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Washington (AFP) – The U.S. economy grew 2.8 percent in the third quarter, much stronger than expected, the government reported Thursday.

Analysts had expected the Commerce Department’s first read on gross domestic product for the quarter would show growth at an annual rate of 1.9 percent from the second quarter.

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In a meandering speech Wednesday, former President Donald Trump talked up the congressional testimony of a former aide alleging his assault on a Secret Service agent, saying "a lot of people" thought it made him look "physically tough."

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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