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Trump's tax revelation could tarnish image that fueled rise

Posted yesterday in National

The bombshell revelations that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and paid no income taxes at all in many others threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters and provide a new opening for his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, on the eve of the first presidential debate.

 

 

1963 church bombing survivor seeks apology, restitution

Posted yesterday in National

More than a dozen sticks of dynamite planted by Ku Klux Klansmen exploded at a Birmingham church in 1963, killing four Black girls.

 

 

Trump ex-campaign boss hospitalized amid threat to harm self

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale has been hospitalized after he threatened to harm himself, according to Florida police and campaign officials.

 

 

Barrett could be Ginsburg's polar opposite on Supreme Court

Posted yesterday in National

Amy Coney Barrett paid homage to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her White House speech Saturday as a shatterer of glass ceilings. She said she would be mindful of the woman whose place she would take on the Supreme Court.

 

 

US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

Posted yesterday in National

Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases, entire dorm complexes and frat houses under quarantine, and flaring tensions with local community leaders over the spread of the disease.

 

 

Organizer arrested after driving car into California protest

Posted yesterday in National

An organizer of a Southern California demonstration against racism was in jail Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after authorities say she drove through a crowd and struck two counterprotesters.

 

 

The eyes don't have it: Masks upset classroom communication

Posted yesterday in National

Placing an order at a deli counter while wearing a mask and standing 6 feet away can be difficult. Try teaching a class full of schoolchildren and connecting with students who are themselves wearing masks.

 

 

GOP senators see political, principle gain in court fight

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

President Donald Trump marveled at a rally this week about how important Supreme Court nominations are to voters.

 

 

Dismay over Breonna Taylor spills into America's streets

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

Anger, frustration and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for Breonna Taylor's death poured into America's streets as protesters lashed out at a criminal justice system they say is stacked against Black people.

 

 

Court fight adds to pile of issues weighing on voters

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

The Republican Party headquarters in this former steel town was buzzing Saturday as supporters filed in to pick up Trump 2020 stickers and yard signs, including ones declaring: "Your pro-life vote matters."

 

 

Americans load up on candy, trick or treat -- or not

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they're buying a lot of Halloween candy while they wait to find out.

 

 

Beta continues slow trek, bringing rain to several Southern states

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

A weakened Beta continued its slow trek across several Southern states on Wednesday, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi after having flooded homes and roadways in Texas.

 

 

Long lines of mourners pay respects to Ginsburg at court

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

With crowds of admirers swelling outside, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered Wednesday at the court by grieving family, colleagues and friends as a prophet for justice who persevered against long odds to become an American icon.

 

 

Mars drops Uncle Ben's, reveals new name for rice brand

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original.

 

 

How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

 

 

Wells Fargo CEO apologizes for comments about diversity

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf apologized Wednesday for comments he made suggesting it is difficult to find qualified Black executives in the financial industry.

 

 

White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes virus spike

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as President Donald Trump pushes to get the economy moving before he faces voters in November.

 

 

Senate GOP plans vote on Trump's court pick before election

Posted 9/23/2020 in National

Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election, launching a divisive fight over Democratic objections before a nominee is even announced.

 

 

Trump, Biden fight to define campaign's most pressing issues

Posted 9/23/2020 in National

President Donald Trump was interrupted twice during an Ohio rally this week by sign-waving supporters chanting, "Fill that seat!" "I will fill that seat," Trump responded before launching into an extended riff on his plans to quickly nominate a successor to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "They say it's the most important thing a president can do."

 

 

Court, COVID, race are topics for first Trump-Biden debate

Posted 9/23/2020 in National

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will face off on the Supreme Court, the coronavirus pandemic and race and violence in the nation's cities next week when they meet for their first presidential debate.

 

 

Cuban-American judge Barbara Lagoa on Trump high court list

Posted 9/23/2020 in National

A daughter of Cuban exiles who has had a swift rise as a lawyer and judge is on President Donald Trump's short list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

 

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