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Mueller reveals Trump’s attempts to choke off Russia probe Friday, April 19th, 2019

By NANCY BENAC, CHAD DAY, ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO, WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from..

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Two Texas Metropolitan Areas Gain More Than 1 Million People Thursday, April 18th, 2019

TEXAS: Counties with the largest numeric growth are all located in the south and the west, with counties in Texas taking four out of the top 10 spots according to new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today. By metropolitan area, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, had the largest..

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US announces Cuba property law despite EU warnings Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP): The United States said Wednesday that a long-delayed law would go into effect next month that allows lawsuits over property seized by Cuba and that it issue make no exemptions for angered Europeans. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the 1996 measure -- systematically..

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Republican Weld officially enters 2020 race against Trump Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - Donald Trump has 18 Democratic rivals for the White House, but on Monday the president saw a new 2020 challenger jump into the race: a candidate from within his own Republican Party. "I'm in!" tweeted Bill Weld, a former Massachusetts governor who has called for Americans to..

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Loughlin, Giannulli plead not guilty in college scam Monday, April 15th, 2019

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, BOSTON (AP) — Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are pleading not guilty to charges they took part in the sweeping college admissions bribery scam, according to court documents filed Monday. The couple is accused of paying $500,000..

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City of Chicago sues Jussie Smollett for investigative costs Friday, April 12th, 2019

By MICHAEL TARM, CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago filed a lawsuit against Jussie Smollett on Thursday in a bid to recoup the costs of investigating a racist, anti-gay attack that authorities say was orchestrated by the “Empire” actor as a publicity stunt, with the city saying — at minimum — that it..

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Gun-maker to ask Supreme Court to hear Sandy Hook appeal Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

By DAVE COLLINS, HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting intends to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a Connecticut court ruling that reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that had been filed by victims’..

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Hiring rebounds as US employers add a solid 196,000 jobs Friday, April 5th, 2019

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February’s scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs that the economy is slowing. The unemployment rate..

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Britney Spears says she’s taking a little ‘me time’ Thursday, April 4th, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears says she’s decided to focus on self-care as she goes through a rough stretch. Spears posted an image on Instagram Wednesday with the words, “Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit.” In the caption she wrote that everyone needs “a..

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Fiat Chrysler to cut 1,500 jobs at Canada plant Friday, March 29th, 2019

MONTREAL, (AFP) : Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced it will cut some 1,500 jobs at its factory in Windsor, Canada, around a quarter of its local workforce. The Italian-American automaker took the decision, effective from the end of September, to "better align production with global..

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Trump says FBI, Justice Department to review Smollett case Thursday, March 28th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the FBI and Justice Department will review Illinois prosecutors' decision to drop all charges against a US television actor accused of fabricating a hate crime. Calling the Chicago case involving "Empire" star Jussie Smollett..

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Trump didn’t coordinate with Russia in 2016, report declares Monday, March 25th, 2019

By ERIC TUCKER, MICHAEL BALSAMO, CHAD DAY and JULIE PACE, WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether..

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Mueller revealed his Trump-Russia story in plain view Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER, WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was in full deflection mode. The Democrats had blamed Russia for the hacking and release of damaging material on his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump wasn’t buying it. But on July 27, 2016, midway through a news..

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Institute founded by Sanders’ wife, son is shutting down Friday, March 15th, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Sanders Institute, a think tank founded by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ wife and son, is shutting down, at least for now, amid criticism that the nonprofit has blurred the lines between family, fundraising and campaigning. The Vermont-based..

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How China Can Reach its Centennial Goal Monday, October 14th, 2019

Two years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping declared that by the time the People’s Republic celebrates its centenary in 2049, it should be a “great modern socialist..

The Insanity of Austerity Sunday, October 13th, 2019

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