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What we learned from Wednesday’s debate

What we learned from Wednesday’s debate

By Alex Gangitano | CQ-Roll Call
October 20, 2016
Filed under National

Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump did anything to change the trajectory of the presidential race in Wednesday's third and final debate, most experts said immediately afterward. Democrat Hillary Clinton was poised and prepared while Donald Trump landed a few blows. But Trump's refusal to say...

University of Iowa student arrested after false active-shooter report

University of Iowa student arrested after false active-shooter report

By Vanessa Miller | The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
October 18, 2016
Filed under National

IOWA CITY — Over the weekend the University of Iowa police arrested an 18-year-old student after officials said he admitted to sending a "prank" text message about an active shooter in Burge Residence Hall, prompting authorities to respond in emergency fashion and evacuate the dorm. Harrison E....

President Donald Trump’s America: Lower taxes, higher deficits, fewer immigrants

President Donald Trump’s America: Lower taxes, higher deficits, fewer immigrants

By William Douglas, Lesley Clark and Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy Washington Bureau
October 16, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — It's fall 2020 and President Donald Trump, who vowed to Make America Great Again in 2016, is promising to make it even greater if he wins a second term. So what has he done? A fast-food worker at Bojangles' makes more per hour. Americans have more money from sharp tax cuts, especially...

President Hillary Clinton’s America: Tax hikes for the rich, bigger government, cheaper college

President Hillary Clinton’s America: Tax hikes for the rich, bigger government, cheaper college

By Anita Kumar and David Goldstein | McClatchy Washington Bureau
October 16, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — The cooks at Chipotle are making more. Construction workers have more jobs repairing bridges and roads all over the country. Immigrants here illegally walk down the street without fear of deportation. Poor women get abortions paid for by the taxpayers. Gays and transgender people have...

Leaked emails mention possibility of Bloomberg as Clinton’s secretary of state

Leaked emails mention possibility of Bloomberg as Clinton’s secretary of state

By Kurtis Lee | Los Angeles Times
October 15, 2016
Filed under National

Michael Bloomberg opted against running for president this election cycle. But he still may have a political future. In a batch of newly leaked emails, purportedly from the Clinton campaign, that were posted online Saturday by WikiLeaks, an aide to Bloomberg confirmed to Hillary Clinton's aides in...

It’s official: This election is stressing everyone out

It’s official: This election is stressing everyone out

By Deena Shanker | Bloomberg News
October 14, 2016
Filed under National

NEW YORK — There's good news for Americans who find themselves waking up in a cold sweat at 3 a.m. to check the latest polls: You are not alone. More than half of you — on both sides of the aisle — say the 2016 election is a major source of stress, according to a new survey from the American...

San Francisco police to implement reforms after report on violence against minorities

San Francisco police to implement reforms after report on violence against minorities

By Los Angeles Times
October 13, 2016
Filed under National

San Francisco police officers use force against African-Americans more often than against other racial groups, according to a 432-page federal report made public Wednesday. The report, issued by the U.S. Department of Justice in response to charges of racial bias by San Francisco police, shows that...

Analysis: For Trump or against Trump, Republicans fear intensifying civil war if he loses

Analysis: For Trump or against Trump, Republicans fear intensifying civil war if he loses

By Sahil Kapur | Bloomberg News
October 12, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — A long-simmering struggle between presidential nominee Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan erupted this week, but the ultimate winner won't be clear until Nov 8. "I wouldn't want to be in a foxhole with a lot of these people, that I can tell you, including Ryan," Trump told Fox...

‘Stop the Bleed:’ Movement trains bystanders to help during shootings, emergencies

‘Stop the Bleed:’ Movement trains bystanders to help during shootings, emergencies

By Jonel Aleccia | The Seattle Times
October 12, 2016
Filed under National

SEATTLE — Dr. Eileen Bulger wants you to know that CPR is not enough. With the way the world is going, the chief of trauma at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center believes that bystanders — ordinary citizens — also need to be able to stop severe bleeding, including the kind caused by acts of...

Obama wants private companies to help send humans to Mars by the 2030s

Obama wants private companies to help send humans to Mars by the 2030s

By Jim Puzzanghera | Los Angeles Times
October 11, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he wants private companies to help send humans to Mars by the 2030s. Obama first said in 2010 he wanted to send astronauts "to orbit Mars and return them safely to Earth" by the mid-2030s with "a landing on Mars" to follow. In that speech at...

Trump once fired Illinois native on the ‘Apprentice’ for ‘locker room’ comment

Trump once fired Illinois native on the ‘Apprentice’ for ‘locker room’ comment

By Ronnie Glassberg The Charlotte Observer
October 11, 2016
Filed under National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, under fire for vulgar remarks he made about women in 2005, has dismissed the comments as "locker room talk." But six years ago, he booted a female contestant off "Celebrity Apprentice 3" for a "locker room" comment. Trump fired professional wrestler...

Hurricane Matthew weakens as it moves to the north

Hurricane Matthew weakens as it moves to the north

By By John Cherwa and Nigel Duara | Los Angeles Times
October 7, 2016
Filed under National

ORLANDO, Fla. — A slight wobble in the track of Hurricane Matthew early Friday morning may have saved Florida from potentially catastrophic conditions and instead turned the storm into a major — but still dangerous — wind-and-rain machine. The storm's eye has become slightly disorganized as...

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