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Reports: New Trump Campaign CEO Faced Domestic Violence Charge In 1996

Stephen K. Bannon, the new Trump campaign chief, is the third top Trump adviser who's landed in hot water during this campaign.
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Top Fed Officials Field Questions From Activists Unhappy Over Monetary Policy

At a "listening session" at the Fed conference in Jackson Hole, liberal groups warn about the impact on poor and minority communities of raising interest rates too quickly.
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Professor Uses Beer To Brew Up Interest In Chemistry

A chemistry professor at the University of Southern Maine started asking students to lab-test beer. By the way, testing doesn't mean tasting. Students aren't allowed to drink beer in class.
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Suburban Women Key To Victory In Pennsylvania Senate Race

GOP Sen. Pat Toomey and his Democratic opponent, Katie McGinty, are battling it out in the Philadelphia-area suburbs.
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What You Need To Know About The Alt-Right Movement

Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump for aligning with the "alt-right." But what exactly is the movement?
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Police Shooting Victim To Be Buried Friday As Tensions Simmer In Milwaukee

The Milwaukee man fatally shot by a police officer two weeks ago will be buried on Friday. The shooting resulted in two days of riots and a 10 p.m. curfew for teens.
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Locals In Flooded Rural Areas Of Louisiana Say Aid Is Slow To Arrive

In Baton Rouge, the recovery is underway after historic floods devastated the southern part of the state. But aid is slower to reach more remote, rural areas that were also hit hard by the rains.
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Despite Low Oil Prices, Shell Moves Forward With Pa. Petrochemical Plant

Even in a down time for its oil and gas business, Shell has decided to build a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker — which makes natural gas into plastics and chemicals — in gas-rich Pennsylvania.
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Examining The Effectiveness Of The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program

There's a part of trade agreements that deals with how to help people in the U.S. who are harmed when jobs move abroad because of trade. It's called Trade Adjustment Assistance. Does it work?
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Cursive Law Writes New Chapter For Handwriting In Alabama's Schools

Schools in Alabama were already required to teach cursive writing, but a new law now requires schools to provide cursive instruction by the end of the third grade, and report proficiency levels.

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