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Attacking Trump, Democrat Kaine makes campaign-trail debut

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts as Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine speaks at a campaign rally in MiamiBy Amanda Becker and John Whitesides MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Tim Kaine made his first appearance on the campaign trail as Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate on Saturday, touting an optimistic view of America and leaping to attack Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's record. Joining Clinton at a rally in the battleground state of Florida, the bilingual Kaine peppered Spanish-language phrases into a speech focused on introducing himself to voters unfamiliar with the low-key U.S. senator from Virginia. Kaine criticized Trump's recent suggestion he might not honor U.S. security commitments to NATO in Europe, and the real estate mogul's history of casino bankruptcies and founding the failed Trump University.

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:52:36 -0400
Sanders says would prefer Elizabeth Warren over Kaine as vice presidential pick

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Clinton looks on as Senator Sanders endorses her during a campaign rally in PortsmouthBy Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders said Sunday he would have preferred to see Hillary Clinton select someone like Senator Elizabeth Warren for the vice presidential spot over Senator Tim Kaine. "I have known Tim Kaine for a number of years...Tim is a very, very smart guy.

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:29:07 -0400
Democrat Clinton picks Kaine as running mate, bypassing liberals

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) wave to the crowd during a campaign rally at Ernst Community Cultural Center in AnnandaleBy John Whitesides and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON/TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton named U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday, opting for an experienced governing partner who will help her present the Democratic ticket as a steady alternative to the unpredictable campaign of Republican presidential rival Donald Trump. The selection of Kaine, a self-described "boring" Virginian with a reputation for low-key competence, could appeal to independents and moderates, but it quickly angered liberal groups that object to his advocacy for an Asian free-trade pact. The Spanish-speaking former Virginia governor and Richmond mayor fit Clinton's long-stated criteria that the vice presidential choice be a capable and reliable partner who is ready to take over the presidency if necessary.

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:28:56 -0400
Women in male-dominated career fields watch a unique U.S. presidential campaign

The Wider Image: Women workers on the Clinton campaignBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dr. Linda Liau works with the precision of a master, peering into a patient's head with magnifying loupes as she removes a brain tumor. Such an assumption is common in career fields dominated by men. With presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton seeking to become the first to break that barrier, several women in career fields made up mostly of men told Reuters that they saw her candidacy as significant.

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:16:25 -0400
Party faithful: Inside look at the California GOP convention

Hundreds of protesters surrounded the Hyatt Regency in a normally sleepy suburb of San Francisco. Some even attempted to charge through police barricades into the lobby. The source of their frustration: Donald Trump.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:53:09 -0400
What Colorado has learned from legalizing marijuana so far

ER visits are up, and heavier use among young adults reported, but the decreased stigma surrounding recreational pot blunts findings.

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:33:34 -0400
Marine Corps dog who lost leg in Afghanistan awarded gallantry medal

The Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals awarded a 12-year-old U.S. Marine Corps dog named Lucca the prestigious Dickin Medal.

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:33:48 -0400
Spate of police officers fatally shot is very chilling

Virginia state trooper Chad Dermyer, a Marine veteran and father of two, is the 16th law enforcement officer to be killed by a gunman this year a 129 percent increase over the first three months of 2015. The numbers are very chilling, said Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:00:15 -0400
Obama seeks to loosen restrictions on opioid abuse medication

President Obama outlined a number of new actions aimed at combating the countrys deadly opioid epidemic on Tuesday.

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:41:25 -0400
Slain Baton Rouge Police Officer and Veteran Mourned at Funeral

Slain Baton Rouge Police Officer and Veteran Mourned at FuneralMatthew Gerald, one of the law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sunday, was mourned today at his funeral by family, friends and colleagues. His friend Dave Mulkey spoke at today's service, recalling the last text message he received from Gerald.

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:30:04 -0400
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