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Abbie Bennett
August 21, 2019 - 3:23 pm
( Connecting Vets ) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation to erase the student loan debt of fully disabled veterans. During the AMVETS 75th National Convention in Kentucky, the president announced and then immediately signed a presidential memorandum to eliminate that debt. "...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Associated Press
August 21, 2019 - 9:40 am
Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said American Jews who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."
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Malliouhana resort
Melanie Reffes for USA TODAY
Joe Avellar
August 20, 2019 - 6:27 pm
A Connecticut man is facing manslaughter charges in the Caribbean after he says he killed a hotel worker there in self-defense.
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Jeffrey Epstein
New York State Sex Offender Registry
Associated Press
August 20, 2019 - 3:11 pm
Three women are suing the estate of Jeffrey Epstein and others in lawsuits that cite rape and other forced sex acts while he served a Florida jail sentence and assaults that stretched to 2014.
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In this Aug. 9, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Trump is showcasing the growing effort to capitalize on western Pennsylvania’s natural gas deposits by turning gas into plastics. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
August 20, 2019 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's reelection. Exhibiting no such concern, senior adviser Kellyanne...
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FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. France opened an investigation on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 into the rape of minors and a raft of other charges linked to the Jeffrey Epstein case, the chief Paris prosecutor announced. A statement by prosecutor Remy Heitz said the decision to open a preliminary investigation was based on “elements transmitted” to his office and “exchanges with American authorities, competent in the so-called Epstein affair.” (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
August 20, 2019 - 7:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a long battle over the financier's fortune. Court papers filed last week in the U.S. Virgin Islands list no details of beneficiaries but...
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Acting Bureau of Prisons Director Hugh Hurwitz
Win McNamee/Getty Images
August 19, 2019 - 1:38 pm
Attorney General William Barr has removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons from his position more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody.
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Obama jersey
AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File/Heritage Auctions via AP
August 18, 2019 - 4:18 pm
A basketball jersey believed to have been worn by former President Barack Obama while he was at a Honolulu prep school has sold at auction for $120,000.
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August 18, 2019 - 4:18 pm
( AP ) -- A basketball jersey believed to have been worn by former President Barack Obama while he was at a Honolulu prep school has sold at auction for $120,000. Heritage Auctions said the jersey sold Saturday night in Dallas to a collector of American and sports artifacts who didn't wish to be...
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Tristan Scott Wix
Volusia County Jail
August 18, 2019 - 2:49 pm
Authorities say a Florida man has been arrested and accused of threatening a mass shooting in text messages.
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