Republican relief as W. Virginia coal baron loses US Senate bid

Republican relief as W. Virginia coal baron loses US Senate bidRepublican voters in West Virginia rejected a Senate bid by a former coal baron who had gone to prison over a deadly mine disaster, sparing their party a major political embarrassment in crucial US mid-term elections. Former Massey Energy chief executive and controversial political outsider Don Blankenship conceded defeat Tuesday after coming up short in the closely watched Republican primary. The prospect of an ex-convict becoming the party’s Senate candidate from the coal mining state had alarmed Republican leaders, who face a tough fight in November to hold on to their majority in Congress.


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Trump Extends Relief, Confusion as Allies Given Tariff Reprieve

  1. Trump Extends Relief, Confusion as Allies Given Tariff Reprieve  Bloomberg
  2. US Allies Relieved by Tariff Delay but Concerns Linger Over Trump’s Next Move  Wall Street Journal
  3. Trump delays decision on steel and aluminium tariffs  BBC News
  4. US Delays Decision on Tariffs for EU, Prolonging Uncertainty  U.S. News & World Report
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Fugitive grandmother: Officials express 'relief' after Lois Ann Riess caught

  1. Fugitive grandmother: Officials express ‘relief’ after Lois Ann Riess caught  NBCNews.com
  2. Grandmother accused of killing her husband and killing a woman to steal her identity captured in Texas  CNN
  3. Lois Riess, sought in the deaths of her husband and look-alike, is captured after a nationwide manhunt  Washington Post
  4. Nationwide hunt for grandmother accused of killing her husband — and then her look-alike  NBCNews.com
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Trump cancels trip to Latin America, prompting relief and criticism

Trump cancels trip to Latin America, prompting relief and criticismBy Roberta Rampton and Mitra Taj WASHINGTON/LIMA (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump canceled his first official trip to Latin America, the White House said on Tuesday, triggering a mix of relief and criticism from a region he has repeatedly disparaged over immigration, narcotics and trade. Trump is weighing how to respond to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, and will send Vice President Mike Pence to the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, in his place, the White House said. The announcement came as Trump railed against a Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on the offices and home of his personal lawyer.


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