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North Carolina Is a Delegate Prize on Super Tuesday. But It’s a Complicated One
2020 Elections
North Carolina Is a Delegate Prize on Super Tuesday. But It’s a Complicated One

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Only two states have more Democratic delegates at stake than North Carolina on Super Tuesday. But who will get them? Well, it’s complicated. — It depends not just on how many votes a candidate gets but where... Read More

DNA Databases Are a Boon to Police But a Menace to Privacy, Critics Say
Privacy
DNA Databases Are a Boon to Police But a Menace to Privacy, Critics Say

WASHINGTON — Nearly two years after the arrest of the suspected Golden State Killer revitalized DNA forensics, some state lawmakers around the country are pushing to stop or restrict police searches of genetic code databases. Other lawmakers, meanwhile, want to... Read More

As Suicide Rates Climb, Crisis Centers Expand
Health
As Suicide Rates Climb, Crisis Centers Expand

PHOENIX — On a recent Wednesday at 9:47 a.m., two police cars pulled up to Recovery Response Center, a one-story stucco building on a main highway in Peoria, 13 miles from downtown Phoenix. A lanky, sandy-haired man compliantly walked with... Read More

Trump Supporters See Bernie As Key to President's Re-election
2020 Elections
Trump Supporters See Bernie As Key to President's Re-election
2020-02-28 21:16:06
by Dan McCue

As thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered outside the North Charleston Veterans Memorial Coliseum Friday, hours before his scheduled rally there, the consensus in the crowd was nothing would help his re-election bid more than Sen. Bernie Sanders... Read More

Powell Says Federal Reserve Will Take Steps to Protect Economy During Virus Crisis
Economy
Powell Says Federal Reserve Will Take Steps to Protect Economy During Virus Crisis
2020-02-28 21:12:55
by Dan McCue

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell vowed Friday that the central bank will use its entire toolbox to support the economy in the face of worldwide fears over the coronavirus outbreak. "The fundamentals of the U.S. economy remain strong," Powell said. "However,... Read More

Poll Finds Americans Deeply Concerned About Election Security, Integrity
Opinion Polls
Poll Finds Americans Deeply Concerned About Election Security, Integrity
2020-02-28 20:25:41
by Dan McCue

A poll released Friday finds most Americans are deeply concerned about the security and integrity of elections, with only about a third having high confidence votes cast in the 2020 presidential election will be counted accurately. The latest Associated Press-NOC... Read More

Coronavirus Crisis Seeds Chaos in Washington and on Wall Street
Health
Coronavirus Crisis Seeds Chaos in Washington and on Wall Street

NEW YORK — In the 24 hours after President Donald Trump assured Americans that the response to the coronavirus was well in hand, signs of disorder began to emerge from Washington to Wall Street. The Trump administration was accused of... Read More

Joe Biden’s South Carolina Firewall is Holding, New Poll Indicates
Opinion Polls
Joe Biden’s South Carolina Firewall is Holding, New Poll Indicates

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s campaign got good news Thursday, as a new poll added to the evidence that he’s on track to win South Carolina’s presidential primary on Saturday — a victory he desperately needs to keep his flagging campaign... Read More

Will America Get a Space National Guard?
Military
Will America Get a Space National Guard?

WASHINGTON — The United States has a new military service, the Space Force, but it has never been clear whether or not the country will also have a Space Guard and Reserve. Many observers on Capitol Hill were hoping the... Read More

Congress Zeroing In on $6 Billion to $8 Billion Coronavirus Aid Package
Health
Congress Zeroing In on $6 Billion to $8 Billion Coronavirus Aid Package

WASHINGTON — Amid growing concerns about both the economic and health impacts of the rapidly spreading coronavirus, appropriators are rushing to draft an emergency spending package that could provide upward of $6 billion in aid. House and Senate appropriators are... Read More

Trump Blocked From Building Mexico Wall With Trident Submarine Base Funds
Litigation
Trump Blocked From Building Mexico Wall With Trident Submarine Base Funds

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration was barred by a court from diverting $89 million to build the Mexico border wall from a construction project at a submarine base in Washington state. Thursday’s ruling by a federal judge in Seattle... Read More

Michael Bloomberg Reportedly Reaches Out to Andrew Yang as Possible Running Mate
2020 Elections
Michael Bloomberg Reportedly Reaches Out to Andrew Yang as Possible Running Mate

NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg’s campaign has reportedly reached out to Andrew Yang in hopes of winning the failed presidential candidate’s endorsement — and has even “floated the possibility” of naming Yang as his running mate. The billionaire ex-mayor’s aides... Read More

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