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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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Hillary Clinton sets out most efficient path to get to 270

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Hillary Clinton doesn’t appear all that interested in making scenic stops on her state-to-state quest to become president. The Democratic nominee is instead programming her GPS to take her on the quickest route to collect the 270 Electoral College votes she needs to win the White House. With three months until Election Day, Clinton’s campaign is focused on capturing the battleground states that have decided the most recent presidential elections, not so much on expanding the map. Clinton’s team doesn’t…

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Sometimes, the best coach is the coach you’ve got

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Sometimes, the best coach is the one you’ve already got. Take Oklahoma. The Sooners wisely stuck with Bob Stoops, even when many in this what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world questioned whether he was the guy to lead them back to the promised land. Well, look where the Sooners are now. Two victories away from a national championship. It’s a lesson other schools would do well to heed. Hey, Nebraska, any regrets about firing Frank Solich? Hey, Tennessee, think y’all were a little too…

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Florida is nation’s ‘unhappiest’ state

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In a recent poll, combining many lifestyle and economic factors called The Happiness Index, rated Florida as the unhappiest state (Nebraska was the happiest), at number 51 (Washington, D.C. was included) and came down from 50th last year. Given the contents of the polling, and the recent criticism of Governor’s Crist’s acceptance of (depending on who you ask) too much, or too little of the $6 billion awarded to Florida, of which, $402 million (or slightly more than 6.7 percent)…

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