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Trump commutes supporter’s sentence

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/10/20, 10:31 pm

Roger Stone, a longtime associate of President Donald Trump, will not have to serve 40 months in prison for lying to Congress. A jury convicted him of trying to discover WikiLeaks’ plans to release stolen emails damaging to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign and then attempting to cover it up. He was due to report to prison by Tuesday. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Stone was a “victim of the Russia hoax.”

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Bringing Americans back to work

Politics | Washington debates how to roll out more relief without disincentivizing labor
by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/09/20, 04:38 pm

WASHINGTON—Nicole Puerta works as a branch manager at Meador Staffing Services in Houston. For three years, she’s helped people get jobs. But she said the COVID-19 pandemic dealt a severe blow to temp agencies and the industry is just starting to recover.

“It just shocked us with how much business we lost,” Puerta said. “Our temps, our employees got laid off. And they couldn’t find another job; they kept calling us.”

For three months, from March to May, Puerta’s agency hardly had any work to offer.

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Trump, López Obrador hold joint conference

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/08/20, 06:02 pm

Despite the coronavirus, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador flew coach to Washington, D.C., to meet with President Donald Trump for the first time. The two leaders on Wednesday celebrated the United States–Mexico-Canada Agreement that took effect on July 1.

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