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A Judge Ruled Eight Years Of Trump’s Tax Returns Must Be Turned Over To A Grand Jury

In a ruling Nov. 4, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied President Donald Trump’s request for a preliminary injunction protecting him from a grand jury subpoena for his tax returns W A S H I N G T O N — President Donald Trump’s accounting firm must turn over eight years […]

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Georgia Secretary of State’s Office Cleans Voter File by 4 percent as Required by Law

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office is making routine and legally required updates to Georgia’s voter file that will reduce the size of the voter roll by 4 percent. These updates are required by federal and state law in order to ensure that the state has the most up-to-date voter information. “Election security […]

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Elijah Cummings’ Wife Maya Rockeymoore Expected to Run for His House Seat

AP PRESS RELEASE Late congressman and civil rights activist Elijah Cummings’ grave isn’t even cold and there’s already news swirling about someone gunning for his House of Representatives seat. It’s the nature of many businesses — especially politics — but the “who” tongues are wagging about is his younger, politically ambitious (and highly educated) widow. […]

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2019 US federal budget deficit surges to nearly $1 trillion, the highest in 7 years

AP NEWS – CBO WASHINGTON — The federal deficit for the 2019 budget year surged to $984.4 billion, its highest point in seven years, and is widely expected to top the $1 trillion mark in coming years. The 26 percent surge from the 2018 deficit of $779 billion that the government reported Friday (Oct. 25) […]

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New veteran suicide numbers raise concerns among experts

By Leo Shane III, AIR FORCE TIMES Researchers this year changed a key metric in how they track veterans suicides in an effort to better explain the scope of the problem, but mental health advocates say it still doesn’t tell the full story. In the last four years, the official government estimate on the number […]

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A Reckoning at VA Atlanta hospital after years of problems

Shakeup long overdue, say military veterans, whistleblowers By Christopher Quinn, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Reprinted With Permission) Dawn Brys got an early taste of the crisis unfolding at the largest Veterans Affairs hospital in the Southeast. The Air Force vet said she went to the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Decatur last year for surgery on […]

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Georgia Public Health Officials Confirm Second Death In Vaping Illness Outbreak

Georgia Public Health Officials Confirm Second Death In Vaping Illness Outbreak

BY SAM WHITEHEAD, Georgia Health News The CDC reports that more than 1,000 lung injury cases have been tied to e-cigarettes and vaping products. Another person has died from a vaping-related illness, as reported by Georgia health officials. This is the second death in the state tied to a nationwide outbreak of lung illness in […]

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Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2020 is 1.6

By Elaine Owen, Editor The Social Security Administration (SSA) just announced a slight rise in monthly benefits for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients. The October 10 announcement of the 1.6 percent hike in benefits is in line with what most Social Security watchers expected. Social Security Cost-of-Living Raise for 2020 The SSA […]

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The US has ramped up its air campaign in Afghanistan to highest level in nine years

By Shawn Snow, Military Times OCTOBER 9, 2019. As peace negotiations between the Taliban and U.S. unraveled, the U.S. dramatically ramped up its air campaign against militants in Afghanistan. According to U.S. Air Forces Central Command, U.S. aircraft dropped 948 munitions in Afghanistan during the month of September. That’s the highest number of munitions dropped […]

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Trump’s Executive Order on Medicare: Brainstorm Health

By Sy Mukherjee, Brainstorm Health-Fortune (Reprinted with Permission) The Trump administration made a pretty significant move today (Oct. 3) on health care policy—President Trump issued an executive order on Medicare aiming to further privatize the public program, which covers some 60 million elderly and disabled Americans. To be clear, Medicare already contains a significant private […]

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