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Government & Politics

Override of Obama veto just first hurdle in 9/11 families’ pursuit of Saudi Arabia

The Senate voted Wednesday 97-1 and the House 348-77 to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But that is only the beginning of what will be an exceedingly complicated legal strategy to prove that the Arab country, from which 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers came, bears responsibility for what took place.

Government & Politics

What might Trump be hiding in those tax returns he won’t disclose?

Never before has a presidential candidate had such a complex web of businesses. By law, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doesn’t have to release his tax returns, but the absence of even a summary is leading to widespread speculation. A report from a New Jersey casino commission said that in 1978 and 1979 Trump reported negative income and paid no federal taxes, even as he publicly boasted of being a multimillionaire. Here are answers to questions on the topic.

Nation & World

Russia fighting in Syria for a year, still at odds with US

A year after Russia waded into the war in Syria, aiming to flex its national security muscles and prop up beleaguered Syrian president Bashar Assad, Moscow appears no closer to one of its military goals, getting the U.S. to cooperate in the skies or on the ground in the civil war, and prospects for a diplomatic resolution seem dim.

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Election Rewind: FLOTUS calls for an 'adult' in the White House, Trump compares Clinton team to the mob

Without mentioning any names, Michelle Obama rallied Clinton supporters in Philadelphia, Pa., to elect an "adult" to the White House. Meanwhile, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Donald Trump compared the Clinton team to the mob.
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Election Rewind: FLOTUS calls for an 'adult' in the White House, Trump compares Clinton team to the mob

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Kansas City mayor lays out vision for signature KC arts festival

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