Former President Jimmy Carter to be treated for brain cancer


© Reuters. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter attends the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Thursday he will start radiation treatment for cancer on his brain later in the day. Carter, 90, said he will cut back dramatically on his schedule to receive treatment every three weeks ...

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Democrat McCaskill to support Iran nuclear deal: spokesman


© Reuters. Senator McCaskill (D-MO) of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee questions a witness in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill said on Thursday she will support the nuclear deal with Iran even though it “isn’t perfect and no one trusts Iran.” “It has become clear to me that the world is united behind this ...

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Republican candidate Trump says low U.S. wages ‘not a bad thing’


© Reuters. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump answers a question from the audience during a campaign town hall meeting in Derry WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. businessman Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, on Thursday said he would not back a higher minimum wage for American workers as such a move would hurt the nation’s economic competitiveness. In a televised ...

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California leaders call for fixes to roads, bridges as politicians squabble


© Reuters. California Governor Jerry Brown shades his face from the sun during a news conference for the Rocky Fire near Clearake, California By Curtis Skinner OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown told state legislators on Wednesday that they needed to get past political infighting and develop a plan for long overdue and much needed repairs to the ...

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Illinois Senate approves bill to tap federal dollars, overrides veto


Illinois Senate approves bill to tap federal dollars, overrides veto (Reuters) – The Illinois Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill tapping more than $5 billion in federal money to keep some state programs operating in the absence of an enacted fiscal 2016 budget. The Democrat-controlled chamber also overrode a veto by Republican Governor Bruce Rauner of a ...

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Independent Senator King says he will back Iran nuclear deal


© Reuters. Former Maine Governor Angus King is pictured in undated photograph (Reuters) – Senator Angus King, an independent from Maine, said on Wednesday he will support the nuclear deal with Iran, calling it the best available option to stop Iran from developing a nuclear arms capability in the near future. “A nuclear-armed Iran would be a serious threat to ...

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Trump on polls: ‘Only thing constant is Trump’


© Reuters. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump takes the stage for a campaign town hall meeting in Derry (Reuters) – Republican front-runner Donald Trump said on Wednesday that when it comes to the polls in the crowded 2016 presidential race, “the only thing constant is Trump.” Trump, a real estate mogul who has generated support and controversy with provocative comments ...

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