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Trump in early stages of planning 1st visit to India

January 14, 2020, 12:47pm Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is in the early stages of planning what would be his first visit to India, officials in the U.S. and Indian governments said Tuesday. Read story

Trump support for Iran protesters could fuel anti-U.S. forces

January 14, 2020, 11:30am Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s embrace of anti-government protesters in Iran is another departure from his predecessors, who feared such overt support could backfire and inadvertently help hard-liners in the Islamic Republic. Read story

Trump’s Milwaukee rally kicks off election year in Wisconsin

January 14, 2020, 9:06am Politics

MILWAUKEE — President Donald Trump heads to battleground Wisconsin on Tuesday to rally supporters just down the street from where Democrats will meet in six months to nominate his opponent, a campaign trip that coincides with the Democratic presidential debate in neighboring Iowa. Read story

Warren vows to cancel college debt without awaiting Congress

January 14, 2020, 9:04am Politics

WASHINGTON — Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says she’d order her secretary of education to cancel up to $50,000 in college debt for about 95% of student borrowers on her first day in office, effectively erasing outstanding loans for about 42 million Americans. Read story

Booker not offering 2020 endorsement, taking a ‘breather’

January 14, 2020, 9:04am Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Cory Booker says he is not making any immediate endorsement for president now that he has dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination and will focus on his Senate reelection. Read story

Black mayor of racially diverse Iowa city backs Buttigieg

January 14, 2020, 9:00am Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Quentin Hart, the black mayor of Iowa’s most racially diverse city, is backing Pete Buttigieg for president, giving the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor a rare boost from a minority leader as he struggles to attract voters of color. Read story

Warren: Sanders didn’t think a woman could win White House

January 14, 2020, 9:00am Politics

WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren says fellow Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told her when they met privately in 2018 that he didn’t think a woman could win the White House. Read story

Virginia House committee advances ERA

January 14, 2020, 8:51am Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia moved a step closer to ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment on Tuesday, even as the measure's future nationally remains in doubt. Read story

EU lays out 1 trillion-euro plan to support Green Deal

January 14, 2020, 8:50am Nation & World

BRUSSELS — The European Union plans to dedicate a quarter of its budget to tackling climate change and to help shift 1 trillion euros ($1.1 trillion) in investment towards making the economy more environmentally friendly over the next 10 years. Read story

Pelosi sets Wednesday votes to send impeachment to Senate

January 14, 2020, 8:49am Latest News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House is set to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a landmark trial on whether the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress are grounds for removal. Read story