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Despite 2020 crises and falling polls, Trump campaigns like it is 2016

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Faced with sliding poll numbers and multiple national crises, President Donald Trump has leaned into a familiar campaign strategy of divisive

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Facebook mulls ban on political ads ahead of U.S. elections: Bloomberg News

By Elizabeth Culliford (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its social network in the days leading up to the Nov.

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U.S. senators advocate for whistleblowers after fired intelligence officer complains

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Mark Warner, heads of the Senate intelligence committee, voiced their support for whistleblowers on Friday after a former

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Trump to raise $10 million at in-person fundraiser in COVID-hit Florida

By Steve Holland MIAMI (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to raise $10 million on Friday during a high-dollar fundraiser hosted by the chief executive of a snack company in

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'Epic failure': U.S. election officials warn of November chaos due to budget crunch

By Jason Lange and Simon Lewis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Michigan town wants machines to speed up counting of absentee ballots. In Ohio, officials want to equip polling places so voters and poll

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U.S. Supreme Court defied Trump at key moments in blockbuster term

By Lawrence Hurley and Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court, with Chief Justice Roberts leading the way, has distinctly staked out its independence from

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Conservatives rally around Goya amid calls for boycott over CEO's pro-Trump remarks

A number of prominent conservatives have offered their support for Goya Foods as it faces mass calls for boycott over its CEO's decision to praise President Trump.

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Jeff Sessions dismisses Trump's 'juvenile insults': 'My honor and integrity are far more important'

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted President Trump's "juvenile insults" on Saturday in a marked departure from his characteristic silence after years of attacks from his former boss.

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Russia, China block latest UN Security Council attempt to extend Syria cross-border aid program

The U.N. Security Council failed again on Friday to extend a cross-border humanitarian aid program in Syria, after Russia and China vetoed a resolution backed by other members to extend the program -- while failing to drum up enough support for their own resolution to restrict it.

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Rep. John Lewis 'resting comfortably at home,' chief of staff says, after rumors of his death circulated

Reports of Georgia Rep. John Lewis’s death that briefly circulated the Internet Saturday are inaccurate, Fox News has confirmed.

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House Democrats promise investigations, legislation after Trump commutes Roger Stone

House Democrats reacted furiously to President Trump’s Friday move to commute the prison sentence of political operative Roger Stone -- demanding an investigation and even legislation to stop similar commutations happening again.

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State Dept. warns Americans in China of risk of detention, interrogation: report

The State Department is warning Americans to use “increased caution” in China over what it says is an increased risk of “prolonged interrogations and extended detention” amid increased tensions between Beijing and Washington.

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Even during pandemic beekeeping remains an essential service

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Excuse me, can I ask what you’re doing here?” a resident in a southeast Washington neighborhood asks as Sean Kennedy and Erin Gleeson get out of their truck and scour the streets.

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Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone's prison sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone, intervening in extraordinary fashion in a criminal case that was central to the Russia investigation and that concerned the president's own conduct.

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AP FACT CHECK: If he's said it once, he's said it 100 times

WASHINGTON (AP) — If saying things 100 times could make them true, President Donald Trump's account of how the U.S. is doing with the coronavirus would be true.

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Trump lags Biden on people of color in top campaign ranks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a summer of racial unrest and calls for more diversity in leadership, President Donald Trump lags Democratic rival Joe Biden in the percentage of people of color on their campaign staffs, according to data the campaigns provided to The Associated Press.

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Sessions vies for Senate comeback in race shadowed by Trump

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Seeking a political comeback, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to beat out ex-college football coach Tommy Tuberville in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff and reclaim the Alabama Senate seat he held for decades.

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Biden forges brand of liberal populism to use against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden stood in a Pennsylvania metal works shop, just miles from his boyhood home, and pledged to define his presidency by a sweeping economic agenda beyond anything Americans have seen since the Great Depression and the industrial mobilization for World War II.

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Mother Nature Puts Crimp in Trump Rally Plans

President Trump's campaign staffers have had their eye for some time on New Hampshire as a state they could flip in November, after Trump barely lost there in 2016. That's why an upcoming rally in New Hampshire over the weekend was viewed as an important one, but it's one that...

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Trump Slams 'Radical Left' Schools, Adds a Threat

President Trump continued his criticism of US schools Friday as liberally biased and added a threat to remove their tax-exempt status. "Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education," he tweeted . Trump said he has ordered the Treasury Department to review their tax-exempt status or...

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One Trait Helps Define John Roberts' Court

The Supreme Court's unusual term has come to an end, and Chief Justice John Roberts managed to anger President Trump on multiple occasions, including on DACA , gay rights , abortion , and the privacy of Trump's own financial records . So what's going on with Roberts, a 65-year-old lifelong conservative? Various analysts weigh...

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Mail Carrier Admits to Fudging Absentee Ballot Requests

To boost mail-in voting amid the pandemic for the June 9 primary in West Virginia, absentee ballot applications were sent to all registered voters. At least eight of those ballot requests ended up with unwelcome changes, all at the hands of a mail carrier who now says he was just...

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Trump Boasts About Wowing Doctors on Cognitive Test

The two men expected to face each other in the general election have a combined age of 151, which is one reason why both keep taking digs at each other about mental fitness. In an interview with Sean Hannity Thursday night, President Trump suggested he did not think that Joe...

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CEO Says US Is 'Blessed' to Have Trump, Spurs Boycott

President Trump held a roundtable at the White House Thursday, which included a signing of an executive order on his Hispanic Prosperity Initiative. Among the Latino supporters in attendance was Robert Unanue, CEO of Goya Foods, said to be the largest Hispanic/Latino-owned food company in the US—and it's what...

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