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VA nominee Ronny Jackson withdraws amid allegations he dished out opioids, drank on duty VA nominee Ronny Jackson withdraws amid allegations he dished out opioids, drank on duty
WASHINGTON — Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson said Thursday he is withdrawing from consideration as President Trump's nominee to be the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs amid a barrage of allegations of prior misconduct. "Unfortunately, because of how Washington works, these false allegations have become a distraction for this President and the important issue we must be addressi...
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George H.W. Bush taken to hospital with infection day after wife's funeral, 'appears to be recovering' George H.W. Bush taken to hospital with infection day after wife's funeral, 'appears to be recovering'
Former president George H.W. Bush was taken to a Houston hospital with an infection the day after attending the funeral for his wife of 73 years, according to a statement from his office Monday. Bush, 93, was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital Sunday with an infection that had spread to his blood. He is "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering," Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said. ...
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Barbara Bush's granddaughters gave emotional, moving readings during funeral service Barbara Bush's granddaughters gave emotional, moving readings during funeral service
Former first lady Barbara Bush's granddaughters offered moving readings of scripture passages from Ecclesiastes, Proverbs and Corinthians at her funeral Saturday. "For everthing there is a season," began Elizabeth Dwen Andrews from Ecclesiastes 3:1-14. Then, granddaughters Noelle Lucila Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, Marshall Lloyd Bush Rossi, Nancy LeBlond Sosa, Ashley Walker Bush and Georgia Gr...
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Democratic Party sues Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, alleging conspiracy to influence the 2016 election Democratic Party sues Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, alleging conspiracy to influence the 2016 election
WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, alleging they conspired to influence the 2016 election in favor of President Trump. The lawsuit alleges that Russia found a "willing and active partner" in the Trump campaign, which shared the goals of hurting the Democratic Party and electing Donald Trump. It ...
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Senate Democrats sit on big stockpiles of campaign money as midterm elections heat up Senate Democrats sit on big stockpiles of campaign money as midterm elections heat up
WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats continue to amass huge stockpiles of campaign money as they race to defend seats from Florida to North Dakota in November’s midterm elections, newly released campaign figures show. Six of the eight Democratic candidates in the most competitive races — those designated as "toss-ups” by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report— had at least $5 million in their accounts ...
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Attorney-client privilege: It's all over the news but how does it work? Attorney-client privilege: It's all over the news but how does it work?
WASHINGTON — Less than 24 hours after federal agents raided the offices and home of his personal lawyer, President Trump lamented: "attorney-client privilege is dead." "I have many (too many!) lawyers and they are probably wondering when their offices, and even homes, are going to be raided," the president tweeted later. "All lawyers are deflated and concerned!" While all lawyers may not sh...
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After Parkland shooting: Youth activism not showing up in voter registration numbers After Parkland shooting: Youth activism not showing up in voter registration numbers
TALLAHASSEE — Two months of youthful activism in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre was expected to produce a bumper crop of teens registering to vote for the first time. But in Tallahassee, the epicenter of the Florida protests, all the noise, speeches and carnival-like atmosphere have not produced a number of new young voters. The opposite happened. There now are fe...
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Trump asks staff to look at new talks on trade deal he killed last year Trump asks staff to look at new talks on trade deal he killed last year
WASHINGTON — President Trump told aides to look again at re-entering negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a massive Asia-heavy trade deal that Trump repeatedly denounced on the 2016 campaign trail and had killed just last year, Republican lawmakers said Thursday. GOP senators and governors from the Midwest, who met with Trump to argue that a looming trade war with China would hurt U....
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Congress demands EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's records on travel, lease Congress demands EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's records on travel, lease
WASHINGTON — EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt might no longer be in immediate danger of losing his job, but a key Republican congressman is pressing him for more documents relating to travel expenses and a controversial arrangement he had with the wife of an energy lobbyist to rent a room on Capitol Hill last year. South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, who chairs the Committee on Oversight and Gov...
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Travel agents, popular sites didn't share risks with those booking travel to Mexico resorts Travel agents, popular sites didn't share risks with those booking travel to Mexico resorts
MILWAUKEE — They didn’t know. Their travel agents didn’t warn them. They didn’t find signs of trouble on TripAdvisor or government websites. And nothing on Apple Vacations, Cheap Caribbean, Expedia, Transat or other popular booking websites suggested potential danger. Instead, images of sunshine, margaritas and bikinis on the beach splashed seductively across their computer screens, port...
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