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‘Hit list’ With More Than 100 Names Found in Bomb Suspect’s Van, Sources Say
National Security
‘Hit list’ With More Than 100 Names Found in Bomb Suspect’s Van, Sources Say

Cesar Sayoc, a strident supporter of President Donald Trump charged with directing a mail-bomb campaign in South Florida against prominent Democrats, kept a “hit list” of more than 100 potential political targets, according to law enforcement... Read More

Robert Bowers, accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter, out of hospital and headed to court Monday
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Robert Bowers, accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter, out of hospital and headed to court Monday

Suspected Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers was released from the hospital early Monday in advance of his arraignment in federal court for the murder of 11 congregants. Bowers, 46, waded into the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel... Read More

Tea Party Hangover Could Force Power Shift in Governors’ Mansions
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Tea Party Hangover Could Force Power Shift in Governors’ Mansions

Eight years after the tea party movement helped Republicans win a majority of U.S. governorships, the GOP is bracing for a potential power shift that would reshape the nation’s political landscape. The long winning streak has given Republicans... Read More

Trump to Focus on Midwestern Battlegrounds in Final Midterms Tour
2018 Midterms
Trump to Focus on Midwestern Battlegrounds in Final Midterms Tour

Trump was in Washington on Monday and will remain there until Wednesday, when he will begin his final push to convince voters to keep both chambers in Republican hands. His tour will mostly focus on Midwestern and Mid-Southern battlegrounds. Read More

Feds Widen Search for Others who May Have Helped Florida Mail-Bomb Suspect
National Security
Feds Widen Search for Others who May Have Helped Florida Mail-Bomb Suspect

The quick arrest of a homeless man living in his van on charges of sending more than a dozen mail bombs to notable Democrats around the country may have signaled the climax of a massive federal investigation during the... Read More

If Parents Get Deported, Who Gets Their Children?
Immigration
If Parents Get Deported, Who Gets Their Children?

As the Trump administration increases immigration enforcement actions against working adults, grandparents and other extended family members — often immigrants themselves — are stepping in to care for many of those... Read More

Bomb Suspect Cesar Sayoc, Lost and Angry, Found His Tribe with Trump
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Bomb Suspect Cesar Sayoc, Lost and Angry, Found His Tribe with Trump

October 29, 2018 By Linda Robertson, Sarah Blaskey and Martin Vassolo Cesar Sayoc lived on the crummy strip-mall fringes of South Florida, sleeping in a van that stank of sweaty gym clothes, delivering pizzas on the graveyard shift and working... Read More

Far-right Jair Bolsonaro Wins Brazil’s Runoff for President
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Far-right Jair Bolsonaro Wins Brazil’s Runoff for President

Brazil’s far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won Sunday’s presidential runoff, according to a nearly complete count of the vote published by electoral authorities. Bolsonaro got 55.5 percent of the votes followed by Workers’ Party... Read More

Democrats Seize on Education as an Issue to Win Governorships in Republican States
Education
Democrats Seize on Education as an Issue to Win Governorships in Republican States

Right after the bell rings to end the school day, Shari Gateley hurriedly tidies up her classroom and dashes into the teachers’ lounge. She emerges in sneakers and a campaign T-shirt, ready to knock on doors for Drew Edmondson... Read More

Trump Plays Outsize Role in Montana’s Tightening Senate Race
2018 Midterms
Trump Plays Outsize Role in Montana’s Tightening Senate Race

President Donald Trump’s ability to swing a statewide race will get one of its biggest tests in Montana. The president has made it a personal quest to unseat Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, a native Montanan and rancher who has... Read More

Trump Tax Cuts Will Wait Until 2019 if the GOP is Still in Charge, Says Brady
Economy
Trump Tax Cuts Will Wait Until 2019 if the GOP is Still in Charge, Says Brady

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is appearing to punt President Donald Trump’s new middle class tax cut plan to 2019. Rep. Kevin Brady made clear Friday that the additional 10 percent middle class... Read More

On the Border in El Paso, the Migrant Caravans Arrive so Regularly There’s a Housing Crunch
Immigration
On the Border in El Paso, the Migrant Caravans Arrive so Regularly There’s a Housing Crunch

While President Donald Trump railed against a migrant caravan wending its way north through Mexico this week, hundreds of Central American immigrant families had already arrived at the border and been released into the U.S. by authorities. Read More

Supreme Court Weighs Whether to Hear Its First Abortion-Related Case Since Kavanaugh Joined the Bench
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Weighs Whether to Hear Its First Abortion-Related Case Since Kavanaugh Joined the Bench

The Supreme Court could announce as early as Friday whether it will hear its first abortion-related appeal with newly seated Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. The case involves whether conservative states may exclude Planned... Read More

With Fewer Refugees Coming, Resettlement Agencies May Be Forced to Close
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With Fewer Refugees Coming, Resettlement Agencies May Be Forced to Close

When Christian Ilaka wakes up, the first thing he sees on his wall in large letters is the word “Focus.” The 25-year-old uses the reminder to motivate himself to do what he needs to do to succeed in his new ... Read More

Who Is Cesar Sayoc Jr., the Man Arrested in Plot to Mail Bombs to Trump Critics?
National Security
Who Is Cesar Sayoc Jr., the Man Arrested in Plot to Mail Bombs to Trump Critics?

Cesar Altieri Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Fla., was arrested in Plantation, Fla., on Friday in connection with a series of pipe bombs that were mailed to at least 12 critics of President Donald Trump. Sayoc is a registered Republican... Read More

Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Trying to Revive Puerto Rico’s Devastated Coffee Industry
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Trying to Revive Puerto Rico’s Devastated Coffee Industry

Taking a break from conquering Broadway, making movies and writing books, Lin-Manuel Miranda tromped up a muddy slope in Puerto Rico’s highlands on Wednesday assessing his next challenge: helping revive the island’s ailing coffee industry. Read More

For Years, Trump Adviser Roger Stone Loved Notoriety. Now He Insists on His Innocence
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For Years, Trump Adviser Roger Stone Loved Notoriety. Now He Insists on His Innocence

The sun had set outside the banquet room when Roger Stone took the stage, a pale blue handkerchief sprouting from the chest pocket of his double-breasted gray suit. Read More

Design Suggests Suspicious Packages Intended to Spread Fear Rather Than Destruction
National Security
Design Suggests Suspicious Packages Intended to Spread Fear Rather Than Destruction

October 26, 2018 By Richard Winton, Eli Stokols and Noah Bierman WASHINGTON — Because none of the 10 suspicious devices sent to prominent figures in recent days has ignited, investigators now suspect that either a would-be bomb maker is inept... Read More

Pentagon to Order More Troops to Border After Trump Vows to Use Military to Halt Migrant Caravan
Immigration
Pentagon to Order More Troops to Border After Trump Vows to Use Military to Halt Migrant Caravan

The Pentagon is sending 800 or more additional troops to the Southwest border in response to President Donald Trump’s vow to use the military to block a caravan of Central American immigrants from entering the United States, a U.S. ... Read More

Notorious Founder of the Billionaire Boys Club Wants Parole. Prosecutors Say It’s Just His Latest Con
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Notorious Founder of the Billionaire Boys Club Wants Parole. Prosecutors Say It’s Just His Latest Con

Before O.J. Simpson, before Erik and Lyle Menendez, there was Joe Hunt. Handsome and charismatic with a boyish charm, Hunt led the Billionaire Boys Club, a social and investment fraternity. Read More

Democrats Agonize Over Whether Millennials, Hispanics Will Vote
2018 Midterms
Democrats Agonize Over Whether Millennials, Hispanics Will Vote

October 25, 2018 By Sahil Kapur WASHINGTON — Less than two weeks from Election Day, Democrats are agonizing about whether two groups of infrequent and liberal-leaning voters will turn out or dash their hopes of winning control of Congress: Hispanics... Read More

Federal Judge to Order Ga. Counties to Stop Absentee Ballot Rejections
Voting
Federal Judge to Order Ga. Counties to Stop Absentee Ballot Rejections

A federal judge intends to issue an injunction barring Georgia election officials from tossing certain absentee ballots without giving would-be voters advance notice and a chance to rectify any issues. The implementation of... Read More

Calif. White Supremacists Vowed to ‘Reimagine’ Racist Movements With New Look, Tactics
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Calif. White Supremacists Vowed to ‘Reimagine’ Racist Movements With New Look, Tactics

By Alene Tchekmedyian and Brittny Mejia LOS ANGELES — From the beginning, the founders of the so-called Rise Above Movement had a goal: to reinvent what it meant to be a white nationalist. Members of the Southern California group were... Read More

US Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz at Center of Attacks With Suspect Packages
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US Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz at Center of Attacks With Suspect Packages

South Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democratic Party icon, became a central figure Wednesday after a string of suspected explosive devices were sent to politicians across the country. Suspicious packages... Read More

Steyer Pays Millions to Engage an Unreliable Demographic: Young Voters
2018 Midterms
Steyer Pays Millions to Engage an Unreliable Demographic: Young Voters

Tom Steyer made his fortune as a hedge fund manager taking risky bets in volatile conditions. In this year’s high-stakes midterm elections, the billionaire turned political activist is making another costly wager on one of the... Read More

Few People Want to Be Poll Workers, and That’s a Problem
Voting
Few People Want to Be Poll Workers, and That’s a Problem

Local election officials are dealing with a myriad of issues ahead of November’s contentious midterms, not least of which is securing systems from malicious actors. One lesser-known problem that continues to concern them... Read More

Racial Tension Divides Pennsylvania Town After Black, Gay Mayor is Elected
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Racial Tension Divides Pennsylvania Town After Black, Gay Mayor is Elected

Some days, just for a moment, Mark Barbee thinks about stepping aside as mayor of Bridgeport, Pa., and extricating himself from the divisiveness of first nine months in office. Since Barbee took over in January as the first... Read More

Hawley Campaign and NRA’s Political Fund Accused of Illegal Coordination
Political News
Hawley Campaign and NRA’s Political Fund Accused of Illegal Coordination

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s Senate campaign and the National Rifle Association’s PAC have engaged in an elaborate scheme to conceal illegal coordination, a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission... Read More

Trump to Meet Putin Again Next Month After Another White House Reversal
Foreign Affairs
Trump to Meet Putin Again Next Month After Another White House Reversal

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Paris next month, their second one-on-one meeting this year as the Justice Department continues looking into whether the president’s 2016 campaign... Read More

Plans Offer a Peek Into Elon Musk’s Secret Tunnel in California, Including an Elevator Hidden in a Garage
Innovation
Plans Offer a Peek Into Elon Musk’s Secret Tunnel in California, Including an Elevator Hidden in a Garage

When Elon Musk’s tunneling firm began digging in Hawthorne, Calif., last year, the construction site next to Space X headquarters was barely noticeable, sandwiched between a home improvement store and a parking garage. Read More

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