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August 21, 2016

Democrats fret over timing of Clintons’ charity fete

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Hundreds of corporate executives, foreign dignitaries and celebrities will pile into a Manhattan ballroom to hobnob with Bill and Chelsea Clinton next month at their charity’s keynote annual event — just days before Hillary Clinton defends herself against pay-to-play accusations from Donald Trump in their first debate. The 12th and final annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative will showcase its philanthropic work and also the Democratic nominee’s greatest potential…

Republicans prep ‘break glass’ emergency plan as Trump tumbles

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Republicans, worried about preserving their House and Senate majorities in the face of fierce headwinds, are accelerating their plans to distance themselves from Donald Trump – and may soon concede, if only implicitly, his defeat. Party strategists are mapping out blueprints for down-ballot candidates, in TV ads and on the campaign trail, to present themselves as checks on a Hillary Clinton presidency. It’s an approach that would essentially admit a…

The 1965 Law That Gave the Republican Party Its Race Problem

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During the long, three-year debate over the immigration act of 1965, members of Congress debated the wisdom and morality of removing 1920s-era quotas on immigration to the United States. Not far from the center of this debate was the nettlesome issue of race. “The people of Ethiopia have the same right to come to the United States under this bill as the people from England, the people of France, the…

Keshia Knight Pulliam reveals how divorce from Ed Hartwell helped her choose baby’s name

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Keshia Knight Pulliam has already picked out a name for her unborn daughter: Ella Grace. Pulliam revealed the name on her podcast Kandidly Keshia, saying that she drew the name in part from her split from Ed Hartwell. “In the midst of all of this, is when she’s earned her middle name — Grace,” an emotional Pulliam told her listeners before continuing on: “What I tell you, through all of this, the…

Outrage at North Carolina college after white students are told ‘to check their privilege’

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A North Carolina university is currently embroiled in controversy over posters in a busy campus hub appeared, calling on white students and others to “check their privilege.” Students at Appalachian State University can see the posters, which call on white, male, able-bodied, Christian, or cisgender students to become aware of their privilege, at Plemmons Student Union, and the board has been up since last semester as debate rages on about whether or not…

Usain Bolt completes first “Triple-Triple” in Olympic history

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It was a golden goodbye for Usain Bolt who led his Jamaican teammates to victory in the men’s 4×100 relay. It was the last race of his Olympic career and his ninth Olympic medal. The U.S. men finished third but were disqualified for exchanging illegally outside the zone at the first change. The U.S. women have retained the 4×100-meter relay title and helped Allyson Felix…