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Protests Mount Over New Telescope Planned On Culturally Significant Hawaiian Site State News
Protests Mount Over New Telescope Planned On Culturally Significant Hawaiian Site
2019-07-23 13:54:08
by Elin Johnson

Hawaii’s Lieutenant governor said Monday that talks to end a protest over the construction of a 14th observatory atop a sacred Hawaiian mountain are at an impasse, and he’s not sure a compromise will ever be reached. Lt. Governor Josh... Read More

Hong Kong Tempts China’s Ire As Protests Take More Violent Turn In The News
Hong Kong Tempts China’s Ire As Protests Take More Violent Turn

HONG KONG — From stick-wielding mobs who attacked activists to one pro-independence group accused of stockpiling explosives, the latest unrest in Hong Kong has prompted new fears that protesters and the China-backed government are heading toward a violent confrontation. In... Read More

Al Franken Tells New Yorker He Regrets Resigning: ‘Oh, Yeah. Absolutely.’ In The News
Al Franken Tells New Yorker He Regrets Resigning: ‘Oh, Yeah. Absolutely.’

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Sen. Al Franken, who resigned in late 2017 after multiple women accused him of unwanted touching or kissing, received a measure of redemption Monday with the release of a lengthy and much talked about article in the... Read More

Indian Americans, a Rising Political Force, Give $3 million to 2020 Presidential Campaigns 2020 Elections
Indian Americans, a Rising Political Force, Give $3 million to 2020 Presidential Campaigns

Indian Americans are a sliver of the nation’s population but a growing political force. They have contributed more than $3 million to 2020 presidential campaigns — more than the coveted donors of Hollywood. On the Democratic side, they are largely... Read More

Trump Enlists Pentagon on Rare-Earth Magnets Amid Chinese Threat In The News
Trump Enlists Pentagon on Rare-Earth Magnets Amid Chinese Threat

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the Defense Department to spur the production of a slew of rare-earth magnets used in consumer electronics, military hardware and medical research, amid concerns China will restrict exports of the products. Trump... Read More

House Democrats, White House Strike Deal on Budget and Debt Ceiling Federal Budget
House Democrats, White House Strike Deal on Budget and Debt Ceiling

WASHINGTON — White House officials and congressional leaders reached a deal Monday evening to lift the nation’s debt limit and boost federal spending by about $320 billion over caps set to take effect under a 2011 budget law. The agreement,... Read More

Foundation Commits $50 Million to Study How Social Media, Tech Impacts Democracy Media
Foundation Commits $50 Million to Study How Social Media, Tech Impacts Democracy
2019-07-22 20:34:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced Monday it is committing $50 million for research to better understand how social media and technology are impacting democracy. The nonprofit foundation, which focuses on journalism and fostering "informed... Read More

Puerto Rico Governor, Under Fire, Says He Won’t Run Again Political News
Puerto Rico Governor, Under Fire, Says He Won’t Run Again

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Embattled Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló said Sunday he will finish out his current term, but is withdrawing his name from the ballot for the island’s 2020 election. He also said he welcomes the “process... Read More

Quizzing Mueller Gives Democrats a Fresh Chance to Hit at Trump In The News
Quizzing Mueller Gives Democrats a Fresh Chance to Hit at Trump

With Donald Trump’s impeachment as the prize that some Democrats covet, and others fear, Robert Mueller will finally sit down on Wednesday for five hours of questioning before two House committees. The reluctant witness won’t make it easy. So Democrats... Read More

Biden Leads in New CBS Poll, But Faces Enthusiasm Gap Political News
Biden Leads in New CBS Poll, But Faces Enthusiasm Gap

Joe Biden remains the top choice among Democratic voters in states that will hold early presidential primary and caucus contests in 2020, as four main contenders emerged as the top tier of the large field, a new CBS News poll... Read More

More Than 700 People Have Filed to Run For President. Why? 2020 Elections
More Than 700 People Have Filed to Run For President. Why?

LOS ANGELES — There is just about every shade of politics you can imagine represented by the people who run for president. There is Vermin Supreme, the perennial candidate who wears a boot for a hat and wants to give... Read More

Benefits of Bipartisanship Evident at Center Forward Discussion Bipartisan
Benefits of Bipartisanship Evident at Center Forward Discussion
2019-07-19 23:21:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It was an early summer afternoon and already the headlines were screaming. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had suffered a "striking" defeat, "capitulating" to Senate Republicans on a plan to send emergency funding to the U.S./Mexico border, "infuriating" a... Read More

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