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Bridging The Gap
Biden is up big and the Senate is in sight, but Democrats still haunted by fear of letdown Biden is up big and the Senate is in sight, but Democrats still haunted by fear of letdown
WASHINGTON – Democrats have heard this story before. Their standard-bearer builds a sizable lead in the race for president against Donald Trump. Everything seems pointed in their direction. Pundits talk about a Democratic victory like it’s inevitable. Then it doesn’t happen. Still licking their wounds four years after Hillary Clinton’s stinging loss, Democrats are grappling with heighten...
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1,700 troops will support Trump's 4th of July celebration plans, Pentagon says 1,700 troops will support Trump's 4th of July celebration plans, Pentagon says
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon announced Friday that for the second year in a row, the Department of Defense will provide troops and substantial support to President Donald Trump's expanded Independence Day celebrations. Approximately 1,700 troops will provide support to the Department of the Interior with "Salute to America" celebrations in Washington, D.C., as well as flyovers of other cities incl...
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Federal appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn case, likely ending prosecution of ex-Trump adviser Federal appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn case, likely ending prosecution of ex-Trump adviser
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court has ordered the dismissal of the case against Michael Flynn, a decision that likely ends the long and fraught prosecution of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser. In a 2-1 ruling Wednesday, the appeals court panel ordered U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, who has been presiding over the prosecution of Flynn, to dismiss the case. The o...
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Ocasio-Cortez faces first reelection test as progressives work to maintain their movement Ocasio-Cortez faces first reelection test as progressives work to maintain their movement
WASHINGTON – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed her seat in the House of Representatives after challenging a long-time incumbent with a message of shaking up the status quo. Now, she faces her own outsider challenger in the the first electoral test of her congressional tenure. The New York Democrat knows the primary process well: Her upset victory over Joe Crowley – a member of House le...
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'Turning point' or massive risk? Trump gambles with a rally in Tulsa that could shape his campaign 'Turning point' or massive risk? Trump gambles with a rally in Tulsa that could shape his campaign
TULSA, Okla. – When President Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail for a rally here Saturday he’ll be taking a high-stakes gamble that could set the pace of the presidential race for at least the rest of the summer, GOP allies and observers say. Trump's rally – his first since he addressed supporters in early March in North Carolina – has the potential to kickstart his struggling reelecti...
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Louisville police is firing officer Brett Hankison involved in Breonna Taylor shooting Louisville police is firing officer Brett Hankison involved in Breonna Taylor shooting
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday that Louisville Metro Police is initiating termination of officer Brett Hankison, one of three officers to fire weapons at Breonna Taylor's apartment, which resulted in her death. Taylor, 26, was shot by officers at her apartment on March 13 as they entered to serve a no-knock warrant. Her boyfriend thought officers were intruders and fired ...
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'The major stumbling block': Powerful police unions stand in the way of structural reform, experts say 'The major stumbling block': Powerful police unions stand in the way of structural reform, experts say
Demonstrators across the country demanding justice for George Floyd might be wise to aim their wrath at a rare target: police unions. Law enforcement insiders and criminology experts point to such organizations as the biggest reason police practices have hardly changed despite the outrage over killings of unarmed black men over the years. They also say it will take a pitched battle to effect ch...
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Mississippi mayor refuses to resign after facing backlash for George Floyd comments: 'I didn't see anything unreasonable' Mississippi mayor refuses to resign after facing backlash for George Floyd comments: 'I didn't see anything unreasonable'
Hal Marx, the mayor of Petal, Mississippi, rejected calls for his resignation after his comments in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis sparked controversy. The Petal Board of Aldermen on Thursday held a special meeting seeking to persuade Marx to step down. He refused. "I will never surrender to the mob mentality," said Marx, adding that he and his family had received death t...
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Veepstakes: More contenders emerge on short list for Biden's running mate and undergo vetting Veepstakes: More contenders emerge on short list for Biden's running mate and undergo vetting
WASHINGTON – More potential vice president contenders emerged Thursday as being on the short list or having advanced to the vetting stage to become Joe Biden's running mate, multiple news outlets report. CBS News first reported that Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has been asked by Biden's campaign to undergo a formal vetting to be considered for the veep slot. More:Joe Biden vowed to pick a wo...
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'Vital' American Academy of Physician Assistants survey outlines coronavirus struggles: A lack of PPE, furloughs and burnout 'Vital' American Academy of Physician Assistants survey outlines coronavirus struggles: A lack of PPE, furloughs and burnout
A lack of personal protective equipment. Reductions in pay. Burnout. Those are among the challenges being faced by physician assistants during their ongoing frontline battle against the novel coronavirus, according to a survey released Tuesday by the American Academy of Physician Assistants. The survey took responses from 743 PAs over a 12-day period, according to the AAPA. Almost 39% of re...
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