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Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona. Since March this year, US President Donald Trump has started a creeping trade war with allies and rivals alike that threatens to deepen the global economic and political crisis. Trump has ordered the imposition of tariffs - effectively a tax on imports – on a variety of goods ranging from agricultural products to automobiles from China, the EU, Canada and other countries. This started with steel and aluminium in March, but extended to 1,333 Chinese ...
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by on September 22, 2018
Congressman Paul Gosar's siblings say he's a racist, accepts money to turn back environmental protections. The world loves a gripping family drama – which is why millions of jaws are dropping at news that a Republican congressman is being “brutally” slammed by six of his siblings. In a television commercial. A television commercial in which they endorse their brother’s Democrat rival. The ads are written like a thriller with a twist: the six men and women pile on in measured tones with...
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by on September 20, 2018
The murder of an Abilene man was caught on camera. Aaron Howard was shot and killed Sept. 1 in the alley behind his home on Don Juan Street. His two neighbors, Johnnie and Michael Miller, have been charged with the murder. Howard's fiancee, Kara Box, shot the deadly dispute on her cell phone and released it to KTXS. "People deserve to know what actually happened and you know they deserve to know John and Michael Miller are murderers," Box said. The video shows the heated exchange...
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by on September 19, 2018
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Harlem Hospital on Sept. 21, 1958, following surgery after he was stabbed the day before. It’s a progressive medical school now, doing innovative research on dementia and immunology, but the spot where Harlem’s Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine stands was once home to a bustling department store where a movement almost died. It happened that fast, in the time it takes to click a ballpoint pen. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was signing copies of ...
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by on September 19, 2018
WHAT TO KNOW The de Blasio administration is taking big banks to court over their failure to clean up a cluster of abandoned houses The city sued 9 financial firms, alleging they have persistently shirked their responsibility to secure five abandoned homes in Brooklyn State law requires banks and subcontractors to periodically inspect foreclosure homes and take over maintenance cost if residents bailed out The de Blasio administration is taking big banks to c...
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by on September 18, 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday formally postponed a vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, canceling a meeting set for later this week where a vote was initially expected to happen. Staffers for Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent out a notice that the Thursday business meeting had been canceled. The Senate is expected to leave town for the week on Tuesday. The delay for a vote to advance Kavanaugh's nomination was widely expected following allegatio...
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by on September 18, 2018
STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Summit highlighted the ways in which subnational actors and leaders from all sectors are “taking ambition to the next level” with a plethora of commitments and announcements that, if implemented, will generate over 65 million new, low-carbon jobs by 2030. More than 60 state, regional and city governments and multinational businesses committed to 100% zero emission vehicles through The Climate Group’s ZEV Challenge. To unlock inclusive economic growth, 488 compa...
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by on September 18, 2018
Inn this June 6, 2018, photo, Senior White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington. As the midterm elections draw closer, a variety of Republican leaders, cognizant of broad public support for social-insurance programs like Medicare and Social Security, have said it’s Republicans who are the true champions of the programs – reality be damned. Donald Trump went so far as to argue two weeks ago, “We’re saving Social Security; the Demo...
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by on September 17, 2018
Kavanaugh And Accuser To Testify Publicly Before Senators Next Week Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation saga heated up in a big way Monday, with increased calls for a delay in the process to examine the allegation that he tried to sexually assault a girl at a high school party in the 1980s. President Trump himself said a "little delay" is no big deal. Kavanaugh, meanwhile, insisted anew that the allegation is false, and both he and accuser Christine ...
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by on September 16, 2018
Not trained in screenshots. The Massachusetts State Police Department tweeted a screenshot of a computer monitorThursday to help illustrate the extent of a series of gas explosions and fires that had occurred throughout Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, Massachusetts. One person has died and about 20 more are injured, according to WBUR, Boston’s public radio station. The screenshot of a browser, which has now been deleted, included a map of the affected area, an update on the numbe...
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by on September 16, 2018
Insurgent Democratic women running for Congress are pushing the party to rethink its approach to politics if they retake control of Capitol Hill in the fall. At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Friday, black female candidates who prevailed in primaries over established incumbents said it’s time for a conversation about how the party is structured. They expressed frustration that the party is tilted against rising politicians — especially those of color — and argued tha...
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by on September 15, 2018
Despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s easy win, insurgent progressives celebrated a near sweep of down-ballot races in New York’s Democratic primaries. For many in the national media, the lead story of Thursday’s Democratic primaries in New York was centrist Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s easy win over insurgent progressive  Cynthia Nixon. They took it as evidence that big money and establishment credentials were still winning out over left-wing activism. But this focus on the top line misses the real revolut...
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