Category Archives: National News

Trump says he wants background checks, also reassures NRA

Trump says he wants background checks, also reassures NRA

President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.MORE

Ex-cardinal’s letters to victims show signs of grooming

Ex-cardinal’s letters to victims show signs of grooming

By NICOLE WINFIELD, The Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — At first glance, the handwritten postcards and letters look innocuous, even warm, sometimes signed off by “Uncle T.” or “Your uncle, Father Ted.” But taken in context, the correspondence penned by disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to the young men he is accused of sexually abusing…MORE

Cities now see more overdose deaths than rural areas

Cities now see more overdose deaths than rural areas

By MIKE STOBBE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. drug overdose deaths, which have been concentrated in Appalachia and other rural areas for more than a dozen years, are back to being most common in big cities again, according to a government report issued Friday. The report by the Centers for Disease Control…MORE

Trump denounces Dems at rally, plays down race

Trump denounces Dems at rally, plays down race

He mocked some of the leading Democratic contenders, reviving his nickname of “Sleepy” for Joe Biden, teasing Elizabeth Warren for claiming some Native American heritage and lashing the Democrats for their health care and immigration proposals.MORE

Democrats’ divisions test Biden’s front-runner strength

Democrats’ divisions test Biden’s front-runner strength

The former vice president was repeatedly forced to defend his decades-old political record against pointed attacks from his younger, diverse rivals, who charged that Biden’s eight-year relationship with President Barack Obama was not reason enough to earn the Democratic nomination.MORE

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