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Clinton, Trump off campaign trail for 9/11; new poll shows Clinton ahead 10 points

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 3:14pm
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were off the presidential campaign trail Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, but they attended the same memorial service at the World Trade Center complex in New York.
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Bill would make site where Civil War began a national park

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 3:08pm
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, the first black U.S. senator from the deep South since Reconstruction, is proposing that the site where the Civil War began be raised in status to that of a national park.
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Clinton health 'episode' could revive calls to release medical records

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 12:36pm
Hillary Clinton’s abrupt departure Sunday from a 9/11 ceremony in New York City due to what one source described as a “medical episode” could revive calls for the Democratic presidential nominee to release detailed health records.
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Obama remembers 9/11 victims, survivors, families; Kerry includes Americans killed in Benghazi

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 12:10pm
President Obama on Sunday paid tribute to the victims and survivors of the 9-11 terror attacks, saying on the 15th anniversary of the strikes that America is stronger but still faces “evolving” and “deadly” terror attacks.
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On 9/11 anniversary, Homeland Secretary Johnson says US safer but 'challenged' by newer, lone-wolf attacks

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 10:08am
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Sunday, on the 15th anniversary of 9-11, that the country is now safer against another such large-scale terror attack but acknowledged being “challenged” by lone radical Islamic terrorists -- with active FBI cases in all 50 states.
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Kaine thinks Catholic Church will change stance on gay marriage

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 2:39am
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is predicting that the Roman Catholic Church may eventually change its opposition to gay marriage.
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Trump attends Schlafly funeral, says conservative icon 'there for me'

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 5:55pm
Donald Trump on Saturday told mourners at a funeral service for conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly that she promoted the idea that the "little person" can beat "the rigged system."
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Zika, IRS, avoiding government shutdown, all connected in Congress' final weeks

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 3:29pm
Astute congressional cosmologists can see how all items on the docket of Capitol Hill lawmakers before leaving in about two weeks are latched together via theoretical strings.
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Clinton says she regrets calling Trump supporters 'deplorables'

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 2:35pm
Hillary Clinton expressed “regret” Saturday for saying half of Republican presidential rival Donald Trump’s supporters could be put into a "basket of deplorables."
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On 9-11 anniversary, Homeland's Johnson says advanced plots unknown to public foiled 'all the time'

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 11:32am
As the United States on Sunday prepares to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says terror plots, unbeknownst to the public, have been disrupted “all of the time” since he started running the agency.
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Kaine’s wife steps up Clinton campaign role amid poll problems

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 9:00am
As Hillary Clinton's numbers take a hit in the polls, the Democratic ticket is deploying a potentially potent surrogate to the campaign trail: Anne Holton.
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Court strikes down proof-of-citizenship voting requirement in 3 states

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 2:23am
A federal appeals court on Friday blocked Kansas, Georgia and Alabama from requiring residents to prove they are U.S. citizens when registering to vote using a national form.
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Pence, after Trump, denounces Clinton calling supporters ‘deplorables,’ says disrespectful

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 12:03am
Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence followed running-mate Donald Trump on Saturday in denounced Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton for calling their supporters “deplorables,” saying they are “Americans, and they deserve your respect.”
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Pence releases decade worth of tax returns

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 8:04pm
Donald Trump hasn't publicity released his tax returns. The same can no longer be said of his running mate, Mike Pence.
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Trump reaches out to faith voters, as candidates spar on security

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 5:49pm
Donald Trump paused from another day of sparring with Hillary Clinton over national security issues Friday to reach out to faith voters, telling an audience at the Values Voters Summit that he will defend Christian values like “you’ve never seen before.”
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NY Assemblyman facing primary, trial fatally shoots himself

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 4:31pm
A state assemblyman facing a Republican primary challenge next week and a fraud trial in Cambodia killed himself Friday, authorities said.
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North Dakota tribe's request to stop work on pipeline denied

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 3:25pm
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's attempt to halt construction of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline near their North Dakota reservation, a cause that has drawn thousands to join a protest, was denied Friday by a federal judge.
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Lawmakers warn FDA regs could ban cigar donations to troops

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 3:14pm
Congressional lawmakers are warning that sweeping new anti-tobacco regulations from the Food and Drug Administration could ban groups from donating cigars to American troops deployed overseas.
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Commerce official ripped after spending tax $$ on luxury hotels, cars, renovations

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 2:51pm
A watchdog group is demanding answers, and a name, after a new inspector general report called out a “high ranking” Commerce Department official for spending taxpayer dollars on luxury hotels and cars -- and even lavish office renovations that allegedly may have broken the law.
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Carolina blue, again?

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 2:21pm
Will the Tar Heel State stay red or is it true blue now?
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