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Unpaid Miners Blocked a Coal Train in Protest. Weeks Later, They’re Still There.

Aug 19, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Politics The New York Times  

A protest by a group of coal miners in Harlan County, Ky., has grown into a small 24-hour tent …

How Job Retraining Can Yield Lasting Wage Gains (It Isn’t Cheap)

Aug 19, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Politics The New York Times  

A San Antonio program offers a rare American success story in helping workers attain better lives. Its guiding principle: “We will not let them …

Ethics, open meetings training offered this month in W.Va.

Aug 19, 2019 • 4:54 AM ET Politics The Washington Times  

MARLINTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Ethics Commission is offering training this month on the Ethics Act and the Open Meetings Act. The …

Hong Kong Protesters Love Pepe the Frog. No, They’re Not Alt-Right.

Aug 19, 2019 • 4:22 AM ET Politics The New York Times  

To much of the world, the cartoon frog is a hate symbol. To Hong Kong protesters, he’s something entirely different: one of …

Dark money ad claims Susan Collins put old-age programs ‘in jeopardy’

Aug 19, 2019 • 3:00 AM ET Politics The Washington Post  

An attack ad mixes innuendo and fuzzy sourcing to misleadingly attack the veteran lawmaker from …

Turkey removes 3 pro-Kurdish mayors from office

Aug 19, 2019 • 2:28 AM ET Politics The Washington Times  

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's government says it has removed from office the elected mayors of three provinces in Turkey's mostly Kurdish-populated …

China lashes out at Taiwan over Hong Kong asylum offer

Aug 19, 2019 • 1:15 AM ET Politics The Washington Times  

HONG KONG (AP) - China lashed out at Taiwan on Monday over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest …

A Nun, a Doctor and a Lawyer — and Deep Regret Over the Nation’s Handling of Opioids

Aug 18, 2019 • 10:30 PM ET Politics The New York Times  

In an Appalachian town, an unlikely group of activists recognized the early stages of the deadly drug epidemic, and fought in vain to stem its …

Donald Trump: Afghanistan troops to dwindle, Taliban talks going well

Aug 18, 2019 • 9:14 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

President Trump said Sunday he wants to withdraw more U.S. troops from Afghanistan but leave behind a significant intelligence-gathering operation to …

Planned book by Mark Halperin faces widespread criticism

Aug 18, 2019 • 8:37 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

NEW YORK (AP) - A reported book deal for Mark Halperin, the "Game Change" co-author and political commentator who has faced multiple allegations of …

Trump remarks on mental illness, gun violence slammed by mental health advocates

Aug 18, 2019 • 8:28 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

Mental health advocates chastised President Trump for saying the U.S. could fight gun violence by reopening institutions to keep "mentally deranged …

Elizabeth Warren's plans cost $5 trillion over 10 years

Aug 18, 2019 • 7:31 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has churned out scores of plans to fix America, and almost all of them require cracking the …

Warren works to overcome hurdles with black voters in S.C.

Aug 18, 2019 • 7:18 PM ET Politics The Washington Post  

Sanders, Buttigieg also try to broaden appeal among black Democrats in Southern …

Ted Cruz: New York Times 'destroying itself' with 'Trump hatred'

Aug 18, 2019 • 6:38 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, said Sunday that the New York Times is "destroying itself" with its hatred of President Trump, referring to its …

Police: Men with guns in Missouri Walmart broke no laws

Aug 18, 2019 • 6:34 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Two men with handguns in their waistbands alarmed shoppers when they entered a Kansas City-area Walmart, but police say they …

Nancy Pelosi calls Donald Trump foreign aid cuts illegal

Aug 18, 2019 • 6:26 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned the Trump administration Sunday that proposed cuts to foreign aid are "illegal" and could jeopardize a two-year …

Donald Trump: Greenland purchase not a major priority

Aug 18, 2019 • 6:05 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

President Trump on Sunday said he's toyed with the idea of purchasing Greenland from Denmark because of its strategic location, though it's not his …

Trump suggests Commerce Department won’t extend Huawei reprieve

Aug 18, 2019 • 6:05 PM ET Politics The Washington Post  

“It looks much more like we’re not going to do business,” the president said of the Chinese tech giant, citing national security …

President Trump to keep Mike Pence on ticket in 2020 election

Aug 18, 2019 • 5:45 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

President Trump said Sunday that he’s happy with Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate in 2020, …

Donald Trump: China trade deal unlikely if Hong Kong crackdown happens

Aug 18, 2019 • 5:38 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

President Trump on Sunday linked a potential trade deal with China to how Beijing handles the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, saying it would be …