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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...

Embattled gossip site Gawker will shut down next week

Embattled gossip site Gawker will shut down next week

By Ryan Faughnder and Stephen Battaglio | Los Angeles Times
August 18, 2016
Filed under National

Gawker, the embattled gossip website, is shutting down next week after 14 years in operation, the company said Thursday. The surprise announcement comes just two days after broadcaster Univision Holdings Inc. submitted the winning bid to buy Gawker Media in bankruptcy court for $135 million. A...

Rio police say U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte lied about gunpoint robbery

Rio police say U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte lied about gunpoint robbery

By Nathan Fenno | Los Angeles Times
August 18, 2016
Filed under National, Uncategorized

RIO DE JANEIRO — Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about a gunpoint robbery earlier this week and was actually involved in a scuffle at a gas station, Brazilian police officials told the Associated Press on Thursday. Meanwhile, Brazilian police told ABC News that there is a tape showing Lochte or one...

Louisiana town was flooded six months ago. Now the water is back, and even higher

Louisiana town was flooded six months ago. Now the water is back, and even higher

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske | Los Angeles Times
August 18, 2016
Filed under National

FRENCH SETTLEMENT, La. — Floodwater in Dale Aydell's house was waist-deep Wednesday. Aydell, 64, a retired state worker, grew up in this Cajun village settled by his ancestors as a Spanish land grant in 1809. Now his home sits surrounded by a lake. "I can't get in until probably tomorrow," Aydell...

With each day, speculation about Milwaukee shooting video mounts

With each day, speculation about Milwaukee shooting video mounts

By Ashley Luthern | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 18, 2016
Filed under National

Four days after a police officer fatally shot an armed man, leading to a violent disturbance in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood, the video captured by the officer's body camera has not yet been released. And there's no indication it will be any time soon. Law enforcement officials' refusal...

Trump shakes up campaign by hiring executive from Breitbart News to top post

Trump shakes up campaign by hiring executive from Breitbart News to top post

By Noah Bierman | Tribune Washington Bureau
August 18, 2016
Filed under National

In presidential campaigns, late staff shakeups can signal an effort to correct problems perceived by consultants and pollsters. But along with every other political axiom, Donald Trump has turned that one its head. Trump's latest staff reshuffling, his second since June, makes clear that Trump, win...

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