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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

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...

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

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the 11th annual Values Voter Summit on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
By Sarah D. Wire | Tribune Washington Bureau September 28, 2016

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...

Millennials have mixed feelings about participating in politics

Grace Vargas, a freshman from Chicago studying anthropology, writes down information after talking with a student while canvassing for Bernie Sanders on March 6 on the 15th floor of Mae Smith. Members of the campaign went door to door in the building informing students about early voting options and how to register to vote. Vargas became involved with the local campaign early and now assists in organizing other students.
By Lindsay Weber | Chicago Tribune September 27, 2016

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...

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

An actor catches guests off-guard in the scare zone at
By Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times September 26, 2016

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...

Why Tulsa and Charlotte reacted so differently to police shootings

Debris falls upon Charlotte officers and protestors as officers began to push protestors from the intersection near the Epicentre Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. The protestors were rallying against the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police on Tuesday evening in the University City area. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)
By Jaweed Kaleem And Kristi Eaton | Los Angeles Times September 26, 2016

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,...

Facebook founder to spend billions unfriending ‘all disease’

Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote speech at the Facebook's Developers Conference Tuesday morning, April 12, 2016, in San Francisco, Calif.  (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group/TNS)
By Steve Dorfman | The Palm Beach Post, Fla. September 26, 2016

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...

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

A memorial for Jose Fernandez takes shape at Marlins Park in Miami after the game against the Atlanta Braves was cancelled when Fernandez died in a boating accident, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Maimi Beach. (Joe Caveretta/Sun Sentinel/TNS)
By Tom D'Angelo | The Palm Beach Post, Fla. September 25, 2016

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...

Clinton campaign wants debate moderator to correct Trump lies

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. (TNS)
By Chris Megerian | Los Angeles Times September 25, 2016

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 ......

Florida man arrested in theft of naked Trump statue

Jason Burch, 38, right, of West Hollywood, takes a selfie with a nude statue depicting Donald Trump at the entrance of Soap Plant Wacko in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. A Florida man was recently arrested for allegedly stealing a similar statue. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
By Cresonia Hsieh | Miami Herald September 25, 2016

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...

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

President Obama speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
By Andrew Harris, Justin Sink and Megan O'Neil | Bloomberg News September 25, 2016

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...

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

Protestors walk down Harris Blvd. on Wednesday morning, Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)
By By Anna Douglas and Celeste Smith | The Charlotte Observer September 24, 2016

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...

New York Times endorses Clinton for president

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses a crowd on Tuesday, Aug. 16 2016 at West Philadelphia High School in Pennsylvania. (Michael Bryant/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)
By Ros Krasny | Bloomberg News September 24, 2016

WASHINGTON — The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying the Democrat's "record of service and a raft of pragmatic ideas" represent the best choice to tackle the challenges the...

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