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Veteran-turned-congressional candidate draws attention for personal campaign ad

(AUSTIN, Texas) -- A campaign ad released Wednesday by a progressive running in Texas’s 31st Congressional District in 2018 is gaining national attention for its candid presentation of issues including domestic violence, misogyny, and money in politics.MJ Hegar, a decorated Air Force veteran who led the fight in 2012 to…... Read More

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's son accused of sexual assault on flight

(BOSTON) -- The adult son of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has been accused of sexual assault by a woman on a JetBlue flight Wednesday.The incident allegedly happened on flight 1354 from Washington, D.C., to Boston, according to Boston ABC affiliate WCVB."On June 20, the crew of flight 1354 were notified…... Read More

US Navy preparing to house 25,000 migrants at remote facilities for up to 6 months: Memo

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Navy is preparing to house as many as 25,000 migrants at remote Navy facilities in California, Arizona, and Alabama, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of an internal Navy document. The document, prepared for Navy Secretary Richard Spencer by an assistant secretary, appears to have…... Read More

Trump cites out-of-context crime statistics in honoring 'angel families' whose loved ones were killed by undocumented immigrants

(WASHINGTON) -- Trying to steer the controversy over immigration back to his favored talking points, President Donald Trump met Friday with what he calls "angel families" whose loved ones were killed by undocumented immigrants.As his administration has in recent days, he compared their tragedies to the uproar over children being…... Read More

Senate seeks detail about Roger Stone’s 2016 Russia contact

(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Senate investigators are demanding President Donald Trump’s longtime political supporter Roger Stone produce documents related to a meeting he had with a Russian citizen offering dirt on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign.“I have no reason to dissemble or hide it because nothing illegal or improper…... Read More

Alone with walls of 'Bagel' and 'Biscuit,' Paul Manafort ponders his defense

(NEW YORK) -- Indicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is being held in the VIP section of the Northern Neck Regional Jail, but that Very Important Person distinction offers him little comfort.On Thursday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered that Manafort “confined in a corrections facility separate” from others in…... Read More

House passes comprehensive bill to combat growing opioid epidemic

(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan, comprehensive bill Friday that aims at curbing the country’s growing opioid epidemic. By a vote of 396-14, the House passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients Communities Act, which is the collective product of the lower chamber’s extensive effort this year…... Read More

White House accuses Democrats, media of 'shameful' exploitation of crying migrant girl photo

(WASHINGTON) -- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Friday accused Democrats and the media of “shameful” exploitation of a photo of a young girl crying as her mother was searched by U.S. Border Patrol agents.The White House is seizing on what has been a growing conservative counter-narrative to that…... Read More

Reality Winner, accused of leaking report on Russian election hacking to press, to plead guilty

(AUGUSTA, Ga.) -- Reality Winner, a former U.S. intelligence specialist accused of leaking a report on Russian election hacking, will change her plea to guilty when she appears for a hearing next week in Augusta, Georgia, according to court documents.Winner, a six-year Air Force veteran, was charged a year ago…... Read More

Watchdog group questions whether Pruitt is using private email to conduct business

(WASHINGTON) -- A watchdog group that requested access to all of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s email communications was provided with only a single email addressed to anyone outside of the EPA.Officials with The Sierra Club, the environmental group that sought Pruitt’s emails as part of a Freedom of…... Read More

Supreme Court rules that police generally need a warrant to access cell phone data

(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court ruled that police generally need a search warrant to review cell phone records that include data like a user's location, which will impose a higher bar for law enforcement to access data collected on the millions of people who use smartphones on a daily basis.The…... Read More