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Turkey doubles customs duties on any US imports; Turkish lira rallies

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey doubled tariffs on some US imports, including cars, alcohol and tobacco on Wednesday, against retaliation for US movements, but the lira rose another six percent following a new move from the banking authorities to support the currency. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan participates in a press conference in Ankara, Turkey, August 14, 2018. REUTERS / Umit Bektas …

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School 'pooper intendent' to receive $ 100G from district, reports say

Thomas W. Tramaglini, a former New Jersey school superintendently accused of repeatedly defecating on campus grounds, will be paid more than $ 100,000 at the district as part of a separation agreement.                                                                              (Holmdel Township Police Dept.)                                                                       A New Jersey School Superintendent, who was arrested in May for allegedly defecating on an athletic field in another district, will …

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Breakthrough Night for Women and Diversity, while a Trump Critic Falls

In Kansas, the uncomfortable close republican president concluded the governor Tuesday night when Gov. Jeff Colyer announced Kris Kobach, the hard state secretary, supported by President Trump. One week after the primary there, Colyer bent to Kobach after losing the ground in the bill of provisional polls and concluded that Kobach's 345 ballot was insurmountable. The appointment of Kobach, a …

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The Vermont Democrats nominate Christine Hallquist, Transgender Woman, for Governor: NPR

The Democratic Governor's Representative in Vermont, Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman and former electrical business executive, welcomes her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt. Charles Krupa / AP hide caption change subtitle Charles Krupa / AP The Democratic Governor's Representative Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman and former electric company leader, welcomes her supporters during her election night …

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The latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House Primary

WASHINGTON – The most recent primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times locally): 11:20 Former State Rep. Joe Radinovich has won a crowded democratic primary to replace Rick Nolan, retiring in the northeastern Minnesota swing area. Radinovich defeated Rep Jason Metsa, old news anchored Michelle Lee and others on Tuesday. Radinovich served a term in the state house …

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Twitter Suspended Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones for a week

Twitter has interrupted right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from his platform for a week. The news was first shared by an InfoWars personality that tweeted a screenshot of Jones' Twitter account – which indicates that the company temporarily restricted some of Jones's office features. A Twitter spokesman confirmed the authenticity of the screenshot. The spokesman said the content that made …

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Colyer Concedes in Kansas, Handing the Governor's Nomination to Kobach

Mr. Kobach, who has spent many years building a national profile, is an unfortunate convinced ally of the president whose campaign rhetoric sometimes sounds like Mr. Trumps and for a long time have been excited by the party's bass. Mr Colyer, more perceived in his speech and not known as well outside Kansas, was seen by many national republicans as …

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Kris Kobach wins Kansas GOP governor nomination after established colleagues acknowledge

Colyer announced the competition Tuesday evening, one week after the election took place and after further absenteeism and provisional polls, Kobach's razor-sharp lead extended to 345 votes by more than 313,000 votes. Colyser's concession ends a week of drama that included review of every vote, horrendous over and over if Kobach would recover in a potential recount and a wait …

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Bernie Sanders wins Vermont Democratic Primary, but is expected to lower it

Independent US Senate Bernie Sanders won in Vermont's Democratic Senate primarily on Tuesday but was expected to reject the nomination, as he did in his previous campaigns, and support other democratic candidates. In Tuesday's democratic vote, Sanders slightly beat the proposed candidate Folasade Adeluola, who said she believes Vermont needs a full-time senator. There were four little known candidates who …

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