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October 1, 2016

Kentucky House candidate is unapologetic over racist Obama posts

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Dan Johnson, who is running against the incumbent Democrat in the 49th district for Kentucky’s State House, is not apologizing for Facebook posts he made about President Barack Obama that many are calling blatantly racist. The images included a picture of a baby chimpanzee labeled as being Obama as well as images of ape-like features Photoshopped onto images of the president, but Johnson insisted in speaking with WDRB’s Lawrence Smith that…

Experts say don’t hold your breath for bigger raise or bonus in 2017

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According to the human resources consulting firm Aon Hewitt’s annual U.S. salary increase survey, despite the fact that the economy is getting stronger, you shouldn’t expect much increase in your salary or much of a bonus next year. The survey of 1,074 U.S. companies shows that the percentage of payroll budgets going to “variable pay” will be at 12.8%, meaning the percentage companies are willing to spend on bonuses will be…

March planned in memory of Alfred Olango

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EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Alfred Olango, the unarmed black man shot and killed by police in a suburb of San Diego, will be remembered in a demonstration Saturday organized by clergy members and supporters of Olango’s family. The event comes a day after two videos of the shooting were released by authorities, something the family and community leaders in El Cajon had urged. The videos show the officer fired…

Trump jumps into the gutter

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While Hillary Clinton is riding high after the first presidential debate, Donald Trump is jumping down into the gutter. In the wee hours of Friday morning, the impulse-control-deficient Republican nominee let loose a torrent of tweets, calling former Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado “disgusting” and accusing her of having a sex tape. “Wow, Crooked Hillary was duped and used by my worst Miss U. Hillary floated her as an ‘angel’…

Did America Just Bury the Mideast Peace Process Along With Its Friend and Ally Shimon Peres?

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JERUSALEM—Optimism is not generally a word associated with the Middle East these days. Just a few hundred miles away from here, there’s the horrible civil war in Syria, where the devastating bombardment of Aleppo this week recalled the worst tragedies of World War II. And the fighting in Iraq, where a major new front is about to open up as international forces attempt to push the barbaric Islamic State out…

Post-debate polls show Trump slump

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Donald Trump is sliding in the initial polls conducted after his poor performance this week in the first presidential debate, falling behind Hillary Clinton nationally and in key battleground states after he had closed the gap over the past six weeks. Clinton has expanded her national lead in the first spate of post-debate polls conducted in the days following Monday’s debate on Long Island. And a series of swing-state polls…