Category: Primary

Trump signs bill authorizing $716 billion for national defense
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Trump signs bill authorizing $716 billion for national defense

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News President Donald Trump on Monday signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, which authorizes $716 billion for national defense. “It is vital that we continue to prioritize our national security by ensuring that our military is highly trained and well-equipped to best...

Lawmakers impeach all 4 W.Va. court justices over spending
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Lawmakers impeach all 4 W.Va. court justices over spending

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers completed the extraordinary move of impeaching all four state Supreme Court justices Monday night for spending issues, including a suspended justice facing a 23-count federal indictment. The state House of Delegates voted to impeach Justice Allen Loughry on eight articles, setting the stage for...

Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial
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Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial

By CHAD DAY, STEPHEN BRAUN and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, closing two weeks of testimony that depicted him as using millions of dollars hidden in offshore accounts to fund a...

Students sent back to middle school over missing grades
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Students sent back to middle school over missing grades

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — A dozen students in Alabama expecting to start high school last week are heading back to the eighth grade because the school system can’t seem to find their grades. Superintendent Dr. Keith A. Stewart said in a letter that the students were initially promoted to the ninth grade at Bessemer City...

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages
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FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Peter Strzok, a longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer said Monday. The FBI had been reviewing Strzok’s employment after the politically charged text messages were discovered last year. President Donald Trump’s...

Daily News Digest – August 13, 2018
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Daily News Digest – August 13, 2018

Good morning! Apologies to all my Nats fan friends reading, but baseball doesn’t get much better than David Bote’s walk-off grand slam for the Cubs last night. Also, Tiger is back. Here’s your Daily News for Monday, August 13, 2018. 1. More like NOmarosa, amirite? We knew that erstwhile White House staffer and Trump world player Omarosa...

Security experts, Trump allies alarmed by Omarosa recordings
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Security experts, Trump allies alarmed by Omarosa recordings

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is drawing fire from President Donald Trump’s allies and national security experts for secret recordings she made at the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. Manigault Newman said Sunday on NBC’s...

Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly white supremacist protest
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Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly white supremacist protest

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A year after a deadly gathering of far-right extremists in Charlottesville, less than two dozen white nationalists marched Sunday across from the White House, their numbers dwarfed by thousands of counterprotesters, while the mother of a woman killed at last summer’s protest said the...

Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio
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Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday she secretly recorded conversations she had in the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. It was a highly unusual admission, which drew immediate fire from allies of the president...

24 suspects, 50 guns nabbed in Selma sting
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24 suspects, 50 guns nabbed in Selma sting

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News A special joint operation between federal, state and local law enforcement has resulted in the arrests of 24 suspects and the confiscation of 50 illegal firearms. U.S. Attorneys for the Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama joined Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and local sheriffs to announce the results...