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Clinton brings in Gore as closer on climate change

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MIAMI (AP) — Al Gore laid out the environmental stakes of the presidential race in stark terms during a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton Tuesday, arguing that electing her opponent would lead to “climate catastrophe.” Vice president during Clinton’s husband’s eight years in the White House and a longtime environmental activist, Gore served as a closer for Clinton on climate ...

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Best Debate Tweets: Presidential Edition

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Let’s start with the basics. This presidential election this year has heated up to an inferno, and tonight’s debate is only a taste of what we’ll likely see in the next several weeks until election night. Topics like taxes, the national debt, ISIS and gun control were covered, as one candidate tried to edge words in among the other. Most ...

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Clinton, Trump poised for must-see debate showdown

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — With millions watching and the American presidency on the line, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are poised for a must-see showdown Monday night, pitting the Democrat’s call for steady, experienced leadership against the Republican’s pugnacious promises to upend Washington. The 90-minute televised debate comes six weeks before Election Day and with early voting already getting underway ...

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Camanche plant plans to idle operations

CLINTON — TMK Ipsco will “temporarily” cease operations by the end of September in Camanche. Roger Bentley, public relations spokesman, announced Friday that 43 employees, the only remaining employees at the Camanche location, were notified Thursday of a “permanent layoff,” citing a decrease in oil and natural gas drilling as the primary cause. He went on to say that while ...

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Clinton’s Iowa message for 2016 is less global, more local

DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton has gone hyperlocal in Iowa. In her many visits to the leadoff caucus state, the Democratic presidential contender has spoken about the Republican governor’s efforts to close mental health institutions, mourned a murder in an Iowa City area mall, deplored the deportation of an area pastor originally from Honduras and peppered her remarks ...

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Clinton aims high in green energy plan

DES MOINES, Iowa — Calling climate change one of the “most urgent threats of our time,” Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out elements of a sweeping plan Monday that would see every U.S. home powered by renewable energy by 2027, even as she declined to take a position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline opposed by environmental activists. The Democratic presidential ...

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Wisconsin county shuts down frac-sand operation ‘running wild’

A Wisconsin frac-sand mine that was “running wild” and dumping polluted wastewater into an unlined pond against regulations has been shut down by Trempealeau County. The Guza Pit, four miles south of Independence, Wis., had been operating without a permit and was shut down Monday with a “stop-work” order from county regulators. It could face fines when the situation is ...

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