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FBI hate-crime report sees 67 percent surge in attacks on Muslims

FBI hate-crime report sees 67 percent surge in attacks on Muslims

By Hannah Allam | McClatchy Washington Bureau
November 14
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — The FBI on Monday released its annual tally of hate crimes, with numbers that confirmed the fears of Muslim advocacy groups: a 67 percent jump in offenses against Muslims in 2015. Long before the FBI released its findings, American Muslims had sounded the alarm on a rise in attacks...

Priebus named White House chief of staff

Priebus named White House chief of staff

By Amy Fiscus | Los Angeles Times
November 13
Filed under National

President-elect Donald Trump named Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff Sunday, suggesting an increased willingness by Trump to work within Washington's system to accomplish his agenda. At the same time, however, Trump announced that Stephen K. Bannon,...

Trump advisers urge Obama, Clinton to call off ‘professional’ protesters

Trump advisers urge Obama, Clinton to call off ‘professional’ protesters

November 13
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Two of President-elect Donald Trump's closest advisers dismissed the thousands of people protesting his election victory as "professional" rabble-rousers and called on President Barack Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to intervene. "I'm not sure these are even Hillary Clinton,...

Trump says US will try to deport 3 million undocumented immigrants

Trump says US will try to deport 3 million undocumented immigrants

By David Willman | Los Angeles Times
November 13
Filed under National

President-elect Donald Trump says his administration will seek to promptly deport up to 3 million immigrants with "criminal records'' who are in the U.S. illegally but will defer the far wider exclusions he called for during the campaign until "after the border is secure.'' Trump's comments, made...

Trump’s election lead causing deep anxiety in Mexico

Trump’s election lead causing deep anxiety in Mexico

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Kate Linthicum | Los Angeles Times
November 9
Filed under National

MEXICO CITY — Donald Trump's stunning lead in the U.S. presidential race was causing deep anxiety late Tuesday in Mexico, whose currency was steeply declining in international markets. "I'm in shock, my stomach aches, I can't believe it," said a stunned Maria Torres, 28, who arrived at a bar in...

Financial markets tumble on Trump’s surprising performance

Financial markets tumble on Trump’s surprising performance

By Jim Puzzanghera | Los Angeles Times
November 9
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Financial markets tumbled Tuesday night, with futures for the Dow Jones industrial average plunging more than 700 points, as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's surprisingly strong performance triggered anxiety among investors. Dow futures were off about 4 percent. Futures...

1 dead, multiple people shot near polling station in California; active shooter heavily armed, officials said

1 dead, multiple people shot near polling station in California; active shooter heavily armed, officials said

By Veronica Rocha, Richard Winton, Joseph Serna and Ruben Vives | Los Angeles Times
November 8
Filed under National

LOS ANGELES — One person was killed and at least three others were wounded Tuesday in an active shooting near a polling place in Azusa. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Jeff Scroggin said police were dealing with at least one suspect who was heavily armed. Few details were released about the...

Trump sues to challenge early voting in Las Vegas area, which had big Latino turnout

Trump sues to challenge early voting in Las Vegas area, which had big Latino turnout

By Evan Halper | Tribune Washington Bureau
November 8
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's campaign has filed a lawsuit in Nevada, alleging that polls were improperly kept open late in the Las Vegas area during early voting. The filing comes as the surge of Latinos voting early in Nevada has Hillary Clinton's campaign expressing confidence that it will win...

Debate’s red sweater guy Ken Bone won’t say who got his vote for president

Debate’s red sweater guy Ken Bone won’t say who got his vote for president

By Kim Bell | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 8
Filed under National

Red sweater guy Ken Bone won't say who got his vote for president Tuesday. He's keeping that to himself. Bone, who gained national fame asking a question at the debate in St. Louis, said he cast a paper ballot before 8 a.m. at the Cornerstone Christian Church, 775 North Green Mount Road near Belleville....

NYC’s security headache: Trump, Clinton will be almost within shouting distance on election night

NYC’s security headache: Trump, Clinton will be almost within shouting distance on election night

By Barbara Demick | Los Angeles Times
November 8
Filed under National

NEW YORK — It is a rare celestial crossing that has both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spending election night not only in the same city, but barely more than a mile apart in midtown Manhattan — and it is creating unprecedented security headaches for New York City. Not since they sparred with...

Hour-by-hour guide to watching election results Tuesday night

Hour-by-hour guide to watching election results Tuesday night

By David Lightman | McClatchy Washington Bureau
November 7
Filed under More Headlines, National

WASHINGTON — The outcome of the 2016 election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will begin to unfold Tuesday night in Georgia and Virginia. And then quickly move into North Carolina, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The polls in those states are among those that close by 8 p.m. EST, meaning...

One day out, Clinton focuses on ground game, Trump on enthusiasm

One day out, Clinton focuses on ground game, Trump on enthusiasm

By Ben Brody | Bloomberg News
November 7
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton's campaign touted its ground game one day before the U.S. presidential election while Donald Trump's portrayed him as the candidate of change championed by enthusiastic voters. The return to the campaigns' core strengths and longtime arguments came as polling continued...

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