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WASHINGTON | Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

WASHINGTON— Michelle Obama says she felt “lost and alone” after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters. She tells ABC in an interview aired on “Good Morning America” she felt like she “failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

WASHINGTON | Acting AG Whitaker has thoughts on Mueller’s Russia probe

WASHINGTON  — Matthew Whitaker has warned that Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation risks “going too far” and supported limits on the prosecutor’s power. President Donald Trump couldn’t agree more. So the loyalty-loving Trump on Wednesday dumped Jeff Sessions from the helm of the Justice Department and replaced him, for now, with the onetime college football player … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Acting AG Whitaker has thoughts on Mueller’s Russia probe

McConnell: “Fun” to watch Senate Dems run for president

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is looking forward to watching Senate Democrats run for president. The Kentucky Republican, flush with victory from Tuesday’s midterms, told reporters morning that with the midterm elections over, “It’s going to be fun to watch the Democratic presidential aspirants” compete. He quipped that Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of … Continue reading McConnell: “Fun” to watch Senate Dems run for president

WASHINGTON | Understanding the vote: New AP survey debuts Nov. 6

WASHINGTON  — The Associated Press will debut a new survey of the nation’s electorate for Tuesday’s midterms that aims to more accurately capture the story of how Americans voted and why. The launch of AP VoteCast is the largest change in the way final information about voters’ choices is collected by media organizations since CBS … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Understanding the vote: New AP survey debuts Nov. 6

WASHINGTON | What we know about the explosive devices targeting Democrats

WASHINGTON— The packages arrived in familiar manila envelopes affixed with lots of stamps, some bearing the American flag. But what was inside was alarming: crude pipe bombs wrapped in black tape, with wires sprouting from each end. None of the explosives detonated, and no one was hurt. But authorities quickly launched a wide-ranging investigation into … Continue reading WASHINGTON | What we know about the explosive devices targeting Democrats

WASHINGTON | The McCain Institute is looking for a few good mavericks

WASHINGTON — A nonprofit named for the late Sen. John McCain is looking for “mavericks” to vote in the Nov. 6 midterm election and fight for human rights around the world as President Donald Trump pursues his “America first” foreign policy. “The ideals that John spent his life fighting for weren’t just his, they are … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The McCain Institute is looking for a few good mavericks

WASHINGTON | ‘Mavericks needed’: McCain Institute wades into election

WASHINGTON  — A nonprofit named for the late Sen. John McCain is calling for “mavericks” like him to vote in the Nov. 6 election and focus on human rights around the world. The McCain Institute for International Leadership, led by his widow, Cindy, is launching a nonpartisan ad campaign Tuesday designed to spread that message, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | ‘Mavericks needed’: McCain Institute wades into election

WASHINGTON | Flake gets a firsthand look at rage about Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — Moments after pivotal Sen. Jeff Flake announced he would vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Arizona Republican was confronted with the consequences. Two tearful women cornered Flake as he got on an elevator Friday, pleading for him to reconsider his support for the appeals court judge who’s been accused of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Flake gets a firsthand look at rage about Kavanaugh