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Republicans look to next year for Obamacare repeal: 'The bill's dead, OK?'

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 01:40

Sens. Graham and Cassidy announced Tuesday they didn’t have 50 votes to pass their bill, likely the last attempt to overturn the ACA before fiscal year 2019.

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Trump says Puerto Rico aid is 'doing well' as island faces crisis

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 01:24

President Trump took time out from his Twitter tirade against the NFL on Monday night to tweet about the crisis in Puerto Rico, but his message struck some people as tone deaf.

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Hurricane Maria coverage revives old questions about Puerto Rico's status

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 01:09

Questions about the U.S. media’s coverage of Hurricane Maria and about the American public’s understanding of the island territory have revived old conversations about Puerto Rico’s relationship with the United States.

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Trump defends NFL tweets amid Puerto Rico crisis: 'I have plenty of time on my hands'

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:33

President Trump defended sending a barrage of tweets berating professional athletes as Puerto Rico reels in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

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Hillary Clinton: I'm not sure Trump knows that Puerto Ricans are American citizens

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 20:15

In a town hall event Monday night, the former presidential candidate took issue with Trump’s priorities as he devoted more attention to protesting athletes than to the condition of millions on Puerto Rico.

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Bible-thumping, pistol-packing Roy Moore is not Trump's candidate in Ala. Senate race. He's leading anyway.

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 19:35

Roy Moore's Senate campaign in Alabama has seen no shortage of flare-ups, but he's leading the race despite President Trump's support for his opponent, Luther Strange.

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Roger Stone accuses House intel panel of 'cowardice' for insisting on closed-door testimony

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 19:06

In a feisty statement to be delivered to the House Intelligence Committee, Roger Stone, President Trump’s longtime political adviser, denies any collusion with Russia during last year’s presidential election and accuses panel members of “cowardice” for insisting that he testify behind closed doors rather than in a public session.

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Locals take on China's invasion of Africa's biggest economy: 'They're like Goliath, we're David'

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:30

In Nigeria, a scrappy local company is trying to crack the smartphone market, which is dominated by a foreign behemoth. This is the story of the upstart AfriOne and the Chinese-based Tecno.

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Roger Stone: Manafort's mood 'amazingly good' despite coming indictment

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:01

Yahoo News interviews Roger Stone, President Trump’s longtime political adviser, about the expected indictment of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Stone’s upcoming appearance before the House Intelligence Committee.

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Health care bill protesters descend on Senate hearing

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 01:38

The typically hushed corridors of the Russell Senate Building echoed with noise Monday as protesters, upset by the Senate Republicans’ health care bill, descended on lawmakers’ offices to let their displeasure be known ― part of several such demonstrations around the U.S. Capitol. An initial crowd estimated at around 100 protesters split into smaller groups once inside the building, with each subgroup seeking out the offices of specific senators, some of whom are positioned to cast critical swing votes on the legislation. Capitol Police said in a statement they responded to 13 locations in Senate and House office buildings and as of late Monday afternoon had made 80 arrests.

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White House: If NFL protests are about police brutality, players 'should protest the officers on the field'

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 01:03

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders suggested Monday that if NFL players who kneel during the national anthem at games are doing so because of police brutality, they should protest the officers instead of the song.

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As Puerto Rico reels from hurricane, Trump focuses on football

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 21:09

Puerto Rico’s governor, its mayors, and its representative to Congress have all called attention to the island territory’s desperate situation, but the president hasn’t mentioned Puerto Rico on Twitter since the middle of last week. He has largely focused on NFL players instead.

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NFL players kneel during anthem as Trump fumes

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 17:49

Some National Football League players knelt again on Sunday when the U.S. national anthem was played before a game in London, defying U.S. President Donald Trump’s renewed call to end their protest over racial injustice.

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Looking back at the 'Hitler diaries' in an age of fake news

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:30

Last week there was a memorial service for Russell Watson, a much-admired writer and editor at Newsweek magazine, where he and I both worked for sizable chunks of our lives. Hoping to capitalize on the publicity about the sensational find without actually committing either cash or its editorial imprimatur, the editors decided to run a cover story on the “controversy” over the diaries, based mainly on what other people were saying about them.

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White House officials defend Trump, say athletes 'can do free speech on their own time'

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 22:06

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin defended Trump’s call for NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to be suspended or fired. “It’s not about free speech,” Mnucin said Sunday. “They can do free speech on their own time.”

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'Amen sister': Clinton agrees with interviewer that authenticity is a 'bulls*** concept'

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:28

Hillary Clinton pushed back against one of the most frequent criticisms she faced as a candidate last year — a lack of “authenticity” — agreeing with an interviewer that it amounted to a “bulls***” and sexist double standard.

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As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweet

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:28

President Trump continued his efforts to belittle accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Friday, turning to the latest set of charges, involving targeted political ads placed on Facebook by accounts linked to the Kremlin.

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In wake of U.N. speech, Kim calls Trump a ‘dotard.’ Trump fires back at ‘madman.’

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:58

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have unleashed personal attacks on one another after the U.S. commander in chief’s speech at the United Nations. “Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!” Trump wrote Friday morning. Hours earlier, Kim delivered a barrage of epithets against Trump, calling “mentally deranged” and “a gangster fond of playing with fire,” according to the New York Times.

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Lead in Flint's water linked to decline in birth rate, study finds

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 04:11

A new study points to one possible, and troubling, effect of lead contamination in the water of Flint, Mich.: declining fertility and poorer neonatal health.

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Kurds to vote on independence, potentially splitting Iraq

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 03:25

The Kurdish people are taking an enormous step to claim their own country in northern Iraq. A referendum vote to secede from the country and become an independent Kurdistan will take place on September 25.

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