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Trump campaign dumps pollsters after low numbers, reports say

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's reelection campaign has severed ties with some of its pollsters after the leak of months-old surveys showed him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in key states, according to multiple reports.

The moves come ahead of the official launch of Trump's campaign at a Tuesday rally in the battleground state...Read more

Trump said it's OK to take campaign dirt from foreign powers. Is it legal?

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After three years of scandal over Russia's interference in America's 2016 election, President Donald Trump drew a storm of criticism for saying he would not tell the FBI if a foreign country offered him dirt on an opponent.

Even after Trump backed off Friday and said he would indeed notify law enforcement, his maneuvering still raised questions...Read more

Guatemalans vote amid a widespread sense of uncertainty and disillusionment

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MEXICO CITY -- Guatemalans went to the polls Sunday to elect a new president, congressmen and other lawmakers amid widespread disenchantment with a corruption-plagued political system long unresponsive to poverty and violence.

Voters began arriving early Sunday at polling places across this Central American nation. There were scattered reports ...Read more

Power starts to return to parts of South America hit by blackout

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BUENOS AIRES -- Large parts of South America were hit by a massive power outage early on Sunday, leaving millions without electricity and bringing public transport in Argentina's capital to a halt.

Argentinian energy company Edesur said that the blackout started at 7:07 a.m. local time (1007 GMT), some 50 minutes before sunrise. Neighboring ...Read more

Madeleine Albright derides nationalism during keynote speech at UC San Diego commencement

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SAN DIEGO -- UC San Diego's commencement ceremony took on a political tone Saturday as former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright derided the forces of nationalism in a keynote address that clearly referred to policies of the Trump administration.

Albright, 82, also expressed concern about the spread of hate in the world, pointing to the...Read more

Iran and Saudi Arabia trade accusations over tanker attacks

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LONDON/TEHRAN -- Iran and its regional arch rival Saudi Arabia traded accusations on Sunday over who carried out the recent attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani said he suspected the United States was behind Thursday's attacks, according to state news agency IRNA.

But Washington and London ...Read more

Democrats struggling with black voters target South Carolina

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WASHINGTON -- Four Democratic presidential candidates were trying to make up ground with black voters by visiting the early primary state of South Carolina this weekend, as they look to chip away at front-runner Joe Biden's edge with a key party constituency.

Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke and Cory Booker each appeared at the ...Read more

Margaret Hunter's guilty plea could complicate Rep. Duncan Hunter's defense, experts say

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SAN DIEGO -- By her own telling, Margaret Hunter's marriage to Rep. Duncan Hunter was a love-at-first-sight relationship. It was a union forged in politics and mutual attraction that until recently appeared to be little short of a storybook romance.

Then known as Margaret Jankowski, the campaign volunteer and Crawford High School senior first ...Read more

Trump faces many 'uncomfortable' voters in 2020, poll finds

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WASHINGTON -- A majority of American voters say they would be "very uncomfortable" voting for President Donald Trump in 2020, an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll shows.

Some 52% reported being very uncomfortable about Trump and another 10% had some reservations. That combined 62% compared with a combined 37% who said they were enthusiastic or ...Read more

Trump has gone too far on immigration, voters say in Fox poll

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NEW YORK -- Half of American voters say the Trump administration has gone too far on immigration enforcement, and optimism about the U.S. economy, while still high, has slipped over the past quarter as trade tensions ramp up, a Fox News poll shows.

The 50% who say enforcement of immigration laws has "gone too far" is more than double, 24%, ...Read more

The events of May 24, the last day Jennifer Farber Dulos was seen alive, are a key element of the investigation into her disappearance

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- After dropping her children off at the New Canaan Country School at about 8 a.m. on May 24, Jennifer Farber Dulos would only have had a couple of hours to spare before heading to New York City, where she was due for at least two appointments.

But she never made it to New York, and over the last three weeks, the investigation ...Read more

Pentagon accuses Iran of shooting missiles at U.S. drones

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WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon on Sunday accused Iran of shooting a missile at a U.S. drone on June 13 as the unmanned surveillance aircraft was flying near one of two crippled tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

The Pentagon also said Iranian-backed Houthi rebels shot down a high-flying U.S. Reaper drone in Yemen on June 6. He blamed unspecified "Iranian...Read more

Hong Kong's leader apologizes as crowds demand her resignation

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SINGAPORE -- Hong Kong was once again the scene of enormous peaceful demonstrations Sunday, a day after the territory's chief executive bowed to public pressure by suspending a contentious extradition bill viewed as a challenge to the city's autonomy.

Organizers estimate 1.9 million people attended the demonstrations, which is about a quarter ...Read more

Costco shooting: Corona police say officer holding child was attacked and opened fire

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Police agencies in Los Angeles and Corona, Calif., are investigating the circumstance of a shooting inside a Costco Friday night by an off-duty LAPD officer who said he was assaulted while holding his young child.

The shooting -- which sent scores of panicked shoppers running and prompted a huge police response -- left one man dead and two of ...Read more