U.S. Prosecutors Ask to Extend Deadline for Manafort’s Retrial

U.S. prosecutors who have been tasked with investigating former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort have requested to be granted more time to decide on his retrial. The jury presiding over Manafort’s case were deadlocked over ten claims, and prosecutors originally had until Wednesday to decide whether or not to hold a retrial. However, they reported that the businessman’s defense asked for a 30-day extension to file their post-trial motions. The defense was unable to meet this deadline. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, the prosecutors asked…

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Prisoners in Ohio and Pennsylvania Are Ill After Potential Fentanyl Exposure

Over two dozen people at an Ohio prison have become ill after possibly being exposed to Fentanyl, which is a powerful opioid. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported this incident on Wednesday. This initial announcement was followed by similar reports from prisoners in Pennsylvania.   Ohio’s Department of Corrections responded to the episode by placing all of the state’s prisons under lockdown. Ohio’s government sent twenty-eight people from Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe to a nearby hospital, alongside correctional officers, nurses, and one inmate. Police received a call from the…

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Martha McSally Wins Republican Senate Primaries in Arizona

Martha McSally, House Representative from Arizona, has won the Republican Senate primaries for her state. Arizona’s senatorial race gained a great deal of publicity, as McSally was the least conservative candidate in the running. Every other candidate running during the primaries varied in loyalty to President Donald Trump. McSally was favored by the GOP, and she was considered to the rightful successor to Senator Jeff Flake. Flake was particularly critical of President Trump. McSally distanced herself from Donald Trump during the 2016 elections, but she later stated that she was completely…

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Cuomo vs. Nixon: A Night Filled With One-Liners and Little Progress

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon clashed in a heated debate after weeks of attacking each other from afar. The two candidates represent opposing viewpoints within New York’s Democratic party, and they definitely clashed. The debate featured everything from sharp and fast attacks to eruptions of frustration. The candidates discussed President Donald Trump, New York’s subways, health care policy, and accusations of corruption in the Cuomo administration. However, the candidates could not discuss any of these topics without leveling frequent jabs at each other. At one point,…

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Arizona Gathers to Remember Senator John McCain

On Capitol Plaza in Phoenix, citizens and authorities from the state of Arizona gathered to honor the recently deceased Senator John McCain. Both McCain’s immediate family and Arizona’s political leaders spoke about the war veteran turned beloved legislator. The speakers focused on McCain’s efforts to unite Americans regardless of their political beliefs. Cindy McCain, the senator’s wife, and the senator’s daughter Meghan gratefully listened to the heartfelt words from Arizonan politicians. Meghan McCain broke into tears as she approached her father’s coffin. Former senator John Kyl, who was close to…

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