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    In book, Clinton admits mistakes, casts blame for 2016 loss
    By JONATHAN LEMIRE and BILL BARROW
    Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) -- In a candid and pointed new book, Hillary Clinton relives her stunning defeat to Donald Trump, admitting to personal mistakes and defending campaign strategy even as her return to the stage refocuses attention on a race Democrats still can't believe they lost.

    Clinton is unsparing in her criticism of Trump and also lays out some of the factors she believes contributed to her loss: interference from Russian hackers, accusations leveled at her by former FBI Director James Comey, a divisive primary battle with Bernie Sanders, even her gender. She also addresses common criticisms of her campaign, including the idea that she didn't have a compelling narrative for seeking the presidency and that she ignored Midwestern turf where Trump picked up enough white working-class voters to win several battleground states.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...ME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-09-09-00-17-47
     
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    :DSatire from The Borowitz Report
    Researchers Identify Gene for Awfulness
    By Andy Borowitz
    1:00 P.M.

    LEEDS (The Borowitz Report)—In a finding that has wide-ranging implications for society, British researchers at the University of Leeds announced on Saturday that they have identified the gene for awfulness.

    The study, which focussed on one adult male and three of his adult children, makes a persuasive argument that there is a “powerful dominant gene” that makes people heinous.

    https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/researchers-identify-gene-for-awfulness?mbid=nl_090917 Borowitz Newsletter (1)&CNDID=39283289&spMailingID=11886136&spUserID=MTMzMTg0NjA0OTgzS0&spJobID=1240772568&spReportId=MTI0MDc3MjU2OAS2
     
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    Barack Obama drops in to surprise kids at DC high school
    By Miranda Green, CNN
    Updated 4:51 PM ET, Sat September 9, 2017

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    Washington (CNN)Students at a Washington, D.C., high school had a surprise career counselor welcome them back to school on Friday -- former President Barack Obama.

    Obama visited McKinley Tech High School with DC Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson to talk to a group of students about "their life goals, pursuing higher education, and giving back to their communities," according to a statement from his spokesman, Kevin Lewis.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/09/politics/obama-high-school-visit/index.html
     
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    Sep 10 2017, 5:17 pm ET
    Hurricane Irma Assaults Florida Gulf Coast
    by Kalhan Rosenblatt, Saphora Smith and Corky Siemaszko

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    PLANTATION, Fla. — Hurricane Irma turned its fury on Florida's Gulf Coast after making two landfalls Sunday and raking the southern half of the state with ferocious winds and torrential rains.

    The center of Irma's eye passed over Cudjoe Key at 9:10 a.m., the National Hurricane Center reported, and by 3:35 p.m. it made landfall again on Marco Island, which is just 180 miles south of Tampa.

    The Latest on the Storm

    https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/h...er-florida-keys-gov-scott-warns-leave-n800006
     
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    Sep 10, 1:22 PM EDT

    Trump readies for first Sept. 11 commemoration as president
    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will preside over his first 9/11 commemoration in office on Monday, a mostly solemn and nonpartisan occasion that may highlight his muddled claims about the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

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    The 48 most revealing lines of Steve Bannon's '60 Minutes' interview
    Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    Updated 9:17 AM ET, Mon September 11, 2017

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    (CNN)Former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon sat down with "60 Minutes" for his first major interview since leaving 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Known for his rhetorical bomb-throwing and willingness to poke the political establishment in the eye, Bannon did not disappoint in his conversation with Charlie Rose.

    Below are the 48 most revealing lines from Bannon about President Donald Trump, his time in the White House and the Republican Party.

    1. "The Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election."

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/11/politics/bannon-60-minutes/index.html
     
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    U.N. agrees to toughest-ever sanctions against North Korea
    By Carol Morello, Michelle Ye Hee Lee nd Emily Rauhala
    September 11 at 7:46 PM

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    The U.N. Security Council on Monday agreed on its toughest-ever sanctions against North Korea that passed unanimously after the United States softened its initial demands to win support from China and Russia.

    The sanctions set limits on North Korea’s oil imports and banned its textile exports in an effort to deprive the reclusive nation of the income it needs to maintain its nuclear and ballistic missile program and increase the pressure to negotiate a way out of punishing sanctions.

    “Today, we are attempting to take the future of the North Korean nuclear program out of the hands of its outlaw regime,” said Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...a&wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-world%2Bnation&wpmk=1
     
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    Middle-class income hit highest level on record in 2016, Census Bureau reports
    By Heather Long
    September 12 at 11:10 AM

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    America's middle class had its highest-earning year ever in 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

    Median household income in America was $59,039 last year, surpassing the previous record of $58,655 set in 1999, the Census Bureau said. The figure is adjusted for inflation and is one of the most closely watched indicators of how the middle class is faring financially, as the Census surveys nearly 100,000 homes.
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    "This is a really great report card on what the Obama administration accomplished," says Peter Atwater, president of Financial Insyghts.

    The challenge for Trump is to make sure incomes keeping going up and poverty keeps going down during his tenure. "We don't want this to be as good as it gets," Atwater said.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...s-1120a:homepage/story&utm_term=.6a5d6aaabdab
     
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    Trump administration doesn't want to talk about climate change
    By Miranda Green and Rene Marsh, CNN
    Updated 3:00 PM ET, Tue September 12, 2017

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    Washington (CNN)Last year was the Earth's warmest recorded year, the third year in a row to set a new record for global average temperatures. Rising temperatures are likely to increase the intensity and impact of major storms, scientists say, yet in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Trump administration has resisted talking about climate change at all.

    Several key administration officials have been on message this week declining to discuss the issue and how to address the causes of global warming and increased greenhouse gas emissions.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/12/politics/trump-climate-change-silence/index.html
     
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    Latino group snubs Trump for 'disagreeable actions'
    By LUIS ALONSO LUGO
    Associated Press

    [​IMG]WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the first time in almost 40 years, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute has not invited a sitting president to its annual convention, citing President Donald Trump's controversial actions and remarks about Latinos.

    The White House did not reply to a question about the snub and whether Trump planned to sign an annual proclamation that Congress requires presidents to issue marking the period from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 for celebrating the contributions of Latinos to the U.S.

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    Republicans unveil long-shot effort on health care
    By ALAN FRAM
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators on Wednesday rolled out competing plans for the nation's health care system, with a group of GOP senators making a last, long-shot effort to undo Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders proposing universal government-run coverage.

    Despite opposition and little time, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., proposed legislation that would do away with many of the subsidies and mandates of the 2010 law and instead would provide block grants to the states to help individuals pay for health coverage.

    "If you believe repealing and replacing Obamacare is a good idea, this is your best and only chance to make it happen because everything else has failed except this approach," Graham told reporters.

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    Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ Plan Is Popular — For Now
    by Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann

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    As Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduces his single-payer “Medicare for All Act” today, the legislation couldn’t be more popular.

    At least 15 Democratic senators have signed on to Sanders’ bill, and they include many of the party’s other 2020 potential presidential candidates (from Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand to Cory Booker). What’s more, a June 2017 Kaiser Family Foundation poll found 53 percent of Americans supporting single payer — the highest level of support on this Kaiser question dating back to 1998. And when called “Medicare for All,” that support grows to 57 percent.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/fi...plan-popular-now-n800926?cid=eml_pol_20170913
     
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    Congress Overwhelmingly Approves Resolution Condemning White Nationalists
    by Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Congress has approved a resolution condemning white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups following a white-nationalist rally in Virginia that descended into deadly violence.

    The resolution recognizes Heather Heyer, who was killed Aug. 12, and 19 other people who were injured after a car allegedly driven by a neo-Nazi slammed into a crowd of demonstrators protesting the rally in Charlottesville. It describes Heyer's death as a "domestic terrorist attack" and acknowledges two Virginia state troopers who died in a helicopter crash while monitoring the protests.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/co...ite-nationalists-n800816?cid=eml_pol_20170913
     
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