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  • AMATRICE, Italy— Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The magnitude 6.2 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, where residents woke to a long swaying followed by aftershocks.

  • Hillary Clinton

    Most people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money to the Clinton Foundation.

  • President Barack Obama, flanked by elected officials delivers remarks after touring a flood-affected neighborhood in Zachary, Louisiana, August 23, 2016.

    President Obama said federal assistance to Louisiana flood recovery hit $127 million, but he called on private citizens to help.

  • Trump flip-flopping on immigration?

    Jacob Monty, Houston-based immigration attorney and GOP activist, shares his take on Donald Trump's change of tone on immigration.

  • WASHINGTON— The Social Security Administration has rolled back extra security measures on the agency's website after getting complaints from people who had trouble accessing their accounts. "We implemented it aggressively because we have a fundamental responsibility to protect the public's personal information," the Social Security Administration...

  • Obama: I'm proud of FEMA

    President Barack Obama visits Zachary, Louisiana to make a statement on the recent massive flooding.

  • Obama: Congress may need to provide more aid

    President Barack Obama visits Zachary, Louisiana to make a statement on the recent massive flooding.

  • Obama: Over 100K people have asked for federal assistance

    President Barack Obama visits Zachary, Louisiana to make a statement on the recent massive flooding.

  • Obama: Heartbroken by loss of lives in floods

    President Barack Obama visits Zachary, Louisiana to make a statement on the recent massive flooding.

  • WASHINGTON— A new government report released Tuesday blames lower-than-expected tax revenues for a spike in this year's budget deficit to $590 billion. The Congressional Budget Office is also lowering its projections of economic growth over the next several years, in part because of the disappointing results so far in 2016. All told, CBO predicts the deficit...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The Burt's Bees founder pushing for a new national park in Maine has given 87,500 acres of land to the U.S. government. On Aug. 12, land conservationist Roxanne Quimby signed deeds transferring her nonprofit foundation's land in Maine's Katahdin region to the U.S. Department of the Interior. This spring, Maine's legislature passed a symbolic bill...

  • How to fix America's growth problem

    Discussing how to fix America's growth problem in the economy with CNBC's Rick Santelli and John Cochrane, University of Chicago Business School professor.

  • Trump on immigration: I'll do like Obama

    Is Donald Trump changing his tune on immigration? CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest on the Trump campaign.

  • The Republican presidential nominee claims he will determine between the 'bad' undocumented immigrants and everyone else.

  • Donald Trump

    Donald Trump now says that he'll distinguish between "bad" undocumented immigrants and "everybody else."

  • WASHINGTON— For more than a decade, lawmakers have been pointing at their counterparts to take the blame for what just about everyone agrees is a broken immigration system. Immigration laws were overhauled again in 1990 under Republican President George H.W. Bush and again in 1996 under Democratic President Bill Clinton. Republican presidential nominee...

  • A person is seen on the front porch of a home as it is surrounded by flood waters on August 16, 2016 in Port Vincent, Louisiana.

    Donna Wolff, Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, discusses the impact the Baton Rouge flooding has on Louisiana's housing market.

  • Historic Louisiana flooding

    President Barack Obama is heading to Louisiana tomorrow to survey the damage from the massive flooding. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports the latest details on "The Great Flood of 2016," including relief efforts.

  • Aug 22- Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has restored voting rights to almost 13,000 felons on a case-by-case basis after the state Supreme Court blocked his wider clemency effort, he said on Monday. The order was seen as a possible aid in tipping Virginia, a swing state in this year's presidential election, in favor of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

  • Aug 22- AT&T Inc, the No.2 U.S. wireless carrier, said it had signed a deal with Cuba's state-owned telecoms provider to offer direct roaming services to its customers visiting Cuba. President Barack Obama' s administration eased some sanctions on Cuba. Earlier, phone calls between the United States and Cuba had to be routed mostly through other countries, adding...