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Making history — preposterously

Alvin Bragg is to be commended for getting to trial on the Trump hush-payments case. Lesser prosecutors would have been daunted by the prospect of creating a national melodrama and a norm-breaking prosecution of a former president over what is, in essence, a misdemeanor business-records ...

Tabloid publisher vowed to be Trump campaign’s ‘eyes and ears’

NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran tabloid publisher testified Tuesday he pledged to be Donald Trump’s “eyes and ears” during his 2016 presidential campaign, recounting how he promised the then-candidate that he would help suppress harmful stories and even arranged to purchase the silence of a ...

Students nationwide are upping Gaza war protests

NEW YORK (AP) — What began last week when Columbia University students refused to end their protest against Israel's war with Hamas had turned into a much larger movement by Tuesday as students across the nation set up encampments, occupied buildings and ignored demands to leave. Protests ...

Maybe larger families will produce better leaders, as in the early US

Why was America in the Revolutionary War era, with 3 million people, able to generate leaders of the quality of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, while today’s America, with 333 million people, generates the likes of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump? That’s a ...

Trump tried to ‘corrupt’ the 2016 election, prosecutor alleges at trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump tried to illegally influence the 2016 presidential election by preventing damaging stories about his personal life from becoming public, a prosecutor told jurors Monday at the start of the former president's historic hush money trial. "This was a planned, ...