Clinton, Sanders clash on guns, economy, foreign policy
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Clinton, Sanders clash on guns, economy, foreign policy

  LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed over U.S. involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy in the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, October 13, night, vigorously outlining competing visions for a party seeking to keep the White House for a third straight term. Yet in … Continue reading

Patrick Kennedy memoir exposes rift among his relatives
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Patrick Kennedy memoir exposes rift among his relatives

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ex-congressman Patrick Kennedy’s mother says she didn’t know her son was writing a book and she didn’t help him with it in any way. Kennedy’s memoir, “A Common Struggle” came out Monday, October 5, and details family secrecy, substance abuse and mental illness in himself and relatives, including his father, late Massachusetts … Continue reading

Trump cancels Virginia Beach rally due to Joaquin
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Trump cancels Virginia Beach rally due to Joaquin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is cancelling a scheduled rally in Virginia ahead of Hurricane Joaquin. Trump had been scheduled to attend a rally at the Wave Convention Center Friday evening in Virginia Beach. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Wednesday, September 30, afternoon, allowing emergency responders to begin … Continue reading

Google: What people search for most on presidential hopefuls
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Google: What people search for most on presidential hopefuls

  NEW YORK (AP) — Potential voters who take their curiosity about presidential candidates to Google are interested in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s age, Jeb Bush’s height, Chris Christie’s weight, Donald Trump’s net worth, Carly Fiorina’s marital status and Bobby Jindal’s birthplace. Those were among the top questions that the Internet search engine was asked about … Continue reading

Disdainful of fundraising, Sanders raises big sums for 2016
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Disdainful of fundraising, Sanders raises big sums for 2016

  WASHINGTON (AP) — For someone who rails almost daily against big money in politics, Bernie Sanders has suddenly become pretty good at getting it. In the past three months, the independent senator from Vermont pulled in $26 million for his Democratic campaign for president. That’s several millions more than he’s raised from donors during … Continue reading

Trump plan to return refugees defies US laws
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Trump plan to return refugees defies US laws

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says he will send Syrian refugees home if he’s elected president, but U.S. laws would interfere with his plans. “I’m putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration. If I win, they’re going back,” the billionaire businessman promised during a campaign … Continue reading

US: Clinton email storage safe not secure for some messages
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US: Clinton email storage safe not secure for some messages

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has told Senate investigators that it didn’t provide Hillary Rodham Clinton’s lawyer with a secure-enough method to read now-highly classified material from her homebrew email server because it didn’t anticipate that the messages would be deemed so secret. In July, State Department officials installed a safe at the … Continue reading

Bush: Opening overseas markets to US oil, gas key to US boom
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Bush: Opening overseas markets to US oil, gas key to US boom

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says ending the ban on U.S. oil exports and easing restrictions on natural gas exports will unleash the nation’s economy. The former Florida governor is calling for ending the 1970s-era law prohibiting the U.S. from exporting crude oil at a time when domestic petroleum production … Continue reading

Trump unveils tax plan that would lower taxes for millions
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Trump unveils tax plan that would lower taxes for millions

  NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday, September 28, proposed eliminating income taxes for millions of Americans, and lower rates for the highest-income earners, as part of a plan he said would grow the U.S. economy at a pace not seen in years. Trump’s plan for an overhaul of the … Continue reading

Racing legend Petty appears with Carson in NASCAR country
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Racing legend Petty appears with Carson in NASCAR country

  RANDLEMAN, N.C. (AP) — Racing legend Richard Petty is endorsing Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson. Sort of. Carson and Petty appeared together Monday, September 28, at a camp for disabled children established by Petty’s foundation. Petty tells The Associated Press that he’s “not necessarily endorsing him, but we are — you know what I … Continue reading

Shifting debate strategies, GOP hopefuls to take on Trump
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Shifting debate strategies, GOP hopefuls to take on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Republican presidential debate, most candidates took a hands-off approach to Donald Trump and hoped the brash billionaire would hurt himself. Instead, he only got stronger. Trump’s unexpected durability has led some of his rivals to shift their strategy for Wednesday’s, September 16, second showdown. Now their goal is to … Continue reading

Obama honors arts luminaries including Sally Field
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Obama honors arts luminaries including Sally Field

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama honored 21 individuals and organizations on Thursday, September 10, for works that he says have helped Americans connect and understand each other a little better through the arts and humanities. The honorees included actress Sally Field, author Stephen King and chef Alice Waters. And to paraphrase one of … Continue reading

Another Christie ally implicated in spinoff investigation
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Another Christie ally implicated in spinoff investigation

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — What began as a mysterious series of traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge two years ago has mushroomed into a high-level corporate scandal that can’t be good for Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s struggling presidential campaign. United Airlines CEO Jeffrey Smisek and two other top executives abruptly resigned Tuesday, September 8, … Continue reading

Clinton: ‘Global effort’ needed to help refugees in Europe
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Clinton: ‘Global effort’ needed to help refugees in Europe

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for a “concerted global effort” to assist the hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East, Africa and Asia seeking refuge in Europe. In an interview with The Associated Press, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination said Monday, September 7, that “everyone should … Continue reading