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5:29pm

Mon August 17, 2015
Around the Nation

California Rations Birth, Death Certificates Amid Security Paper Shortage

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Mon August 17, 2015
World

Turkey Hears Criticism For Failing To Control Flow Of Migrants

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5:29pm

Mon August 17, 2015
Europe

For Syrian Refugees Hoping To Reach Europe, Turkey Is The Jumping Off Point

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5:29pm

Mon August 17, 2015
Sports

Northwestern Football Players Lose Bid To Form First Union For Athletes

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 6:06 am

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Mon August 17, 2015
Politics

As Popularity Erodes, Walker Hopes To Reignite The Flame At Iowa State Fair

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Mon August 17, 2015
Politics

White House Launches Program To Fight Heroin Epidemic

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5:25pm

Mon August 17, 2015
It's All Politics

What's In Donald Trump's Immigration Plan And How It Could Affect The GOP

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 8:57 am

Donald Trump continues to lead in the polls and on Sunday released his first policy position — a conservative proposal on immigration.
Seth Wenig AP

Donald Trump began his bid for president saying Mexican immigrants were "rapists," bringing drugs, and "some, I assume, are good people."

And, Sunday he made headlines again talking about immigrants. He rolled out his first detailed policy position, and it was on immigration reform.

His central premise is that immigrants are bad for the U.S. economy, and he ticked off a series of ways to fix both legal and illegal immigration.

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4:49pm

Mon August 17, 2015
The Two-Way

IRS Hack Bigger Than First Thought

The IRS says more taxpayers than it originally believed had their data stolen by hackers. The agency now says the total is more than 300,000.

In May, when it first revealed the breach, the IRS reported some 114,000 taxpayers' data was stolen. But in what the IRS is calling a "deeper analysis" of the breach, it identified an additional 220,000 cases where hackers got access to taxpayer records. The agency says hackers tried, but failed to access the data of some 280,000 more taxpayers.

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2:17pm

Mon August 17, 2015
It's All Politics

Fact Check: Is It Obama's Fault That Poverty Has Grown?

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 3:50 pm

President Obama promotes the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the stimulus package, in February 2009.
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Jeb Bush is fond of pointing out that the number of people in poverty has gone up by 6 million since President Obama took office. He brought up the figure in the GOP debate, and he repeats it often on the campaign trail. It's not a new criticism — Mitt Romney hurled similar criticisms at Obama in the 2012 campaign.

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12:16pm

Mon August 17, 2015
It's All Politics

Bernie Sanders And The Size And Wisdom Of Crowds

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 8:38 am

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has gotten some of the biggest and most devoted crowds of the 2016 presidential race, including in Portland, Ore., this month, where he drew more than 19,000.
Troy Wayrynen AP

One measure of how impressive Bernie Sanders' crowds have been lately is the respect they get from Donald Trump, a man who clearly believes size matters.

"He's getting the biggest crowds, and I'm getting the biggest crowds," Trump said last week of Sanders in one of his innumerable TV interviews.

He meant it as a putdown of Hillary Clinton, but the left-handed salute to Sanders resonated. Because he has arguably drawn the very biggest crowds this summer, even more "biggest" than Trump's.

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