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A murdered teen, longtime Dem ousted, US trade deficit jumps and more

• Sep 5, 2018 at 12:34 PM

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USA TODAY: Donald Trump maintains attacks on Bob Woodward, calls for changes in libel laws

Stung by the latest tell-all book to hit his White House, President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on author Bob Woodward by suggesting Wednesday that the government tighten libel laws.

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THE GUARDIAN: Another long-time Democratic rep ousted from the left

In the latest upset during the 2018 Democratic primaries, Ayanna Pressley beat a veteran 10-term Democrat in Massachusetts in a House race being watched nationally as an indicator of the future of the Democratic Party.

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NATURE: A murdered teen, two million tweets and an experiment to fight gun violence

In the middle of the day on 11 April 2014, a hooded gunman ambushed Gakirah Barnes on the streets of Chicago’s South Side. A volley of bullets struck her in the chest, jaw and neck. The 17-year-old died in a hospital bed two hours later.

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CNBC: US trade deficit jumps by the most in 3 years

The U.S. trade deficit increased to a five-month high in July as exports of soybeans and civilian aircraft declined and imports hit a record high, suggesting that trade could be a drag on economic growth in the third quarter.

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