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Thousands line up to say goodbye to John McCain

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Congressional leaders saluted John McCain today as a model of service in war and peace and “one of the bravest souls our nation has ever produced,” in a memorial ceremony at the heart of the political battlefield where he fought for more than three decades. Read More
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Trump cancels pay raise due to federal workers in January

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President Donald Trump said he was nixing a 2.1 percent across-the-board raise for most workers as well as separate locality pay increases averaging 25.7 percent. Read More

Uganda opposition pop star blocked from flying to U.S. for aid

A Ugandan pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker whose treason charge has outraged the country after he alleged torture in detention has been blocked from leaving for the United States for treatment, lawyers said,while a colleague was stopped from traveling to India. Read More
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John McCain memorialized as hero, fighter and wiseacre

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Sen. John McCain was eulogized as a “true American hero” — and a terrible driver with a wicked sense of humor and love of a good fight — at a crowded church service for the maverick politician today that ended with the playing of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” Read More

Trump administration backs Asian-Americans in Harvard case

The Justice Department today sided with Asian-American students suing Harvard University over the Ivy League school’s consideration of race in its admissions policy, the latest step in the Trump administration’s effort to encourage race-neutral admissions practices. Read More
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Trump stands by warning of ‘violence’ if Democrats win midterms

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President Donald Trump urged evangelical leaders this week to get out the vote ahead of the upcoming midterm elections and warned of “violence” by opponents if they fail. Read More
 
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Trump says McGahn to leave White House after Kavanaugh vote

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resident Donald Trump announced today that his White House counsel, Don McGahn, will be departing in the fall after the expected Senate confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Read More

Florida governor’s race pits liberal Democrat vs. Trump Republican

A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory today in the state’s primary for governor while President Donald Trump’s favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nation’s largest political battleground. Read More
 

Final farewells to Sen. John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol

Family, friends and constituents will gather Wednesday at Arizona’s Capitol to pay their respects to Sen. John McCain, the first of two days of services here before he departs the state he has represented since the 1980s. Read More
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Trump accuses Google of biased searches, warns ‘be careful’

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President Donald Trump today accused Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him “so that almost all stories & news is BAD.” Read More
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Senators recall John McCain as ‘a treasure’ and ‘happy warrior’

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Sen. Joe Manchin stepped between John McCain’s desk and empty chair and looked down at the white roses topping the black fabric draped across it. In one quick movement, he crossed himself, kissed his fingers and touched them to the cloth. Read More

Kushner Cos. fined $210K by New York for false documents

The Kushner family real estate company was fined $210,000 by New York City regulators today following an Associated Press investigation earlier this year that showed it routinely filed false documents with the city claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants in its buildings when, in fact, it had hundreds. Read More
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Under pressure, Trump tersely recognizes McCain, lowers flag

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Glowering in public and near-silent for two days, President Donald Trump relented under pressure today by tersely recognizing Sen. John McCain’s “service to our country” and re-lowering the White House flag. Read More

Half of states act as #MeToo sexual misconduct claims mount

As the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct began snaring politicians, state legislatures across the country vowed to re-examine their policies to prevent harassment and beef up investigations into complaints of sexual wrongdoing. Read More

Replacing McCain in the Senate is political balancing act

Sen. John McCain’s death in office has handed Arizona’s governor an empty Senate seat to give out — and a difficult political puzzle to solve before he does. Read More

Presidents, lawmakers laud McCain for devotion to country

Presidents and lawmakers from both parties honored Sen. John McCain’s decades of service to his country in the hours after his death Saturday. President Donald Trump, who once criticized McCain for being taken prisoner during the Vietnam War, said his “deepest sympathies and respect” went out to McCain’s family. Read More

Captivity, candor and hard votes: 9 moments that made John McCain

John McCain lived most of his life in the public eye, surviving war, torture, scandal, political stardom and failure, the enmity of some colleagues and the election of President Donald Trump. Read More
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War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81

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Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died today. Read More

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