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August 24, 2019 - 1:16 pm
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Under the threatening clouds of a global economic slowdown, President Donald Trump is confronting the consequences of his preference to go it alone, with low expectations that the leaders of the richest democracies can make substantive progress on an array of issues at their...
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August 23, 2019 - 8:28 am
Billionaire David Koch has died, CBS News reports . The 79-year-old had been suffering from a recent deterioration in his health. His brother, Charles Koch, released a statement expressing his sadness at the loss of his brother. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my brother...
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Jacquie Cadorette
August 22, 2019 - 1:59 pm
Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is experiencing record-breaking fires, and scientists are warning about what this could mean for climate change. According to CNN , fires in the Amazon have been tracked by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) since 2013 and are now burning at the highest...
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August 22, 2019 - 12:34 pm
( AP ) -- Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who once sparred with journalists, has decided to join them. Fox News said Thursday that Sanders has been hired to provide political commentary and analysis across all its properties, including Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and...
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FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. The will that Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide on Aug. 10, 2019, puts more than $577 million in assets in a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
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August 22, 2019 - 3:49 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages. Estate lawyers and other experts say prying open the...
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Abbie Bennett
August 21, 2019 - 2:23 pm
( Connecting Vets ) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation to erase the student loan debt of fully disabled veterans. During the AMVETS 75th National Convention in Kentucky, the president announced and then immediately signed a presidential memorandum to eliminate that debt. "...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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August 21, 2019 - 7:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said American Jews who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the Republican president...
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August 21, 2019 - 6:38 am
(AP) -- A truck driver who threatened to "shoot up" a church in Memphis and said he was haunted by "spiritual snakes and spiders" people put in his bed was arrested in Indiana, less than a week before the day of the planned attacks, authorities said in newly filed court records. Thomas Matthew...
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Thomas Perumean
August 21, 2019 - 5:08 am
Defective airbags under recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have not been replaced. According to a release from the NHTSA, long-term exposure to high heat and humidity can cause these air bags inflator unit to explode when deployed. Such explosions have caused injuries and...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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August 20, 2019 - 8:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after he said buying Greenland wasn't a top priority, President Donald Trump canceled an upcoming trip to Denmark after its prime minister dismissed the idea. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen had called Trump's musing about buying Greenland, which her government owns, "an...
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