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Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback

His presidency over, Donald Trump bid farewell to Washington on Wednesday but also hinted at a comeback despite a legacy of chaos, tumult and bitter division in the country he led for four years. “Goodbye. We love you. We will be back in some form,” Trump told supporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland where

Economy

Loss of ‘snowbirds’ amid pandemic another hit to US tourism

This is the first winter in five years that Steve Monk and his wife, Linda, haven’t driven to Arizona from their home in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. They typically leave Canada to hunker down in warmer climates for six months. They could fly, skirting travel restrictions at the border, but they’d rather “freeze their buns off”

Legal Beat

DIFI Fraud Unit Investigation Results in Conviction for $1.8 Million Insurance Fraud

On October 26, 2020, Nicholas Scaffidi, 39, was sentenced in Maricopa County Superior Court for his role in coordinating an elaborate $1.8 million insurance fraud against Blue Cross-Blue Shield (BCBS) of Arizona. Scaffidi was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $820,016.26 in restitution and fines of $3,331.00. Scaffidi’s conviction caps an

Science

SpaceX launches 2nd crew, regular station crew flights begin

SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday on the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company. The Falcon rocket thundered into the night from Kennedy Space Center with three Americans and one Japanese, the second crew to be launched by SpaceX. The Dragon capsule on top — named

Politics

Trump wins Florida, locked in other tight races with Biden

President Donald Trump carried Florida, the nation’s most prized battleground state, and he and Democrat Joe Biden were increasingly focused early Wednesday on the three Northern industrial states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House. Four years after Trump became the first Republican in a

Politics

Road to 270: Biden has options, Trump walks narrow path

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden each has a path to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. Biden’s is appreciably wider. The former vice president is competitive in all the battleground states Trump carried in 2016 and has put a handful of traditional Republican states, including Georgia and

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