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Is Trump Turning Into A President Or 'Just Another Politician'?

Laughed at just months ago, Donald Trump was not only included in Thursday's GOP debate but featured literally at its vortex. He was still the star of the show but no longer a show unto himself.
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Jobs Numbers Suggest A Healthy Economy — And May Let Fed Nudge Rates Up

The economy likely added about 220,000 jobs in July, according to surveys of economists. That just about matches the job creation number for June, and should put the unemployment rate at 5.3 percent.
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First Republican Debate Was Wide-Ranging, But All Orbited Around Trump

The other candidates on stage each had their moments, but from an opening test of Trump's party loyalty to a needling closer by ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, eyes were on the poll-leading tycoon.
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To Save Him, One Mom Told Her Son, 'Leave, And Do Not Look Back'

Roberto Olivera felt he needed to stay around to protect his mother and sister, but his mother wouldn't let him make that choice. "I know she believed I had a place on the other side," he says.
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Democratic Candidates Spend Debate Night Posting Reactions, Raking In Cash

Hillary Clinton's staff tried to counter the Republican candidates' comments in real time. Bernie Sanders posted his thoughts, too. Meanwhile Clinton was across the country at a big-ticket fundraiser.
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Community Divides Are Still Wide A Year Later In Ferguson

After Michael Brown's death, there was optimism about broad change within the city — and the St. Louis region. But a year later there's concern that the promised public policy push might never happen.
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Sen. Schumer Sees 'Serious Weakness' In Iran Arms Deal, Won't Back It

The next leader of the Senate's Democrats, New York's Chuck Schumer, says he won't vote for President Obama's Iran deal. It's a big blow coming from the most influential Jewish voice in Congress.
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After A Year Of Bombing ISIS, U.S. Campaign Shows Just Limited Gains

Airstrikes have helped push back the Islamic State in some places, but the group has gained in other areas. Pentagon officials say the U.S. operation may need another two years or more to succeed.
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Jury Begins Debating Whether Colorado Should Execute Theater Shooter

This week jurors heard victim impact statements from family members of the 12 people James Holmes killed in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater. They start death penalty deliberations today.
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Uber, Lyft And No More Loans: Twilight Is Here For Big-City Taxi Barons

Not too long ago, a New York taxi medallion was worth more than a million dollars. Gene Friedman managed to buy more than 1,000. But that was before Uber, and now people like Friedman face bankruptcy.

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