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Iran Defiant as US Sanctions Start Without Largest Oil Importers
Foreign Affairs
Iran Defiant as US Sanctions Start Without Largest Oil Importers

The Trump administration slapped tough U.S. sanctions on Iran’s energy, banking and shipping industries Monday but granted waivers to the six largest importers of Iranian oil, leaving gaping holes in the White House effort... Read More

Justice Department Civil Rights Division Monitoring Polls in 35 Counties
Voting
Justice Department Civil Rights Division Monitoring Polls in 35 Counties

When Americans head to the polls on Tuesday for the midterm elections, voters in 35 counties — from Las Vegas to Dallas to Tampa — will head to precincts that are being closely monitored by the Justice Department’s Civil... Read More

NBC, Fox News and Facebook Stop Running Trump's Anti-Immigrant Campaign Ad
Polling and Ads
NBC, Fox News and Facebook Stop Running Trump's Anti-Immigrant Campaign Ad

NBCUniversal said Monday that it is pulling President Donald Trump’s controversial anti-immigrant campaign advertisement, hours after the spot ran prominently during “Sunday Night Football.” Fox News said it decided to... Read More

Kansas Ponders a Democratic Shift as Governor’s Race Between Kobach, Kelly Goes Down to the Wire
2018 Midterms
Kansas Ponders a Democratic Shift as Governor’s Race Between Kobach, Kelly Goes Down to the Wire

On Monday, former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves, a Republican, did what a lot of former elected officials do: He hit the trail again to campaign on behalf of an up-and-coming candidate. Except there was something highly unusual... Read More

Mi Hermano, El Chapo: How a Lawyer from Baltimore Came to Defend the World’s Most Notorious Drug Lord
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Mi Hermano, El Chapo: How a Lawyer from Baltimore Came to Defend the World’s Most Notorious Drug Lord

On Wednesdays William Purpura boards a train in Baltimore and rides almost three hours north to a 12-story fortress bristling with razor wire and known as the Guantanamo of New York. Inside, he’s searched three times. Then... Read More

Why Texas Voter Turn Out Is Surging, and Why It Was Previously so Low
Voting
Why Texas Voter Turn Out Is Surging, and Why It Was Previously so Low

Wearing a red-white-and-blue blouse with a sticker declaring “I’m so gonna vote,” Kassie Phebillo sits behind a table here at the University of Texas, dispensing information about the Nov. 6 midterm election. Nearby, scores... Read More

Hospital Record-Keeping Stumped by Daylight Saving Time
Health
Hospital Record-Keeping Stumped by Daylight Saving Time

Modern technology has helped medical professionals do robot-assisted surgeries and sequence genomes, but hospital software still can’t handle Daylight Saving Time. One of the most popular electronic health records software... Read More

Pompeo Defends Temporary Waivers Granted to Buy Iranian Oil
Foreign Affairs
Pompeo Defends Temporary Waivers Granted to Buy Iranian Oil

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo Sunday defended the temporary waivers granted to eight countries to continue buying Iranian crude oil for now against critics who say the U.S. is being too lenient on the Islamic Republic. Read More

Saudis Misused US Weapons in 'Terrible' Yemen War, According to Trump
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Saudis Misused US Weapons in 'Terrible' Yemen War, According to Trump

President Donald Trump said Saudi Arabia has misused U.S.-supplied weapons in its bombing campaign in Yemen and that his administration is carefully examining the conflict. “I think it’s a terrible situation,” Trump said in... Read More

The Progressive Liberal Wrestler Draws Boos and Anger Through Trump Country
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The Progressive Liberal Wrestler Draws Boos and Anger Through Trump Country

The music stopped and Daniel Harnsberger — all 6-foot-5, 237 pounds of him — burst through the black curtain and jumped into the ring. Kids booed. Mothers shouted “snowflake.” A girl shot him thumbs down, and a logger... Read More

States Could Be Most Impacted by a Blue Wave
2018 Midterms
States Could Be Most Impacted by a Blue Wave

Even as voters fixate on the fight for control of Congress, that other battle going on this election cycle — the one for power in the states — could prove most dramatic for the direction of the nation. Democrats anticipate significant... Read More

Brazen Job Scam Exposes an Employment Crisis in India
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Brazen Job Scam Exposes an Employment Crisis in India

The two young engineering graduates had just been told by a job recruiter that they’d aced their interviews, but on the overnight train back to their hometown in southern India, they began to wonder if it was too good ... Read More

Latinos Are Poised to Play a Pivotal Role in Midterm Elections
2018 Midterms
Latinos Are Poised to Play a Pivotal Role in Midterm Elections

Along Bright Avenue in Whittier, Calif., wedged between a hair salon and tutoring business, is the home and interior design store Amanda Alvarado toiled and sweated years over many years to afford. Alvarado grew up in Boyle... Read More

Is Trump’s Constant Campaign Helping His Party? It Depends Where You Look
Political News
Is Trump’s Constant Campaign Helping His Party? It Depends Where You Look

November 2, 2018 By Noah Bierman and Eli Stokols ESTERO, Fla. — At President Donald Trump’s rally in Florida on Wednesday night, the state’s Republican candidate for the Senate, Gov. Rick Scott, took the stage to thank the president for... Read More

Nearly Half of Georgia Voters Concerned About Fraud and Voting Access
Voting
Nearly Half of Georgia Voters Concerned About Fraud and Voting Access

Many voters say they’re deeply skeptical about the integrity of Georgia’s elections, including concerns about tampering and ineligible voters casting ballots, according to a poll released Thursday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution... Read More

Red-State Democratic Senators Court Trump Supporters in Bid to Keep Their Seats
2018 Midterms
Red-State Democratic Senators Court Trump Supporters in Bid to Keep Their Seats

The Butler County Democrats of Missouri came out in full force this week to greet Sen. Claire McCaskill — all three dozen of them. In the party’s field office, the Democratic faithful cheered for their two-term senator and laughed... Read More

A Voter’s Guide to Election Security
National Security
A Voter’s Guide to Election Security

Americans are now voting in the first major election since Russians launched a broad assault on the 2016 presidential campaign. And while election officials and security experts remain vigilant through Election Day, voters have... Read More

Bolton Calls National Debt ‘Economic Threat’ to US
Economy
Bolton Calls National Debt ‘Economic Threat’ to US

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton called the national debt a “threat to the society” that requires significant cuts to the government’s discretionary spending. Bolton, speaking Wednesday at an event hosted by the Alexander... Read More

Border Patrol Prepares for Arrival of US Troops, Migrant Caravan
Immigration
Border Patrol Prepares for Arrival of US Troops, Migrant Caravan

Here in the Border Patrol’s busiest region, agents and military officials are preparing for the arrival in coming days and weeks of 800 U.S. troops and an immigrant caravan of thousands. An emergency operations center has... Read More

Ex-Venezuelan Oil Exec Admits to Taking Bribes in $1.2 Billion Money-Laundering Scheme
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Ex-Venezuelan Oil Exec Admits to Taking Bribes in $1.2 Billion Money-Laundering Scheme

A former top official of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company pleaded guilty Wednesday in Miami federal court to playing a pivotal role in a $1.2 billion money-laundering racket that U.S. authorities say was run by some of... Read More

Trump Says Steel Was ‘Dead’ Before His Presidency, But It Wasn’t
Trade
Trump Says Steel Was ‘Dead’ Before His Presidency, But It Wasn’t

President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that the U.S. steel industry was “dead” before he took office and that his predecessor Barack Obama had “shut it down.” It wasn’t, and Obama didn’t. The remarks came during an... Read More

Oprah, Obama and Pence: Big Names Stir up Georgia Governor’s Race
2018 Midterms
Oprah, Obama and Pence: Big Names Stir up Georgia Governor’s Race

The news ricocheted across the campaign trail with a fervor that rivaled even the excitement that two presidents were visiting Georgia: Oprah Winfrey will be in town Thursday to stump for Democrat Stacey Abrams. Read More

Veteran Featured in GOP Congressman’s Midterm Election Ad Posted Racist Rants and Violent Threats on Facebook
Polling and Ads
Veteran Featured in GOP Congressman’s Midterm Election Ad Posted Racist Rants and Violent Threats on Facebook

On the home page of his campaign website, Rep. Steve Knight has posted a television ad showing a veteran praising the California Republican congressman for helping him get a lung transplant. It turns out that veteran, David... Read More

Pipe bomb suspect threatened Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, campaign says
National Security
Pipe bomb suspect threatened Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, campaign says

The Florida man who allegedly sent pipe bombs to President Donald Trump’s critics also had Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and at least one other Texas lawmaker in his sights. O’Rourke received several threatening Facebook messages... Read More

Trump Honors Pittsburgh Dead — and Knocks ‘Far-Left Media’ — at Florida Rally
Political News
Trump Honors Pittsburgh Dead — and Knocks ‘Far-Left Media’ — at Florida Rally

President Donald Trump led off a midterms campaign rally in Florida on Wednesday by blaming the “far-left media” for exploiting the Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting to hurt him and Republicans as the elections near. Read More

That Prison Uniform Wasn’t a Costume. How an Inmate Vanished on Halloween 2014
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That Prison Uniform Wasn’t a Costume. How an Inmate Vanished on Halloween 2014

An armed robber serving life in prison staged a daring escape by creeping into a cart, piled with mounds of trash, to reach freedom. Ronald Bernard McCoy vanished on Halloween 2014, a sunny Friday... Read More

The ‘Safe Surrogate,’ Pence Delivers the Traditional GOP Message Trump Won’t
2018 Midterms
The ‘Safe Surrogate,’ Pence Delivers the Traditional GOP Message Trump Won’t

The week was like any other week of Donald Trump’s presidency: It started with him threatening to dispatch U.S. troops to the southern border and ended with... Read More

FBI Asked to Investigate Allegations Women Were Offered Cash to Accuse Robert Mueller of Sexual Assault
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FBI Asked to Investigate Allegations Women Were Offered Cash to Accuse Robert Mueller of Sexual Assault

Robert Mueller recently asked the FBI to investigate a possible scam in which women were offered cash to fabricate sexual misconduct accusations against him, a representative for the special counsel revealed Tuesday. Read More

Legal Scholars Dismiss Trump’s Plan to Challenge ‘Birthright Citizenship’
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Legal Scholars Dismiss Trump’s Plan to Challenge ‘Birthright Citizenship’

Legal scholars were quick to dismiss President Donald Trump’s plan to reject “birthright citizenship” by executive order as more of a political stunt than a serious challenge. Read More

Independent Candidate in Kansas Underscores a Broken Political System
Opinions
Independent Candidate in Kansas Underscores a Broken Political System
2018-10-30 13:55:15
by Mary Sanchez

Kathleen Sebelius might as well be spitting into the Kansas wind. Don't try this. People who have stood against the blistering gales of the prairie can attest to the futility. And yet Sebelius, a former Kansas governor and U.S. ... Read More

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