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Karen Handel debates Jon Ossoff in fight for Georgia 6th congressional district

Republican Karen Handel warned voters Tuesday in the first debate in the runoff race for Georgia’s empty congressional seat that a vote for her rival Jon Ossoff is nothing more than a vote for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her liberal values. Mr. Ossoff, a former congressional aide and ...

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John Kelly: 'Terrorist travel' threat backs up Trump ban

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly sounded a loud alarm Tuesday over an “unprecedented spike in terrorist travel” including to the U.S., moving to shore up the defense of the administration’s travel ban one day after President Trump’s tweets seemed to undercut his case before the Supreme Court. The threat ...

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Donald Trump's Twitter feed welcome change to supporters

Far from fed up with President Trump’s Twitter feed, his supporters say they would welcome more missives from their champion. Trump tweets are proof that the inside-the-Beltway establishment — politicians, the press and political aides — have yet to tame Mr. Trump, supporters said, and if he caved to increasing ...

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James Comey's testimony creates suspense inside Beltway

The clash between an unorthodox American president and the FBI director whom he fired escalates to a new level Thursday as James B. Comey appears before Congress to testify under oath on whether President Trump tried to short-circuit his agency’s investigation into Russian meddling in the November presidential election. Speculation ...

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Leaked NSA doc highlights deep flaws in US election system

HOUSTON (AP) – A leaked intelligence document outlining alleged attempts by Russian military intelligence to hack into U.S. election systems is the latest evidence suggesting a broad and sophisticated foreign attack on the integrity of the nation’s elections. And it underscores the contention of security experts and computer scientists that ...

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Sale of Detroit-area home to help families of fire victims

NOVI, Mich. (AP) – A judge has postponed the sentencing of a suburban Detroit couple while they try to sell a house where five immigrants died in a fire. Roger Tam and Ada Mei Lei were due in federal court next week, but the hearing has been moved to Sept. ...

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Inside the Beltway: Believe it: Fox News tops the ratings

It has been suggested that there’s is a “war” on against Fox News as the network completes critical personnel changes and launches new programming. Certainly critics hope viewers are under the impression that Fox is suffering in the ratings. But they are not, and this is indisputable. The network still ...

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Reality Winner's Facebook page fills with rage

The Facebook page of government contractor Reality Leigh Winner was filled Tuesday with predictions from strangers about the indignities awaiting her behind bars. “Hope you enjoy prison,” wrote one detractor. “At least it will be federal not state.” Ms. Winner, a 25-year-old Air Force veteran, environmentalist and opponent of President ...

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Bills host free-agent receiver Jeremy Maclin for a visit

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – With prompting from running back LeSean McCoy, free-agent receiver Jeremy Maclin is making the Buffalo Bills the first stop in his bid to land a new job. The Bills announced they were hosting Maclin for a visit on Tuesday, four days after the seven-year veteran ...

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Connecticut lawmakers hope to pass stronger hate crimes bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut lawmakers say they’re poised to pass what advocates believe is the strongest hate crimes legislation in the nation. Democratic and Republican senators say they’re prepared to vote Tuesday for the bill, which makes the commission of a hate crime a felony and increases potential penalties ...

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