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Americans offer hope, prayer in assessing Donald Trump’s 100 days

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They are young and old: a high school student who can’t yet vote, a Vietnam vet who did so proudly. They hail from all corners of the United States and very different walks of life: a “downhome boy” from Kentucky, a third-generation Mexican-American from Texas, a stay-at-home mom in Pennsylvania, an Iranian immigrant in Los Angeles. Some oppose Donald Trump and all that he stands for, while others voted enthusiastically for him. Now, they are critiquing him. One hundred days…

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Joe Henderson: Concern for the environment really depends on which party is in charge

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The words “green space” can have a different meaning depending on the person involved. Democrats generally believe green space to mean protected grasslands, pristine parks, waterways, and regulations to keep companies from belching pollutants into the atmosphere. Republicans generally appear to believe green space is a metaphor for money that can be made by paving over any empty spot of land they see. I know that’s a generalization. There are plenty of conservatives who will argue strongly for environmental protection.…

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Gators beat LSU in rescheduled game after goal-line stand

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This time, the storm hit the LSU Tigers. This time, the storm arrived in the players of the Florida Gators’ defense. The Gators, in what was supposed to have been a home game before the venue was changed due to storms in October, stopped LSU on fourth-and-goal from the one with three seconds to play. Florida (8-2) won the SEC East title with the 16-10 victory. “It’s no small feat to go to that championship game back-to-back,” Florida coach Jim…

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Want to see World Series at Wrigley? It will cost thousands

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Fans hoping to see the Cubs play in the World Series for the first time since 1945 are finding a seat could cost them more than what their grandparents paid for their houses. The euphoria from Saturday night’s victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers gave way Monday to the realization that history doesn’t come cheap. Box seats on ticket-selling sites such as StubHub were $50,000 and up, with one seller asking $100,000 for a seat and another asking for just…

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton turn to battleground states in the South

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With Labor Day behind them, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are pushing ahead in top presidential battlegrounds in the South. Trump, the Republican nominee, is set to campaign in Virginia and North Carolina on Tuesday, two critical states in his path to the presidency. Clinton, the Democrat, is campaigning in Florida in search of an advantage in the nation’s largest swing state. A Clinton victory in Florida would make it virtually impossible for Trump to overcome her advantage in the…

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Hillary Clinton looks to steal Donald Trump thunder with VP pick

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Hillary Clinton moved closer to introducing her running mate, snatching attention from newly crowned Republican nominee Donald Trump just hours after he closed out his convention with a fiery and foreboding turn at the podium. Crews were still sweeping confetti from the GOP convention hall floor, as the Clinton campaign signaled an announcement was coming soon. In a tweet Friday morning, her campaign urged supporters to text the campaign to get the first word. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine had emerged…

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Joe Henderson: RNC Day 2 – starting to get the message

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OK, I think we get the message. Republicans spent the first two days of their convention in Cleveland trying to get one point across: They hate Hillary Clinton. Check that. To them, she is Satan in a pants suit, but without the charm. To break it down, they believe she is a godless, soulless, flesh-eating monster who is responsible for every bad thing that has happened on earth, probably starting at the Garden of Eden. We’re still trying to confirm…

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