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Trump dismisses worries of recession, says economy is strong

Posted earlier today in National

President Donald Trump dismissed concerns of recession on Sunday and offered an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week's steep drop in the financial markets.



Sanders' criminal justice plan aims to cut prison population

Posted earlier today in National

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana.



Economists survey: 34 percent expect a US recession in 2021

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A number of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021.



Gun control advocates call for new gun laws at rallies

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Gun control advocates rallied around the country on Saturday, seeking to pressure Congress to tighten the nation's gun laws after the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and Northern California.



Far-right and antifa groups both claim victory at Portland

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With both the left and the right declaring victory following a long-hyped rally that had Portland, Oregon, on edge it seems the liberal city will continue to be a flashpoint in an increasingly divided country.



Planned book by Mark Halperin faces widespread criticism

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A reported book deal for Mark Halperin, the "Game Change" co-author and political commentator who has faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment, is being greeted with widespread outrage. Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson called the deal "a slap in the face to all women."



'A heavy lift': Religious black voters weigh Buttigieg's bid

Posted 8/17/2019 in National

Joe Darby, a South Carolina pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, pondered a sensitive question that he knew was on the mind of his congregation. Would black voters be able to reconcile their conservative religious doctrine with voting for a gay candidate for president?



Signs of recession worry Trump ahead of 2020

Posted 8/17/2019 in National

President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation's strong growth and low unemployment rate.



Warren, Sanders get personal with young, black Christians

Posted 8/17/2019 in National

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden.



Native American voters, once overlooked, seek role for 2020

Posted 8/17/2019 in National

Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Iowa next week to do something that Native Americans say doesn't happen enough: court their vote.



US stocks end turbulent week with broad gains

Posted 8/17/2019 in National

You're not the only one confused about where the economy is headed. Just look at the stock market, where perplexed investors have been sending stocks on a wild ride in August.



Alaska records its warmest month ever; future records likely

Posted 8/17/2019 in National

Alaska has been America's canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning.



'Easy Rider' star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

Posted 8/17/2019 in National

Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer.



Scientists confirm July set new global heat record

Posted 8/16/2019 in National

July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change.



AP Analysis: Trump uses Israel to fuel partisan fires

Posted 8/16/2019 in National

President Donald Trump's encouragement and support of Israel's decision to ban two Democratic lawmakers may play well to his political base, but it could endanger the foundations of the U.S.-Israel relationship in the longer term.



Over 400 sex abuse suits filed as litigation window opens

Posted 8/16/2019 in National

The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases once blocked by the statute of limitations.



Source confirmed in Legionnaires' outbreak at Atlanta hotel

Posted 8/16/2019 in National

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the source of a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel.



ICE raids raise question: What about the employers?

Posted 8/15/2019 in National

The images of children crying after their parents were arrested in a massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a longstanding complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often go unprosecuted.



After 1 death, heat wave eases slightly with front

Posted 8/15/2019 in National

An oppressive heat wave blamed for a death in Mississippi eased a little across the Southeast on Wednesday after a cold front pushed through the region, bringing damaging storms along with lower temperatures.



Government moves toward easing drive-time rules for truckers

Posted 8/15/2019 in National

The Trump administration took a key step Wednesday toward relaxing federal rules that govern the length of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, a move long sought by the trucking industry but opposed by safety advocates who warn it could lead to more highway crashes.



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