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Robert Mueller ready to wrap up.

Trump answered Mueller’s Questions—So we’re done here, his Lawyers say

According to the president’s counsel, Trump has submitted written responses. By Betsy Woodruff, The Daily Beast President Donald Trump has given written answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, according to his lawyers. And now, his top outside lawyer is calling for the Mueller probe to close down. “The President today answered written questions […]

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The White House announced that it was suspending Jim Acosta’s press pass on Nov. 7, accusing the CNN journalist of “placing his hands on a young woman.” (Reuters)

White House suspends Jim Acosta’s press pass

FACT: Video shows when Acosta is speaking with microphone in hand, young woman in red dress (Press Corps) gets up from seat, walks in front of Acosta and reaches for his microphone. Acosta uses left hand to shield microphone and backs away from her. (See screen shot below) By Kyle Swenson, Washington Post – Reprinted […]

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Macron denounces nationalism as a ‘betrayal of patriotism’ in rebuke to Trump at WWI remembrance

Macron: ‘Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism.’ AP NEWS BY David Nakamura, Seung Min Kim and James McAuley PARIS — In the shadow of a grand war memorial here, French President Emmanuel Macron marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I by delivering a forceful rebuke against rising nationalism, calling it […]

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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference to announce a criminal law enforcement action involving China, at the Department of Justice in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Justice Department and FBI leaders announced criminal charges and an operation to thwart Chinese economic espionage. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

US charges China-controlled company in trade secrets theft

AP NEWS The United States has charged a government-controlled company in China with stealing trade secrets from an American semiconductor company, the Justice Department said Thursday as it outlined an initiative focused on what officials said was the growing threat of Chinese economic espionage. The prosecution comes amid heightened trade tensions between China and the […]

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President Trump

Trump says new proposal will lower some US drug prices

AP NEWS REPORT WASHINGTON — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Thursday (Oct. 25) announced a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, saying it would stop unfair practices that force Americans to pay much more than people in other countries for the same medications. “We are taking […]

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Border Wall

Section of Trump’s border wall unveiled in California as caravan advances north through Mexico

AP NEWS Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said “everything is on the table” with regard to border security during the unveiling of a border wall project in California on Friday. Nielsen’s remarks came as the Trump administration considers ways to slow immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border and as a caravan of migrants–mostly made up of […]

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Ford recalls nearly 1.3M Focuses because engines can stall

Ford recalls nearly 1.3M Focuses because engines can stall

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 1.3 million Focus compact cars in the U.S. because a fuel system problem can cause the engines to stall without warning. The recall covers cars from 2012 through 2018 with 2-liter four-cylinder engines. Ford says a valve can stick open, causing too much vacuum, and an engine control […]

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Chief Justice Warren E. Burger swears in Sandra Day O’Connor as first woman on the Supreme Court, September 25, 1981

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor discloses dementia diagnosis and final goal

By Elaine Owen, Editor In an inspiring letter dated Oct. 23, 2018 to her “Friends and fellow Americans,” retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, revealed she has been diagnosed with early stage dementia. She said she is no longer able to participate in public life and […]

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Scam calls epidemic

Scam calls are ‘epidemic’ — and getting worse

A new report says nearly half of mobile calls will be fraudulent by next year By Sarah Elizabeth Adler, AARP Scam calls are getting more frequent — and quickly. By next year, nearly half of all calls to mobile phones will be fraudulent, according to a new report from telecommunications firm First Orion. The company […]

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Social Security cost of living increase

Social Security Benefit to increase 2.8 percent in 2019

New cost-of-living adjustment largest since 2012 Social Security benefits will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the largest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in seven years. The COLA, announced Thursday, Oct. 11, will increase the average Social Security retirement benefit by $39 a month (roughly $468 a year). The average single retired Social Security recipient is expected to […]

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