Trump chooses legislative agenda over GOP repulsion of Moore
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Trump chooses legislative agenda over GOP repulsion of Moore

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that electing a Democrat as Alabama’s next senator “would be a disaster,” making clear the success of his legislative agenda outweighs widespread GOP repulsion at the prospect of seating Republican Roy Moore, who is dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct. The allegations, including claims … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump’s son releases messages Twitter messages
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The Latest: Trump’s son releases messages Twitter messages

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Atlantic’s report on Donald Trump Jr. and his contacts with WikiLeaks (all times local): ___ 8i:50 p.m. President Donald Trump’s oldest son has released a series of direct messages he received from the Twitter account behind the WikiLeaks website, including his responses to the communications. Donald Trump Jr.’s … Continue reading

“Don’t be afraid!” Pope starts campaign to promote migrants
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“Don’t be afraid!” Pope starts campaign to promote migrants

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday launched a two-year education campaign about the plight of migrants to counteract mounting anti-immigrant sentiment in the U.S. and Europe, urging the world: “Don’t be afraid!” Francis posed for selfies, shook hands, kissed babies and hugged migrants at the end of his weekly general audience, teaching by … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

City launches domestic violence campaign in wake of murders

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The top prosecutor for Virginia’s largest city is launching a domestic violence awareness campaign. The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday, May 16 (http://bit.ly/2rmSnFV) that about 25 percent of Virginia Beach homicide victims in the last two years have been killed by someone they loved. Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin Stolle hopes the new campaign … Continue reading

WHY IT MATTERS: Beneath the fury, issues that matter
Politics

WHY IT MATTERS: Beneath the fury, issues that matter

WASHINGTON (AP) — This is a presidential campaign about trust, temperament, honesty, judgment, character, personality and, some are convinced, a personality disorder or two. It’s pocked with Donald Trump’s ballistic-missile tweets in the middle of the night. It’s enlivened by the spectacle of Hillary Clinton’s campaign innards spilling day after day into public view, quite … Continue reading

Ghana says it wants to remove Gandhi statue from campus
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Ghana says it wants to remove Gandhi statue from campus

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana has expressed its intention to remove a statue of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi from a university in the capital, citing a controversy over what critics call his “racist identity.” Professors at the University of Ghana launched a petition last month calling for the removal of the statue, which was … Continue reading

Ghana professors campaign for removal of new Gandhi statue
Africa

Ghana professors campaign for removal of new Gandhi statue

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Professors at a university in Ghana’s capital are campaigning for the removal of a new statue of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi. The petition, delivered Thursday to the University of Ghana’s governing council, takes issue with what the professors call Gandhi’s “racist identity” and controversial references to Africans in his writings. … Continue reading