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'The whole system is messed up.' SC woman's abortion ordeal is what awaits others

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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Taylor Shelton enjoys time with friends, reading, running and cooking with her partner. The Lowcountry resident connects to spirituality through meditation in yoga. She hikes and enjoys the mountains, but considers herself more of a beach girl.

Shelton is just like any other 27-year-old woman, except in the last year, she ...Read more

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Trump is formally nominated at Republican convention, as investigation into assassination attempt continues in Pennsylvania

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Donald Trump was formally nominated as his party’s presidential candidate as Republicans kicked off their national convention Monday under heightened security concerns and an ongoing investigation into the attempt on his life during a weekend campaign rally in Western Pennsylvania.

The former president pledged resilience in his first media ...Read more

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Elon Musk to give $45 million a month to pro-Trump super PAC

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Elon Musk is pledging to pour $45 million a month into a pro-Donald Trump political group, a move that would flood the Republican nominee’s reelection effort with cash through the November election.

Musk’s planned cash infusion could help build Trump’s fundraising advantage over President Joe Biden, who has suffered from a donor revolt in...Read more

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UnidosUS kicks off convention; Biden expected to speak Wednesday

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The nation’s largest Latino-centered civil rights organization on Monday kicked off its annual convention on the Las Vegas Strip.

This year’s “Our Time is Now!” three-day event is centered around November’s elections and the crucial Latino vote that could swing them.

President Joe Biden is scheduled to give keynote remarks on ...Read more

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Biden says 'bullseye' remark was mistake, but that Trump is guilty of worse rhetoric

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President Joe Biden said in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt on Monday that it was a "mistake" to say prior to the weekend assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump that it was "time to put Trump in the bullseye."

However, Biden said he only meant that the nation's focus should be on Trump and the "threat to democracy" he ...Read more

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Trump taps Ohio's JD Vance for VP as he wins nomination for third time

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Ending months of speculation surrounding who might serve as his running mate, former President Donald Trump has announced he will pick Ohio U.S. Sen. JD Vance to join the race for the White House.

The announcement came shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday, as the delegate members of the Republican National Convention held a roll-call vote to ...Read more

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Lawyers for Illinois ex-Speaker Madigan ask judge to gut indictment in light of SCOTUS ruling

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Armed with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that scaled back a key federal bribery statute, lawyers for ex-House Speaker Michael Madigan argued in a new filing Monday that 14 counts of the indictment are “fatally infirm” and should be dismissed, in part because there is no proof that the once powerful Democratic leader agreed to use his ...Read more

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Georgian leaders react to Trump's vice presidential pick, JD Vance

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Former President Donald Trump’s selection Monday of U.S. Sen. JD Vance as his vice presidential pick drew supportive reactions from Republicans in Georgia, most of whom were already faithful to his campaign.

Longtime supporters praised the choice of Vance, a 39-year-old known for his 2016 book “Hillbilly Elegy,” to serve as his running ...Read more

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What Thomas Matthew Crooks' ex-classmates and employer have said about the Trump shooting suspect

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The 2022 class of a suburban high school near Pittsburgh is under the national spotlight after authorities say one of its graduates tried to assassinate former President Donald Trump, killing one spectator and injuring two others at a weekend campaign rally.

Several alumni of Bethel Park High School who knew Thomas Matthew Crooks have spoken to...Read more

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What you need to know about Trump's running mate, JD Vance

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With Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump picking his running mate Monday, the party’s ticket is finally complete for the November general election. JD Vance will be the vice presidential candidate for the Republican Party.

The announcement came at the kick-off of the Republican National Convention, taking place this week in ...Read more

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Marco Rubio won't be Trump's running mate, as VP nod goes to JD Vance

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio won’t be Donald Trump’s running mate.

The senior Florida senator was informed on Monday that Trump would choose another Republican for the GOP vice presidential nod, according to a person familiar with the matter. Just after 3 p.m., Trump posted on Truth Social that he had selected U.S. Sen. JD Vance, of Ohio.

Rubio ...Read more

In sleepy Butler, Pa., emails of praise and threats are inundating city workers: 'You failed'

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BUTLER, Pa. ― The call to the City of Butler’s clerk typist came Monday around lunch time, a flustered man’s voice was on the other end.

“You failed, you failed,” he told the city worker. “Put a gun to your head.”

The last 72 hours have been unlike anything the residents and employees of the small Western Pennsylvania town have ...Read more

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Assassination attempt could be 'wake-up call' for Trump, says 'View' host Sara Haines

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NEW YORK — Sara Haines of “The View” voiced hope Monday that the weekend assassination attempt against Donald Trump would be a “wake-up call” for the Republican presidential nominee.

“We already heard that President Trump has changed his remarks at the RNC to have a more unifying tone,” she shared during the show’s opening Hot ...Read more

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Gunman bought ammo at Bethel Park gun store hours before deadly shooting at Trump rally, sources says

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The gunman who attempted to assassinate Donald Trump purchased 50 rounds of ammunition at Allegheny Arms and Gun Works in Bethel Park hours before the former president's rally in Butler on Saturday, the Post-Gazette has learned.

In a message to the PG, a spokesperson for Allegheny Arms wrote: "As a responsible member of our community it is our ...Read more

Trump’s assassination attempt reveals a major security breakdown – but doesn’t necessarily heighten the risk for political violence, a former FBI official explains

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As investigators analyze what led 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks to try to assassinate former president Donald Trump – and how Crooks was able to fire at the former president at a heavily patrolled event on July 13, 2024, one thing is clear, according to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

“A direct ...Read more

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Trump makes Vance his VP pick at start of RNC

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MILWAUKEE — Former President Donald Trump picked U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance of Ohio as his running mate, ending months of speculation about his vice presidential selection at the start of the Republican National Convention.

Vance, a 39-year-old former venture capitalist and author, is a favorite of many in the Trump’s conservative evangelical ...Read more

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Running mate Vance is ardent Trump backer with brief Hill tenure

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WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump is tapping one of his most ardent defenders in the Senate to be his running mate.

J.D. Vance, the Ohio Republican who was sworn in to the Senate at the beginning of last year, was announced as Trump’s pick for vice president Monday afternoon after the Republican National Convention officially began...Read more

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Congress launches investigations of security failure at Trump rally

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WASHINGTON — Members of Congress from both parties announced plans Monday to investigate how a shooter was able to get within striking distance of former President Donald Trump, demanding answers from the authorities responsible for protecting the Republican nominee for president.

The attempted assassination, which amounts to the most serious...Read more

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Trump shooter never should have had 'direct line of sight': DHS head

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The man who attempted to assassinate former President Donald Trump should not have had a direct line of sight on the presumptive Republican nominee, according to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

“A direct line of sight like that to the former president should not occur,” Mayorkas told “Good Morning America” on Monday. “...Read more

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J.D. Vance named by Trump as vice president pick

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Sen. J.D. Vance, a Republican rising star who burst on the national scene by chronicling his upbringing in small-town Ohio, was named by former President Donald Trump as his vice presidential pick on the first day of the Republican National Convention.

Trump unveiled Vance, 39, as his running mate as the GOP kicks off its convention just two ...Read more