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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Jose Fernandez’s death like losing ‘a family member’ to Marlins fans

Jose Fernandez’s death like losing ‘a family member’ to Marlins fans

By Tom D'Angelo | The Palm Beach Post, Fla.
September 25
Filed under National

MIAMI — To the Falls family of Miami, Jose Fernandez was an "inspiration" and a true "role model." Ricardo and Maria Falls arrived in South Florida from Cuba during the Mariel boatlift in 1980. The Falls and their children, Natalie, 13, and twins Ricky and Emily, 7, have followed Fernandez's journey. "Like...

Clinton campaign wants debate moderator to correct Trump lies

Clinton campaign wants debate moderator to correct Trump lies

By Chris Megerian | Los Angeles Times
September 25
Filed under National

With the first of three presidential debates around the corner, Hillary Clinton's campaign is urging moderators to quickly correct any lies from Donald Trump. "This is the role of the moderator ... to call out those lies, and do it in real time," said Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton's communications director,...

Florida man arrested in theft of naked Trump statue

Florida man arrested in theft of naked Trump statue

By Cresonia Hsieh | Miami Herald
September 25
Filed under National

A Coral Gables, Fla., man wanted for the theft of a naked Donald Trump statue in Wynwood turned himself in to police Friday, but refused to speak and invoked the Fifth Amendment, police said. Pedro A. Rodriguez, a graffiti guide with a history of minor criminal acts, refused to tell police if he stole...

US history is glorious but messy, Obama says at African American museum opening

US history is glorious but messy, Obama says at African American museum opening

By Andrew Harris, Justin Sink and Megan O'Neil | Bloomberg News
September 25
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — The American struggle to celebrate progress while pushing for more equality and opportunity is also the story of black America, President Barack Obama said at the opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. "That's what this museum is about....

Activist groups hold rally in Charlotte on Saturday over fatal police shooting

Activist groups hold rally in Charlotte on Saturday over fatal police shooting

By By Anna Douglas and Celeste Smith | The Charlotte Observer
September 25
Filed under National

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Several activist groups gathered to demonstrate in Charlotte Saturday afternoon, united by calls for government transparency and to urge change in light of recent police shootings nationwide of unarmed black men. The event – scheduled to include the local group The Tribe, Progress...

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