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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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John McCain to lie in state at U.S. Capitol, an honor bestowed on only 30 other people John McCain to lie in state at U.S. Capitol, an honor bestowed on only 30 other people
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, a rare honor bestowed on only 31 people in 166 years. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the decision of congressional leaders from both parties Sunday, calling McCain "a great American patriot, a statesman who put his country first and enriched this institution through many years of service." McCain died Sat...
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After a week of scandal, President Donald Trump plays campaigner-in-chief in Ohio After a week of scandal, President Donald Trump plays campaigner-in-chief in Ohio
COLUMBUS - After a troubling week of news for President Donald Trump’s closest allies, Trump became campaigner-in-chief for Ohio’s Republicans. “While Democrats resist and obstruct, Republicans actually deliver,” Trump told those assembled for the Ohio Republican Party’s annual fundraising dinner. The audience wasn’t Trump's typically rowdy crowd of rally attendees donning “Make America Grea...
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Here's what ex-Rep. Blake Farenthold's deposition reveals about why he resigned and who he blames Here's what ex-Rep. Blake Farenthold's deposition reveals about why he resigned and who he blames
Disgraced former Congressman Blake Farenthold unsuccessfully tried to help his future employer win a federal contract for his private business, and insisted in a court deposition this month it would be illegal for him to repay the government for his sexual harassment settlement. Those were part of the findings in two published reports Sunday that cited transcripts of an Aug. 1 deposition the Co...
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