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Clinton puts Trump on the defensive in combative debate

Posted 9/27/2016 in National

Donald Trump aggressively tried to pin the nation's economic and national security problems on Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate, belittling the former senator and secretary of state as a "typical politician" incapable of delivering the change many Americans crave.

 

 

Moderator Lester Holt worked to keep control of debate

Posted 9/27/2016 in National

After initially taking a hands-off approach to the two strong-willed presidential candidates before him, NBC's Lester Holt more aggressively challenged Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as the general election's first debate wore on and he warmed to the often-thankless role of moderator.

 

 

Official: One-third of calls to VA suicide hotline roll over

Posted 9/27/2016 in National

More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the hotline's former director.

 

 

Debate Night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown

Posted 9/26/2016 in National

After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for the nation's future.

 

 

Why it matters: Jobs and the election

Posted 9/26/2016 in National

THE ISSUE: Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended.

 

 

Poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership

Posted 9/26/2016 in National

Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a leader -- unlike what we have in this country."

 

 

Charlotte ends curfew imposed after black man shot by police

Posted 9/26/2016 in National

Charlotte lifted its midnight curfew, signaling movement toward normalcy after a state of emergency was imposed following the shooting death of a black man by police last week that brought National Guard troops and armored vehicles to downtown streets.

 

 

Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes

Posted 9/26/2016 in National

The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door.

 

 

Goodbye to homework for some elementary schools

Posted 9/26/2016 in National

 

 

Poll: Majority of Americans fear Trump presidency

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

More than half the country fears a Trump presidency. And only about a third of Americans believe he is at least somewhat qualified to serve in the White House.

 

 

GOP lawmaker: FBI gave immunity to top Clinton aide

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and two other staff members were granted immunity deals in exchange for their cooperation in the now-closed FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, says a Republican congressman.

 

 

Cruz to vote for Trump, whom he once called 'utterly amoral'

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

Ted Cruz announced Friday he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face that may help unite a deeply divided Republican Party months after the fiery Texas conservative called Trump a "pathological liar" and "utterly amoral."

 

 

Clinton, Trump look to overcome weaknesses on debate stage

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

Donald Trump needs to prove to voters that he has the policy depth and gravitas to serve as commander in chief. Hillary Clinton needs a moment to connect with Americans who question whether she can be trusted.

 

 

Imam in bombing suspect's hometown speaks against violence

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

An imam spoke against violence and in support of law enforcement during the first Friday prayer service since a local man was charged in last weekend's New Jersey and New York City bombings.

 

 

Experts: May be hard convicting Tulsa officer of manslaughter

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

Prosecutors moved quickly to charge a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man whose vehicle broke down in the middle of a street.

 

 

NC congressman says Charlotte protesters 'hate white people'

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

A Republican congressman who represents the Charlotte area said Thursday that people are protesting in the city because they "hate white people."

 

 

Video shows deadly encounter between police, black man

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her husband as they shout at him to drop a gun.

 

 

Charlotte stays largely peaceful during 3rd night of protest

Posted 9/23/2016 in National

A third night of protests over a fatal police shooting in Charlotte gave way to quiet streets early Friday after the city's mayor enacted a curfew and rifle-toting members of the National Guard arrived to guard the city's business district.

 

 

Tulsa police officer charged in man's death

Posted 9/23/2016 in National

Prosecutors charged a white Oklahoma police officer with first-degree manslaughter Thursday, less than a week after she killed an unarmed black man on a city street and just days after police released graphic videos, saying in court documents the officer "reacted unreasonably."

 

 

Trump debate challenge: Keeping his cool if Clinton attacks

Posted 9/23/2016 in National

Donald Trump's advisers are urging him to keep his cool during next week's presidential debate and resist attempts by Hillary Clinton to provoke him with questions about his business record, wealth or controversial comments about minorities.

 

 

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