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For Trump, the Economy Is a Potential 2020 Storm Cloud

For Trump, the Economy Is a Potential 2020 Storm Cloud

By Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey | Dec 18
Forget Robert Mueller. The greatest threat to President Donald Trump's re-election bid may not be the slew of investigations closing in on his Oval Office but a possible economic slowdown. And the president knows it.

Exodus from Venezuela Leaves Families Divided Across Borders

Exodus from Venezuela Leaves Families Divided Across Borders

By Christine Amario and Scott Smith | Dec 18
Heads of households are fleeing first, with hopes — sometimes frustrated — that their families can soon join them. The result is a profound alteration of families, with sometimes devastating consequences.

As U.S. Life Expectancy Falls, West Virginia Offers Lessons

As U.S. Life Expectancy Falls, West Virginia Offers Lessons

By Mike Stobbe | Dec 18
The drug overdose death rate for all Americans today is where West Virginia's rate was 10 years ago. The nation's suicide rate is where West Virginia's was nearly 20 years ago. But now some in the state are starting to turn things around.

Investors Seeking Tax Breaks Skip Poverty-Stricken Areas

Investors Seeking Tax Breaks Skip Poverty-Stricken Areas

By Jeff Horwitz and Stephen Braun | Dec 17
Early investor interest in the Opportunity Zone program appears focused on the places that need it the least: Zones that qualified for the tax breaks despite already drawing substantial investment or are undergoing obvious gentrification.

Germany to Compensate Hundreds Who Fled Nazis as Children

Germany to Compensate Hundreds Who Fled Nazis as Children

By David Rising | Dec 17
Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again.

Amnesty Says Islamic State Group Decimated Rural Iraq

Amnesty Says Islamic State Group Decimated Rural Iraq

By Sinan Salaheddin | Dec 16
The Islamic State group's deliberate destruction of agriculture in northern Iraq has hindered the return of hundreds of thousands of residents, Amnesty International said in a report released Thursday.

That 'Live Check' Promises Cash, but There's A Catch

That 'Live Check' Promises Cash, but There's A Catch

By Steven Nicastro | Dec 16
Before you rush to the bank, visions of presents dancing in your head, know that it's not free cash. Rather, it's more likely an expensive loan.

Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo: 'Baby Shark' Bites Into the Culture

Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo: 'Baby Shark' Bites Into the Culture

By Leanne Italie | Dec 15
In the wise words of James Corden, there comes along a song every so often that defines a generation.

Paris Police Bracing for More Violent Protests

Paris Police Bracing for More Violent Protests

Dec 14
Anticipating a fifth straight weekend of violent protests, Paris' police chief says armored vehicles and thousands of officers will be deployed again in the French capital on Saturday.

Jones Says Farmers Scared by Trump's Tariffs

Jones Says Farmers Scared by Trump's Tariffs

By Lisa Mascaro | Dec 13
Sen. Doug Jones said Alabama's soybean farmers and automobile manufacturers are "scared to death" over President Donald Trump's tariff wars, but he cautioned Democrats from spending too much time attacking the president.

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