US Unemployment Rate Falls To 8.4% Even as Hiring Slows

WASHINGTON — U.S. unemployment dropped sharply in August from 10.2% to a still-high 8.4%, with about half the 22 million jobs lost to the coronavirus outbreak recovered so far, the government said Friday in one of the last major economic reports before Electio...
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Pelosi Reveals Why She Ripped up Trump’s Speech

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was gone, the House lights were dimming, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looked up to her friends and family in the gallery overhead. She held up the speech she had shredded b...
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Trump’s America: Where Politics Dictate Definition of Racism

ERIE, Pa. — It was the last morning of the workweek, and Scott Bremner, a popular talk-radio host here, found himself — again — in the role of accidental referee on the issue of race. And again, the discussion was inspired by racial provocations from Presid...
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High Stakes as 2-Month Sprint to Election Begins

WASHINGTON — Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump's presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats' ability to harness opposition to Trump and determine...