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Trump threatens to ‘use power the likes of which the United States has never used before’ on anyone who strikes America in rambling 9-11 speech

Trump threatens to ‘use power the likes of which the United States has never used before’ on anyone who strikes America in rambling 9-11 speechDonald Trump threatened to “use power the likes of which the United States has never used before” against anyone who strikes America.In a speech on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, he said: “If anyone dares to strike our land, we will respond with the full measure of American power and the iron will of the American spirit and that spirit is unbreakable."



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A deadly mosquito-borne illness kills a third of the people it infects, and it's spreading. Here's what we know about the states affected.

A deadly mosquito-borne illness kills a third of the people it infects, and it's spreading. Here's what we know about the states affected.Eastern equine encephalitis has no cure. If it reaches the brain, it can cause permanent damage in survivors.



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California and Alabama are the only two states that aren't participating in the giant antitrust investigation of Google, and neither is really saying why (GOOGL, FB)

California and Alabama are the only two states that aren't participating in the giant antitrust investigation of Google, and neither is really saying why (GOOGL, FB)Every other US state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, is taking part in the inquiry.



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Montana is back among states without state-funded preschool

Montana is back among states without state-funded preschoolMontana enters the upcoming school year back among the handful of states without publicly funded preschool, and the unions and education groups that are otherwise staunch allies of Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock are a big reason why his fledgling pre-kindergarten program fizzled. The state briefly broke from those ranks with a 2017 budget item that provided funding for preschool programs through 10 school districts and seven private providers. Bullock, who is now running for the Democratic nomination for president, touted it as a major win for one of his top priorities of his final term: early childhood education.



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Beto O'Rourke: 'I will not in any scenario run for the United States Senate'

Beto O'Rourke: 'I will not in any scenario run for the United States Senate'Polling and pundits have repeatedly raised the question whether former Rep. Beto O'Rourke should drop out of the 2020 presidential race to run for Senate in Texas instead. Twice this week, O'Rourke said he will stay in the White House race.



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Thirteen U.S. states sue over new rule to limit legal immigration

Thirteen U.S. states sue over new rule to limit legal immigrationSome experts say the rule could cut legal immigration in half by denying visas and permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people if they fail to meet high enough income standards or if they receive public assistance such as welfare, food stamps, public housing or Medicaid. “The Trump Administration’s message is clear: if you’re wealthy you’re welcome, if you’re poor, you’re not,” Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement. The rule, unveiled on Monday and to take effect Oct. 15, expands the definition of a public charge, allowing denials to visa applicants who fail to meet income requirements or who receive public assistance.



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The Latest: Report says states have outdated voting machines

The Latest: Report says states have outdated voting machines



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'Work with us': United States looks to other countries for help with Iran

'Work with us': United States looks to other countries for help with IranThe United States is seeking partners to patrol and escort ships in the Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf as tensions with Iran escalate.



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Is the United States Ready for a Tech War?

Is the United States Ready for a Tech War?A global “technology war” that will likely shape U.S. economic and national security well into the twenty-first century is emerging. Many technologies have become the focus of this war, with winners and losers are already beginning to emerge. At this point, the United States finds itself at a distinct disadvantage.Ironically, the seeds of this emerging conflict were inadvertently sown by the United States. The world has seen the impact of technology—how it has led to the buildup of significant wealth and overwhelming military capacity with global reach. With approximately one-quarter of the global gross domestic product and military spending that exceeds the spending of the next seven nations combined, the United States became what some have labelled the world’s “hyperpower.” And others want in, which has meant growing competition and now an emerging tech war.Today, important technology development changes are underway that could dramatically affect world order. The continued shift in global research and development spending highlights how far U.S. dominance has eroded. In 1960, when considering federal, industry and academia, the United States accounted for 69 percent of the global R&D.; By 2016, the United States accounted for only 28 percent of the global R&D.; With such a shift, it is no wonder that U.S. technology leadership and superiority can no longer be assured.



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States poised to take up fight over partisan gerrymandering

States poised to take up fight over partisan gerrymanderingThe battle for political advantage in state capitols is poised to become more intense after the U.S. Supreme Court declared that federal judges have no role in settling disputes over partisan gerrymandering. It could shift legal challenges against partisan gerrymandering to state courts and prompt more efforts to reform redistricting procedures through amendments to state constitutions. Ultimately, it also could mean that voters upset with the party in power must seek change the old-fashioned way — by electing different lawmakers, no matter how difficult that might seem in heavily gerrymandered districts.



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