Sep 27, 2018

Trump team considers trading in New York for Virginia in 2020

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President Trump's 2020 campaign office could be located in Arlington, Virginia, which is far closer to the White House than Trump's 2016 campaign headquarters at Trump Tower, the Washington Post's Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker report.

The details: The move, which hasn't been finalized, would happen after the midterms, and if completed would make Trump "the first major-party nominee to base his campaign in the Washington area" since Sen. John McCain in 2008, Rucker and Parker write. Both of Barack Obama's campaigns ran out of Chicago.

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MLB's Rob Manfred is latest villain in Astros' cheating scandal

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred's decision to grant Astros players immunity in exchange for confessions about their sign-stealing scheme has undermined his reputation — and he only made himself look worse on Sunday.

The interview: In a 45-minute conversation with ESPN, Manfred asserted that public shame was punishment enough for the Astros. He also called the World Series trophy "just a piece of metal" and said that taking a title away from Houston "seems like a futile act."

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Economists warn coronavirus risk far worse than realized

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Worries are growing that the economic impact from the novel coronavirus outbreak will be worse than expected and that markets are being too complacent in factoring it in as a risk.

What's happening: The number of confirmed cases has already far outpaced expectations and even those reports are being viewed through a lens of suspicion that the Chinese government is underreporting the figures.

National newspapers thrive while local outlets struggle to survive

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While big national newspapers grow stronger, local newspaper chains that have for decades kept the vast majority of the country informed are combusting.

Why it matters: The inequity between giants like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and their local counterparts represents a growing problem in America as local communities no longer have the power to set the agenda for the news that most affects them.