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The president distracts while appointees hammer core agencies, functions

By The Los Angeles Times With nearly every utterance, Donald Trump affirms the conclusion we reached two years ago that he is temperamentally and intellectually unfit to serve as president of the United States. But there he is, a year ...

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Commentary: The vanishing Obama presidency ‘is like it never happened’

By Jeff Bergner The Virginian-Pilot One year ago, Barack Obama’s presidency came to an end. His election as the nation’s first black president was a major accomplishment for him and for the nation. Time will never erase that achievement. But ...

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Trump admin will ask Supreme Court to overturn DACA ruling

By Joseph Tanfani Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – The Justice Department said Tuesday it will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a federal judge’s ruling that prevents President Donald Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, ...

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Why Trump admin decided to end Temporary Protected Status for Nicaraguans, defer others

(TNS) WASHINGTON – The Trump administration said Nov. 6 that it will end a special program that for years has protected more than 5,000 Nicaraguans against deportation, but stopped short of ending similar protections for immigrants from Honduras or other countries. ...

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Some Republicans demand legislative solution for ‘Dreamers’

(TNS) WASHINGTON — In a show of force to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican leadership, more than a dozen Republicans from around the country are demanding a legislative solution by the end of 2017 for 800,000 young immigrants brought ...

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All fraternity activities suspended at Florida University after pledge dies

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ The death of a 20-year-old fraternity pledge from Pompano Beach, Floria led Florida State University to shut down all Greek life activities Monday. Alcohol is suspected of playing a role in the death of Andrew Coffey, ...

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At least 250 killed as powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico

By Kate Linthicum, Rong-Gong Lin II and Alexandra Zavis A powerful 7.1 earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing homes and bridges across hundreds of miles, killing at least 105 people and sending thousands more fleeing into the streets screaming ...

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Support for DACA grows

By Lisa Mascaro and Noah Bierman – Tribune Washington Bureau California State University Chancellor Timothy White released a statement recently encouraging eligible students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, to submit a renewal application before Oct. 5. On Sept. ...

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Some women at Trump’s inauguration are baffled by Saturday’s Women’s March

By Vera Bergengruen/McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — Women who cheered President Donald Trump and danced at the inaugural balls in Washington Friday said the Women’s March scheduled Saturday has them baffled and indignant that one group would presume to speak ...

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Trump is sworn in as president, a divisive, singular figure promising to lift up ‘the forgotten’

By Noah Bierman Tribune Washington Bureau /(TNS) WASHINGTON  –  Donald John Trump swore the oath of office Friday as the 45th president of the United States, one of the most polarizing figures to assume the office shouldering a promise to ...

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Fliers advertising ‘UCLA White Students Group’ removed from campus

By Joseph Serna Los Angeles Times/(TNS) LOS ANGELES — A handful of fliers posted at the University of California, Los Angeles promoting a “white students group” that school officials say does not exist on campus have been removed, officials said ...

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CSU, UC systems to weigh first tuition hikes in 6 years

By Teresa Watanabe and Rosanna Xia Los Angeles Times/(TNS) LOS ANGELES — Squeezed to do far more with much less, the University of California and California State University are considering raising tuition for the first time in six years as ...

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Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as attorney general, dies at 78 after years-long struggle with Parkinson’s disease

By: Timothy M. Phelps Tribune Washington Bureau/(TNS) WASHINGTON — Janet Reno, whose unusually long tenure as the United States’ first female attorney general began with a disastrous assault on cultists in Texas and ended after the dramatic raid that returned ...

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Meanwhile, in the Trump limousine

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Clinton in the clear after FBI review of newfound emails

By: David Lauter & Del Quentin Wilber Tribune Washington Bureau/(TNS) WASHINGTON — The FBI’s new scrutiny of emails related to Hillary Clinton has turned up nothing that would cause the bureau to recommend charges against her, Director James B. Comey said. ...

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Saudi student at University of Wisconsin-Stout dies after assault

By Jesse Garza & Karen Herzog Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/(TNS) MENOMONIE, Wis. — A University of Wisconsin-Stout student from Saudi Arabia died Monday, one day after being assaulted on a street in downtown, Menomonie police and school officials said. Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, ...

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UC Berkeley fraternities suspend social events after sexual assault reports

By Katy Murphy The Mercury News/(TNS) SAN JOSE, Calif. — Leaders of the University of California, Berkeley’s Greek system have taken the unusual step of suspending social activities in the wake of reports that two students were sexually assaulted at ...

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Obama wants private companies to help send humans to Mars by the 2030s

By Jim Puzzanghera Los Angeles Times/TNS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he wants private companies to help send humans to Mars by the 2030s. Obama first said in 2010 he wanted to send astronauts “to orbit Mars ...

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