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White House candidate Harris urges new investigation of Kavanaugh, FBI

8:14pm BST

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of new allegations of sexual misconduct by the conservative judge when he was a college student in the 1980s.

White House hopeful Warren would expand Social Security retirement benefits

12 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Thursday that if elected to the White House, she would expand Social Security, the retirement program administered by the federal government, by increasing benefits by $200 a month for every current and future beneficiary.

Hurricane Dorian floods island as it swipes North Carolina then heads north

07 Sep 2019

KITTY HAWK, N.C. Hurricane Dorian briefly made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, hitting the beach-fringed barrier islands with powerful winds and battering waves days after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble. | Video

Hurricane Dorian skirts U.S. coast, soaking the Carolinas

06 Sep 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. The howling west flank of Hurricane Dorian soaked the Carolinas on Thursday, flooding coastal towns, whipping up tornadoes and cutting power to hundreds of thousands of people a couple of days after it reduced parts of the Bahamas to rubble. | Video

Hurricane Dorian skirts U.S. coast, soaking the Carolinas

06 Sep 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. The howling west flank of Hurricane Dorian soaked the Carolinas on Thursday, flooding coastal towns, whipping up tornadoes and cutting power to hundreds of thousands of people a couple of days after it reduced parts of the Bahamas to rubble. | Video

Warren challenges 2020 Democrats to embrace 10-year clean energy transition

04 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday challenged her rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination to commit to transition the United States fully to clean energy over the next decade for electricity, vehicles and buildings.

Warren challenges 2020 Democrats to embrace 10-year clean energy transition

04 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON, Sept 3 U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday challenged her rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination to commit to transition the United States fully to clean energy over the next decade for electricity, vehicles and buildings.

Democrats' Medicare for All must consider union-won plans: AFL-CIO

30 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic White House hopefuls should ensure their Medicare for All proposals honor union-negotiated private insurance, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, head of the largest federation of U.S. labor unions, said on Thursday.

White House hopeful Kamala Harris to emphasize access for individuals with disabilities

30 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris will announce a plan on Thursday aimed at ensuring individuals with disabilities have equal access to job opportunities, education, housing and healthcare.

Democrats' Medicare for All plans must consider union-negotiated health plans -AFL-CIO chief

29 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON, Aug 29 Democratic White House hopefuls should ensure their Medicare for All proposals honor union-negotiated private insurance, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, head of the largest federation of U.S. labor unions, said on Thursday.

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