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A taxi plowed into a group of pedestrians near the taxi pool serving Boston’s Logan International Airport on Monday, sending at least 10 people to hospitals with injuries, authorities said, adding that it appeared to be an accident. “At this preliminary point in the investigation, there is no information that suggests the crash was intentional,”
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WASHINGTON The United States on Sunday lifted a ban on laptops in cabins on flights from Abu Dhabi to the United States, saying the United Arab Emirates’ Etihad Airways had put in place required tighter security measures. Etihad welcomed the decision and credited a facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport where passengers clear U.S. immigration
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By Jeff Mason | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump honored military veterans in Washington on Saturday at a Kennedy Center event that resembled both a political rally and an evangelical Christian religious service ahead of the July 4 Independence Day holiday. Using the podium again to lash out at the news media, Trump worked
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WASHINGTON President Donald Trump lashed out on Saturday at the growing number of states refusing to give voters’ names, addresses and sensitive personal information to a commission he created to investigate alleged voter fraud. “Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL,” he wrote on Twitter. “What are they
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A budget impasse between Maine Governor Paul LePage and Democratic lawmakers triggered a shutdown of nonessential state services on Saturday, after the conservative Republican threatened to veto a bipartisan compromise reached by lawmakers. LePage has insisted on a budget with deeper spending cuts than those contemplated by lawmakers and has promised to veto any spending
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WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday approved a six-month delay in allowing transgender recruits to join the U.S. armed forces, a Pentagon spokeswoman said. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement that Mattis accepted a recommendation to defer transgender applicants until Jan. 1. The Pentagon ended its ban on openly transgender people serving
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By Doina Chiacu and Susan Cornwell | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republican senators in a tweet on Friday to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new plan to replace it, muddying the waters as congressional leaders struggle for consensus on healthcare legislation. Senate Republican leaders had set Friday as
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By Terray Sylvester | PORTLAND, Ore. PORTLAND, Ore. Police in Portland girded for potential unrest on Sunday, citing “online threats of violence,” ahead of dueling political rallies planned by supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump after racially charged killings convulsed Oregon’s largest city. The Trump Free Speech Rally and counter-protests were set to unfold
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NEW YORK While dozens of women have leveled sexual assault allegations at comedian Bill Cosby, destroying his reputation as “America’s dad,” the question of whether he will be imprisoned will hang on the words of a single woman when his trial starts this week. The outcome, taken together with the treatment of accuser Andrea Constand
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By Roberta Rampton | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will hit the road next week to ramp up his long-promised plan to overhaul the nation’s aging airports, roads and railways, a push that could energize his supporters and distract from political intrigue in Washington. The infrastructure push – which will include a trip to Cincinnati,
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By David Morgan | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday urged the Republican-controlled Congress to complete the job of dismantling Obamacare this summer and move on quickly to another big-ticket item on President Donald Trump’s agenda: tax cuts. Speaking days before lawmakers return to Washington amid doubts about their ability to agree
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By Timothy Mclaughlin | CHICAGO CHICAGO Evangelical Christian environmental groups on Friday panned President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from a global climate change pact, with leaders saying the political left does not have a monopoly on this issue. Trump’s decision, announced on Thursday, “was an affront to our faith in Christ,
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