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Hillary Clinton takes aim at Donald Trump's ties to 'alt-right' world of radical conservatives
No major presidential nominee in recent history has been as openly adored by white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists as Donald Trump, and on Thursday, Hillary Clinton will make the case that he should be held accountable for their embrace. In a speech in Reno, Clinton will...
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:10:00 PDT)

On illegal immigration, Trump supporters have views out of step with most Americans, poll says
Donald Trump’s supporters have darker views of immigrants in the country illegally than do most other Americans, according to a new poll Thursday from the Pew Research Center. Most people in America, an overwhelming 76%, believe these immigrants are as hard working as U.S. citizens, and 67% say...
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT)

'Blunt discrimination' by police and 'crisis levels' of racism: A senior U.N. official reflects on America
It’s not every day that a senior United Nations official reprimands the U.S. for its race relations, saying the country is “struggling to live up to its ideals” on equality, that “blunt discrimination” by police against black Americans has reached “crisis levels,” and that Congress is “dysfunctional”...
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:00:00 PDT)

Donald Trump's shifting talk on immigration shows his struggle to reach beyond his core supporters
Donald Trump’s latest contortions over immigration policy underscore one of his most daunting challenges: speaking to multiple audiences at once. Presidential candidates often struggle to smooth sharp rhetoric as they move to moderate their image in a general election — Mitt Romney’s strategist...
(Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:30:00 PDT)

CIA releases thousands of previously classified briefings to Presidents Nixon and Ford
The CIA pulled the veil back Wednesday on long-classified foreign intelligence briefings it gave President Nixon in the 1970s during both the height of his power and his fall from grace, a period of intense turmoil at home and abroad. The release of 2,500 President’s Daily Briefs — about 28,000...
(Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:00 PDT)

Hillary Clinton is exploring the outer limits of fundraising like no presidential nominee ever has
If there were a moment in this presidential race when Hillary Clinton could act on her stated outrage over the obscene amount of money in politics, it is probably now, having eclipsed her rival Donald Trump in terms of cash in the bank and blocked off his most direct paths to victory. But Clinton...
(Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:30:00 PDT)

Voters haven't been this dissatisfied with candidate choices in 20 years. Could an outsider shake up the election?
A growing contingent of dissatisfied voters could pledge their support to candidates other than a Republican or Democrat come November. Green Party nominee Jill Stein and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson are the top third-party candidates drawing attention from conservatives and liberals who have...
(Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:00:00 PDT)

Transgender woman says she robbed bank so she could go 'home' to prison
When she scooped up the cash after allegedly robbing a US Bank branch in Cheyenne, Wyo., Linda Patricia Thompson seemed resigned to the punishment that awaited her. A 59-year-old transgender woman, Thompson had endured nothing but trouble since arriving in Wyoming weeks before. She had been turned...
(Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:00:00 PDT)

'Healing hikes' hope to give black Americans a chance to talk and meditate over a summer of violence
After high-profile shootings last month reignited a national debate on race and policing, thousands of black Americans responded through protests across dozens of cities with chants of “black lives matter” and demands for policing reforms. A smaller but growing number have also replied in another, subtler...
(Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:00:00 PDT)

As John McCain fights for reelection, the Trump problem cuts two ways - both against him
John McCain came to talk about honor and duty. The setting was an American Legion post, where Arizona's senior senator unfurled an army’s worth of endorsements from military brass supporting his November reelection bid. A group of veterans sat at a small cluster of tables pushed together in the...
(Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:00:00 PDT)

Can Donald Trump really round up and deport 11 million people?
At rallies and debates over the last year, Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to round up and deport the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally, sometimes saying he would eject them all in two years. Over the last four days, however, the GOP presidential nominee and his top aides have...
(Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:55:00 PDT)

Obama tours flood-damaged Louisiana and dismisses criticism that his visit was delayed
President Obama tried to set aside politics Tuesday in favor of pointing to the plight of victims of the devastating floods in Louisiana as he underscored the importance of an effective and quick federal disaster response. Obama toured ravaged homes and talked with relatives of some of the 13 people...
(Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:15:00 PDT)

Trump sticks to hard line on deporting 11 million immigrants
Donald Trump declined Monday to back down from his vow to deport 11 million immigrants in the country illegally, despite a top advisor’s signal that he might take a more moderate approach. The Republican presidential nominee said that he would enforce the law more rigorously than other presidents...
(Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:15:00 PDT)

Chicago mayor agrees: 7 police officers should be fired over Laquan McDonald shooting
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday he supported police Supt. Eddie Johnson's decision to seek the firing of seven officers for allegedly lying about the fatal 2014 police shooting of Laquan McDonald. The comments were Emanuel's first public remarks since Johnson's announcement last week that...
(Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:30:00 PDT)

Texas judge temporarily blocks Obama's transgender directive on school bathrooms
A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Obama administration from enforcing new guidelines that would allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms according to their gender identity. Reed O’Connor, a district judge in Fort Worth, sided with Texas and 12 other states...
(Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:50:00 PDT)

Two former classmates dispute account of alibi witness for 'Serial' subject Adnan Syed
More than a decade after the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, whose guilt or innocence became the subject of the popular podcast "Serial," two former high school classmates have emerged, saying a key alibi witness would "make up a lie" to help his case.The former Woodlawn High School students,...
(Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:40:31 PDT)

Trump staff posts racist comments on social media, AP review finds
Donald Trump's paid campaign staffers on their personal social media accounts have declared that Muslims are unfit to be U.S. citizens, ridiculed Mexican accents, called for Secretary of State John F. Kerry to be hanged and stated their readiness for a possible civil war, according to a review...
(Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:20:00 PDT)

Donald Trump helps bring far-right media's edgier elements into the mainstream
It seemed bizarre. But Donald Trump’s choice last week of a renegade, far-right news executive to lead his campaign was an inevitable culmination of a candidate’s war with the mainstream media and his embrace of his party’s most incendiary voices. Trump’s obsession with the media has been one of...
(Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:35:00 PDT)

Nuclear accident in New Mexico ranks among the costliest in U.S. history
When a drum containing radioactive waste blew up in an underground nuclear dump in New Mexico two years ago, the Energy Department rushed to quell concerns in the Carlsbad desert community and quickly reported progress on resuming operations. The early federal statements gave no hint that the blast...
(Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:00:00 PDT)

Residents ride home through alligator-infested waters in a flooded Louisiana neighborhood
Anita Leblanc was riding home on a tractor through several feet of floodwater Sunday, the same tractor that moments before had towed her car away from the overflowing Vermilion River to safety. More than a week after a storm flooded much of central Louisiana, killing 13, more than 86,000 have applied...
(Sun, 21 Aug 2016 17:35:00 PDT)

Donald Trump 'wrestling' with how — and whether — to deport 11 million people from U.S.
A day after Donald Trump met with a group of  Latino supporters, top aides suggested Sunday that the GOP nominee may be reconsidering his signature campaign promise to round up and deport 11 million people who are in the country illegally. His new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, was asked on...
(Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:15:00 PDT)

Trump courts Latinos, says African Americans will support him in future
He has said that Democrats take black voters for granted and have ignored their needs while governing cities with large African American populations. “America must reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton, who sees communities of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future,”...
(Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:40:00 PDT)

Latest pastime in an Arizona hippie enclave: Speculating about why Warren Buffett's son is in town
“Electric” Dave Banham slugged back the last of his beer, wiped his lips and resumed his barstool rant about the new rich guy in town. “What’s he up to? What are those towers? Who is he driving around with?” Banham asked the bartender at the Double P Roadhouse and a couple of whiskery locals nursing...
(Sun, 21 Aug 2016 03:30:00 PDT)

Lies, insults and exaggerations: A U.S. presidential campaign tradition
This year's presidential campaign has been described as outrageous, coarse, unfitting of a civilized country. But there might be another way to describe it: thoroughly American. The United States is no stranger to scandalous and strange presidential elections. In fact, they were the norm in the...
(Sun, 21 Aug 2016 03:00:00 PDT)

Feds advise pregnant women concerned about Zika to avoid Miami-Dade after new cluster identified
With Miami-Beach now listed as a local source of the Zika virus, federal officials are advising pregnant women and their partners who are concerned about the virus to avoid non-essential travel to anywhere in Miami-Dade County.The warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is part...
(Sat, 20 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT)

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