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Donald Trump declassifies Russia investigation documents to back his 'witch hunt' claims Donald Trump declassifies Russia investigation documents to back his 'witch hunt' claims
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump ordered the release of documents Monday involving FBI and Justice Department officials he claims targeted him during the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Among those officials: ex-FBI Director James Comey, whose firing by Trump in 2017 triggered the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller and an obstruction of justice investig...
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How New York Gov. Cuomo was able to crush Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic primary How New York Gov. Cuomo was able to crush Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic primary
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo left little to chance in his Democratic primary fight against Cynthia Nixon, a race that drew national attention. Cuomo, a master at using the levers of power in government, turned all the resources of his campaign and office to his advantage. He was able to use more than $21 million in campaign spending to tout his record over the past eight years and beat back at...
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Hurricane Florence power outages top 890,000, could hit 3 million as storm unleashes fury Hurricane Florence power outages top 890,000, could hit 3 million as storm unleashes fury
Power outages from Hurricane Florence, which made landfall Friday morning in North Carolina, have topped 890,000 customers. This is according to data as of 8 p.m. Friday EST from poweroutage.us,which tracks the USA's electrical power grid. Most of the outages are in North Carolina, though several thousand are without power in South Carolina. The power service tracker said 759,013 customers ...
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Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 1 storm: Here's what we know and what to expect Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 1 storm: Here's what we know and what to expect
Hurricane Florence has already proven to be not just powerful and destructive but wildly unpredictable. After appearing headed toward the North Carolina-Virginia border at one point, Florence shifted south and is now taking aim at the Carolinas. And while the intensity of Florence's winds — still in the 90 mph range — have diminished enough to turn it into a Category 1, the storm has grown in s...
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Gunman kills 5 — including his wife — in Bakersfield, California, authorities say Gunman kills 5 — including his wife — in Bakersfield, California, authorities say
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a Kern County sheriff’s deputy closed in Wednesday, authorities said. There was no immediate word on what sparked the shootings that took place at a home and a business in Bakersfield, which is some 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Los Angeles. “Obviously, these are not random shooti...
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Massive Hurricane Florence 'is going to be a direct hit' on Carolinas Massive Hurricane Florence 'is going to be a direct hit' on Carolinas
Ferocious Hurricane Florence marched relentlessly toward the U.S. East Coast on Tuesday, a massive storm threatening record rains and historic flooding as more than 1 million people flee the anticipated devastation. “This storm is a monster. It’s big and it’s vicious,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday. “The time to hope Hurricane Florence away is gone.” The first rain bands could ...
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Joe Biden returns to Instagram and draws 1 million followers Joe Biden returns to Instagram and draws 1 million followers
WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Joe Biden returned to the popular social media platform Instagram as speculation swirls about whether he'll run for president in 2020. Biden posted two images on Friday of himself and his wife, Jill, taking part in a walk for wounded veterans in New York. Since then, he has picked up 1 million followers. Biden's blue-collar appeal has put him at the center ...
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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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