Republican senators push sanctions to warn Putin not to meddle in U.S. elections

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WASHINGTON A pair of prominent Republican U.S. senators said on Sunday that the United States must move promptly to prepare new sanctions against Russia to discourage interference in upcoming elections. Senator Lindsey Graham said additional sanctions needed to be teed … Read More

Why the US-China ‘Trade War’ remains a war of words

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Finished steel coils sit in a storage warehouse. President Donald Trump ordered tariffs on $50 billion worth of imports from China. CHRIS RATCLIFFE/BLOOMBERG/GETTY IMAGES Recent days have presented a dizzying series of reversalsfollowed by reversals of reversals over whether, when, or … Read More

Death toll raised to 6 in Fla. pedestrian bridge collapse

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MIAMI — Police said Friday morning the death toll in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge being built here had risen to six — and there could still be more bodies in the rubble. But hopes of finding anyone still alive … Read More

Florida adopts wide package of gun laws, while Washington stalls

Washington (CNN) Less than a month after a gunman stormed a Florida high school and killed 17 people, the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature passed sweeping legislation this week to combat gun violence, acting at a rapid pace as students demanded that lawmakers … Read More

Marco Rubio: Response to Hurricane Maria slowed because Puerto Rico distribution infrastructure destroyed

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said the federal government’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria was slow because the typical method of responding to natural disasters was itself a casualty of the storm. “They responded to … Read More