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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announces dementia diagnosis

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announces dementia diagnosis

Bill Clark/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman ever to serve on the highest court in the land, has been diagnosed with dementia and is battling the early stages of what is probably Alzheimer’s disease, she announced in a public letter addressed to “friends and fellow Americans” on Tuesday.O’Connor…

Pence backs Trump’s claim that ‘Middle Easterners’ have infiltrated migrant caravan

Pence backs Trump’s claim that ‘Middle Easterners’ have infiltrated migrant caravan

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Mike Pence doubled down Tuesday on the president’s assertion that “Middle Easterners” have infiltrated a caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. border.”It’s inconceivable that there are not people of Middle Eastern descent in a crowd of more than 7,000 people advancing toward our border,”…

Pipe-bomb-like explosive device found in George Soros’ home mailbox

Pipe-bomb-like explosive device found in George Soros’ home mailbox

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A pipe-bomb-like device loaded with black powder was found at the suburban New York City home of billionaire financier George Soros, prompting the FBI to launch an investigation into who would want to harm the philanthropist and political activist, a law enforcement source told ABC News on Tuesday.The FBI detonated the device…

How candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley is changing how moms can run for office

How candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley is changing how moms can run for office

The Washington Post/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In the middle of speaking to a group of voters on a chilly Long Island day, Liuba Grechen Shirley stops.”Put your coat on baby, it’s cold,” she said over the microphone, after her 4-year-old daughter took off her jacket and tossed it on the ground.Shirley continued to address the…

Sen. Kamala Harris hits the campaign trail in Iowa

Sen. Kamala Harris hits the campaign trail in Iowa

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — California Sen. Kamala Harris, a potential contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, began a two-day campaign swing across Iowa on Monday, her first major visit to the state that will hold the first-in-the-nation caucuses in just over 16 months, telling voters to recognize the urgency of electing Democrats…

Trump hugs it out with Cruz in Houston: ‘It got nasty! Then it ended’

Trump hugs it out with Cruz in Houston: ‘It got nasty! Then it ended’

Loren Elliott/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — If the 2016 Republican presidential primary was a bare-knuckle brawl, President Donald Trump did his best to bury the hatchet in Texas on Monday night.”It got nasty,” Trump told a raucous crowd in Houston before calling Senator Ted Cruz, his onetime foe, “a man who has become a really good friend.””Nobody…

Obama goes up against Trump in fight for Nevada Senate seat

Obama goes up against Trump in fight for Nevada Senate seat

Mark Makela/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former President Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail two weeks before the midterm elections, appearing Monday at a rally at the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus to boost Democrats up and down the ballot.“I want this to be the capital of voting,” Obama told the crowd. “I’m here…

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announces dementia diagnosis

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announces dementia diagnosis

Bill Clark/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman ever to serve on the highest court in the land, has been diagnosed with dementia and is battling the early stages of what is probably Alzheimer’s disease, she announced in a public letter addressed to “friends and fellow Americans” on Tuesday.O’Connor…

Pence backs Trump’s claim that ‘Middle Easterners’ have infiltrated migrant caravan

Pence backs Trump’s claim that ‘Middle Easterners’ have infiltrated migrant caravan

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Mike Pence doubled down Tuesday on the president’s assertion that “Middle Easterners” have infiltrated a caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. border.”It’s inconceivable that there are not people of Middle Eastern descent in a crowd of more than 7,000 people advancing toward our border,”…

Pipe-bomb-like explosive device found in George Soros’ home mailbox

Pipe-bomb-like explosive device found in George Soros’ home mailbox

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A pipe-bomb-like device loaded with black powder was found at the suburban New York City home of billionaire financier George Soros, prompting the FBI to launch an investigation into who would want to harm the philanthropist and political activist, a law enforcement source told ABC News on Tuesday.The FBI detonated the device…