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Cartel Violence Drives Surge of Mexican Asylum-Seekers to Border Towns
Immigration
Cartel Violence Drives Surge of Mexican Asylum-Seekers to Border Towns

TIJUANA, Mexico — Only 40 numbers stood between Miguel and his family’s turn to ask for asylum in the United States. Fleeing cartel violence in south Mexico, they have been waiting in Tijuana for five months for their chance to... Read More

Elizabeth Warren Used Bare-Knuckle Tactics to Take Down an Obama Nominee
Political News
Elizabeth Warren Used Bare-Knuckle Tactics to Take Down an Obama Nominee

WASHINGTON — In 2014, two years after she was first elected to the Senate, Elizabeth Warren took on President Barack Obama in an unlikely fight that cemented her status as a leader of the Democratic Party’s progressive wing. The Massachusetts... Read More

In This Tiny California ‘Trump Country’ Town, Folks Hear the Impeachment Talk, But It Feels a World Away
Political News
In This Tiny California ‘Trump Country’ Town, Folks Hear the Impeachment Talk, But It Feels a World Away

TAFT, Calif. — On the road into Taft, fields of fruit trees give way to orchards of oil rigs nodding on golden hills that shimmer against a blue sky like creased velvet. This tiny oil town two hours northwest of... Read More

Inside Pete Buttigieg’s Iowa Surge: Loud Crowds, Strong Ground Game As He Emerges As Moderate Alternative to Joe Biden in 2020
2020 Elections
Inside Pete Buttigieg’s Iowa Surge: Loud Crowds, Strong Ground Game As He Emerges As Moderate Alternative to Joe Biden in 2020

DECORAH, Iowa — Deb Tekippe spent much of this year convinced she would support Joe Biden in his 2020 bid for president, but the more she has seen of him on the stump in Iowa and in debates on television,... Read More

Government Security Officials Warn Of Evolving Terrorist Threats
National Security
Government Security Officials Warn Of Evolving Terrorist Threats
2019-11-11 17:07:32
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A top Homeland Security Department official described recent “major shifts” in terrorist threats to the United States during a Senate hearing last week. Some threats come from residents of Syria and Iraq displaced by military struggles while others... Read More

Congress Considers Proposals to Help Immigrants Start Small Businesses
In The News
Congress Considers Proposals to Help Immigrants Start Small Businesses
2019-11-11 17:03:42
by Tom Ramstack

Business leaders in California appealed to Congress Friday to expand financial assistance to immigrants trying to start their own businesses. They said small government investments can create big payoffs when immigrants start successful businesses that pay taxes and employ other... Read More

‘Hidden Figures’ to Receive Congressional Gold Medals
Science
‘Hidden Figures’ to Receive Congressional Gold Medals

Four historic “hidden figures” from NASA Langley Research Center will receive Congressional Gold Medals for their pioneering work during the space race and beyond. A bipartisan bill recognizing Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson for their groundbreaking... Read More

Republican Moderate Breaks With Party Over Identifying Whistleblower
Impeachment
Republican Moderate Breaks With Party Over Identifying Whistleblower

WASHINGTON — As the impeachment inquiry against President Trump moves into a public phase this week, leading Democrats — joined by at least one GOP lawmaker — on Sunday rejected Republican demands for public testimony by the whistleblower whose complaint... Read More

Can Pete Buttigieg Position Himself as the Sensible Alternative to Biden and Warren?
2020 Elections
Can Pete Buttigieg Position Himself as the Sensible Alternative to Biden and Warren?

LEBANON, N.H. — As other presidential candidates promise free health care, college debt relief and sweeping new taxes on the ultra-rich, Pete Buttigieg is drawing large crowds with a different angle. “This will be a presidency where you can turn... Read More

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Resigns Amid Fraud Allegations, Growing Protests
In The News
Bolivia’s Evo Morales Resigns Amid Fraud Allegations, Growing Protests

Evo Morales — the man who rose from being a community organizer and coca farmer to one of Bolivia’s most enduring and powerful presidents — resigned Sunday amid a growing backlash sparked by a troubled Oct. 20 presidential election. In... Read More

Why We Call It ‘Veterans Day’ And Not Armistice Day — Or Veterans’ Day
Veterans
Why We Call It ‘Veterans Day’ And Not Armistice Day — Or Veterans’ Day

If you don’t have social media, don’t know why Monday is a federal holiday or have otherwise been living under a rock, Monday is Veterans Day. That’s Veterans Day — as opposed to Veteran’s Day, Veterans’ Day, Armistice Day or... Read More

Ohio Judge Rules In Favor of Late-Jailed Voters
Voting
Ohio Judge Rules In Favor of Late-Jailed Voters
2019-11-08 23:49:59
by Dan McCue

A federal judge in Ohio ruled the state must discontinue its practice of disenfranchising eligible voters who are arrested and held in pre-trial detention in the final days leading up to an election. The case has its roots in the... Read More

North Carolina Governor Vetoes Voting Restrictions, Restores Saturday Voting
State News
North Carolina Governor Vetoes Voting Restrictions, Restores Saturday Voting
2019-11-08 21:56:00
by Dan McCue

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill earlier this week that would have removed foreign citizens from voting rolls. At the same time, he signed into law a bill that restores early voting on the last Saturday before elections.... Read More

As Congress Works to Curb Surprise Medical Bills, New York’s Fix Gets Examined
Health
As Congress Works to Curb Surprise Medical Bills, New York’s Fix Gets Examined

Lobbying campaigns and legislative battles have been underway for months as Congress tries to solve the problem of surprise billing, when patients face often exorbitant costs after they unknowingly receive care from an out-of-network doctor or hospital. As Congress considers... Read More

For Young People With Psychosis, Early Intervention Is Crucial
Mental Health
For Young People With Psychosis, Early Intervention Is Crucial

Andrew Echeguren, 26, had his first psychotic episode when he was 15. He was working as an assistant coach at a summer soccer camp for kids when the lyrics coming out of his iPod suddenly morphed into racist and homophobic... Read More

McBath Plays Key Role In Moving Landmark Higher Ed Bill Out of Committee
Education
McBath Plays Key Role In Moving Landmark Higher Ed Bill Out of Committee
2019-11-08 21:26:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - After two full days of debate, the House Education and Labor Committee voted to advance the College Affordability Act, including four pieces of legislation and an amendment introduced by Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga. The act, also known as... Read More

Bipartisan Bill Incentivizes States to Report of Domestic Violence to Federal Background Check Systems
Education
Bipartisan Bill Incentivizes States to Report of Domestic Violence to Federal Background Check Systems
2019-11-08 21:24:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., and Mike Turner, R-Ohio, will create incentives for states to provide complete domestic violence records to federal background check databases. Rep. Rice announced the filing of the bill at... Read More

Supreme Court Urged to Decide If Electoral College Voters Are Bound to State's Winner
In The News
Supreme Court Urged to Decide If Electoral College Voters Are Bound to State's Winner
2019-11-08 21:22:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In 2016, 10 Electoral College voters challenged the notion they were bound to vote for the winner of the presidential election in their state and at least tried to vote for somebody else. Seven electors actually cast that... Read More

New Drone, Underwater Footage of Orcas Stuns Researchers, Gives Intimate Look at Killer Whales’ Family Life
Environment
New Drone, Underwater Footage of Orcas Stuns Researchers, Gives Intimate Look at Killer Whales’ Family Life

SEATTLE — Who knew orcas were so playful, so full of affection, so constantly touching one another? New footage taken by drone as well as underwater stunned researchers who spent two days with the southern resident orca J pod off... Read More

Peters Helps Advance Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Prices From Committee
Prescription Drugs
Peters Helps Advance Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Prices From Committee
2019-11-08 21:18:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., helped advance H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, joining the majority of his colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee in voting to send the measure on to the full House. The... Read More

Florida’s Presidential Primary Starts Sooner Than You Think
2020 Elections
Florida’s Presidential Primary Starts Sooner Than You Think

MIAMI — Just after Iowa’s caucuses and days before the first 2020 presidential primary in New Hampshire, Democrats in one of the country’s premier battleground states will begin voting for their party’s choice to go head-to-head with President Donald Trump.... Read More

Supreme Court to Decide Whether 'Booking.com' Too Generic for Trademark Protection
Supreme Court
Supreme Court to Decide Whether 'Booking.com' Too Generic for Trademark Protection
2019-11-08 21:15:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case in which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office contends that Booking.com’s name is too generic for trademark protection. As is their custom, the justices did not explain their... Read More

Trump’s Well-Oiled Campaign Has Everything Planned — Except Trump
2020 Elections
Trump’s Well-Oiled Campaign Has Everything Planned — Except Trump

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump fiddled for months with a 2020 election message that would be ready for primetime. His top two campaign aides — Jared Kushner and Brad Parscale — sought a message that would resonate with the president’s... Read More

Democrats See 2020 Election Won By Slim Margins In Several Key Battleground States
2020 Elections
Democrats See 2020 Election Won By Slim Margins In Several Key Battleground States
2019-11-08 21:11:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democratic party believes whoever its eventual nominee is, the race to win the 2020 presidential election will come down to slim margins of victory in several key battleground states. As a result, said David Bergstein, the DNC's... Read More

Poll: 1 in 4 Americans Undecided About Impeachment
Opinion Polls
Poll: 1 in 4 Americans Undecided About Impeachment

WASHINGTON — Americans are divided about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, and as the House prepares for public hearings next week, roughly 1 in 4 remain uncertain, providing a large audience that could be especially swayed by the... Read More

Michael Bloomberg Opening Door for 2020 Run
2020 Elections
Michael Bloomberg Opening Door for 2020 Run

NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg is taking his first official step toward running for president in 2020. The billionaire ex-mayor, who has flirted with a White House bid for months, is filing paperwork Friday to qualify for Alabama’s Democratic presidential... Read More

Republicans Urge Bevin to Provide Proof of Election Fraud or Concede
State News
Republicans Urge Bevin to Provide Proof of Election Fraud or Concede

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A growing number of Republican lawmakers are urging Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a fellow Republican, to either provide evidence of the voting “irregularities” he has alleged or concede Tuesday’s election to Gov.-elect Andy Beshear, who defeated him... Read More

Trial to Determine Sanity for Capital Gazette Gunman Rescheduled for March
Criminal Justice
Trial to Determine Sanity for Capital Gazette Gunman Rescheduled for March

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Anne Arundel County Judge Laura Ripken has set a new date for the trial to determine whether the Capital Gazette shooter was sane at the time of the mass shooting, according to the Maryland Judiciary. Slated to... Read More

City Moves Toward Ban on Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth
State News
City Moves Toward Ban on Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Kansas City took a step Wednesday toward becoming the second city in Missouri to ban conversion therapy for minors following more than an hour of emotional testimony from a packed room of LGBTQ residents and advocates. Conversion therapy,... Read More

School Shooters Exhibited Unreported Warning Signs, Secret Service Study Finds
In The News
School Shooters Exhibited Unreported Warning Signs, Secret Service Study Finds
2019-11-08 13:46:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Students who have committed deadly school shootings in recent years exhibited worrisome warning signs that went unreported to authorities, a U.S. Secret Service study released Thursday says. The report, "Protecting America's Schools: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of... Read More

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