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Trump says White House to fight House subpoenas

Trump says White House to fight House subpoenas

Associated Press

April 25, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his White House will be "fighting all the subpoenas" issued by House Democrats in their investigations into his administration. Trump is criticizing those investigations and telling reporters at the White House that he "thought after two years we'd be...

Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press

April 22, 2019


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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing student loan debt for millions of Americans, part of a sweeping set of education funding proposals announced as she and other presidential candidates seek to differentiate themselves in a sprawling field. The...

Mueller report released

Mueller report released

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

It’s finally here. A partially-redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report was released to the public April 18, almost two years after the former FBI director was appointed in May 2017 by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The report has cost taxpayers tens of millio...

Latest IMF forecast points to slowing global growth, trade tensions

Latest IMF forecast points to slowing global growth, trade tensions

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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The International Monetary Fund trimmed its forecast for global growth to the lowest level since the financial crisis as ongoing trade tensions and slowing economic growth in advanced economies continue to put a dent in the world economy. The IMF expects the global economy to grow 3.3 percent in 20...

Trump foreign aid cuts to Central America risk exacerbating ‘cycle of despair’

Trump foreign aid cuts to Central America risk exacerbating ‘cycle of despair’

Marin Scott, Contributing Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

During the past year there has been an increase in Central American migrants making the perilous journey through Mexico to the United States Border. The influx of people migrating specifically from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, otherwise known as the Northern Triangle, is due to violence and a lack ...

Comedian headed for landslide victory in Ukraine election

Comedian headed for landslide victory in Ukraine election

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press

April 21, 2019


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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV cruised toward a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election Sunday in what was seen as a reaction against the country's entrenched corruption and low standard of living. Results from 52%...

Explosions kill at least 138 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

Explosions kill at least 138 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

Bharatha Mallawachi and Krishan Francis, Associated Press

April 21, 2019


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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 138 people were killed and hundreds more injured in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a security official said, in the worst bout of violence in the South Asian country since its civil war ended...

Ukrainian presidential elections, round two: Volodymyr Zelenskiy vs. Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian presidential elections, round two: Volodymyr Zelenskiy vs. Petro Poroshenko

Angelina Korniyenko and Brian Pearlman

April 20, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

Ukrainians are set to elect a new president in second-round elections Sunday, in what will be a battle between billionaire incumbent Petro Poroshenko and comedian-actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Zelenskiy is best known for his satirical television series “Servant of the People,” in which he plays an ordinary c...

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

Angela Charlton and Michel Euler, Associated Press

April 20, 2019


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PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is ignoring the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to solve. Like the high-visibility vests...

Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe, report says

Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe, report says

Nancy Benac, Chad Day, Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

April 18, 2019


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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 investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. ...

Young woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine is found dead

Young woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine is found dead

Kathleen Foody and Colleen Slevin, Associated Press

April 17, 2019


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LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A young Florida woman who authorities say was so "infatuated" with the Columbine school shooting they feared she was planning an attack in Colorado just days ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after a nearly 24-hour manhunt. Jefferson...

Catastrophic fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Catastrophic fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press

April 15, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

PARIS (AP) — A massive fire engulfed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of the French capital Monday, toppling its spire and sending thick plumes of smoke high into the blue sky as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. A spokesman said the entire wooden frame...

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