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Trump kicks off reelection campaign with Florida rally

By Jill Colvin, Jonathan Lemire and Michael Schneider | Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Jabbing at the press and poking at the political establishment, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday at a Florida rally where he exhorted thousands of rollicking supporters to keep advancing his political movement to put America’s “own […]

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PG&E to pay $1B to local governments over fire damage

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A California utility blamed for igniting several wildfires that killed dozens and destroyed thousands of homes has agreed to pay $1 billion to local governments. Attorneys representing 14 local public entities announced the settlement with Pacific Gas & Electric on Tuesday to cover “taxpayer losses.” The fires include a 2015 […]

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Manafort moved to facility that used to hold El Chapo

By Matt Zapotosky | Washington Post President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been moved from a minimum security prison near Scranton, Pa., to the federal detention center in Manhattan used to hold the notorious Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo,” federal records show. The move to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in […]

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Letter: Tariffs: I hate losing jobs, but idiocy won’t save us

Broad tariffs devastate nations imposing them Victor Davis Hanson’s column entitled “Why are Western middle classes revolting against the elites?” (Opinion section, Eastbaytimes.com, June 14) is just silly. He waxes on about global “elites” as if there’s some coordinated cabal of scheming, rich people. There’s a much simpler explanation called “economics.” The world has massive […]