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House approves spending bill to avert government shutdown, but delays fight over border wall House approves spending bill to avert government shutdown, but delays fight over border wall
WASHINGTON – The House approved a spending package Wednesday that avoids a government shutdown and puts off until after November’s mid-term elections a nasty fight over funding a wall along the southern border. President Donald Trump signaled he will sign the bill. “We’re going to keep the government open,” he said after a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York. The b...
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Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford offers Senate four people who corroborate her assault claims Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford offers Senate four people who corroborate her assault claims
The attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford have sworn and signed declarations from four people who corroborate her claims of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In documents sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee and obtained by USA TODAY, Ford’s attorneys present declarations from Ford’s husband, Russell, and three friends who support the California college professor’s accusa...
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'Stalin would be proud': GOP Congressman responds to viral attack ad by 'crazy' siblings 'Stalin would be proud': GOP Congressman responds to viral attack ad by 'crazy' siblings
WASHINGTON - Can you say awkward? Those on social media were left cringing Friday after an ad released by the Democratic opponent to Republican Congressman Paul Gosar. It showed a batch of voters detailing why Gosar is bad for Arizona. It wasn't until the end of the one-minute spot, that all six revealed they were Gosar's siblings -- and were supporting his opponent, David Brill. Gosa...
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DHS Secretary says FEMA head won't lose job over travel investigation DHS Secretary says FEMA head won't lose job over travel investigation
WASHINGTON — The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William “Brock” Long had been under investigation by the Homeland Security Department’s watchdog over possibly misusing government vehic...
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Stormy Daniels memoir 'Full Disclosure' accuses Trump of sex, lies and cheating Stormy Daniels memoir 'Full Disclosure' accuses Trump of sex, lies and cheating
The British media outlet The Guardian has obtained a copy of porn actress Stormy Daniels' soon-to-be released memoir "Full Disclosure," and the tale apparently is as salacious as the title would indicate. Daniels explains her claim that she slept with President Donald Trump in 2006, why she decided to sign a $130,000 hush agreement in the days preceding Trump's 2016 election, and why she later ...
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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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