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Republican candidates fail to separate themselves in debate

SIMI VALLEY — Donald Trump finally took some punches, Carly Fiorina grabbed control, Jeb Bush woke up and Marco Rubio and Chris Christie elbowed their way into the fray on a crowded stage. Everyone else just tried to crash the party. The CNN Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Wednesday crackled with Read More…

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Controversy over Confederate flag rises again

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Debates over displaying the Confederate battle flag are as familiar here as grits and sweet tea. But the outpouring of grief after a racist gunman killed nine African-Americans last week during a Bible study at a historic Charleston church is testing whether the longtime standoff can last. After imagery emerged over Read More…