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Tribes fight for the environment

Tribes fight for the environment

By Mark Anthony Rolo Tribune News Service

August 30, 2016


Filed under National

While American Indian tribes continue to be plagued with poverty and all the health and social ills it breeds, Indian country is now facing another threat: corporate invaders. On the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, tribal members have been protesting an under-construction $3.8 billion...

VA is changing policy on displaying of Confederate flag at cemeteries

VA is changing policy on displaying of Confederate flag at cemeteries

By Sarah D. Wire | Tribune Washington Bureau

August 30, 2016


Filed under National

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs is changing its policy on displaying the Confederate flag, at the urging of Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., and other House Democrats. In a letter to Huffman, Interim Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Ronald Walters wrote that the new policy will...

Trump has called Anthony Weiner a ‘sleazeball,’ but also given to his campaigns

Trump has called Anthony Weiner a ‘sleazeball,’ but also given to his campaigns

By Seema Mehta | Los Angeles Times

August 30, 2016


Filed under National

Donald Trump, who used Huma Abedin's separation from husband Anthony Weiner as a prompt to question Hillary Clinton's judgment, donated to the disgraced former congressman multiple times. Trump gave a total of $4,300 in 2007 and 2010 to Weiner's congressional runs, and $150 to a city council race...

Negative views of Clinton and Trump ‘unprecedented,’ poll finds

Negative views of Clinton and Trump ‘unprecedented,’ poll finds

By David Lightman | McClatchy Washington Bureau

August 29, 2016


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WASHINGTON — The disdain for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is "unprecedented," Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said Monday. His poll found that "nearly no voters have a positive opinion of both Clinton and Trump while one-third do not have a favorable view...

1.3 million kids have identity stolen annually, 50% under 6-years-old

1.3 million kids have identity stolen annually, 50% under 6-years-old

By Zlati Meyer | Detroit Free Press

August 29, 2016


Filed under National

They wear helmets. They're told not to play with matches. They're warned not to talk to strangers. But this is one crime it's tough to protect them from. Children are the newest victims of identity fraud — and sometimes, they don't even know they've been exploited. "Think of them as...

US pediatricians pushing back on vaccine ‘hesitancy’

US pediatricians pushing back on vaccine ‘hesitancy’

By Melissa Healy | Los Angeles Times

August 29, 2016


Filed under National

U.S. pediatricians are pushing back against parents who resist having their children vaccinated against a broad range of dangerous diseases by calling on states to stop offering waivers to those with non-medical objections to the practice. In a policy statement issued Monday, the American Academy...

Trump campaign says it doesn’t want support from white supremacists

Trump campaign says it doesn’t want support from white supremacists

By Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau

August 28, 2016


Filed under National

As Donald Trump tries to improve his standing with African-Americans and other minority voters, his running mate said Sunday the campaign doesn't want support from white nationalists. "We don't want the support of people who think like David Duke," vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said about the...

Trump: Slaying of Bulls star’s cousin a reason blacks will vote for him

Trump: Slaying of Bulls star’s cousin a reason blacks will vote for him

By  Chicago Tribune

August 27, 2016


Filed under National

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday politicizing the shooting death of Bulls star Dwyane Wade's cousin on the South Side — suggesting that such crimes are the reason African-Americans will vote for him in November. He tweeted: "Dwyane Wade's cousin was just shot...

For African-American police officers, a foot in 2 worlds

For African-American police officers, a foot in 2 worlds

By William Lee | Chicago Tribune

August 27, 2016


Filed under National

CHICAGO — Ernest Spradley, who is African-American, says he chuckled when the south suburban white cop who pulled him over told him he was going 95 mph down a main drag. "I was like 'Officer, I'm in an '88 Honda Civic automatic, not even a stick,'" Spradley recently recalled, a wry smile on his...

Trump hires ex-Christie operative who was fired after Bridgegate

Trump hires ex-Christie operative who was fired after Bridgegate

By Andrew Seidman | The Philadelphia Inquirer

August 26, 2016


Filed under National

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has hired the former campaign manager for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie whom the governor dismissed following the George Washington Bridge scandal. Christie, who became a top Trump adviser after dropping out of the GOP nominating race in February, excommunicated...

FDA recommends donated blood be tested for Zika virus

FDA recommends donated blood be tested for Zika virus

By Meredith Cohn | The Baltimore Sun

August 26, 2016


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BALTIMORE — The FDA says the nation's blood supply should be checked for the Zika virus. As Zika infections continue to spread around the nation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is recommending that all donated blood and blood components be tested for the mosquito-borne virus. The revised...

Do benefits — like teamwork, fun and glory — outweigh safety concerns in football?

Do benefits — like teamwork, fun and glory — outweigh safety concerns in football?

By Patrick Mason | Daily Gazette

August 26, 2016


Filed under National

The memory is a lasting one. For the fan, coach or bystander, watching as a player is carted off the playing surface can be a tough experience. Watching as a kid wobbles back to the sideline after a big hit is hard to forget. "That's the last thing you want to see," West Carroll athletic director...

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