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First Presidential Debate of 2020, Cleveland, 9/29
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September 30, 2020 - 2:36 am
CLEVELAND — The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into bitter taunts and near chaos Tuesday night as Trump repeatedly interrupted his opponent with angry — and personal — jabs that sometimes overshadowed the sharply different visions each...
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President Donald Trump speaking during a news conference at the White House, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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September 28, 2020 - 12:52 am
President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report in The New York Times. Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public, paid...
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Mourners gather on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court after the announcement of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87 on Sept. 18, 2020
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Dave Mager
September 18, 2020 - 10:59 pm
The Connecticut legal and political communities react to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was 87. Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, in an interview with WTIC: "Her loss is devastating, and it will be impossible to fill that void in our country. In the legal...
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Sept., 2019
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September 18, 2020 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said. Ginsburg...
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President George W. Bush meets with Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi Arabian ambassador, August 27, 2002 at Bush's Ranch in Crawford, Texas. Bush promised to consult Saudi Arabia and others as he reaches a decision about whether to attack Iraq.
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Dave Mager
September 11, 2020 - 1:33 am
"What I think is infuriating to a lot of the families... is that it's 19 years, and still nobody from 9/11 has been held accountable outside of Osama bin Laden, but bin Laden was operating with a Saudi support network here in our country." --Brett Eagleson of Middletown, whose father, Bruce, was...
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Crew members of a shrimp boat called the Sea Lion V prepare as they wait for Hurricane Laura to make landfall, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Port Arthur, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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August 27, 2020 - 3:27 am
DELCAMBRE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Laura made landfall in southwestern Louisiana as a ferocious Category 4 monster early Thursday, swamping a low-lying coast with ocean water that forecasters said could be 20 feet deep and unsurvivable. The National Hurricane Center said the storm, which intensified...
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First lady Melania Trump speaks on the second day of the Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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August 25, 2020 - 11:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump portrayed her husband as an authentic, uncompromising leader in a Rose Garden address Tuesday night as President Donald Trump turned to family, farmers and the trappings of the presidency to boost his reelection chances on the second night of the scaled-...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, with Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., raise their arms up as fireworks go off in the background during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. Looking on are Jill Biden, far left, and Harris' husband Doug Emhoff, far right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
AP
August 21, 2020 - 2:08 am
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden accepted the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night with a vow to be a unifying “ally of the light” who would move an America in crisis past the chaos of President Donald Trump’s tenure. In his strongest remarks of the campaign, Biden spoke both of...
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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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August 20, 2020 - 1:16 am
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president on Wednesday, cementing her place in history as the first Black woman on a major party ticket and promising she and Joe Biden will rejuvenate a country ravaged by a pandemic and riven by racial and partisan...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2012 file photo, former presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Cain has died after battling the coronavirus. A post on Cain's Twitter account on Thursday, July 30, 2020 announced the death. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
AP
July 30, 2020 - 7:22 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74. Dan Calabrese, who authored a post on Cain's website...
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