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'The president's wingman': Absent in the West Wing, Bannon stays close to Trump

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - In the two months since Stephen Bannon was shunted from the White House and returned to the helm of Breitbart News, the former chief strategist has declared “a season of war” on establishment Republicans and even worked to help a Senate candidate opposed...


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Voter advocates push Illinois to exit multistate database

Voter Registrations

CHICAGO (AP) — Voter rights advocates are pushing Illinois election officials to withdraw from a longtime multistate voter registration database over questions of accuracy, security and voter suppression. The Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program is aimed at cleaning voter records and...


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Trump takes another shot at 'wacky' congresswoman who criticized condolence call

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump took fresh aim Saturday at Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., claiming on Twitter that the “wacky” congresswoman who criticized Trump over a military condolence call was “killing the Democrat Party!” The president’s morning tweet...


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Trump plans to release of JFK assassination documents despite concerns from agencies

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump announced Saturday morning that he planned to release the tens of thousands of never-before-seen documents left in the files related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination held by the National Archives and Records...


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Poll finds Las Vegas shooting doesn't alter opinions on guns

AP Poll Gun Laws

ATLANTA (AP) — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans’ opinions about gun laws, a poll finds. The nation is closely divided on whether restricting firearms would reduce such mass shootings or homicides, though a majority favors tighter laws as they have for...


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In Port Arthur, `Energy City' USA, Hurricane Harvey's fury is still lingering

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. It took five weeks for the largest U.S. oil refinery to get back to normal after Hurricane Harvey. It’s taking Port Arthur, Texas, a lot longer. Nearly two months after Harvey inundated Port Arthur, a crucial hub of the global energy industry, the city of 55,000 is struggling...


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Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

Talcum Powder-Cancer Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company’s request for a new trial,...


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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

The Week That Was In Asia Photo Gallery

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the 19th national congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address “grim” challenges facing...


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Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency

California Republicans Bannon

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former White House adviser Steve Bannon depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a “destructive” presidency during his time in the White House. Bannon’s scathing remarks on Friday night amounted to a retort to a Bush...


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Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency

California Republicans Bannon

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former White House adviser Steve Bannon on Friday depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a “destructive” presidency during his time in the White House. Bannon’s scathing remarks amounted to a retort to a Bush speech in...


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