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The stock market tumbled Thursday for a second-straight session — a combined loss of nearly 1,400 points by the Dow Jones industrial average — and President Trump has been quick to finger the culprit: The Federal Reserve, headed by his handpicked chairman, Jerome H. Powell. “We have interest...

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A man hospitalized for dehydration a few months ago at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center started suffering a severe fever, and doctors weren’t sure why. The patient was homeless, a clue to doctors that he might have typhus. Every year people contract flea-borne typhus in Southern...

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President Trump on Thursday flatly opposed halting U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia in response to a diplomatic furor over a journalist who disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, saying a cutoff would only invite China and Russia to sell weapons to the Saudis instead....

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President Trump remained disciplined for weeks. Throughout the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, Trump largely stuck to his script — defending his nominee, attacking his attackers — and mostly ceding center stage to others. The president’s approval ratings...

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Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris complained Thursday that they did not sign off on three White House nominees for open California seats on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and said they would oppose their confirmation in the Senate. President Trump announced Wednesday evening he had...

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Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander, who represents part of the northern San Fernando Valley, will vacate his seat on the council at the end of the year, he announced Thursday. Englander, who was first elected to the council in 2011 and reelected in 2015, said he was joining the sports...

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President Trump on Thursday blamed the Federal Reserve for the recent stock market downturn but said he would not dismiss his hand-picked chairman, Jerome H. Powell. “No, I’m not going to fire him.” Trump said in the Oval Office after a reporter asked him if Powell’s job was in jeopardy due...

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The Federal Reserve was raising interest rates and the president wasn’t happy about it. No, it wasn’t President Trump, who has repeatedly taken the unusual step of publicly criticizing the independent central bank. It was another volatile president — Richard Nixon — and the experience...

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It seemed likely to be one of those brief television moments when the president calls in to boast about the response to a massive hurricane. President Trump, who has been getting less air time for his prime-time rallies on Fox News lately, had other ideas. The president held court on “Fox &...

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Shortly after Canada agreed to new terms for the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Trump administration held up the deal as vindication of the president’s bare-knuckles negotiating style. And the administration was certainly right about the tactics: During 13 months of talks, Trump...

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Running in a place where Republicans dominate state government and Donald Trump won in 2016, Michigan Atty. Gen. Bill Schuette might have expected an easier path to victory in the upcoming governor’s race. But at a recent midday press conference on the fringes of downtown Detroit, his allies...

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Michelle Garrett craned to snap a photo of Sen. Kamala Harris amid the sea of cellphones and campaign signs at a get-out-the-vote rally for Ohio Democrats, sliding her “Sherrod Brown for Senate” lawn sign under a chair to protect it from jostling feet. “I can’t believe she’s here. For us,...

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