Second U.S. official overheard Trump call with Gordon Sondland, source says

WASHINGTON —  A second U.S. Embassy staffer in Kyiv overheard a key cellphone call between President Trump and his ambassador to the European Union discussing the need for Ukrainian officials to pursue “investigations,” the Associated Press has learned. The July 26 call between Trump and Gordon Sondland was first described during testimony Wednesday by William B.…

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10 Democrats qualify for November presidential debate

ATLANTA —  Ten Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for next Wednesday’s debate in Georgia, giving voters a smaller lineup onstage to consider even as the party’s overall field expands. The Democratic National Committee confirmed the lineup Thursday after reviewing polling and grass-roots fundraising thresholds. Those on the stage will be: former Vice President Joe Biden; New…

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Sam Farmer's NFL picks for Week 11

The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Pregame.com (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 4-9 (.308); season 89-58-1 (.605). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 6-5-2 (.546); season 72-73-3 (.497). Green Bay, the New York Giants, Seattle…

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Orange County Human Relations campaign provides a 'toolkit' for schools to prevent hate crimes

In response to increasing hate crimes and incidents, Orange County Human Relations is rolling out its first statewide anti-hate program to equip schools with the resources to launch their own educational and awareness campaigns. The nonprofit will provide schools with a “toolkit” that contains the necessary components for an anti-hate campaign, including templates, documents, posters…

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