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  • r. kelly

    28 minutes ago

    R. Kelly Charged With Criminal Sexual Abuse

    R. Kelly Charged With Criminal Sexual Abuse

    R. Kelly has been charged with criminal sexual abuse in Cook County, court records show Friday.

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  • 23 minutes ago

    Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Being Charged With Soliciting Prostitute

    Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Being Charged With Soliciting Prostitute

    Police in Florida have charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor. "He...

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  • abortion

    3 hours ago

    Trump Bars Clinic Referrals, Setting Up Abortion Obstacles

    Trump Bars Clinic Referrals, Setting Up Abortion Obstacles

    The Trump administration on Friday set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. The new policy is certain to be challenged in...

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  • 3 hours ago

    Trump Vows Veto as Democrats Try to Block Emergency Order

    Trump Vows Veto as Democrats Try to Block Emergency Order

    Democrats controlling the House have teed up a vote next week to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, accelerating a showdown...

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  • 6 hours ago

    1 Killed, 12 Injured as Venezuela Turmoil Turns to Music

    1 Killed, 12 Injured as Venezuela Turmoil Turns to Music

    Heightened tensions in Venezuela left one woman dead and a dozen injured near the border with Brazil on Friday, marking the first deadly clash related to the opposition's plan to deliver humanitarian aid that...

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  • Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

    Timeline: Jussie Smollett’s Alleged Chicago Attack

    Timeline: Jussie Smollett’s Alleged Chicago Attack

    Actor Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with filing a false police report in Chicago after he said he was the victim of a hate crime.

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  • jussie smollett

    Friday, Feb 22, 2019

    'Empire' Removes Smollett's Character From Last 2 Episodes

    'Empire' Removes Smollett's Character From Last 2 Episodes

    "Empire" star Jussie Smollett is being removed from the final two episodes of the season, producers announced Friday, one day after Smollett turned himself in to police over accusations he staged a hate crime...

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  • 28 minutes ago

    Dems Will Vote to Block Trump's Emergency Declaration

    Dems Will Vote to Block Trump's Emergency Declaration

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday said the House will vote next week on a measure to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  • 34 minutes ago

    Avenatti: Today Is a ‘Watershed Moment’ in Case Against R. Kelly

    Avenatti: Today Is a ‘Watershed Moment’ in Case Against R. Kelly

    Attorney Michael Avenatti, who said he is representing several women and families in a sexual misconduct case against recording artist R. Kelly, said he recovered a videotape from the 1990s that appears to show...

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  • 22 minutes ago

    Trump Picks Craft as Nominee for UN Post

    Trump Picks Craft as Nominee for UN Post

    President Donald Trump has picked Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump says in a pair of tweets Friday evening that Craft...

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  • Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

    White House Says US Will Keep 200 Troops in Syria

    White House Says US Will Keep 200 Troops in Syria

    The Trump administration, which abruptly announced in December that it was pulling out of Syria, said Thursday that it will keep 200 U.S. troops in the country for now. "A small peace keeping group of about 200...

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  • Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

    IRS Agent Admits Giving Cohen's Records to Avenatti

    IRS Agent Admits Giving Cohen's Records to Avenatti

    Federal prosecutors say an IRS investigator in California has admitted leaking confidential details of financial transactions by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to Michael Avenatti, lawyer for Stormy...

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  • era

    5 hours ago

    'I'm Disgusted by This Vote': ERA Failure Sparks Tears in VA

    'I'm Disgusted by This Vote': ERA Failure Sparks Tears in VA

    The failure of a last-ditch effort for approval of the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia evoked frustration and tears in Richmond on Thursday.

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  • Roger Stone

    Friday, Feb 22, 2019

    Judge Places Gag Order on Roger Stone After Instagram Post

    Judge Places Gag Order on Roger Stone After Instagram Post

    A federal judge ordered Roger Stone not to discuss his criminal case with anyone and issued a stinging reprimand Thursday over the longtime Trump confidant's decision to post a photo on Instagram of the judge...

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  • era

    Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

    Judge Reverses Bail Denial for Activist Who Exposed Breast

    Judge Reverses Bail Denial for Activist Who Exposed Breast

    After initially ordering a New York woman who mimicked Virginia's seal by exposing her breast outside the Capitol to be held without bail, a Virginia judge has agreed to release her.

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  • Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

    New Election Ordered in Disputed North Carolina House Race

    New Election Ordered in Disputed North Carolina House Race

    North Carolina's elections board Thursday ordered a new election in the nation's last undecided congressional race after the Republican candidate conceded his lead was tainted by evidence of ballot-tampering by...

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  • Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

    Biden Closer to a White House Bid But Serious Concerns Remain

    Biden Closer to a White House Bid But Serious Concerns Remain

    Former Vice President Joe Biden wants to be president and is closer every day to being ready for a bid. But he's considering what would happen if the president or his allies make his family an issue, NBC News...

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  • Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

    Testimony of Candidate's Son Upends Election Fraud Hearing

    Testimony of Candidate's Son Upends Election Fraud Hearing

    A Justice Department official gave shocking testimony in an election fraud hearing into his father’s campaign for the North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. John Harris said he warned his...

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  • Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

    US, China Resume Trade Talks in Washington Ahead of Deadline

    US, China Resume Trade Talks in Washington Ahead of Deadline

    The U.S. and China resumed high-levels talks Thursday aimed at easing a trade standoff that has unnerved global investors and clouded the outlook for the world economy. The talks opened as a Chinese delegation...

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  • Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

    Advocates Say US Still Separates Migrant Families Needlessly

    Advocates Say US Still Separates Migrant Families Needlessly

    Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border as critics contend the...

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  • Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

    Democrats Prepare Resolution Against Trump's Declaration

    Democrats Prepare Resolution Against Trump's Declaration

    House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash...

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  • Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

    Climate Threat Doubter Is Leading Effort to Advise Trump

    Climate Threat Doubter Is Leading Effort to Advise Trump

    The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream...

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  • Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

    GOP Candidate's Son Had Concerns About Political Operative

    GOP Candidate's Son Had Concerns About Political Operative

    The Republican in the last undecided U.S. congressional election ignored repeated warnings from his son against hiring a shady political operator now accused of illegally collecting voter's ballots in a rural...

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  • Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

    US, Russia Vie to Ease Venezuelan Crisis

    US, Russia Vie to Ease Venezuelan Crisis

    The Trump administration is accusing President Nicolas Maduro of starving Venezuelans by blocking tons of American-supplied humanitarian aid stored next door in Colombia. In Russia, the Kremlin sees the...

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  • era

    Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

    ERA Activist Jailed Without Bond for Exposing Breast in Va.

    ERA Activist Jailed Without Bond for Exposing Breast in Va.

    A woman demonstrating in Richmond, Virginia, in support of the Equal Rights Amendment will be held without bond for more than a month for exposing a breast in public, a judge ruled Tuesday.

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  • Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

    Pentagon Chief's Syria Briefing Irks Lawmakers

    Pentagon Chief's Syria Briefing Irks Lawmakers

    Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan clashed with Sen. Lindsey Graham over the administration’s Syria policy during a briefing last weekend, prompting Graham to unleash a string of expletives and declare...

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  • Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

    Trump Says It's Up to AG to Release Mueller Report

    Trump Says It's Up to AG to Release Mueller Report

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday it will be up to newly confirmed Attorney General William Barr to release special counsel Robert Muller's report on the Russia investigation, NBC News reported. "That'll be...

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  • Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

    McCabe: Congress Did Not Object to FBI Trump Probe

    McCabe: Congress Did Not Object to FBI Trump Probe

    Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe revealed Tuesday that he opened a counter intelligence investigation into President Trump in 2017. Speaking on "The Today Show", McCabe said "we thought it...

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  • Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

    Feds Share Terrorist Watchlist With 1,400 Private Groups

    Feds Share Terrorist Watchlist With 1,400 Private Groups

    The federal government has acknowledged that it shares its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities, prompting concerns from civil libertarians that...

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  • Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

    Possible Peace Declaration Looms Large Over Kim-Trump Summit

    Possible Peace Declaration Looms Large Over Kim-Trump Summit

    With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization by giving him something he wants...

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  • Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

    Trump Chooses Jeffrey Rosen for Deputy Attorney General

    Trump Chooses Jeffrey Rosen for Deputy Attorney General

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general. In his current post...

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  • Trump administration

    Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    Trump Wants California to Pay Back Billions for Bullet Train

    Trump Wants California to Pay Back Billions for Bullet Train

    The Trump administration said Tuesday that it plans to cancel $929 million awarded to California's high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion that it has already spent. The...

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  • Florida

    Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    Florida Gov. Wants State to Be Space Force HQ

    Florida Gov. Wants State to Be Space Force HQ

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is requesting that President Donald Trump make the Sunshine State the home of the Space Force. DeSantis proposed the Space Force agency be headquartered at NASA's Kennedy Space Center...

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  • auto industry

    Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    US Automakers to Trump: Don't Slap Tariffs on Imported Cars

    US Automakers to Trump: Don't Slap Tariffs on Imported Cars

    America's auto industry is bracing for a potential escalation in President Donald Trump's tariff war with the world, one that could weaken the global auto industry and economy, inflate car prices and trigger...

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  • Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    US Launches Global Bid to Decriminalize Homosexuality

    US Launches Global Bid to Decriminalize Homosexuality

    The Trump administration is launching a global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of nations where it's still illegal to be gay, NBC News reported. The effort is aimed in part at...

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  • Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    Trump Denies Asking Whitaker to Change Leadership in Cohen Investigation

    Trump Denies Asking Whitaker to Change Leadership in Cohen Investigation

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday fielded questions about former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s role in the Michael Cohen investigation.

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  • Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    Justice Thomas Calls for Re-Examining Landmark Libel Case

    Justice Thomas Calls for Re-Examining Landmark Libel Case

    Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court should consider overturning a 55-year-old landmark ruling that makes it hard for public figures to win libel suits, writing in a case involving a woman who says...

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  • Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    Trump Orders Creation of Space Force, But Within Air Force

    Trump Orders Creation of Space Force, But Within Air Force

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he'd wanted. Before signing a document...

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  • Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    McCabe: Congress' 'Gang of 8' Didn't Object to FBI's Trump Probe

    Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told the TODAY show Tuesday that he briefed congressional leaders about the counterintelligence investigation he had opened into President Donald Trump and that "no...

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  • Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    WH Pushed Nuclear Power Plan Despite Objections: House Dems

    WH Pushed Nuclear Power Plan Despite Objections: House Dems

    Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing...

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  • Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    Sanders Back on Campaign Trail With 2020 Presidential Run

    Sanders Back on Campaign Trail With 2020 Presidential Run

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced Tuesday in a radio interview that he will is again running for president, vying for the Democratic nomination in 2020.

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  • Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    16 States Sue Trump Over Emergency Declaration

    16 States Sue Trump Over Emergency Declaration

    California, New York, Maryland and 13 other states have filed lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's emergency declaration. The declaration bypasses Congress, allowing Trump to use military funds to build...

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  • Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren Unveils Universal Child Care Plan

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren Unveils Universal Child Care Plan

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was in Glendale, California, Monday to unveil her plan for universal child care.

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  • North Carolina

    Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    Consultant on North Carolina Race: Methods Were Surprise

    Consultant on North Carolina Race: Methods Were Surprise

    The North Carolina political consultant hired to manage the campaign of the Republican in the country's last unsettled congressional election said Tuesday that he was surprised at how little he knew last year...

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  • Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    I Owe How Much? Americans Shocked by Impact of New Tax Law

    I Owe How Much? Americans Shocked by Impact of New Tax Law

    The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those accustomed to getting money back from the...

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  • bernie sanders

    Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running for President Again

    Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running for President Again

    Vermont senator and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday he is running for president again in the 2020 race. Sanders told Vermont Public Radio he is running for office because President...

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  • Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    Judge Orders Roger Stone to Court Over Instagram Post

    Judge Orders Roger Stone to Court Over Instagram Post

    A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Roger Stone to appear in court to consider whether to revoke his bail after the longtime Donald Trump confidant posted a photo on Instagram of the judge with what appeared...

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  • Monday, Feb 18, 2019

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Likely to Step Down in 3 Weeks

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Likely to Step Down in 3 Weeks

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will likely be stepping down from his position in about three weeks, NBC News reported, citing Justice Department officials. That word comes just days after William...

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  • Monday, Feb 18, 2019

    Democrat Favored in First Va. Election Since Scandals Broke

    Democrat Favored in First Va. Election Since Scandals Broke

    Political observers and activists will be closely watching a Northern Virginia special election Tuesday to see If Democrats will be hurt by the scandal impacting the party’s top three leaders in the commonwealt...

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  • Monday, Feb 18, 2019

    Sen. Rubio on National Emergency Declaration: ‘I Think it’s a Bad Idea’

    Sen. Rubio on National Emergency Declaration: ‘I Think it’s a Bad Idea’

    Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio weighs in on the president’s decision to declare a national emergency that may divert funding from other military construction projects.

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