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2 more Baltimore officers cleared in Freddie Gray’s death to receive back pay

2 more Baltimore officers cleared in Freddie Gray’s death to receive back pay

By Luke Broadwater | The Baltimore Sun
August 24, 2016
Filed under National

BALTIMORE — Two more Baltimore police officers, cleared of charges in the death of Freddie Gray, are set to receive a combined $167,000 in back pay. The city's Board of Estimates on Wednesday is scheduled to authorize a payment of $96,855 to Officer Alicia White and $70,523 to Officer William Porter....

Obama arrives in Louisiana to tour flood-ravaged areas, but some say he’s too late

Obama arrives in Louisiana to tour flood-ravaged areas, but some say he’s too late

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau
August 24, 2016
Filed under National

BATON ROUGE, La. — President Barack Obama landed here Tuesday to tour flood-ravaged neighborhoods and to try to avoid the political minefields that his visit presents. Obama has been under pressure for days to visit after flooding killed at least 13 people and displaced thousands from their homes...

Hillary Clinton swats down health accusations

Hillary Clinton swats down health accusations

By Eric Garcia | CQ-Roll Call
August 24, 2016
Filed under National

Hillary Clinton addressed rumors circulated by opponents that she was in poor health for the first time, saying it was part of their "wacky strategy." "On the one hand, it's part of the wacky strategy — just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you," she told late...

Illinois senator likens Obama to ‘drug dealer in chief’ for $400 million Iran payment

Illinois senator likens Obama to ‘drug dealer in chief’ for $400 million Iran payment

By Rick Pearson | Chicago Tribune
August 22, 2016
Filed under National

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, who has made opposition to a U.S.-led nuclear agreement with Iran a major theme of his re-election campaign, likened home-state President Barack Obama to "drug dealer in chief" over a $400 million payment linked to the release of American prisoners. Kirk's controversial...

U.S. judge blocks transgender rules for schools

U.S. judge blocks transgender rules for schools

By Chuck Lindell | Austin American-Statesman
August 22, 2016
Filed under National

FORT WORTH, Texas — A federal judge in Fort Worth has blocked the Obama administration from enforcing rules requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that conform to their gender identity. Responding to a lawsuit filed by Texas and joined by 12 other states,...

Trump ‘wrestling’ with how — and whether — to deport 11 million people

Trump ‘wrestling’ with how — and whether — to deport 11 million people

By Brian Bennett | Tribune Washington Bureau
August 21, 2016
Filed under National

Aides to Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the Republican presidential nominee may be reconsidering his campaign promise to round up and deport 11 million people who are in the United States illegally. His new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, was asked on CNN's "State of the Union" if Trump still...

Trump’s Twitter war on the ‘crooked media’

Trump’s Twitter war on the ‘crooked media’

By Andre Tartar | Bloomberg News
August 20, 2016
Filed under National

NEW YORK — Donald Trump outlasted more than a dozen competitors to win the Republican presidential nomination and face off against Democrat Hillary Clinton — except, as it turns out, he doesn't even see her as his most significant opponent. "I'm not running against Crooked Hillary," Trump said...

U.S. women’s basketball team defeats Spain to win gold

U.S. women’s basketball team defeats Spain to win gold

By Chris Hine | Chicago Tribune
August 20, 2016
Filed under National

RIO DE JANEIRO — There never was a doubt. The U.S. women's basketball team dominated on its way to a sixth consecutive gold medal, clinching its latest one with a 101-72 victory over Spain on Saturday. The U.S. didn't have to sweat on their path to the gold after defeating their opponents by...

California’s drought, wildfires threaten endangered frog

California’s drought, wildfires threaten endangered frog

By Louis Sahagun | Los Angeles Times
August 20, 2016
Filed under National

A half-century ago, hundreds of streams cascading down the San Gabriel, San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains in California were packed with fist-size mountain yellow-legged frogs competing for mating rights. Today, fewer than 400 of the endangered frogs are holed up in five hard-to-reach streams,...

Donald Trump’s embattled campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

Donald Trump’s embattled campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

By Noah Bierman | Tribune Washington Bureau
August 19, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's embattled campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, resigned Friday amid increasing questions about his work for a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine. The resignation comes two days after Manafort lost much of his power in a leadership shakeup that included the introduction...

Glow of Clinton’s tenure as top diplomat fades with time

Glow of Clinton’s tenure as top diplomat fades with time

By Tracy Wilkinson | Tribune Washington Bureau
August 19, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton's service as America's third female secretary of State produced few dramatic diplomatic initiatives but was generally highly regarded by foreign policy experts when she stepped down nearly four years ago. Now the scandal over Clinton's use of a private email server while...

Ryan Lochte apologizes for ‘behavior last weekend’

Ryan Lochte apologizes for ‘behavior last weekend’

By George Richards | The Miami Herald
August 19, 2016
Filed under National

Ryan Lochte said he was sorry for his "behavior over the past weekend" on a statement posted on his Instagram account Friday. Lochte, 32, is being accused by Brazilian police for fabricating a story about being robbed in Rio de Janiero while at the Olympics early Sunday morning. Brazilian police...

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