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Fed's Powell Says A Long Trade War Could Hurt U.S. Economy

A trade war with China, the European Union and other trading partners is casting some doubts about the U.S. economic future, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday. And the longer it goes, the more potential harm it could cause, Powell told the Senate Banking Committee at a hearing about the Fed's monetary policy and the economy. He said the central bank expects the economy to remain strong, but trade could complicate the Fed's forecasts. "... it is difficult to predict the...

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Regionally Speaking With Chris Nolte

Regionally Speaking, Thursday, July 19, 2018

Today: On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we bring in Dan Carden, the Statehouse reporter from the "Times of Northwest Indiana" and Meredith Colias-Pete, who covers education topics for the "Post-Tribune," to review the stories they had in print and online. Dan's offered details into his exclusive coverage of the Indiana Attorney General's own legal problems -- and Meredith attended the first state-mandated public forum for the Gary Community Schools that was run by the emergency...

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2018 Midterm Elections

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NORTHWEST INDIANA - The winner of the Republican Party in the May primary for the Lake County Council Christian Jorgensen talked with Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson after Friday's recount. Jorgensen is currently President of the St John Town Council and he is an attorney by trade.  Jorgensen ran against incumbent Eldon Strong for the 7th district seat.  When asked about his opponent's concession of the race he said that was a positive.
 

The battle lines are being drawn five months ahead of the midterms, with more Americans than at any point in at least the last two decades saying they're enthusiastic about voting — and record numbers of voters say President Trump and which party controls Congress are big factors in their vote, according to a new Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday.

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), left, and Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun, right, don't agree on who's to blame for the Trump administration's family separation policy. (Photos courtesy of the U.S. Senate and the Indiana General Assembly)
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Both the Democratic and Republican candidates in Indiana’s Senate race say the U.S. should not separate parents from their children at the border. But those candidates don’t agree on who’s to blame for that policy.

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East Chicago Lead Contamination Crisis

EPA Officials Hear East Chicago Residents Concerns As Cleanup Starts Again This Spring

The Environmental Protection Agency visited East Chicago, Indiana, Saturday, to update residents on contamination cleanup. EPA Region 5 Administrator Cathy Stepp and U.S. EPA senior advisor Albert Kelly attended the briefing and listened to public comment. Residents heard updates from the on-site remediation coordinators and participated in, sometimes heated, Q&A sessions. Those comments were heard loud and clear, says Kelly. A resident asked Kelly to attend. Kelly says this is his sixth...

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Transcript: Obama's Speech At The 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

PRESIDENT OBAMA: (Cheers and applause.) Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you so much. (Laughter.)

AUDIENCE: Yes, we can! Yes, we can! Yes, we can!

OBAMA: Thank you. To Mama Graça Machel, members of the Mandela family, the Machel family, to President Ramaphosa who you can see is inspiring new hope in this great country – (cheers and applause) – professor, doctor, distinguished guests, to Mama Sisulu and the Sisulu family, to the...

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In May, Lourdes walked across the bridge from Mexico to El Paso, Texas, and requested asylum. The first step is an interview with an asylum officer.

"I told him that I have the evidence on me," Lourdes said, through an interpreter. She told the asylum officer about the scar on her arm, and the four missing fingers on her left hand — all evidence, she says, of a brutal attack by a gang in her native Honduras.

But the asylum officer rejected her claim.

"I don't know what happened," Lourdes said. "I don't know how I failed."

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