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Biden, Trump snipe from road and rails after debate chaos

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President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden kept up their debate-stage sniping from the road and the rails, fighting for working-class voters in the Midwest while both parties -- and the debate commission, too -- sought to deal with the most chaotic presidential faceoff in memory.

 

 

Pelosi and Mnuchin have 'extensive' talks on COVID relief

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held an "extensive conversation" Wednesday on a huge COVID-19 rescue package, meeting face to face for the first time in more than a month in a last-ditch effort to seal a tentative accord on an additional round of coronavirus relief.

 

 

Police departments seeing modest cuts, but not 'defunding'

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

The racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd earlier this year prompted calls to "defund the police" in cities across the country, a priority for activists that has now become a central point in the presidential contest.

 

 

Republican lawmakers grill Comey on leadership of Russia probe

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday confronted former FBI Director James Comey about his oversight of the Trump-Russia investigation during a politically charged hearing that focused attention on problems with the probe that have become a rallying cry for President Donald Trump's supporters.

 

 

Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings to be released Friday

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

A Kentucky judge has delayed until Friday the release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor's killing by police, so that prosecutors can edit out witnesses' names and personal information.

 

 

Can the coronavirus travel more than 6 feet in the air?

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Debate Takeaways: An acrid tone from the opening minute

Posted yesterday in National

After more than a year of circling each other, Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden met on the debate stage Tuesday night in Ohio.

 

 

Trump to far-right extremists: 'Stand back and stand by'

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn't clearly condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely a "left-wing" problem and telling one far-right extremist group to "stand back and stand by."

 

 

Biden releases 2019 taxes as pre-debate contrast with Trump

Posted yesterday in National

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden paid nearly $288,000 in federal income taxes last year, according to returns he released just hours before his Tuesday night debate with President Donald Trump.

 

 

Justice Ginsburg buried at Arlington in private ceremony

Posted yesterday in National

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was buried Tuesday in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, laid to rest beside her husband and near some of her former colleagues on the court.

 

 

COVID-19 cases rising among US children as schools reopen

Posted yesterday in National

After preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears fueled by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities.

 

 

James Meredith film weighs 'complicated' civil rights figure

Posted yesterday in National

A new documentary is diving into the complicated, and sometimes contradictory life of James Meredith, a Black civil rights figure who helped change Mississippi.

 

 

Court to release grand jury record in Breonna Taylor case

Posted yesterday in National

Kentucky's attorney general acknowledged that he never recommended homicide charges against any of the police officers conducting the drug raid that led to Breonna Taylor's death, and said he didn't object to a public release of the grand jury's deliberations.

 

 

Lawyer for Flynn says she updated Trump on status of case

Posted yesterday in National

A lawyer for former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn told a judge Tuesday that she recently updated President Donald Trump on the case and asked him not to issue a pardon for her client.

 

 

Liberty disputes reports about Falwell severance payment

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Liberty University said it paid its recently resigned president, Jerry Falwell Jr., the two years' base salary owed under his employment contract Tuesday.

 

 

US official: 2020 census to end Oct. 5 despite court order

Posted yesterday in National

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says the 2020 census will end Oct. 5, despite a federal judge's ruling last week allowing the head count of every U.S. resident to continue through the end of October, according to a tweet posted by the Census Bureau on Monday.

 

 

Disney to lay off 28K at its parks in California, Florida

Posted yesterday in National

Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it planned to lay off 28,000 workers in its parks division in California and Florida.

 

 

Trump, Biden prepare to debate at a time of mounting crises

Posted 9/29/2020 in National

In an election year like no other, the first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, could be a pivotal moment in a race that has remained stubbornly unchanged in the face of historic tumult.

 

 

Ethics experts see national security concern in Trump's debt

Posted 9/29/2020 in National

Revelations that President Donald Trump is personally liable for more than $400 million in debt are casting a shadow that ethics experts say raises national security concerns he could be manipulated to sway U.S. policy by organizations or individuals he's indebted to.

 

 

Barrett tied to faith group ex-members say subjugates women

Posted 9/29/2020 in National

President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the "head" of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives must submit to the will of their husbands.

 

 

Feds to ship millions of tests in bid to reopen K-12 schools

Posted 9/29/2020 in National

 

 

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