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Poll: Young Americans favor LGBT rights on adoption

Posted 8/9/2016 in National

Young people in America overwhelmingly support LGBT rights when it comes to policies on employment, health care and adoption, according to a new survey.

 

 

Clinton acknowledges trust issues, blames them on GOP

Posted 8/6/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton acknowledged Friday the challenge she'd face leading a country where most Americans don't trust her, saying she takes "seriously" the work she must do to build confidence in her character.

 

 

Trump ends standoff with Ryan as he works to repair mistakes

Posted 8/6/2016 in National

In an effort to repair some of the damage he had inflicted on his presidential campaign, Donald Trump endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan to end a four-day standoff that exposed the deeps chasms in the Republican Party over his candidacy.

 

 

Scammers, bug spray companies capitalizing on Zika fears

Posted 8/6/2016 in National

Worried you might catch the Zika virus? Scammers and bug spray companies are counting on it.

 

 

Drinking dad charged in hot-car deaths of his twin toddlers

Posted 8/6/2016 in National

Police charged a father with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of his 15-month-old twin girls, alleging that he had been drinking before leaving them in their car seats in 90-degree temperatures.

 

 

Poll: Young adults support new efforts to curb gun violence

Posted 8/6/2016 in National

LaShun Roy supports a ban on semi-automatic weapons and more comprehensive background checks.

 

 

Officer: Jail inmate assaults man charged in church massacre

Posted 8/5/2016 in National

Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the massacre of nine parishioners at a Charleston church, was assaulted Thursday by a black inmate at the South Carolina jail where he is being held, a law official said.

 

 

Clinton wooing a new group of voters: Republicans

Posted 8/5/2016 in National

Hoping to capitalize on the criticism battering Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has begun portraying support for her candidacy as a patriotic duty of voters.

 

 

Former modeling agent says he got Melania Trump's visa

Posted 8/5/2016 in National

Melania Trump's former modeling agent says she obtained a work visa before she modeled professionally in the United States in the mid-1990s.

 

 

Poll: Most young Americans say two major parties don't represent them

Posted 8/5/2016 in National

Most young Americans say the Republican and Democratic parties don't represent them, a critical data point after a year of ferocious presidential primaries that forced partisans on both sides to confront what -- and whom -- they stand for.

 

 

Trump conflict overshadows attacks on Clinton

Posted 8/5/2016 in National

Donald Trump's warning that the November election might be rigged is "ridiculous," President Barack Obama declared on Thursday, wading deeper into the 2016 campaign.

 

 

Alabama board denies parole for Birmingham church bomber

Posted 8/5/2016 in National

The lone surviving Ku Klux Klansman imprisoned for killing four black girls in a church bombing in 1963 will remain behind bars after Alabama's parole board heeded the victims' families Wednesday and refused an early release.

 

 

Obama denies $400M payment to Iran was ransom

Posted 8/5/2016 in National

President Barack Obama vigorously denies that a $400 million cash payment to Iran was ransom to secure the release of four Americans jailed in Tehran.

 

 

Black Lives Matter activist sues Baton Rouge

Posted 8/5/2016 in National

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson sued the city of Baton Rouge and police officials Thursday, saying officers responded in a "militarized and aggressive manner" in arresting him and other people protesting a police shooting death.

 

 

Poll: Police harassment familiar to young blacks, Hispanics

Posted 8/5/2016 in National

Crystal Webb cringes whenever a patrol car appears in her rearview mirror. She also never wants to see the inside of a police station again.

 

 

GOP frustrations with Trump mount as allies weigh options

Posted 8/4/2016 in National

Republicans' frustration with Donald Trump has reached new heights, with party leaders scrambling to persuade their presidential nominee to abandon divisive tactics that have triggered sinking poll numbers and low morale.

 

 

Pence tries to win over conservatives

Posted 8/4/2016 in National

Since his selection as Donald Trump's running mate, Mike Pence has tried to stay focused on winning over conservatives skeptical of the New York billionaire.

 

 

Trump, magnet for discord and disruption, outdoes himself

Posted 8/4/2016 in National

So far this week, Donald Trump has careened from controversy to controversy, sparking headlines by escalating fights with a military family, his party's top-elected official and, even, it seemed, a baby.

 

 

Obama shortens terms for 214 prisoners; 67 had life sentence

Posted 8/4/2016 in National

President Barack Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century.

 

 

FBI: Transit officer 1st lawman charged under US terror law

Posted 8/4/2016 in National

Prosecutors brought the first-ever federal terrorism charges against a law enforcement officer in the U.S., alleging Wednesday that a patrol officer with the D.C. region's transit police bought about $250 worth of gift cards for someone he thought was working with the Islamic State group.

 

 

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