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Morning-after cleanup: Mike Pence made Trump ‘proud,’ campaign manager says

Morning-after cleanup: Mike Pence made Trump ‘proud,’ campaign manager says

By Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau
October 5, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's campaign manager said Wednesday that reports that the Republican presidential candidate was displeased with running mate Mike Pence's failure to defend him at the vice presidential debate are "absolutely not true." Pence repeatedly declined to speak up for Trump during...

Tensions fester in South LA neighborhood after police fatally shoot an armed teen

Tensions fester in South LA neighborhood after police fatally shoot an armed teen

By Cindy Chang | Los Angeles Times
October 5, 2016
Filed under National

LOS ANGELES — A small group of friends and family members gathered Sunday outside the South Los Angeles house where Carnell Snell Jr. was fatally shot by police Saturday after a vehicle pursuit. "I want my baby ... CJ! CJ! CJ!" Snell's mother, Monique Morgan, moaned between sobs, as one friend propped...

Researchers announce Zika vaccine success with mice

Researchers announce Zika vaccine success with mice

By David Templeton | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 4, 2016
Filed under National

PITTSBURGH — Amid the growing surge of Zika research, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has announced early success with two experimental vaccines that prevented the pups of immunized female mice from becoming infected with the virus. Both vaccines, with one more effective than the...

Former Miss Universe: ‘I will continue standing up’ to Trump

Former Miss Universe: ‘I will continue standing up’ to Trump

By Sarah D. Wire and Melanie Mason | Tribune Washington Bureau
September 30, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — The former Miss Universe whom Donald Trump repeatedly attacked this week fought back Friday, insisting she would continue to stand up to him on behalf of women. During Monday's debate, Hillary Clinton cited Trump's harsh treatment of the beauty queen, Alicia Machado. Trump, who owned...

With white supremacists drawn into political mainstream, David Duke declares victory

With white supremacists drawn into political mainstream, David Duke declares victory

By By Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau
September 30, 2016
Filed under National

KENNER, La. — David Duke worked the Louisiana gun show like a preacher pursuing souls, cornering potential voters as they picked over firearms and ammo. The robes are gone and the rhetoric is softer than during his grand wizard days. But Duke has not shed his relentless proselytizing for the white...

In a first, Congress rebukes Obama with veto override of 9/11 bill

In a first, Congress rebukes Obama with veto override of 9/11 bill

By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli | Tribune Washington Bureau
September 28, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — The GOP-led Congress has been angling for this moment: the chance to finally deliver President Barack Obama a stinging rebuke with the first veto override since he took office. It may not be exactly the political score many Republicans had envisioned. The timing comes near the end of...

Trump announces $18 million haul in fundraising push on day after debate

Trump announces $18 million haul in fundraising push on day after debate

By Sarah D. Wire | Tribune Washington Bureau
September 28, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign reported raising $18 million in the 24 hours after Monday's debate as part of a big fundraising push. The effort was aimed at capturing support from some of the record 84 million people who watched the first debate between Trump...

Millennials have mixed feelings about participating in politics

Millennials have mixed feelings about participating in politics

By Lindsay Weber | Chicago Tribune
September 27, 2016
Filed under National

Driven by angst and rock 'n' roll, the youth of the early '90s wanted two things: a voice and their MTV. Statements came in the form of Madonna cloaked in an American flag, explicit rap lyrics and the existential crises of the disaffected young people in "Reality Bites." The voice of the millennial...

Theme parks bring in Hollywood producers and giant terror-filled mazes for Halloween

Theme parks bring in Hollywood producers and giant terror-filled mazes for Halloween

By Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times
September 26, 2016
Filed under National

LOS ANGELES — Halloween is growing so big, it's scary. To crank up the fright levels, Universal Studios Hollywood is employing directors and producers of creepy movies and television series to help create new attractions for this year's Halloween celebration. Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia...

Why Tulsa and Charlotte reacted so differently to police shootings

Why Tulsa and Charlotte reacted so differently to police shootings

By Jaweed Kaleem And Kristi Eaton | Los Angeles Times
September 26, 2016
Filed under National

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The recent fatal police shootings of two black men spurred soul-searching across the nation but drew vastly different reactions from the cities in which they took place. In Tulsa, Okla., on Thursday, a group of 50 demonstrators was preparing to march when people suddenly started...

Facebook founder to spend billions unfriending ‘all disease’

Facebook founder to spend billions unfriending ‘all disease’

By Steve Dorfman | The Palm Beach Post, Fla.
September 26, 2016
Filed under National

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, announced last week that they're spending $3 billion in the next decade in an effort to "cure all diseases in our children's lifetime," the temptation — especially for the late-night comics — was to poke fun at the tech...

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