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7h Updated How Elizabeth Warren went from a regulation critic to Wall Street watchdog
Long before Elizabeth Warren became one of the nation's leading progressive voices, she was an academic who articulated a conservative worldview on the economy.
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UK faces food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit - report7h UK faces food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit - report
A no-deal Brexit could lead to shortages of food, fuel and medicine, as well as a hard border on the island of Ireland, according to leaked official government documents published in the Sunday Times.
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Elizabeth Warren Offers a Policy Agenda for Native Americans7h Updated Elizabeth Warren Offers a Policy Agenda for Native Americans
Ms. Warren’s campaign got off to a rocky start amid a controversy over her ancestry. Now she is making an effort to show how she would help Native people.
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7h Updated Steve King defends comments on abortion, rape and incest at town hall
Republican Rep. Steve King clashed with constituents as he defended several of his controversial comments on abortion and immigration during a Saturday town hall in his hometown of Storm Lake, Iowa.
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Hickenlooper Exits as O’Rourke Presses On: This Week in the 2020 Race9h Updated Hickenlooper Exits as O’Rourke Presses On: This Week in the 2020 Race
John Hickenlooper said he would give “serious thought” to a Senate run, Beto O’Rourke reset the focus of his campaign and Stacey Abrams laid out her 2020 plans.
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9h Updated White House moving forward with plan to cancel foreign aid, teeing up fight with Congress
The Trump administration is expected to put forward a plan to cancel billions of dollars in foreign aid funding by the end of this week, a senior administration official told CNN on Friday, teeing up a fight between the White House and Congress over the rarely used and controversial move known as rescission.
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How Stephen Miller Rode an Anti-Immigration Wave to the White House9h Updated How Stephen Miller Rode an Anti-Immigration Wave to the White House
Behind Mr. Miller’s singular grip on the Trump anti-immigrant agenda are forces far bigger than his own hostility toward the foreign-born.
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Trump’s Pittsburgh Speech Was a Paying Gig for Audience12h Trump’s Pittsburgh Speech Was a Paying Gig for Audience
Union workers were told attendance wasn’t mandatory, but if they didn’t come, they would lose some of their expected pay for the week.
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12h Updated Joseph Kennedy III Said to Be Eying Edward Markey’s Massachusetts Senate Seat
Mr. Kennedy, the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, paid for a poll last month to test his prospects against Mr. Markey, a Democratic official said.
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Israel’s Alliance With Trump Creates New Tensions Among American Jews14h Updated Israel’s Alliance With Trump Creates New Tensions Among American Jews
Religious leaders see President Trump’s influence over the Israeli prime minister becoming a wedge issue in the Jewish community.
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Corbyn refuses to say if he would support alternative caretaker PM18h Corbyn refuses to say if he would support alternative caretaker PM
Jeremy Corbyn has refused to say if he would support another caretaker prime minister, adding that Labour should be invited to form a government if MPs make it clear they have no confidence in Boris Johnson's administration.
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19h FCC proposes new 3-digit number as Suicide Prevention Hotline
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988.
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Debate Flares Over Afghanistan as Trump Considers Troop Withdrawal19h Debate Flares Over Afghanistan as Trump Considers Troop Withdrawal
President Trump met with top advisers on Friday to discuss a deal with the Taliban that could begin a final American exit from the country.
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20h Here are five risks facing the US economy
Fears of a brewing global recession were renewed this week as markets whipsawed over President Donald Trump's trade war with China as well as disappointing economic data from both Germany and China.
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21h Updated Peace Road Map for Afghanistan Will Let Taliban Negotiate Women’s Rights
Afghanistan must “be free of fear and abuse” under a final peace deal, says the country’s ambassador to Washington. An agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban, for new talks with Kabul, raises concerns that women may lose rights in future Afghan governments.
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21h Updated How Pete Buttigieg found God
The path from analytic philosophy to the Episcopal Church is not especially well traveled. But then, Peter Paul Buttigieg's search for God contains a few crooked lines.
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22h Updated Brexit: Tory MP Oliver Letwin rejects Corbyn as caretaker PM
But Oliver Letwin urges talks in the Commons to prevent the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal.
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In D.C., Trading Politics for a Paddle24h Updated In D.C., Trading Politics for a Paddle
The Potomac River offers a watery vantage point on the nation’s capital, with some rocky shoals.
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New chancellor Javid could flip stamp duty so sellers pay26h New chancellor Javid could flip stamp duty so sellers pay
Sajid Javid is considering switching the stamp duty burden from buyers on to sellers as he considers a shake-up of taxes ahead of his first budget as chancellor.
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As Politics Creep Into Philanthropy, Beneficiaries Come Under Fire29h Updated As Politics Creep Into Philanthropy, Beneficiaries Come Under Fire
Charitable organizations can find themselves targets of protests caused by the actions of their benefactors.
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Trump Administration Approves F-16 Fighter Jet Sales to Taiwan29h Updated Trump Administration Approves F-16 Fighter Jet Sales to Taiwan
The $8 billion arms package, the single largest from the United States to Taiwan in many years, is certain to anger China and could complicate the trade war.
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