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Lyon County man convicted of trying to run over deputy

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) – A Lyon County man faces one to 12 years in prison after he was convicted of trying to run over a sheriff’s deputy in Silver Springs. A district court jury in Yerington found Florencio Brito guilty Tuesday of two [...]

Migrant mother falls trying to climb US-Mexico border fence

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Authorities said a migrant woman was injured after trying to climb a fence at the U.S.-Mexico border with her two small children. Border Patrol agent Tekae Michael says the 26-year-old Guatemalan woman fell near the San [...]

Trump is trying to steal the Florida election

Donald Trump is trying to steal the election in Florida. Six days after voters went to the polls, we’re still in the middle of a recount for two key races: Democrats Andrew Gillum for governor, and Bill Nelson for US Senator. The races are [...]

Two Capitals, One Russian Oligarch: How Oleg Deripaska Is Trying to Escape U.S. Sanctions

Unlike Mr. Deripaska, Lord Barker had a largely spotless reputation. His only minor brushes with scandal came in 2006, when he left his wife to live with a male interior decorator, and in 2012, while serving as energy minister, when he [...]

Japan and China, Asian Rivals, Are Trying to Get Along

BEIJING — Six years ago, angry demonstrators filled the streets in dozens of Chinese cities to protest Japan’s claim to islands in the East China Sea, surrounding Tokyo’s embassy, overturning Japanese cars and in some cases even [...]

What Is Harvard Trying to Hide?

Scott Eisen/Getty Images Ivory Towers For years, reporters have been trying to get elite universities to be more transparent about their admissions process. It might take a court to pry it all open — with unforeseen consequences. By [...]

3 accused of trying to manipulate US government contracts

DENVER (AP) – Three people have been arrested on charges of trying to steer U.S. government contracts to specific companies in exchange for bribes or sham training fees. The U.S. attorney’s office in Denver said Wednesday the three [...]

Dayne Walling Flipped the Switch That Set Off the Flint Water Crisis. Now, He’s Trying to Make a Comeback.

Dayne Walling was mayor of Flint, Michigan, for six years, but he is best remembered for a single day. On April 25, 2014, as news cameras rolled, Walling pushed the button that shut off the city’s connection to Detroit’s water system and [...]

Putin Says Trump’s Critics in U.S. Are Trying to Undermine Meeting

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Russian president warned that unspecified forces in the United States were trying to reverse the results of the talks in Helsinki, Finland. Source: NYT > World
Scott Pruitt Just Trying To Kill You Is All
This is not a threat. But Scott Pruitt is. Scott Pruitt came to the EPA with the explicit aim of making the agency friendlier to industry, since obviously its first 40-odd years were biased in favor of air, water, wildlife, and human health. [...]