Bernie Sanders’ health care plan puts Democrats on the spot
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Bernie Sanders’ health care plan puts Democrats on the spot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders rode his impassioned liberal army of supporters through a tumultuous 2016, fighting to snatch the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton. Now he’s disrupting the party anew, forcing Democrats to take sides over his plan to provide government-financed health care for all. The Vermont independent’s proposal, which he plans … Continue reading

Black lawmakers to confront Trump on policies in meeting
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Black lawmakers to confront Trump on policies in meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Black Caucus plans to push President Donald Trump on the changing priorities of the Justice Department’s monitoring of police departments and cuts in education funding for college students. The Congressional Black Caucus’ leadership will meet with Trump on Wednesday at the White House, and chairman Cedric Richmond of Louisiana said … Continue reading

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Virginia voter-registration deadline extended through Friday

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has granted a brief extension of Virginia’s voter-registration deadline after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online. U.S. Senior Judge Claude Hilton ordered officials to reopen voter registration in the commonwealth immediately on Thursday and keep it open until 11:59 p.m. Friday. State election officials actually had … Continue reading

Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences
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Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities. Many rank-and-file black voters, meanwhile, dismiss the overtures as another racially charged pitch from a campaign aimed exclusively … 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

Argentine voters focused on economy, not corruption
Latin America & the Caribbean

Argentine voters focused on economy, not corruption

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The corruption allegations against several top government officials are stunning: The convicted killer of three men alleges that the Cabinet chief ordered the hit, the vice president is being tried for bribery and authorities are investigating a possible money laundering scheme at a luxury hotel owned by President Cristina Fernandez. … Continue reading

Virginia

Virginia voters set to head to polls Tuesday

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia voters are set to head to the polls for primary elections around the state. There are 18 contested legislative elections Tuesday. The closest watched is GOP House Speaker William J. Howell’s run for re-election. Howell is facing off against Susan Stimpson. The tea party favorite is a former political protégé … Continue reading