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  • Obama: When you hear economy is improving, 'remember who started it'
    Obama-_when_you_hear_economy_is_improving__'remember_who_started_it' 2018-10-22 22:08:07 UTC
    NEVADA (Las Vegas) — Former President Barack Obama is delivering a biting critique of Republicans in Washington and President Donald Trump without mentioning his successor by name. Obama said Monday at rally for Democrats in Las Vegas that Repu...
  • Analysis: With ‘America First,’ where do human rights rank?
    Analysis-_with_%e2%80%98america_first_%e2%80%99_where_do_human_rights_rank_ 2018-10-18 23:04:28 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — If it’s an “America First” presidency, where does that rank human rights? President Donald Trump’s refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising a question that ...
  • Trump's WH advisers get into heated shouting match
    Trump's_top_advisors_get_into_heated_shouting_match 2018-10-18 23:11:51 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two of President Donald Trump’s top advisers got into a heated exchange outside the Oval Office on Thursday as passions boiled over about how to handle illegal immigration, two sources familiar with the incident said. The...
  • "Shade - A Tale of Two Presidents" : Obama's former photographer
    %22shade_-_a_tale_of_two_presidents%22_-_obama's_former_photographer 2018-10-16 23:23:47 UTC
    <p><span style="color: rgb(71, 85, 119); font-size: 18px;"><strong>Pete Souza, the former White House photographer under President Obama, has released &quot;Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents,&quot; a book filled with archived pictures that may induc...
  • Nancy Pelosi outlined 5 agenda items if Democrats retake House
    Nancy_pelosi_outlined_5_agenda_items_democrats_retake_house 2018-10-16 23:02:56 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Projecting confidence about her party’s chances, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi outlined five of the top 10 agenda items Democrats will pursue if they retake the House in next month’s election. Lowering health care costs, rebuil...
  • Alec Baldwin Urges To Vote: It's time To Overthrow The Government of Donald Trump
    Alec_baldwin_urges_to_vote-_it's_time_to_overthrow_the_government_of_donald_trump 2018-10-15 16:09:39 UTC
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin followed up his latest parody portrayal of President Donald Trump with a serious call Sunday night for voters to use the Nov. 6 midterm elections to peacefully “overthrow” the government. After reprisi...
  • Washington State to abolish death penalty
    Washington_state_to_abolish_death_penalty 2018-10-11 21:54:12 UTC
    (Reuters) - Washington became the 20th U.S. state to abolish capital punishment when its Supreme Court struck down the death penalty on Thursday, saying in a unanimous decision that its application was arbitrary and racially biased. “The death ...
  • US Stock Markets In A Free Fall
    Us_stock_markets_in_a_free_fall 2018-10-11 21:54:02 UTC
    NEW YORK — The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 fell sharply again Thursday after both indexes on Wednesday logged their largest losses on a percentage basis since Feb. 8. The S&P 500 has closed lower for five straight days. The Nas...
  • Dominated by men: Amazon scraps tool that showed bias against women
    Dominated_by_men-_amazon_scraps_tool_that_showed_bias_against_women 2018-10-11 21:53:47 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants’ resumes ...
  • Wall Street faces worst day since February
    Dow_jones_drops_831_points 2018-10-11 21:53:35 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks on major world markets slid to a three-month low on Wednesday, with the benchmark S&P500 stock index falling more than 3.0 percent, its biggest one-day fall since February. Technology shares tumbled on fears of slowi...
  • US: Deported migrant parents can lose custody of their kids
    Deported_migrant_parents_can_lose_custody_of_their_kids 2018-10-09 17:44:47 UTC
    Araceli Ramos sheds a tear as she describes her battle to be reunited with her 5-year-old daughter. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) AP — As the deportees were led off the plane onto the steamy San Salvador tarmac, an anguished Araceli Ramos Bo...
  • Laser Trio Win Nobel Prize In Physics
    Laser_trio_win_nobel_prize_in_physics 2018-10-02 18:38:17 UTC
    STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for breakthroughs in laser technology that have turned light beams into precision tools for everything from eye surgery...
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown signs gun control bills into law
    California_governor_jerry_brown_signed_several_gun_control_bills_into_law 2018-09-29 20:39:10 UTC
    (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed several gun control bills into law on Friday, including one measure that raises the minimum age for buying rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21. The new laws come seven months after a gunman opene...
  • Brexit: UK politicians remain deeply divided
    Brexit-_majority_of_britons_don't_want_to_leave_the_eu 2018-09-28 18:31:42 UTC
    More than two years since the 2016 EU referendum, the United Kingdom, its politicians and its business leaders remain deeply divided over Brexit while Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to clinch a divorce deal with the EU. Opponents of Brexit ...
  • Kavanaugh: "I am innocent," but don't investigate me
    Kavanaugh_i_am_innocent_but_don't_investigate_me 2018-09-27 22:49:51 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fighting to salvage his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh angrily and tearfully denied on Thursday a university professor’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her 36 years ago after she told a dramatic...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand: GOP is sending the worst possible message to girls
    Kirsten_gillibrand_gop_is_sending_the_worst_possible_message_to_girls 2018-09-27 01:37:48 UTC
    <blockquote>On Wednesday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York delivered a scathing speech on the Senate floor, criticizing her Republican colleagues for their “disappointing” response to the sexual-assault allegations against Supreme Court nomi...
  • California professor Christine Blasey Ford to testify on Thursday
    Trump%e2%80%99s_supreme_court_nominee-_kavanaugh_accused_of_sexual_misconduct 2018-09-23 06:06:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California professor Christine Blasey Ford has tentatively agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday, according to media reports. The agreement is in the works for California professor Christine Blasey Ford to p...
  • Schoolmates discussed 'Kavanaugh's attempted rape' around campus
    Schoolmates_discussed_'kavanaugh's_attempted_rape'_around_campus 2018-09-20 22:04:18 UTC
    Intensifying calls for a complete FBI investigation into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claim that Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her while they were in high school, a former schoolmate of Ford wrote in a Facebook post tha...
  • Professor Blasey Ford details attempted rape by Kavanaugh
    Professor_christine_blasey_ford_details_attempted_rape_by_kavanaugh 2018-09-16 23:33:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A woman who had anonymously accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s went public on Sunday, prompting Republicans to plan further discussions about his nomination before a co...
  • Wealthiest GOP Donor In Ohio Quits Party: ‘I Won’t Support This Nonsense Anymore’
    Longtime_gop_donor-_i_won%e2%80%99t_support_this_nonsense_in_the_republican_party_anymore 2018-09-16 06:48:31 UTC
    Ohio’s wealthiest Republican donor, Leslie H. Wexner, has left the party, saying he is fed up with its antics, the Columbus Dispatch reported. “I’m an independent,” Wexner said at an event for Ohio business leaders Thursday night, noting that h...
  • Trump’s Paul Manafort will cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller
    Trump%e2%80%99s_paul_manafort_will_cooperate_with_special_counsel_robert_mueller_ 2018-09-14 20:47:49 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will cooperate with the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, prosecutors said on Friday, a dramatic turnaround that deals the U.S. president ...
  • Trump’s nominee, Kavanaugh accused of sexual misconduct
    Trump%e2%80%99s_supreme_court_nominee-_kavanaugh_accused_of_sexual_misconduct 2018-09-13 23:20:38 UTC
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) acknowledged in a statement that an individual who "strongly requested confidentiality” flagged information about Kavanaugh that she found concerning enough to contact “federal investigative authorities.” Two of...
  • Low unemployment rates are inevitably followed by recessions
    Fed-_us_unemployment_rate_inevitably_could_followed_by_a_recession 2018-09-13 04:51:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve officials tout a decade of falling unemployment as among their major victories in fighting the economic crisis of 2007 to 2009. Now they are beginning to worry they have been too successful. When unem...
  • U.S. industry groups to fight Trump's economic policies
    U.s._industry_groups_to_fight_trump's_economic_policies 2018-09-12 05:08:07 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After months of waging a behind-the-scenes war against President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs that have escalated far beyond what business groups once imagined, more than 60 U.S. industry groups are launching a coalition on ...
  • Garland to probe perjury allegations against Kavanaugh
    Merrick_garland_to_probe_perjury_allegations_against_brett_kavanaugh 2018-09-11 18:29:22 UTC
    Merrick Garland may play a role in the vacant Supreme Court seat after all. A liberal group has filed a criminal complaint against Brett Kavanaugh for allegedly perjuring himself in front of the Senate judiciary committee. Garland, who is the chie...