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Tornado kills 23 in Alabama, rescuers search for victims

Tornado kills 23 in Alabama, rescuers search for victims

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Rescuers searched for victims Monday amid homes smashed to their foundations, shredded metal dangling from trees and dead animals lying in the open after a tornado ripped through a rural Alabama community and killed at least 23 people, including children. Traveling straight down a county road, the twister carved a trail…
Putin suspends Russian obligations under key nuclear pact

Putin suspends Russian obligations under key nuclear pact

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended Russia’s participation in a key nuclear arms treaty, following Washington’s decision to withdraw from it. Putin’s decree means Russia is suspending its obligations under the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty and will continue to do so “until the U.S. ends its violations of the treaty or…
‘It’s pure hell’: Hurricane Michael leaves housing crisis

'It's pure hell': Hurricane Michael leaves housing crisis

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A small village of the forgotten has popped up in Diahnn “Shelly” Summers’ backyard outside Panama City. Where there once was empty grass abutting woods, 10 tents now encircle a fir tree with Christmas lights. The tents shelter those still homeless more than four months after Hurricane Michael screamed ashore…
Bill Clinton has 2020 advice, but few candidates seeking it

Bill Clinton has 2020 advice, but few candidates seeking it

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 20 years after he left the White House, Bill Clinton is still sought after for advice by some Democrats running for president. But the names on his dance card in recent months underscore how much his standing in the party has changed. So far, none of the party’s early front-runners has…
House Democrats expand Russia probe, seeking more documents

House Democrats expand Russia probe, seeking more documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring it’s “very clear” President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, says the panel is requesting documents Monday from more than 60 people from Trump’s administration, family and business as part of a rapidly expanding Russia investigation. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said the House Judiciary Committee wants…
Kamala Harris’ prostitution decriminalization proposal gains momentum

Kamala Harris' prostitution decriminalization proposal gains momentum

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The Democrats' debate over decriminalization of prostitution spilled into the 2020 presidential race last month when Sen. Kamala D. Harris of California said she was supportive of the idea -- though the legalization crowd complained that she was still too tim…
Rand Paul to oppose Donald Trump border emergency declaration

Rand Paul to oppose Donald Trump border emergency declaration

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Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he will back a resolution that blocks President Trump's declaration of an emergency at the southern U.S. border, giving it the votes needed to pass but not enough to turn back a presidential veto.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez anti-burger narrative imperils Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez anti-burger narrative imperils Green New Deal

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Two weeks after it was introduced, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's signature climate-change resolution has become embroiled in a debate over whether Americans should continue to have it their way when it comes to the All-American burger.
Donald Trump decries ‘presidential harassment,’ declares ‘I am an innocent man’

Donald Trump decries 'presidential harassment,' declares 'I am an innocent man'

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As special counsel Robert Mueller finalizes his report and House Democrats dig into his past, President Trump on Sunday fumed he's the victim of "presidential harassment" and that two years of probes have only found wrongdoing by others.
Jerrold Nadler says Democrats not ready for Trump impeachment effort

Jerrold Nadler says Democrats not ready for Trump impeachment effort

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Sunday said Democrats will do whatever it takes to reveal the results of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe and will request documents from dozens of people close to the White House this week, though he…