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Trump commutes former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's sentence

Trump commutes former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's sentence

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February 18, 2020 at 1:11 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday commuted the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted in a wide-ranging political corruption case just month...

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President Trump goes on clemency spree, and the list is long

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February 18, 2020 at 12:41 pm | WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has gone on a clemency blitz, commuting the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoning former NYPD commissioner Bernie Keri...

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Pete Buttigieg's next test: Winning over minority voters

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February 18, 2020 at 12:31 pm | So far, Pete Buttigieg has made it look easy. The once little-known former mayor of a midsize Midwestern city vaulted over a former vice president and several U.S. senators in the Iowa caucuses a...

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Trump pardons ex-San Francisco 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr.

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February 18, 2020 at 11:28 am | WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most successful NFL ...

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Bloomberg makes debate stage, facing Dem rivals for 1st time

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February 18, 2020 at 8:07 am | Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has qualified for the upcoming Democratic presidential debate, marking the first time he’ll stand alongside the rivals he has so far avoided by bypassing the early voting s...

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Judge refuses to delay sentencing of Trump ally Roger Stone

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February 18, 2020 at 10:20 am | WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday refused to delay sentencing for Trump confidant Roger Stone on his conviction for witness tampering and lying to Congress. The decision by Judge Amy B...

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Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

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February 18, 2020 at 5:46 am | SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security s...

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Karen Pence adds campaigning for Trump to busy to-do list

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February 18, 2020 at 5:00 am | WASHINGTON (AP) — Karen Pence has no shortage of projects. The wife of Vice President Mike Pence promotes the healing power of art therapy and help for military spouses. She's into honeybees and ...

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China’s 'War on Terror' uproots families, leaked data shows

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February 17, 2020 at 4:28 pm | Beijing (AP) — For decades, the Uighur imam was a bedrock of his farming community in China’s far west. On Fridays, he preached Islam as a religion of peace. On Sundays, he treated the sick with free...

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