Obama to frame election as 'commander-in-chief' test

Philadelphia (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will spearhead a Democratic effort to paint Donald Trump as unfit to be commander-in-chief Wednesday, contrasting the Republican nominee with his vastly more experienced rival Hillary Clinton. Obama, acting as a character reference … Continue reading


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Obama to frame election as 'commander-in-chief' test

Philadelphia (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will spearhead a Democratic effort to paint Donald Trump as unfit to be commander-in-chief Wednesday, contrasting the Republican nominee with his vastly more experienced rival Hillary Clinton. Obama, acting as a character reference … Continue reading


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Kaine's mission: Win over skeptical liberals in VP speech

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Facing a backlash from the left, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is expected to affirm his liberal credentials in his first prime-time speech as Hillary Clinton’s running mate. Kaine was speaking Wednesday to the Democratic National Committee as … Continue reading


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The Latest: Jesse Jackson: It's healing, hope, Hillary time

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT): 6:35 p.m. The Rev. Jesse Jackson says Hillary Clinton can be trusted to fight for issues such as a fair Supreme Court, gun control and progressive policies.


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Hour's activity 'offsets sedentary day'

An hour’s “brisk exercise” each day offsets the risks of early death linked to a desk-bound working life, scientists suggest. The analysis of data from more than a million people is part of a study of physical activity published in … Continue reading


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Obamas pick presidential library site in Chicago: source

Chicago (AFP) – US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have reached a long-awaited decision on where exactly in Chicago to build their presidential library. The location is the city’s historic Jackson Park, near the University of Chicago … Continue reading


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Obamas pick presidential library site in Chicago: source

Chicago (AFP) – US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have reached a long-awaited decision on where exactly in Chicago to build their presidential library. The location is the city’s historic Jackson Park, near the University of Chicago … Continue reading


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Washington's Union Station briefly evacuated over bomb threat: police


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New Israeli settlement plans 'provocative and counterproductive': US

Washington (AFP) – The United States Wednesday slammed as “provocative” Israeli plans to build hundreds of new settlement homes in annexed east Jerusalem, saying they seriously undermined the prospect of peace with the Palestinians. “We are deeply concerned by reports … Continue reading


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New Israeli settlement plans 'provocative and counterproductive': US

Washington (AFP) – The United States Wednesday slammed as “provocative” Israeli plans to build hundreds of new settlement homes in annexed east Jerusalem, saying they seriously undermined the prospect of peace with the Palestinians. “We are deeply concerned by reports … Continue reading


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Cities turn to local action to block oil trains

SEATTLE (AP) — As crude oil trains began rolling through its downtown a few years ago, Spokane was among the first cities to pass a resolution calling for stronger federal safety regulations. But when a mile-long train derailed in the … Continue reading


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Cities turn to local action to block oil trains

SEATTLE (AP) — As crude oil trains began rolling through its downtown a few years ago, Spokane was among the first cities to pass a resolution calling for stronger federal safety regulations. But when a mile-long train derailed in the … Continue reading


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