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Republican advances in California governor's race; two Democrats will fight for a Senate seat Republican advances in California governor's race; two Democrats will fight for a Senate seat
WASHINGTON – California primary voters on Tuesday put to rest Republican worries that they would get shut out of the Golden State's gubernatorial race, but they chose two Democrats to compete for the Senate. Republican John Cox, a business executive backed by President Trump, beat former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat, for the second slot in the state's jungle primary system...
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Billionaire David Koch, in ailing health, steps away from a conservative political empire Billionaire David Koch, in ailing health, steps away from a conservative political empire
WASHINGTON – Conservative billionaire David Koch is stepping down from a key role in the political and policy empire that made him and his older brother two of the most powerful men in American politics and among the most vilified figures in Democratic circles. Koch, 78, is leaving the board of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, Koch officials announced Tuesday. He is retiring from his ro...
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Melania Trump to re-emerge Monday at reception for Gold Star families Melania Trump to re-emerge Monday at reception for Gold Star families
First lady Melania Trump will attend a reception for Gold Star families Monday, her first public appearance since being hospitalized for several days last month. Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed to The Hill and CNN on Sunday that Trump would be joining her husband at the private event honoring families of U.S. military members killed in battle. Mrs. Trump was hospitalized May 14 when ...
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China warns U.S. trade deals off if tariffs go ahead China warns U.S. trade deals off if tariffs go ahead
BEIJING – China warned Sunday after another round of talks on a sprawling trade dispute with Washington that any deals they produce “will not take effect” if President Donald Trump’s threatened tariff hike on Chinese goods goes ahead. The warning came after delegations led by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and China’s top economic official, Vice Premier Liu He, wrapped up a meeting on Beij...
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Five people die in US romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak Five people die in US romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak
Five people have now died in a major E. coli outbreak in the US involving romaine lettuce, with 197 cases reported across 35 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said 25 more people had been affected since its last report on 16 May. Two of the victims were from Minnesota, with the other three from Arkansas, California and New York. It is the largest US outbreak of ...
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From heroin in rental car trunk to stolen motorcycle, Supreme Court defends privacy rights From heroin in rental car trunk to stolen motorcycle, Supreme Court defends privacy rights
WASHINGTON — Terrence Byrd was arrested in Pennsylvania four years ago with body armor and 49 bricks of heroin in the trunk of a rental car he wasn't authorized to drive. Ryan Collins was picked up a year earlier in Virginia with a stolen, orange-and-black motorcycle that twice had sped away from police. Both men contested their arrests all the way to the Supreme Court, which last month rule...
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Workers bulldoze emergency escape route through Hawaii lava field as flows threaten roads Workers bulldoze emergency escape route through Hawaii lava field as flows threaten roads
Contractors on Hawaii's Big Island have begun bulldozing an emergency evacuation route through an old lava flow over fears the ongoing eruption could trap thousands of people by destroying existing roads. Highlighting the urgency, authorities on Thursday morning called for new evacuations of the Vacationland coastal area as lava approached, warning of possible inundation. To create the new e...
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Hurricane Maria killed more than 4,600 people — more than 70 times the official toll of 64, study says. Hurricane Maria killed more than 4,600 people — more than 70 times the official toll of 64, study says.
Hurricane Maria likely killed thousands of people across Puerto Rico last year, more than 70 times the official estimate, a Harvard study released Tuesday says. Authorities in Puerto Rico placed the death toll at 64 after Maria roared through the island Sept. 20, destroying buildings and knocking out power to virtually the entire U.S. territory of more than 3 million people. Researchers at t...
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USC president to step down amid scandal involving university gynecologist USC president to step down amid scandal involving university gynecologist
LOS ANGELES — The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for decades, the chairman of the school’s board of trustees said Friday. The university’s board has “agreed to begin an orderly transition and commence the process of selecting a new president,...
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George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Maine George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Maine
Former president George H.W. Bush was hospitalized in Maine on Sunday, according to his spokesman Jim McGrath. The former chief executive was taken to Southern Maine Health Care after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue, McGrath tweeted just after 2 p.m. ET. Bush will likely remain in the hospital for a few days for observation. McGrath tweeted that Bush, the nation's 41st president, wa...
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