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Trump accepts GOP nomination on last night of RNC
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Trump accepts GOP nomination on last night of RNC
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President Trump formally accepted the Republican nomination for president on Thursday, closing out the final night of the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House, where hundreds of people were seated closely together with few wearing face masks in the midst of a pandemic that has claimed more than 180,000 American […]

Pence hits Biden and makes case for Trump on third night of RNC
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Pence hits Biden and makes case for Trump on third night of RNC
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Republicans portrayed the U.S. as a “land of heroes” on the third night of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night while Vice President Mike Pence went on the attack against Joe Biden, calling the Democratic nominee a “Trojan horse for a radical left.” “Our economic recovery is on the ballot, law and order is […]

RNC Night 2: Trump uses powers of office to make his case for reelection
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RNC Night 2: Trump uses powers of office to make his case for reelection
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The Republican National Convention continued on Tuesday, with appearances by President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as the party tried to push the theme of America as a “land of opportunity.” First lady Melania Trump closed out the evening with a speech that was perhaps the most open acknowledgment of the human toll taken […]

Trump makes surprise appearance at RNC as GOP formally nominates him for reelection
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Trump makes surprise appearance at RNC as GOP formally nominates him for reelection
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President Trump made a surprise appearance at the Republican National Convention on Monday, as party members formally nominated him in a roll call on the opening day of the convention. Mr. Trump received 2,550 delegates votes, unanimously making him the party nominee. Delegates convened in Charlotte, North Carolina, for a roll call vote, during which […]

Steve Bannon pleads not guilty in scheme to defraud donors to campaign pledging to build border wall
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Steve Bannon pleads not guilty in scheme to defraud donors to campaign pledging to build border wall
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Former White House adviser Stephen Bannon has pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering Thursday, after federal prosecutors in New York announced that Bannon and three others were indicted for allegedly defrauding donors to a $25 million fundraising campaign to build a wall along the southern border. Acting U.S. Attorney for […]

Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination, vowing to unite the country
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Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination, vowing to unite the country
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Former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic nomination for president of the United States on Thursday, assuming the mantle of party standard-bearer more than 30 years after his first presidential run and vowing to deny President Trump a second term while uniting the country. “I am a proud Democrat and I will be […]

Democrats formally nominate Joe Biden and more DNC highlights
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Democrats formally nominate Joe Biden and more DNC highlights
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The Democrats officially nominated Joe Biden for president in a virtual roll call vote on Tuesday, the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Delegates announced their votes from their home states in locations ranging from a beach in American Samoa to a fire station in Connecticut to the new Black Lives Matter Plaza […]

Trump announces peace agreement between Israel and UAE
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Trump announces peace agreement between Israel and UAE
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President Trump announced a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates Thursday that will usher in the “full normalization of relations” between the nations. Mr. Trump, who first touted the agreement on Twitter, said the two countries will exchange embassies and ambassadors and “begin cooperation across the board.” The president said he anticipates […]

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make debut as running mates, vowing to defeat Trump
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make debut as running mates, vowing to defeat Trump
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Introducing Kamala Harris as his running mate for the first time, Joe Biden said Wednesday that he had “picked the right person” to become his vice president, marking the historic nature of her nomination while offering a preview of their argument against President Trump ahead of the closing stretch of the campaign. The two appeared […]

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, adding former 2020 rival to ticket
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Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, adding former 2020 rival to ticket
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Joe Biden announced he has chosen California Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate heading into November’s presidential election, adding his former rival for the Democratic nomination to the ticket. The Biden campaign made the announcement in a text message to supporters on Tuesday. “Joe Biden here. Big news: I’ve chosen Kamala Harris as […]

Vote-by-mail experiment reveals potential problems within postal voting system ahead of November election
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Vote-by-mail experiment reveals potential problems within postal voting system ahead of November election
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Mail-in voting, for many, is as simple as sending a letter, but rules vary across the country for when a voter can get their ballot and when it should be returned. In 2016, more than 73,000 out of 33 million mail-in ballots arrived too late to be counted. Many Americans are expected to vote by […]

Debates commission denies Trump campaign’s request for 4th debate
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Debates commission denies Trump campaign’s request for 4th debate
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The Commission on Presidential Debates denied the Trump campaign’s request for a fourth debate in early September, dismissing concerns that early voting could mean many voters will have cast ballots before the first scheduled debate. Campaign representative Rudy Giuliani sent a letter to the commission on Wednesday requesting an additional debate to accommodate voters casting […]

Husband of Los Angeles DA faces misdemeanor charges after allegedly pointing gun at Black Lives Matter protesters
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Husband of Los Angeles DA faces misdemeanor charges after allegedly pointing gun at Black Lives Matter protesters
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The California attorney general has filed misdemeanor gun charges against the husband of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey for an incident in March in which he allegedly pointed a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters, CBS Los Angeles reports. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed three misdemeanor counts of assault with a firearm […]

SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts splash down in Gulf of Mexico after historic test flight
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SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts splash down in Gulf of Mexico after historic test flight
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Astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, strapped into a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule wrapping up its first piloted test flight, plunged back to Earth on Sunday with a fiery reentry to splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico to close out an historic 64-day flight. Descending under four large orange-and-white parachutes, the Crew Dragon — named […]

Biden says he’ll have a vice presidential pick next week
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Biden says he’ll have a vice presidential pick next week
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Joe Biden says he’ll have his vice presidential pick ready “the first week in August,” which is next week. That would be days before he’s expected to accept the Democratic nomination during the Democratic National Convention. He made the announcement in his home state of Delaware during a campaign event Tuesday. Biden had originally held […]

How big a stimulus check would you get under the HEALS Act?
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How big a stimulus check would you get under the HEALS Act?
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Republican lawmakers want to send another round of stimulus checks to American households to help them weather the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The checks would be similar in amount to the first round, but not as generous as the package proposed by Democrats in May. Details about a potential second round of checks […]

Federal agents in downtown Portland to begin leaving, Oregon governor announces
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Federal agents in downtown Portland to begin leaving, Oregon governor announces
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The Trump administration and Oregon’s governor have agreed to begin withdrawing federal agents from downtown Portland following nightly violent clashes between law enforcement and demonstrators, the governor said Wednesday. But the White House and Department of Homeland Security said federal law enforcement will leave the city once attacks on the federal courthouse there — which […]

Federal agents tear-gas Portland protesters again despite plan for the agents to leave town
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Federal agents tear-gas Portland protesters again despite plan for the agents to leave town
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Federal agents tear-gassed protesters again and made arrests as several hundred people demonstrated in downtown Portland late Wednesday and early Thursday, hours after state leaders announced federal agents would soon leave the city, CBS Portland affiliate KOIN-TV reports. It was the 62nd night in a row of protests there. Governor Kate Brown said early Wednesday […]

COVID-19 vaccine testing now underway with 30,000 volunteers
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COVID-19 vaccine testing now underway with 30,000 volunteers
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The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study is now underway with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government — one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race. There’s still no guarantee that the experimental vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says a GOP congressman “accosted” her on the steps of the Capitol
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says a GOP congressman “accosted” her on the steps of the Capitol
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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Tuesday about being aggressively confronted by Republican Representative Ted Yoho on the Capitol steps the day before. “I never spoke to Rep. Yoho before he decided to accost me on the steps of the nation’s Capitol yesterday,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “Believe it or not, I usually get along fine w/ my […]

Derek Chauvin and wife face felony tax fraud charges
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Derek Chauvin and wife face felony tax fraud charges
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Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin — already facing charges in the death of George Floyd — has been charged with multiple tax-related felonies, along with his wife Kellie Chauvin, CBS Minnesota reports. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput on Wednesday announced the nine counts of felony tax evasion charges against Derek and Kellie Chauvin. According […]

Former Fox News host Ed Henry accused of rape in lawsuit
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Former Fox News host Ed Henry accused of rape in lawsuit
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A former Fox Business producer has accused former Fox News correspondent Ed Henry of raping her while they both worked at the network. The lawsuit, which was filed Monday, claims Henry “performed sadistic acts on her without her consent that left her injured, bruised and battered with bloody wrists” after placing handcuffs on her. A […]

New Pentagon policy effectively bans Confederate symbols at military sites
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New Pentagon policy effectively bans Confederate symbols at military sites
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper issued guidance on Friday that effectively banned Confederate flags at military installations, although it never once mentions the word “Confederate.” The memo comes as the nation grapples with what to do about public displays of Confederate symbols, and as President Trump’s insistence that the Confederate flag should be protected under “freedom […]

President’s niece Mary Trump claims she has heard him use the N-word and anti-Semitic slurs
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President’s niece Mary Trump claims she has heard him use the N-word and anti-Semitic slurs
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Mary Trump, the niece of President Donald Trump, has written a tell-all book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” about what she calls a “dysfunctional” and “dangerous” Trump family. She has done several interviews with major news outlets to promote the book, including one with the Washington […]

Trump demotes campaign manager Brad Parscale
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Trump demotes campaign manager Brad Parscale
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President Trump announced Wednesday that his current 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, will be replaced by political operative Bill Stepien. Parscale will stay on leading digital and data strategies for the campaign, and serve as a senior adviser. “I am pleased to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to the role of Trump Campaign […]

Police seize gun at home of St. Louis couple who pointed weapons at protesters
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Police seize gun at home of St. Louis couple who pointed weapons at protesters
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St. Louis police on Friday seized a gun at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who were photographed outside their home pointing weapons at Black Lives Matter protesters in an image that went viral. Police said they were executing a search warrant when they seized a semi-automatic .223 caliber rifle, which matches the description […]

Trump commutes Roger Stone’s sentence
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Trump commutes Roger Stone’s sentence
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President Trump is commuting the prison sentence of Republican political operative Roger Stone via an executive grant of clemency, the White House said in a statement. Mr. Trump extended reprieve to his longtime informal adviser and ally days before he was expected to report to prison. The statement from the White House called Stone a […]

Supreme Court rules Manhattan prosecutor can access Trump financial records
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Supreme Court rules Manhattan prosecutor can access Trump financial records
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The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Manhattan’s chief prosecutor can obtain troves of President Trump’s business records and tax returns, a momentous defeat for the president in his efforts to shield his personal financial information from state investigators. The high court ruled 7-2 in favor of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who is conducting […]

Biden campaign and DNC out-raise Trump campaign and RNC in June and second quarter overall
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Biden campaign and DNC out-raise Trump campaign and RNC in June and second quarter overall
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Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden outpaced President Trump’s campaign fundraising juggernaut in June and in the second quarter of this election year, continuing a stunning reversal of fortune from his threadbare primary campaign. The joint GOP effort still has considerably more cash left to spend ahead of the Nov. 3 election, but Biden’s newfound fundraising […]

Biden says Trump doesn’t seem ‘cognitively aware’ of Russia bounty intel
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Biden says Trump doesn’t seem ‘cognitively aware’ of Russia bounty intel
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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden rebuked President Trump on Tuesday over reports that sensitive intelligence about a Russian spy agency offering bounties to Afghan militants to kill U.S. and coalition forces was included in the president’s briefing material months ago. Though he said the story is still developing, Biden told reporters in Wilmington, Delaware, […]

Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion restrictions
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Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion restrictions
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The Supreme Court reaffirmed abortion protections on Monday, striking down a Louisiana abortion restriction that, if allowed to be implemented, could have made the state the first to be without a legal abortion provider since Roe v. Wade. The decision — with Chief Justice John Roberts concurring with the court’s four-member liberal minority — is […]

Biden says he’d use executive powers to force Americans to wear masks in public
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Biden says he’d use executive powers to force Americans to wear masks in public
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Former Vice President Joe Biden said he “would do everything possible” to ensure that Americans wear masks in public if elected president. Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, told CBS Pittsburgh station KDKA that wearing a mask in public helps to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “I would go back to making sure that everybody […]

Mississippi to remove state flag, the last to display the Confederate battle emblem
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Mississippi to remove state flag, the last to display the Confederate battle emblem
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The Mississippi state legislature voted on Sunday to replace its state flag, the last in the nation to display the Confederate battle emblem. The removal of the flag marks the latest Confederate symbol to topple in the weeks following George Floyd’s death as activists have called for a reexamination of the racism that exists in […]

Trump signs executive order to protect monuments
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Trump signs executive order to protect monuments
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order to protect federal monuments and statues. The order instructs federal law enforcement to prosecute people who damage federal monuments, and threatens to withhold federal funding from state and local governments that fail to protect their own public monuments and statues. “I just had the privilege of signing a […]

U.K.’s Boris Johnson becomes first world leader to confirm coronavirus diagnosis
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U.K.’s Boris Johnson becomes first world leader to confirm coronavirus diagnosis
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, becoming the first world leader to confirm a diagnosis. “I’ve developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus. That’s to say, a temperature and a persistent cough. And on the advice of the chief medical officer, I’ve taken a test that has come […]

Joe Biden wins all 3 primaries in Arizona, Florida and Illinois
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Joe Biden wins all 3 primaries in Arizona, Florida and Illinois
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Joe Biden swept all three primaries on Tuesday night in Arizona, Florida and Illinois, CBS News projects. The contests took place amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis that led Ohio officials to postpone their primary, which had also been scheduled for Tuesday. In remarks after his early win in Florida, Biden, speaking from his home in […]

Coronavirus takes center stage at Democratic debate
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Coronavirus takes center stage at Democratic debate
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The coronavirus took center stage at the 11th debate of the presidential primary season as Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders were tested on their approaches to the epidemic if they were president. The outbreak’s impact over daily life in the United States was evident from the outset of the debate, as Sanders and Biden opted […]

DNC raises debate requirements, excluding Tulsi Gabbard
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DNC raises debate requirements, excluding Tulsi Gabbard
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The Democratic National Committee has increased its requirements for participating in the March 15 debate in Arizona, hosted by CNN and Univision, the next Democratic debate of the primary season. The new requirements mean Tulsi Gabbard will not be on the stage. Under the new requirements, candidates must have at least 20% of the total […]

Biden sweeps South in Super Tuesday comeback as Sanders stays strong in California
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Biden sweeps South in Super Tuesday comeback as Sanders stays strong in California
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Less than two weeks after his campaign for the Democratic nomination appeared to be on life support, former Vice President Joe Biden executed a remarkable comeback on Super Tuesday, trouncing his rivals in Southern states with large African-American populations while capturing liberal strongholds that Bernie Sanders won four years ago. CBS News also projected that […]

Where are candidates spending on TV and radio before Super Tuesday?
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Where are candidates spending on TV and radio before Super Tuesday?
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On Super Tuesday, voters in fourteen states go to the polls to select their presidential pick. There are 1,344 pledged delegates are up for grabs — just over a third of all delegates in the Democratic nominating process — the most to be determined on a single day in the 2020 primary cycle. With the […]

Trump rails against rivals at conservative conference CPAC
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Trump rails against rivals at conservative conference CPAC
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President Trump was in his element Saturday afternoon speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference, one of the largest gatherings of his supporters in the country. Mr. Trump began his speech by railing against common enemies like the “fake news” and “crooked politicians,” and complained he was being treated poorly by his political enemies. He […]

Trump calls Democrats’ criticism of his coronavirus response a ‘hoax’ at rally in South Carolina
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Trump calls Democrats’ criticism of his coronavirus response a ‘hoax’ at rally in South Carolina
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President Trump lashed out Friday at Democrats who have questioned his handling of the coronavirus threat, calling their criticism a new “hoax” designed to undermine his leadership. At a political rally in South Carolina, Mr. Trump sought to steal some of the spotlight from his Democratic rivals who were campaigning across the state on the […]

Trump campaign opening ‘community centers’ in bid to win over black voters
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Trump campaign opening ‘community centers’ in bid to win over black voters
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The Trump campaign is opening pop-up “community centers” in key states in an attempt to boost support for the president among African-American voters, the campaign announced Wednesday. The “Black Voices for Trump Community Centers” will allow black Trump supporters to “engage voters and discuss the incredible strides Black America has made under President Trump’s administration,” […]

Trump campaign sues New York Times over opinion piece
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Trump campaign sues New York Times over opinion piece
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The Trump campaign is filing a libel lawsuit against the New York Times, claiming the paper inaccurately reported “as fact a conspiracy with Russia” in a March 2019 opinion piece. The campaign, which is seeking “compensatory damages in the millions,” claims the Times “intentionally” published false statements about the Trump campaign. The complaint, which is […]

Buttigieg campaign alleges ‘irregularities’ in Nevada results
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Buttigieg campaign alleges ‘irregularities’ in Nevada results
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Pete Buttigieg’s campaign has sent a letter to the Nevada state Democratic party alleging that there were “irregularities” in results from Saturday’s caucuses. While Sanders has won the caucus, the breakdown of how Nevada will allocate its 36 delegates has not yet been announced. Buttigieg’s campaign asked in the letter for the state party to […]

Roger Stone sentenced to 3 years, 4 months in prison for lying to Congress
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Roger Stone sentenced to 3 years, 4 months in prison for lying to Congress
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Roger Stone, the longtime GOP operative and Trump confidant, has been sentenced to 40 months behind bars for lying to Congress about his efforts to collaborate with WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign and threatening a witness to cover up his actions. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down the sentence at a hearing in […]

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy due to sex abuse lawsuits
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Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy due to sex abuse lawsuits
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The Boy Scouts of America, barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that would enable the hallowed, 110-year-old organization to carry on. The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware, sets in motion what could be one […]

Senate approves war powers resolution requiring congressional approval for engaging in hostilities in Iran
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Senate approves war powers resolution requiring congressional approval for engaging in hostilities in Iran
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The Senate approved a war powers resolution blocking President Trump from engaging in hostilities with Iran without congressional approval, a measure which has bipartisan support but not enough to overturn an all but certain veto from the White House. The vote passed 55 to 45, with eight Republicans joining all Democrats to vote in favor […]

Senate acquits Trump on impeachment charges, rejecting calls for his removal in historic trial
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Senate acquits Trump on impeachment charges, rejecting calls for his removal in historic trial
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The Senate voted to acquit President Donald J. Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, bringing an end to a five-month saga that began with a whistleblower’s complaint and culminated in just the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. In the vote on the first article of impeachment, which came […]

Senate rejects new witnesses in Trump impeachment trial, paving the way for acquittal
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Senate rejects new witnesses in Trump impeachment trial, paving the way for acquittal
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The Senate rejected a motion to allow consideration of additional witnesses and documents in President Trump’s impeachment trial, rebuffing Democrats and virtually ensuring the president’s ultimate acquittal on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate will hold the final vote Wednesday on the two articles of impeachment. The motion failed by […]

Saudi Arabia sentences five to death for Jamal Khashoggi killing
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Saudi Arabia sentences five to death for Jamal Khashoggi killing
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — A court in Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death for the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year by a team of Saudi agents. Saudi Arabia’s state-run Al-Ekhbariya TV channel reported that three others were sentenced to […]

Pelosi: “I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment”
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Pelosi: “I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment”
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Democratic committee chairs to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump. “Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders, and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment,” Pelosi said. Pelosi’s announcement is a […]

Trump calls Trudeau “two-faced,” cancels NATO press conference
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Trump calls Trudeau “two-faced,” cancels NATO press conference
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President Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “two-faced” on Wednesday after Trudeau appeared to mock the president during a reception at Buckingham Palace. The president also canceled a news conference that was scheduled to take place at the conclusion of the NATO summit. “When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to […]

Trump rips French leader Emmanuel Macron for “nasty” remark as NATO summit starts
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Trump rips French leader Emmanuel Macron for “nasty” remark as NATO summit starts
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President Trump, who has repeatedly threatened to withdraw from NATO and once called it “obsolete,” surprised many by kicking off a two-day visit to London on Tuesday for the transatlantic alliance’s annual summit by defending it against criticism from France. After French President Emmanuel Macron’s suggested that NATO had suffered “brain death,” Mr. Trump called […]

Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan
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Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan
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President Trump showed up in Afghanistan on Thursday for a surprise Thanksgiving visit with troops engaged in America’s longest-ever military conflict. Mr. Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:30 p.m. local time and spent more than two-and-a-half hours on the ground, speaking to troops and meeting with Afghanistan’s president. Reporters were under strict […]

Trump slams Democrats during ‘homecoming’ rally in Florida
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Trump slams Democrats during ‘homecoming’ rally in Florida
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Now a Florida resident, President Trump held what his campaign dubbed a “homecoming rally” near Miami on Tuesday. During the rally, Mr. Trump continued to lash out at the ongoing impeachment inquiry in a state that will be crucial to his 2020 reelection bid. The rally was Mr. Trump’s first in the state since he […]

Bloomberg officially joins presidential campaign with multimillion-dollar ad blitz
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Bloomberg officially joins presidential campaign with multimillion-dollar ad blitz
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Washington — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg formally announced he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination Sunday, launching a multimillion-dollar ad campaign that frames his candidacy as the best hope for defeating President Trump. Bloomberg’s first minute-long advertisement will debut nationally on “60 Minutes” on Sunday evening, and appear again on NBC Sunday […]

8 striking moments in the 2nd day of public impeachment hearings
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8 striking moments in the 2nd day of public impeachment hearings
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Washington — Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was recalled from her post earlier this year, testified Friday in the second day of public impeachment hearings. Yovanovitch said she was the victim of a smear campaign led by President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and “foreign corrupt interests” in Ukraine — a […]

Cleveland Browns’ Myles Garrett suspended by NFL after helmet hit and fight during Steelers game
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Cleveland Browns’ Myles Garrett suspended by NFL after helmet hit and fight during Steelers game
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Cleveland Brown star Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for ripping off Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and striking him on the head during the final seconds of Thursday Night Football. Garrett will be suspended at least through the regular season and postseason for his actions, the league said in a […]

In major milestone, SpaceX test fires Crew Dragon abort engines
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In major milestone, SpaceX test fires Crew Dragon abort engines
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In a major milestone, SpaceX engineers fired the powerful abort engines in the company’s Crew Dragon astronaut ferry ship Wednesday, carrying out an apparently successful ground test showing the problem that triggered a catastrophic explosion last April has been resolved. This time around, the capsule’s eight Super Draco engines ignited and fired as planned, generating […]

CDC identifies ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses
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CDC identifies ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses
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U.S. health officials reported a breakthrough Friday in their investigation into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses. A government lab found the same chemical compound in fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced. The compound — vitamin E acetate — […]

State Department official testifies as part of impeachment inquiry
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State Department official testifies as part of impeachment inquiry
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Philip Reeker, the acting assistant secretary of European and Eurasian affairs, is testifying before the House committees conducting the impeachment inquiry in a closed deposition on Saturday. Reeker is the latest in a line of current and former administration officials testifying about their knowledge of a July 25 call where President Trump asked the Ukrainian […]