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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...

Would GOP be receptive to citizen Obama on climate change?


By John T. Bennett | CQ-Roll Call

September 2, 2016

Part of Barack Obama's vision of his post-presidency leans on a paradox: convincing his harshest political foes to come around on climate change, an issue on which they vigorously disagree. In an interview conducted Thursday on the Midway Atoll island with the New York Times, Obama revealed he wants...

Analysis: With his speech, Trump threatens Republican future

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 Cathleen Decker | Los Angeles Times

September 2, 2016

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's aggressively tough speech on immigration buried the notion that he planned to pivot away from the posture that got him the Republican nomination to a gentler position tailored for more moderate general election voters, Republicans included. It also may have buried his...

Trump’s Mexico visit stirs outrage: ‘We don’t want him’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

By Kate Linthicum | Los Angeles Times

August 31, 2016

MEXICO CITY — With Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump traveling to Mexico City on Wednesday to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, many Mexicans are reacting with outrage against both politicians. Their message is clear: Trump isn't welcome here. "We don't like him. We...

Ex-Stanford swimmer to be released after serving half of 6-month sentence in sex assault case

Brock Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on Stanford's campus in 2015. 

By Matt Hamilton | Los Angeles Times

August 30, 2016

Former Stanford University student Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman and sentenced to six months in jail — a penalty criticized for its leniency — is scheduled to be released from jail Friday, according to public records. If released this week from the Santa Clara...

FBI warns state elections officials about hacking attempts

FBI warns state elections officials about hacking attempts

By Rick Pearson , Erin Cox and Ian Duncan | The Baltimore Sun

August 30, 2016

The FBI is warning state elections officials in Maryland and around the country to be on their guard against hackers after the breach of a voter information database in Illinois and an attempted attack in Arizona. Maryland officials said they are already prepared to fight off the type of attack the...

Tribes fight for the environment

Luisa Navejas, 69, and her husband Mark Miyoshi, 64, hold a bottle of water from their home well on April 16, 2015 at the base of Mount Shasta, Calif. The members of the Winnemem Wintu tribe consider all sources of the pure drinking water to be sacred and the tribe has joined the fight against Crystal Geyser. Navejas said,

By Mark Anthony Rolo Tribune News Service

August 30, 2016

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

Hundreds of pro-Confederate flag and gun supporters rally at Stone Mountain Park on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Stone Mountain, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

By Sarah D. Wire | Tribune Washington Bureau

August 30, 2016

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

Then-New York Rep. Anthony Weiner leaves the press conference he called to announce his resignation Thursday, June 16, 2011 in New York City, New York. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

By Seema Mehta | Los Angeles Times

August 30, 2016

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

Illustrations of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. (TNS)

By David Lightman | McClatchy Washington Bureau

August 29, 2016

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

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’

Kyla Winters nearly lost her life August 24, 2007 when she fell ill at a gathering with friends. At the hospital, all her systems went into failure. What followed, with the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis, was a series of operations, procedures, amputations and eventually a kidney transplant from her twin sister before she was able to leave the hospital. Over time she learned to walk with prosthetic legs and operate with incomplete fingers. She has become an advocate for organ donation and for getting meningitis vaccinations at all ages. (Peggy Peattie/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

By Melissa Healy | Los Angeles Times

August 29, 2016

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...

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