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Jessica Jackson, a single mom from California, took on the prison system — and changed her life Jessica Jackson, a single mom from California, took on the prison system — and changed her life
Jessica Jackson clung to her baby in a Georgia courthouse bathroom, sobbing as she tried to get the 2-month-old to nurse. Her husband’s wallet, keys and phone — hurriedly handed over moments before as a bailiff led him away — felt heavy and foreign in her hands. She was 22. She had no job, no high school diploma, and no idea how she was going to drive his F350 home, let alone raise her daughter al...
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How Trump stealthily went from Mar-a-Lago to Afghanistan How Trump stealthily went from Mar-a-Lago to Afghanistan
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Shortly after sunset on Wednesday, President Donald Trump secretly boarded an undisclosed aircraft at an undisclosed airport in Florida and flew to Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, according to pool reports from media who traveled with the president. Air Force One, the plane Trump took from Andrews to Florida Tuesday evening, remained parked on the tarmac at Palm Beach ...
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Navy secretary Richard Spencer forced out after Donald Trump's objection over handling of Navy SEAL war crimes case Navy secretary Richard Spencer forced out after Donald Trump's objection over handling of Navy SEAL war crimes case
Defense Secretary Mark Esper forced out Richard Spencer, the secretary of the Navy, over his handling of a Navy SEAL whose demotion for a war crimes charge had sparked objection from President Donald Trump. Esper asked for Spencer's resignation "after losing trust and confidence in him regarding his lack of candor" because he failed to tell Esper of a "private proposal" he made to the White Ho...
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Amazon sues Pentagon over $10 billion contract awarded to Microsoft Amazon sues Pentagon over $10 billion contract awarded to Microsoft
Amazon is suing the Pentagon over a $10 billion cloud-computing contract awarded to Microsoft. Amazon said it filed a legal complaint Friday with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims seeking to challenge the decision. The complaint is sealed, but the company said earlier this month there was “unmistakable bias” on the government’s part. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” project dre...
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Democratic debate: Here are the winners and losers from the November stage Democratic debate: Here are the winners and losers from the November stage
WASHINGTON — The first votes will be cast in the 2020 Democratic primary in less than three months, and the 10 candidates on the debate stage Wednesday night were all looking for a breakout moment. While the field has grown and shrunk repeatedly in the past few weeks, with candidates dropping out and jumping in, the candidates on stage in Atlanta have all been in this race for months. Her...
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Is Georgia a swing state? Democrats think so, and some trends are on their side Is Georgia a swing state? Democrats think so, and some trends are on their side
ATLANTA — When political pundits talk about swing states in the 2020 election, they generally mention Florida, several states in the Midwest, and maybe a couple states in the West or on the Atlantic coast. Georgia isn’t often on that list. But a changing population, strong performances from Democrats in U.S. House, statehouse and statewide races, and increased attention from national voter g...
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Donald Trump's doctor says president was not evaluated for 'urgent or acute' illness Donald Trump's doctor says president was not evaluated for 'urgent or acute' illness
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's physician dismissed speculation late Monday about his unexpected trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center over the weekend, calling the visit "routine" and "preventative." Dr. Sean Conley, the president’s physician, dismissed speculation that the president had been brought to the hospital for chest pain and specifically said Trump was not evalua...
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Pete Buttigieg rockets to the top of the 2020 field as a clear front-runner Pete Buttigieg rockets to the top of the 2020 field as a clear front-runner
DES MOINES, Iowa – Pete Buttigieg has rocketed to the top of the latest Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll in the latest reshuffling of the top tier of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Since September, Buttigieg has risen 16 percentage points among Iowa’s likely Democratic caucusgoers, with 25% now saying he is their first choice for president. For the first time in the Register...
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Roger Stone found guilty of lying to Congress to protect Trump and his campaign Roger Stone found guilty of lying to Congress to protect Trump and his campaign
WASHINGTON – Roger Stone, an ally of President Donald Trump, was found guilty Friday of lying to Congress and obstructing an investigation into Russia to protect Trump and his presidential campaign. The jury's verdict came after about eight hours of deliberation. Stone, a fixture in GOP politics who worked on campaigns stretching back to Richard Nixon's, now faces the possibility of prison. ...
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President Trump asks Supreme Court to block access to his tax returns, setting up separation of powers battle President Trump asks Supreme Court to block access to his tax returns, setting up separation of powers battle
WASHINGTON – President Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday to block New York prosecutors from obtaining eight years of his tax returns, setting up a landmark separation of powers battle. The request followed a federal appeals court's rejection last week of Trump's claim of absolute immunity from criminal investigation and prosecution – a claim his lawyer illustrated by saying the president c...
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