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Trump denies report on tax returns

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/28/20, 04:26 am

The New York Times said President Donald Trump paid only $750 in federal income tax in 2016—the year he became president—and 2017. The Times said it had examined his tax returns for more than two decades and claimed he paid no income tax in 10 of the last 15 years as he reported significant business losses, including $315 million on his golf courses since 2000.

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Trump nominates Barrett to Supreme Court

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/26/20, 05:49 pm

WASHINGTON—As she accepted her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday, Judge Amy Coney Barrett praised the woman she was picked to replace, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “She has won the admiration of women across the country and indeed all across the world,” Barrett said from the White House Rose Garden. After Ginsburg died on Sept. 18, President Donald Trump quickly began the process to name her successor.

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Louisville mayor condemns violence

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/25/20, 05:55 pm

Police arrested Kentucky state Rep. Attica Scott, a Democrat, on charges including felony first-degree rioting on Thursday. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Friday warned peaceful protesters could face legal action as well: “If you’re in a group where disruptive and violent behavior is happening, you need to separate from that group, or you will be subject to arrest.” Authorities in Louisville detained more than 100 protesters on Wednesday and 24 more on Thursday night.

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