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Special counsel says up to 6 months jail 'warranted' for Trump aide-turned cooperating witness

(WASHINGTON) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller is recommending a judge sentence one-time Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in jail for lying to the FBI, a request that factors in his pledge to cooperate with the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, according…... Read More

Thousands could lose Medicaid coverage as states enforce work requirements

(NEW YORK) -- Thousands of Americans -- many low-income -- are at risk of losing Medicaid health care insurance coverage as states implement work requirements pushed and approved by the Trump administration.In Arkansas, more than 5,400 people failed to comply with the work requirements for the past two months, according…... Read More

Michigan lawmaker apologizes for racial slurs targeting opponent

(DETROIT) -- A Michigan lawmaker apologized after roiling her state Senate race and drawing the ire of the state Democratic party for making racial slurs against her former rival, an Asian-American candidate.Rep. Bettie Cook Scott, who is African-American, said in a statement released on Twitter by her lawyer, Bill Noakes,…... Read More

Former intelligence officials criticize Brennan's loss of security clearance

(WASHINGTON) -- In an unprecedented show of support, 15 top former intelligence officials have signed a letter backing former CIA Director John Brennan whose security clearance was revoked by the White House earlier this week.The group of former CIA directors, CIA deputy directors and Director of National Intelligence called the…... Read More

One year after crisis began, US sanctions Myanmar military over Rohingya ethnic cleansing

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is sanctioning four Myanmar military officials and two military units for the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya, the Muslim-majority ethnic group that has fled by the hundreds of thousands from a violent campaign into neighboring Bangladesh.Other than one general sanctioned last December, these are the first…... Read More

Trump razzes Cuomo again about America 'never that great' comment

(WASHINGTON) -- The ongoing feud between President Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued Friday when the president slammed the Democrat on Twitter once again for comments he made earlier in the week."How does a politician, Cuomo, known for pushing people and businesses out of his state, not to…... Read More

Trump's military parade postponed until 2019 as reported cost skyrockets

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's military parade that was slated to have taken place on November 10 has been postponed, according to a Pentagon statement. Earlier on Thursday, a U.S. official had told ABC News that the cost of the parade had risen to $92 million, a significant increase to…... Read More

Christian baker who won Supreme Court case in new legal battle

(LAKEWOOD, Colo.) -- When Christian bakery owner Jack Phillips won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case in June over his refusal to make a wedding cake a gay couple based on his religious convictions, he thought his legal battles with the state of Colorado were over, according to a lawsuit.But…... Read More

Bin Laden raid commander defends Brennan, tells Trump, 'revoke my security clearance as well'

(WASHINGTON) -- The retired U.S. Navy admiral who led the mission to kill Osama bin Laden is defending former CIA director John Brennan after President Donald Trump revoked his security clearance earlier this week.In an op-ed for the Washington Post on Thursday, retired Adm. William McRaven asks Trump to revoke…... Read More

Senate Republicans defend Trump's decision to revoke Brennan's security clearance

(WASHINGTON) -- Senators’ reactions to President Donald Trump revoking former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance mostly broke down along party lines, with Democrats condemning and Republicans defending him.In a statement, Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., cited a New York Times op-ed published Thursday, after Brennan’s security was…... Read More

Manafort jury asks judge to define 'reasonable doubt' during deliberations

(WASHINGTON) -- After a full day of deliberation, the 12-person jury in the financial crimes trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has yet to reach a verdict, meaning the panel will reconvene Friday to continue considering Manafort’s fate.Jurors’ first day deliberating the special counsel’s case against Manafort, who…... Read More