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In need of help, Trump finds few willing to work for him

WASHINGTON (AP) — To compete against Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump has finally conceded, he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success. Yet he’s finding that many of the GOP’s most experienced political aides just … Continue reading

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Democrats approved platform draft with Sanders' imprint

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Democrats approved a draft of the party platform early Saturday that includes steps to break up large Wall Street banks, advocates for a $15 an hour wage and urges the abolition of the death penalty, reflecting … Continue reading

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Trans-Atlantic Trend? Trump sees UK vote as validation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain’s stunning vote to bolt from the European Union sent political tremors across the Atlantic, fueling Donald Trump’s confidence that frustrated U.S. voters will back similarly sweeping change and rattling Democrats who are banking on Americans ultimately … Continue reading

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European leaders to discuss EU future after Brexit shock

Berlin (AFP) – Founding EU members are to hold a crisis meeting Saturday on the future of the bloc after Britain’s seismic vote to leave the union and the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron. As the “Brexit” vote sent … Continue reading

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Brexit, a sign of anti-elite revolt: analysts

Paris (AFP) – It was Britain’s poorer and less-educated citizens — angry at not having shared in the economic benefits of a new world order — who pushed it out of the European Union, in a vote that threatens elites, … Continue reading

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Obama tells Democratic donors 'it's up to you' on gun laws

President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraiser for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee at the Washington State Convention Center, Friday, June 24, 2016, in Seattle, WA. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) More SEATTLE (AP) — President Barack Obama has told Democratic donors … Continue reading

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US military to lift transgender ban: media

Washington (AFP) – The Pentagon is set to lift its ban on transgender troops within the coming weeks, US media reported Friday. The move would be another major milestone for America’s vast military, which up until five years ago still … Continue reading

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Radical change or safety first? Spain wavers before vote

Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) (AFP) – In Spain’s southern tourist hotspot Jerez de la Frontera, Cristian Garcia whiles away the day sitting on a bench with his mates. Unemployed, he will vote for a far-left coalition led by Podemos … Continue reading

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Spain struggles to reduce unemployment, debt despite growth

Madrid (AFP) – Spain, which goes to the polls on Sunday in a repeat general election, is the eurozone’s fourth largest economy and one of the fastest-growing nations in Western Europe, although it suffers from high unemployment and debt. GROWTH … Continue reading

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Tunisia flaunts seaside security year after beach massacre

Hammamet (Tunisia) (AFP) – Policemen on horseback amble among the sunbathers and new metal detectors dot hotel entrances in Tunisia as the North African country seeks to bring back tourists a year after a seaside massacre. Authorities and hotel managers … Continue reading

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