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Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 06:03 PM CDT

Senate Intelligence Committee to Get Access to Comey Memos

Senate Intelligence Committee to Get Access to Comey Memos

The Senate Intelligence Committee has an agreement to get former FBI Director James Comey's memos of his conversations with President Donald Trump. The panel's top Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia,...

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 04:49 PM CDT

Travel Ban a Blow to Sudan Refugees Awaiting US Resettlement

Travel Ban a Blow to Sudan Refugees Awaiting US Resettlement

Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo after the...

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Trump Cheers Wins at $10 Million Re-Election Fundraiser

Trump Cheers Wins at $10 Million Re-Election Fundraiser

Republican donors paid $35,000 apiece to hear familiar a message from President Donald Trump: The media, particularly CNN, keep trying to take him down, and yet Republicans just keep on winning elections. He...

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 03:14 PM CDT

Man Destroys Ten Commandments Monument 24 Hours After Unveiling

Man Destroys Ten Commandments Monument 24 Hours After Unveiling

A man yelled “freedom” as he rammed his car into a monument depicting the Ten Commandments outside the Arkansas State Capitol, less than 24 hours after it was unveiled. Michael Tate Reed posted...

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 04:21 PM CDT

Trump Urges Passage of Bills Targeting Illegal Immigration

Trump Urges Passage of Bills Targeting Illegal Immigration

President Donald Trump is urging the House to stiffen the punishment for people who re-enter the U.S. illegally and for "sanctuary" cities and states that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation forces....

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 02:18 PM CDT

Michigan Sues Flint After Council Refuses to OK Water Deal

Michigan Sues Flint After Council Refuses to OK Water Deal

The state of Michigan sued Flint Wednesday, alleging that the city council's refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering public health in the wake of...

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 01:12 AM CDT

Partial US Travel Restrictions Going Into Effect

Partial US Travel Restrictions Going Into Effect

The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the...

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 12:36 PM CDT

Mississippi Man Takes Confederate Flag Fight to High Court

Mississippi Man Takes Confederate Flag Fight to High Court

A black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the state's Confederate-themed flag to the U.S. Supreme Court. In papers filed Wednesday, attorneys for Carlos Moore said lower courts were wrong to reject...

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 11:46 AM CDT

Chicago Attorney Helps Reach Settlement in 'Pink Slime' Case

Chicago Attorney Helps Reach Settlement in 'Pink Slime' Case

ABC News has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer that filed a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on the company's lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed...

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40 Health Bill Demonstrators Arrested Outside Senate Offices

40 Health Bill Demonstrators Arrested Outside Senate Offices

The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise. The surprise development...

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