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Trump’s doctor: He’d be healthiest person ever elected to presidency

Trump’s doctor: He’d be healthiest person ever elected to presidency

December 20, 2015


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By Lesley Clark McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s doctor boasts in what can only be described as Trumpian fashion that if elected, the candidate would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” The letter from Trump’s physician, released Mon...

In Texas, gun rights supporters demonstrate with fake shooting

In Texas, gun rights supporters demonstrate with fake shooting

December 15, 2015


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By Molly Hennessy-Fiske Los Angeles Times (TNS) AUSTIN, Texas — A half-dozen bodies wearing “Gun Free UT” T-shirts lay strewn across a street corner next to a dorm Saturday, splattered with what looked like blood after two men appeared to rush up and attack. “Don’t let this happen to your lov...

4 things to watch for in the GOP debate

December 15, 2015


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By David Lightman McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) LAS VEGAS — Ted Cruz enters Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate poised to become the Republican to beat. The senator from Texas has surged into the top spot in Iowa polls, buoyed by endorsements from leading evangelical voices. Real estate...

University of South Carolina students protest inequalities Monday

November 17, 2015


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By Andrew Shain The State (Columbia, S.C.) (TNS) COLUMBIA, S.C. — A group of about 150 University of South Carolina students walked out of class Monday morning to protest alleged racial and gender inequalities at the state’s flagship college. Dressed in black, the protesters marched silently two-...

Ryan wants ‘pause’ in Syrian refugee program after Paris attacks

Ryan wants ‘pause’ in Syrian refugee program after Paris attacks

November 17, 2015


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By William Douglas McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan Tuesday called for a pause in allowing Syrian refugees into the United States as lawmakers weigh how to proceed in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. Ryan’s call for a time out from ...

3 takeaways from sizzling October jobs report

November 9, 2015


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By Kevin G. Hall McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — Employers shrugged off worries about the U.S. economy downshifting, adding a whopping 271,000 non-farm jobs in October and raising worker pay in the process. The unemployment rate in October dipped slightly to 5 percent, and measure...

Obama rejects Keystone pipeline, citing no meaningful boost to economy

Obama rejects Keystone pipeline, citing no meaningful boost to economy

November 9, 2015


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By Sean Cockerham McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, moving to bolster his environmental legacy after reviewing for seven years what has become the nation’s most heated political dispute over climate change, jobs and...

University of Missouri president resigns over racial turmoil

November 9, 2015


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By Matt Pearce and Lauren Raab Los Angeles Times (TNS) COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe resigned Monday following protests over his handling of racial issues. The school’s football team had gone on strike, and some professors were staging a walkout from their cl...

China ends one-child policy, but it may be too late

November 4, 2015


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By Stuart Leavenworth McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) BEIJING — China’s Communist Party on Thursday officially ended its policy that limited most families to a single child, an acknowledgment that the 1970s population-control measure was outdated, was holding back economic growth and had distorted...

Texas colleges could land in court over designated ‘gun-free’ classes

Texas colleges could land in court over designated ‘gun-free’ classes

November 4, 2015


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By Tom Benning The Dallas Morning News (TNS) AUSTIN, Texas — Religious Studies 375. “What Is Religion?” Three credit hours. No firearms allowed. That kind of course catalog listing might not be so farfetched for Texas’ public colleges and universities, as school leaders move closer to impleme...

New proposal by Obama calls for scaling back of standardized-testing prep

October 26, 2015


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By Richard A. Serrano Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — The Obama administration executed a significant about-face in its education policy Saturday, calling for a cap on the amount of time students spend taking standardized tests. The move comes amid growing opposition from teachers an...

Hurricane Patricia peters out over Mexico; no deaths reported

Hurricane Patricia peters out over Mexico; no deaths reported

October 26, 2015


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By Tim Johnson McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) MEXICO CITY — In just 40 hours, the weather system that became known as Hurricane Patricia grew into the fiercest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, threatening calamity on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, only to fizzle into a weak tropical...

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