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Tropical Storm Florence creeps closer to US, to head toward East Coast as major hurricane Tropical Storm Florence creeps closer to US, to head toward East Coast as major hurricane
Tropical Storm Florence, now spinning some 1,500 miles from North Carolina's Outer Banks, "is forecast to be a dangerous major hurricane near the southeast U.S. coast by late next week," the National Hurricane Center said Saturday. It should become a hurricane later Saturday as its winds increase above 74 mph. Meanwhile, the remnants of what was Tropical Storm Gordon will soak portions of t...
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Former President Barack Obama attacks Trump, who says he 'fell asleep' during speech Former President Barack Obama attacks Trump, who says he 'fell asleep' during speech
WASHINGTON – Previewing his midterm elections campaign message, former President Barack Obama on Friday launched a direct and blistering attack on President Donald Trump and Republicans and called on Americans to get to the ballot box in November to "restore some semblance of sanity to our politics." At one point referencing the "crazy stuff that's coming out of this White House," Obama told st...
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Mike Pence denies writing critical NYT essay about Trump amid 'lodestar' speculation Mike Pence denies writing critical NYT essay about Trump amid 'lodestar' speculation
WASHINGTON – As President Donald Trump continues to bash the extraordinary criticism from within his administration, Vice President Mike Pence and other officials began denying authorship of an op-ed that has thrown the administration into turmoil. "The Vice President puts his name on his Op-Eds," tweeted Jarrod Agen, communications director for Pence. "The @nytimes should be ashamed and so sho...
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Paper, coins still have a place in our wallets and purses, federal officials say Paper, coins still have a place in our wallets and purses, federal officials say
WASHINGTON – Don't count coins and paper money out just yet. While the advent of cryptocurrencies and other forms of electronic money – on top of the pervasiveness of credit card swiping and electronic bill pay – coins and bills may seem antiquated. But the heads of the two agencies who create our coins and print our paper money told Congress Wednesday that both are alive and well ... and n...
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President Donald Trump goes after AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka on Labor Day President Donald Trump goes after AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka on Labor Day
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump began Labor Day by criticizing the head of the country's largest federation of labor unions. Trump tweeted that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka poorly represented his union in a recent television interview. "Some of the things he said were so (against) the working men and women of our country, and the success of the U.S. itself, that it is easy to see why...
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Visitors to John McCain's office documented his legacy in the Donald Trump era Visitors to John McCain's office documented his legacy in the Donald Trump era
WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain's office smelt almost sweet. The aroma from dozens of white lilies and roses filled the room. Photos of the Arizona Republican throughout the years filled the space, along with mementos from his home state, such as signed football helmets from state universities. A mahogany cabinet with a black and gray visitor's log sat near the door. Only a few pages remaine...
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John McCain's 106-year-old mother to attend Washington memorial service, Annapolis burial John McCain's 106-year-old mother to attend Washington memorial service, Annapolis burial
WASHINGTON – John McCain's 106-year-old mother, Roberta McCain, plans to attend his memorial service in Washington on Saturday and his burial at the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland on Sunday, according to the Associated Press. Roberta McCain, who always called her son "Johnny," lives in the nation's capital. A memorial service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday. On ...
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President Trump claims that China hacked Hillary Clinton's email President Trump claims that China hacked Hillary Clinton's email
President Donald Trump made a series of posts overnight Tuesday in which he claimed Hillary Clinton's emails were hacked by China. Trump posted the claims along with a suggestion to the FBI and Justice Department to investigate the matter. "Hillary Clinton’s Emails, many of which are Classified Information, got hacked by China," the president tweeted. "Next move better be by the FBI & DOJ o...
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Arizona election: At least 4 polling locations closed due to machine malfunctions Arizona election: At least 4 polling locations closed due to machine malfunctions
Tuesday's primary elections in Arizona kicked off with several reports of closed polling locations, malfunctioning equipment and computers that weren't set up. The contractor responsible for the voting machines was supposed to provide more than 100 technicians to assist with issues, but only 70 were available, according to Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes. Fontes addressed the widespre...
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US, Mexico strike trade deal that could pave the way for an overhaul of NAFTA US, Mexico strike trade deal that could pave the way for an overhaul of NAFTA
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Monday the United States and Mexico have reached a new trade deal, paving the way for the possible revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement. In an Oval Office announcement, Trump said the new agreement would be called the United States-Mexico trade agreement and would replace NAFTA, which he said had “bad connotations” for the United States. ...
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