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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: Country needs 'a better path for our politics'

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called on the country to "chart a better path for our politics" on Sunday night, a day after a gunman attempted to assassinate Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally.

Whitmer, a Democrat, frequent Trump critic and co-chairwoman of President Joe Biden's reelection campaign, urged unity ...Read more

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Trump assassination attempt unsettles Michigan's already tumultuous presidential campaign

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The attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump over the weekend upended an already tumultuous White House campaign season as Democrats reassessed how to argue against a second Trump presidency Sunday while Republicans sought to capitalize on a moment of party unity heading into their national convention.

This comes as Michigan ...Read more

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California GOP at convention: More energized than ever for Trump

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California’s Republican National Convention delegates Sunday got a new jolt of enthusiasm as they marveled at how former President Donald Trump survived an assassination attempt.

“I feel a shift from excited to super-excited,” said Annie Marszal, a Sacramento gas station owner as she and dozens of other state GOP delegates and others met ...Read more

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No changes to Republican National Convention security after shooting at Trump rally in Pennsylvania

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MILWAUKEE – Federal officials say there are no plans to change security measures at the Republican National Convention after a gunman armed with an AR-style rifle opened fire at former President Donald Trump at a campaign rally Saturday in Butler, Pennsylvania.

Law enforcement is on heightened alert following the assassination attempt, which ...Read more

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US Secret Service faces intense scrutiny after Trump shot

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The U.S. Secret Service is facing harsh public scrutiny and investigations as the assassination attempt of former President Donald Trump thrusts an agency with a checkered past into the center of a political firestorm.

Since Saturday’s shooting at a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, Trump allies have blasted the agency over its ...Read more

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In wake of Trump shooting, calls come for Secret Service protection for RFK Jr.

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The apparent attempted assassination of former President and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump was met with assertions that it underscores the need to extend Secret Service protection to independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Kennedy, a former Democratic presidential candidate turned third party, has been calling on the Biden ...Read more

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President Biden has busy week ahead on Las Vegas visit

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President Joe Biden is sticking to his scheduled events in Las Vegas this week, making five appearances at events between Tuesday and Wednesday.

His Vegas visit was to have been the second stop on a campaign swing out West, but Biden rescheduled the Texas portion of his trip — slated to begin in Austin, Texas, on Monday — after an attempted...Read more

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Mayor Adams, Rev. Al Sharpton lead City Hall prayer in wake of Trump assassination attempt

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Mayor Eric Adams, the Rev. Al Sharpton, and other city politicians and faith leaders came together at City Hall Sunday to pray for Donald Trump — a day after a gunman opened fire during the former president’s speech in Butler, Pennsylvia, leaving one man dead, two others injured and Trump’s right ear wounded.

Sharpton, a long-time ...Read more

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Trump: 'potential assassin' won't derail Republican National Convention

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The Republican National Convention will go forward as planned, former President Donald Trump said less than 24 hours before its start and less than half a day after he was spared by mere inches from an apparent assassin’s bullet.

Trump said he considered delaying the party’s nominating convention in light of his near brush with death ...Read more

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GOP delegates from Pa. prepare to give Trump a 'hero's welcome' in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE — The Republican National Convention was always going to be a celebration of former President Donald Trump and his pugilistic brand of politics

But the assassination attempt at his rally Saturday in Western Pennsylvania and images of him being escorted off stage, blood streaming down his face as he raised his fist, elevated his ...Read more

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Conspiracy theories spread wildly online after Trump shooting -- including by members of Congress

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Misinformation has spread widely in the wake of the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump.

A whirlwind of conflicting conspiracy theories has blown across social media since the shooting Saturday by gunman Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, of Bethel Park,

Right-wing social media users claimed baselessly that Biden and the deep ...Read more

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Virginia leaders respond to apparent assassination attempt on former President Trump

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Though a would-be assassin’s bullet clipped Donald Trump’s ear during a campaign speech Saturday in Butler, Pennsylvania, the former president was not daunted.

“Fight,” he yelled to the crowd, raising his fist as he was ushered off the stage by Secret Service agents.

Soon after, his Virginia allies expressed concern as well as a ...Read more

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Raphael Warnock and other pastors condemn assassination attempt on Donald Trump

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As the country reels from the assassination attempt of Donald Trump, the first attempt on a president or presidential candidate’s life since 1981, pastors are taking the lead in shepherding their flocks through this fraught time and condemning the country’s deeply divided political environment.

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock was among the ...Read more

Artifacts tell the story of brutal River Raisin battle in southeast Michigan

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The 200-year-old bullets John Chenoweth and his University of Michigan-Dearborn archaeology students have uncovered in Monroe help them tell the story of one of the most consequential battles to unfold on what is now American soil.

Depending in their shape, the archaeologists can tell whether the lead bullets discarded during the Battles of ...Read more

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How to talk to kids about the Trump assassination attempt and help yourself cope

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When parents try to talk with their children about Saturday’s attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump, it’s essential that they keep their conversation focused on their children, leaving aside whatever feelings of anxiety they might have about the event, experts told The Inquirer Sunday.

Especially with younger children, ...Read more

Man killed at Trump rally was former fire chief in Butler County who was protecting family

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Gov. Josh Shapiro said Sunday that he has ordered the state's flags to fly at half mast in honor of the former fire chief killed trying to protect his family when gunfire broke out at a Trump campaign rally Saturday.

The governor, in a press conference held in Butler, asked for prayers for the family of Corey Comperatore as well as for those of...Read more


Dad, daughter die after running out of water on 100-degree hike, Utah rangers say

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Two people died after getting lost on a hike and running out of water in 100-degree temperatures, Utah rangers reported.

A 23-year-old woman and her 52-year-old father, both of Green Bay, Wisconsin, were found dead at Canyonlands National Park on the afternoon of Friday, July 12, the National Park Service said in a news release.

Rangers began ...Read more

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Maryland weather: Baltimore issues Code Red as heat index is forecast to rise as high as 109 this week

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City health officials Sunday issued a Code Red extreme heat alert as triple-digit temperatures and an excessive heat watch are in the forecast this week in the Baltimore area, according to the National Weather Service.

Baltimore City Health Department’s Code Red, which will be in effect through Wednesday, asks residents to take precautions to...Read more

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Dinosaur fire burning near NCAR southwest of Boulder is 100% contained

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A wildfire burning in the Flatirons near the National Center for Atmospheric Research was fully contained Saturday night, according to the Boulder Office of Disaster Management.

Firefighters gained 100% containment on the Dinosaur fire, emergency officials said in a post on X. Fire crews will continue to monitor the area Sunday to make sure it�...Read more

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Princess of Wales Kate Middleton gets standing ovation at Wimbledon rare appearance

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Princess of Wales Kate Middleton attended the men’s Wimbledon Finals on Sunday, in just her second public appearance this year as she continues to focus on her ongoing cancer treatment.

Middleton, 42, received a standing ovation when she entered the Royal Box accompanied by her daughter, Princess Charlotte, 9, and her sister, Pippa Middleton,...Read more