Sunday, June 17, 2018

Politics

Trump tariffs on U.S. allies draw retaliation threats

Trump tariffs on U.S. allies draw retaliation threats

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America’s closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that drew immediate vows of retaliation. Stock prices slumped amid fears...
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Topher Morrison was a big-time hypnotist. Now he’s running for Tampa mayor

Topher Morrison was a big-time hypnotist. Now he’s running for Tampa mayor

TAMPA — Topher Morrison used to make his living as a hypnotist. He helped smokers quit and people lose weight. He worked with Olympic athletes and studied with Tony Robbins.Now he’s running to be mayor of Tampa.Will voters open their doors to Morriso...
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Arlington Cemetery, nearly full, may become more exclusive

Arlington Cemetery, nearly full, may become more exclusive

ARLINGTON, Va. — The solemn ritual of a burial with military honors is repeated dozens of times a day, in foul weather or fair, at Arlington National Cemetery, honoring service members from privates to presidents. But in order to preserve the traditi...
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Trump to mark Memorial Day with Arlington cemetery visit

Trump to mark Memorial Day with Arlington cemetery visit

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is marking his second Memorial Day as commander in chief with a planned visit to Arlington National Cemetery and a salute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. He’s set to lay a wreath at...
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The U.S. lost track of 1,475 immigrant children last year. Here's why people are outraged now.

The U.S. lost track of 1,475 immigrant children last year. Here's why people are outraged now.

Reports of federal authorities losing track of nearly 1,500 immigrant children in their custody. Scathing criticism over children being taken from their migrant parents at the border. Proposed rallies. In the past week, outrage about treatment of ch...
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Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Maine

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Maine

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized Sunday in Maine after he experienced low blood pressure and fatigue, a spokesman said. Just after 2 p.m., Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the 93-year-old Bush, said he was awak...
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More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

WASHINGTON — A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a s...
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Carlton: Sometimes taxpayers pay for not doing the right thing

Carlton: Sometimes taxpayers pay for not doing the right thing

I may have cracked the code. Found a way to sell doing the right thing. Discovered a method of persuasion in certain matters of fairness, conscience and the greater good.Like giving our fellow Americans a second chance.When morality-based arguments d...
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North Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

North Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country’s nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a group of foreign journalists looked on. The explosi...
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Trump violated the Constitution when he blocked his critics on Twitter, a federal judge rules

Trump violated the Constitution when he blocked his critics on Twitter, a federal judge rules

President Donald Trump’s decision to block his Twitter followers for their political views is a violation of the First Amendment, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying that Trump’s effort to silence his critics is not permissible under the U.S. Con...
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