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Wisconsin college students part of Democrats’ campus push

January 16, 2020, 7:59pm Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Democrats know that to defeat President Donald Trump they need to do a better job motivating young voters like University of Wisconsin junior David Pelikan, one of about 40 students being trained this week to become organizers for the eventual presidential nominee. Read story

Trump boosts school prayer, faith groups as he rallies base

January 16, 2020, 6:56pm Politics

In a bid to solidify his evangelical base, President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to protect prayer in public schools and took new steps to give religious organizations easier access to federal programs. Read story

AP Explains: New rules could muddle results of Iowa caucuses

January 16, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Iowa Democratic Party will report three sets of results from the party’s presidential caucuses. And there is no guarantee that all three will show the same winner. Read story

Trump’s trial begins, senators vowing ‘impartial justice’

January 16, 2020, 2:15pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in Thursday to preside over President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, then immediately administered the oath to the full Senate to ensure “impartial justice” as jurors for only the third such proceeding in American. history. Read story

Ukraine opens probe of possible surveillance of ambassador

January 16, 2020, 12:13pm Politics

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian police said Thursday they have opened an investigation into the possibility that the U.S. ambassador came under illegal surveillance by an unknown party before she was recalled from her post in May. Read story

Judge postpones sentencing hearing for ex-Trump aide Flynn

January 16, 2020, 10:07am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Thursday postponed the sentencing of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn, two days after Flynn moved to withdraw his guilty plea. Read story

Washington Supreme Court OKs lesser version of carbon cap

January 16, 2020, 9:53am Latest News

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a severely limited version of Gov. Jay Inslee's plan to cap carbon pollution in the state. Read story

‘You called me a liar,’ Warren told Sanders post-Iowa debate

January 16, 2020, 9:34am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren accused Bernie Sanders of calling her a liar before a national television audience during a tense, post-debate exchange in which she refused to shake his outstretched hand, according to audio released by CNN. Read story

Buttigieg decision on police chief shadows presidential run

January 16, 2020, 9:32am Politics

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Karen DePaepe had been waiting all day for a call back from Pete Buttigieg. Read story

Giuliani associate: Trump had knowledge of Ukraine pressure

January 16, 2020, 9:31am Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — A close associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden. Read story