Tag: Midwestern States (US)

‘It’s Not the Same’: Why War Refugees Who Helped Revive St. Louis Are Leaving

ST. LOUIS — It took Beriz Nukic about two years after landing on a new continent as a war refugee to open his own business. Mr. Nukic learned English on the fly, and started with a simple concept — a Turkish coffee roastery for Bosnians, who drink Turkish coffee as though it is water. Soon […]

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When It Comes to 2020, Up Is Down and Down Is Up

The Democrats’ ability to wrest back Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa faces a steep hurdle. The population of the Rust Belt is aging at a much faster pace than the rest of the country. Exit polls show that people over the age of 50 put Donald Trump in the White House, and the Midwest has […]

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Trump’s Attacks Are Good Politics — for Democrats

President Trump’s tweet attacks on members of Congress of color, from “The Squad” to Representative Elijah Cummings, have made it clear that fanning the flames of white racial resentment is central to his politics and re-election strategy. For decades, some left-leaning strategists stifled their candidates’ response to dog whistles for fear of alienating whites who […]

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‘Toxic Stew’ Stirred Up by Disasters Poses Long-Term Danger, New Findings Show

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — New research shows that the extreme weather and fires of recent years, similar to the flooding that has struck Louisiana and the Midwest, may be making Americans sick in ways researchers are only beginning to understand. By knocking […]

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Trump Campaign to Purge Pollsters After Leak of Dismal Results

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s campaign has decided to purge some of its pollsters after a leak of dismal internal polls for the president that he denied existed. Just two days before the president is set to kick off his bid for re-election, a top adviser said on Sunday that the campaign was cutting ties with […]

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Paralysis on America’s Rivers: There’s Too Much Water

VAN BUREN, Ark. — Marty Shell just wanted the lights back on. Nineteen barges bound for nowhere were tied up along the swollen riverbank. Dark warehouses full of flooded fertilizer reeked with a sulfuric stench that made it painful to inhale. The river system, which for decades provided Mr. Shell a livelihood, now spreads only […]

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Army Corps Under Fire From Flood Victims Amid Storm Surge

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. — People whose homes had flooded filled the pews of a Baptist church that was still standing on dry ground. They bowed their heads as Oklahoma’s junior senator, James Lankford, led everyone in a prayer. But when a representative of the Army Corps of Engineers stood at the microphone to address residents […]

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Trump Administration Lifts Ethanol-Fuel Ban That Was Meant to Cut Smog

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Friday that it has lifted a summertime ban on the use of E15, a gasoline blend made of 15 percent ethanol. The move is designed to help corn and soybean farmers harmed by President […]

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