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WASHINGTON | Trump holding a campaign rally in West Virginia Saturday

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally in West Virginia on Saturday. The president will rally for a slate of Republican candidates in Wheeling, including the GOP Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey. Trump has remained very popular in West Virginia, where he has visited several times since taking office. He has intensified his … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump holding a campaign rally in West Virginia Saturday

SPRINGFIELD, Mo | Trump promises to rid Justice Dept. of ‘lingering stench’

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising further firings to get rid of a “lingering stench” following reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording the president. Trump, speaking at a rally in Missouri Friday, did not explicitly mention the Rosenstein … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Mo | Trump promises to rid Justice Dept. of ‘lingering stench’

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. | Mother of suspected MS-13 victim remembered as ‘warrior’

BRENTWOOD, N.Y.— Tears rushed from beneath Freddy Cuevas’ sunglasses as he wrapped his arms around a mourner outside the suburban New York church where his longtime partner, Evelyn Rodriguez, was memorialized Friday as a hero and a warrior for channeling grief over their slain daughter into an anti-gang crusade. They’d stood together at the same … Continue reading BRENTWOOD, N.Y. | Mother of suspected MS-13 victim remembered as ‘warrior’

CAIRO | Egypt court orders release of former president’s sons

CAIRO— An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release from detention of former president Hosni Mubarak‘s two sons, overturning a ruling by another court whose judge surprisingly told police to arrest them and send them to prison. The judge in the Sept. 15 hearing ordered the detention of wealthy businessman Alaa and one-time heir-apparent Gamal … Continue reading CAIRO | Egypt court orders release of former president’s sons

WASHINGTON | Air Force: Space Force would cost $13 billion over 5 years

WASHINGTON — Creating a Space Force as a separate military service, as proposed by President Donald Trump, would cost an estimated $12.9 billion in its first five years, according to a detailed Air Force plan for how to go about it. This is the first publicly available cost estimate. When the White House announced plans … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Air Force: Space Force would cost $13 billion over 5 years

NEW YORK | Bloomberg mulling a run for president as a Democrat

NEW YORK — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is actively thinking of running for president in 2020 as a Democrat. “It’s impossible to conceive that I could run as a Republican – things like choice, so many of the issues, I’m just way away from where the Republican Party is today,” … Continue reading NEW YORK | Bloomberg mulling a run for president as a Democrat

RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazil’s da Silva names successor, but will voters follow?

RIO DE JANEIRO — In a letter from his jail cell, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called on tens of millions of supporters to vote for the man he named to lead his Workers’ Party ticket in October’s presidential election. “I want everyone who would vote for me to vote for Fernando … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazil’s da Silva names successor, but will voters follow?