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'It's about time:' The 97-year history of Jack Johnson's quest for a pardon

Ignored by presidents for nearly a century, Trump finally responded to the heavyweight champion's 1921 plea for clemency.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Europe gets a grip on graft

One of the healthy competitions between Europe and the United States is over which one can set a new global standard. On May 25, the European Union began to win on one standard – digital privacy – with the start of stiff rules on how companies handle personal data. The impact, though limited to firms operating in Europe, is being ...

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Armed citizen who shot Oklahoma gunman told worried crowd, 'I'm here to help'

A man armed with a gun walked into Louie's On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and opened fire, wounding two customers, before being shot dead by two handgun-carrying citizens in the parking lot, police said.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Noblesville, Indiana school shooting: One student detained, police chief said

Officials have confirmed that two were injured in Noblesville West Middle School in a shooting. A press conference will be held at 11 a.m.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Taking the hill: As more veterans run for Congress, are they more bipartisan?

Marine Corps veteran Andrew Grant tucks a campaign flier into the hip pocket of his jeans, strides up the front walk, and rings the bell at a Spanish-style stucco home in this manicured suburb of Sacramento, Calif. “I’m Andrew Grant, and I’m running for Congress,” the tall, athletic candidate tells retiree Don Holl, who cracks open the door and tentatively ...

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Russian Facebook ads inflamed Hispanic tensions over immigration after Trump election

Russians bought Facebook ads to further inflame tensions with Hispanics over Trump’s campaign rhetoric and his immigration crackdown after taking office.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Van Hollen eyes 'blue wave' hopes, but midterm map is tough for Democrats

Despite all the talk of a “blue wave” this November, Democrats are facing the real possibility that President Trump may break the mold – again – by holding on to his Republican majorities in Congress. “Senate Democrats are very bullish about the direction of the 2018 elections,” Senator Van Hollen, chair of Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, told a Monitor Breakfast ...

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Alexa creepily recorded a family's private conversations, sent them to business associate

Amazon's Alexa voice recognition software mistakenly listened to a family's random conversations and recorded and emailed them to acquaintance.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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