Kamala Harris tells Spartan Echo she wants to help HBCUs as U.S. President
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Kamala Harris tells Spartan Echo she wants to help HBCUs as U.S. President

by Jessica Toliver, Editor-in-Chief On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Spartan Echo had the opportunity to speak with U.S. Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). Several topics were discussed starting with Harris’s background and what helps guide her steps in wanting to help historically black colleges and universities continue to grow and succeed. Harris discussed two … Continue reading

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AP Conversation: Trump calls Mideast peace ‘toughest deal’
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AP Conversation: Trump calls Mideast peace ‘toughest deal’

  STERLING, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump says that if he’s elected president, he’ll know within six months whether he can achieve an elusive peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians, one of the world’s most vexing challenges. But the Republican presidential candidate says he has doubts about each side’s commitment to the peace process. “I … Continue reading

Carson visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan
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Carson visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is in the Middle East this weekend to meet with Syrian refugees. The retired neurosurgeon has been facing questions about his command of foreign policy. Carson planned to tour one of Jordan’s major refugee camps Friday and Saturday, campaign manager Barry Bennett said. Bennett declined to release … Continue reading

After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security
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After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government’s post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race. The two senators were on opposite sides earlier this year when Congress eliminated … Continue reading

Cruz faults Senate rivals for skipping pressing debate
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Cruz faults Senate rivals for skipping pressing debate

ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Monday tried to distinguish himself as a leader among the party’s more conservative voters by indirectly chiding presidential rivals such as Marco Rubio for skipping recent high-profile votes in the Senate. Without mentioning Rubio by name, Cruz said he had been “proud to lead” … Continue reading

Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal health care law
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Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal health care law

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush touted on Tuesday his plan to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with one that would increase tax credits for individuals, allowing them to buy coverage protection against “high-cost medical events.” “I won’t accept the straw man argument that the opposite of Obamacare … Continue reading