The column, titled "What the Arab world needs most is free expression," focuses on the need for a free press in the Middle East and that many Arabs live in a state of misinformation. Khashoggi talked about how freedom of the press has been under attac...
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Mega Millions jumps to $868 million, second-largest jackpot in US history Mega Millions jumps to $868 million, second-largest jackpot in US history
Bad news: You didn't win the Mega Millions jackpot. Good news: You'll have another chance to strike it rich on Friday night. There was no winning ticket in Tuesday night's record $667 million Mega Millions game, pushing the jackpot to an estimated $868 million, the second-largest in U.S. lottery history. Tuesday's winning numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and Mega Ball 9. While nobody matche...
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Some Florida Panhandle businesses may never recover following Hurricane Michael Some Florida Panhandle businesses may never recover following Hurricane Michael
PANAMA CITY — Michael Matti had a small generator powering his business — Royal Used Tires — and there was no means of communication except his buddies who stopped by with information and a cold bottle of Coors Light. Still, Royal Used Tires was open along 15th Street in Panama City, one of the few small businesses in the city that wasn't devastated by last week's Category 4 hurricane. "Peop...
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