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Trump orders sanctions on foreigners interfering in elections

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/13/18, 09:24 am

The White House announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump has signed an executive order authorizing sanctions against foreign entities caught interfering in U.S. political campaigns and elections. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said the threat is very real, and it’s not just from Moscow. “We have seen signs, not just Russia but from China, capabilities potentially from Iran and even North Korea,” he said. “So, it’s more than Russia here that we’re looking at.”

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Almost a hurricane, Gordon causes damage, one death

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/05/18, 11:44 am

Tropical Storm Gordon was very nearly Hurricane Gordon when it rumbled ashore along the Central Gulf Coast Tuesday night. The storm packed maximum sustained winds of about 70 mph, just below the threshold for a Category 1 hurricane. Gordon still proved deadly: The wind knocked a tree over onto a home in Pensacola, Fla., killing a young child inside. No other deaths or injuries were reported, but tornado and flash flood watches remained in effect into the morning hours Wednesday from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle.

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Another socialist upset in a Democratic primary

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/05/18, 11:42 am

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is all but assured of becoming the first African-American woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts after Tuesday’s primary elections. The 44-year-old scored an upset victory over 10-term Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano. She’ll run in the same heavily Democratic area once represented by Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill and President John F. Kennedy. Pressley was endorsed by fellow congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who knocked out veteran Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., in June.

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