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    Indiana GOP ousts attorney general after groping allegations

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s bid for reelection was scuttled Friday as he lost the Republican nomination following a monthlong suspension of his law license over allegations that he groped a state lawmaker and three other women during a party. Former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita prevailed in mail-in voting by state convention delegates […] More

  • Goya CEO, praising Trump, sparks online culture clash
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    Goya CEO, praising Trump, sparks online culture clash

    NEW YORK – The supercharged political landscape in the U.S. has grown even more perilous for companies with the 2020 presidential election looming as Goya, a food company with a tremendously loyal following, has discovered. The company, which makes many products used on Hispanic cuisine, but whose following extends well outside of that range, is […] More

  • Homeland Security gets new role under Trump monument order

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    Homeland Security gets new role under Trump monument order

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Protesters who have clashed with authorities in the Pacific Northwest are not just confronting local police. Some are also facing off against federal officers whose presence reflects President Donald Trump’s decision to make cracking down on “violent mayhem” a federal priority. The Department of Homeland Security has deployed officers in tactical gear […] More

  • Tapping into crime fears, GOP conflates mayhem with protests
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    Tapping into crime fears, GOP conflates mayhem with protests

    WASHINGTON – For FRIDAY PMs Apocalyptic images of blazing buildings and window-smashing protesters pop up on the TV screen as a caller to a 911 emergency line reaches voicemail. The computer offers to take reports of rapes, murders or home invasions, adding, “Our estimated wait time is five days.” The 30-second ad by President Donald […] More

  • Feds feared Epstein confidant might kill herself
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    Feds feared Epstein confidant might kill herself

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Federal officials were so worried Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime confidant Ghislaine Maxwell might take her own life after her arrest that they took away her clothes and bedsheets and made her wear paper attire while in custody, an official familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The steps to ensure Maxwell’s […] More

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    Confederate names on Army bases divide the military

    WASHINGTON – Confederate Army symbols within the military, including prominent Army bases named for rebel generals, are divisive and can be offensive to Black people in uniform, the nation’s top officer said Thursday. “The American Civil War was fought and it was an act of rebellion, it was an act of treason at the time, […] More

  • Ousted NY prosecutor tells panel Barr 'urged' him to resign
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    Ousted NY prosecutor tells panel Barr ‘urged’ him to resign

    WASHINGTON – The ousted U.S. attorney who was leading investigations into President Donald Trump’s allies told the House Judiciary panel on Thursday that Attorney General William Barr “repeatedly urged” him to resign in a hastily arranged meeting that sheds light on the extraordinary standoff surrounding his departure. Geoffrey Berman, the former federal prosecutor for the […] More

  • Germany seizes server hosting pilfered U.S. police files
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    Germany seizes server hosting pilfered U.S. police files

    BOSTON – At the behest of the U.S. government, German authorities have seized a computer server that hosted a huge cache of files from scores of U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies obtained in a Houston data breach last month. The server was being used by a WikiLeaks-like data transparency collective called Distributed […] More

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    Pentagon leaders face grilling on use of military in unrest

    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon’s top leaders are going before Congress for the first time in months to face a long list of controversies, including their differences with President Donald Trump over the handling of protests near the White House last month during unrest triggered by the killing of George Floyd in police hands. The House […] More

  • Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump tax records
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    Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump tax records

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether Congress and the Manhattan district attorney can see President Donald Trump’s taxes and other financial records that the president has fought hard to keep private. The high-stakes dispute, which could be resolved Thursday, tests the balance of power between the White House and Congress, […] More

  • Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control
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    Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled broadly Wednesday in favor of the religious rights of employers in two cases that could leave more than 70,000 women without free contraception and tens of thousands of people with no way to sue for job discrimination. In both cases the court ruled 7-2, with two liberal justices joining […] More

  • About that border wall, Mr. Presidents ... who's paying?
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    About that border wall, Mr. Presidents … who’s paying?

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has made building some 450 miles of wall on the U.S.-Mexico border a defining issue of his presidency, and long vowed that Mexico would pay for it. So, naturally, with Trump hosting Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the White House for the first time on Wednesday, it would […] More

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