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Former Top Deputy Replaces Convicted Pennsylvania AG

Former Top Deputy Replaces Convicted Pennsylvania AG

Pennsylvania lawmakers made a hasty return to the state Capitol from their summer recess on Tuesday as they rushed through a replacement for the state's convicted ex-attorney general.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 06:54 AM EDT

Report: FBI Says Hackers Breached Illinois Voter System

Report: FBI Says Hackers Breached Illinois Voter System

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is reportedly warning election officials across the country after it found evidence that foreign hackers were able to infiltrate state election databases in Illinois...

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Florida to Pick a Democrat to Face Rubio in November

Florida to Pick a Democrat to Face Rubio in November

After a failed presidential run, Sen. Marco Rubio is seeking to secure the Republican nomination for a second term Tuesday and Democrats are deciding who should face him. Democrats also are hoping to gain seats...

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 06:07 AM EDT

France Criticizes Turkish Military Intervention in Syria

France Criticizes Turkish Military Intervention in Syria

French President Francois Hollande has criticized Turkey's "contradictory" military intervention in Syria and warned Russia not to become a "protagonist" in the war. Hollande, in a diplomatic speech Tuesday...

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 06:57 AM EDT

Longtime Aide Huma Abedin Like 'Second Daughter' to Clinton

Longtime Aide Huma Abedin Like 'Second Daughter' to Clinton

Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has won plaudits for her campaign instincts, her deep-rooted loyalty and her glamorous personal style. But she has been thrust into the spotlight for another attribute —...

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 06:57 AM EDT

Brazil's President Proclaims Innocence at Impeachment Trial

Brazil's President Proclaims Innocence at Impeachment Trial

In a 14-hour session that was less electric than expected, Brazil's suspended president proclaimed her innocence at her impeachment trial Monday, branding her vice president a "usurper," calling the drive...

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 09:56 PM EDT

Clinton Proposes Plan to Address Mental Health Treatment

Clinton Proposes Plan to Address Mental Health Treatment

Hillary Clinton rolled out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation's health care

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 08:28 PM EDT

Fact Check: US Sen. John McCain's Life Expectancy

Fact Check: US Sen. John McCain's Life Expectancy

Sen. John McCain’s primary opponent implied that if re-elected, McCain may not live long enough to fulfill another six-year term. Actually, the odds are in his favor.

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 03:01 PM EDT

More New Jerseyans Getting Health Coverage Through ACA

More New Jerseyans Getting Health Coverage Through ACA

Gov. Chris Christie says more than 500,000 New Jersey residents now have health insurance coverage under Medicaid as part of the expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 02:25 PM EDT

Pa. Can Do More to End Marijuana Arrests, Tom Wolf Says

Pa. Can Do More to End Marijuana Arrests, Tom Wolf Says

Gov. Tom Wolf says Pennsylvania needs to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession in systematic fashion, and remains guarded about the kind of recreational legalization in several western states.

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