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Facebook co-founder pledges $20 million to help Clinton defeat Trump

The Democratic Party and presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, and former President Bill Clinton on stage during the last day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Thursday, July 28, 2016. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By Levi Sumagaysay | The Mercury News

September 10, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. — In the latest and most concrete example of the tech industry elite's distaste for Donald Trump, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz has pledged $20 million to help Hillary Clinton win the presidency and defeat the Republican presidential nominee. In a Medium post late Thursday,...

No freedom for only US defendant linked to Panama Papers

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By Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy Washington Bureau

September 8, 2016

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Thursday that the only person in the United States known to be prosecuted in connection with the Panama Papers must remain in jail after more than a year there. Chetan Kapur, an India-born New York investment manager, has been held since July 2015 on contempt charges...

‘We will rebuild our military,’ Trump says

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to supporters aboard the USS Iowa battleship in Los Angeles on Sept. 15. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Noah Bierman | Tribune Washington Bureau

September 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Donald Trump detailed a proposal Wednesday to restore hundreds of billions of dollars in military budget cuts if he is elected president, but it is unclear whether his plans to pay for it would cover the full cost. Trump has long called the state of the military a "disaster," blaming...

Democrats may win Senate, but hopes dim for anti-Trump landslide

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers his immigration speech at a rally in Phoenix, Ariz., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Steven T. Dennis | Bloomberg News

September 6, 2016

WASHINGTON — Democrats have a better-than-even chance of winning control of the U.S. Senate in November, thanks in part to a backlash against Donald Trump, but it won't be as easy as they hoped. Most Republican Senate candidates are running solid, well-financed campaigns focusing on local issues...

DA seeks to have 13 women testify against Bill Cosby in sexual assault trail

Bill Cosby, left, is lead out of Courtroom A on the Montgomery County Courthouse after the pre-trial conference on Sept. 6, 2016 in Norristown, Pa. The court date was set to be no later than June 5, 2017. (Michael Bryant/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By Steve Zeitchik | Los Angeles Times

September 6, 2016

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — As many as 13 of Bill Cosby's alleged victims could testify in his upcoming sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania if the prosecution has its way. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, who is trying Cosby on three counts of sexual assault of former Temple basketball player...

To prevent campus rape, colleges change the rulebook from ‘No means no’ to ‘Yes means yes’

Brock Turner leaves the Santa Clara County Main Jail on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 in San Jose, Calif. Turner was released after serving three months of his six month sentence for the sexual assault of an unconscious woman in January of 2015. The judge in the case, Aaron Persky, has come under fire for a sentence that many consider to be a slap on the wrist. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

By Emma Platoff and Jonathan Lai | The Philadelphia Inquirer

September 5, 2016

The dorm room door hangers have three simple questions to help students understand consent: "Is the person sober? Is the person awake? Did the person say yes?" Before 2011, the College of New Jersey didn't define sexual consent. This year, it reads: "informed, freely and actively given mutually understandable...

Freaking out about Zika virus? West Nile is the real killer

(Jeffrey Arguedas/EFE/Zuma Press/TNS)

By Sean Cockerham | McClatchy Washington Bureau

September 5, 2016

WASHINGTON — West Nile virus landed in the United States in the summer of 1999, arriving in New York City possibly in the blood of a sick bird on a ship or via an infected mosquito on a plane. Soon it had afflicted people in Queens with brain inflammation and killed birds at the Bronx Zoo. Four...

Congress pressured by 9/11 families to give them right to sue nations that funded terrorism

Full page graphic showing front pages of newspapers the day after September 11th, 2001.

By McClatchy Washington Bureau

September 5, 2016

WASHINGTON — Marge Mathers, 75, is a 9/11 widow from New Jersey who "fled to Texas" in 2002 after her husband was killed in the World Trade Center. When a neighbor called her that day in 2001, screaming to turn on the television, Mathers said she was counting the floors of Tower 1, the North Tower,...

Obama defends Colin Kaepernick’s right to protest

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 Christi Parsons | Tribune Washington Bureau

September 5, 2016

HANGZHOU, China — President Barack Obama Monday acknowledged that for some people it is a "tough thing" to see Colin Kaepernick kneel instead of stand for the American flag and national anthem, but defended the NFL quarterback, saying he was "exercising his constitutional right to make a statement." The...

Pence says Trump would stop admitting Syrian refugees to US

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence speaks on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 at Worth and Company in Pipersville, Pa. (Steven M. Falk/ Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By Alexis Leondis | Bloomberg News

September 4, 2016

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump would, as president, suspend the U.S. program that provides safe haven to Syrian refugees fleeing violence and conflict in their country, his vice presidential running mate said. The program "puts safety and security of the American people second to the agenda of the U.N....

Do immigrants who are in the US illegally commit more crimes?

Donald Trump supporters get fired up at a Trump rally at the Travis County Exposition Center on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/TNS)

By Franco Ordonez | McClatchy Washington Bureau

September 2, 2016

WASHINGTON — Presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to promote the idea that immigrants play an outsized role in crime. While up-to-date data on immigrants and crime is difficult to come by, and what is available is imperfect, a range of studies show little evidence that immigrants commit...

FBI releases report on its investigation into Clinton’s use of private email server

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 Del Quentin Wilber | Tribune Washington Bureau

September 2, 2016

WASHINGTON — The FBI on Friday released a summary report of its probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and her handling of classified materials. The report, which had previously been shared with Congress, includes notes of the July 2 FBI interview of Clinton. Many parts of the...

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