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In a Shift, Trump Targets Foreign Travelers Who Overstay Their US Visas
Immigration
In a Shift, Trump Targets Foreign Travelers Who Overstay Their US Visas

WASHINGTON — The White House says it plans to crack down on the hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors who overstay their U.S. visas, a vast challenge that has largely escaped notice as the Trump administration has focused chiefly on... Read More

House Oversight Threatens Ex-Trump Adviser With Contempt After He Skips Deposition
Congress
House Oversight Threatens Ex-Trump Adviser With Contempt After He Skips Deposition

WASHINGTON — Rep. Elijah Cummings threatened Tuesday to hold former White House adviser Carl Kline in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena ordering him to testify about his role allegedly covering up wrongdoing in the Trump administration’s White House... Read More

IRS Misses Deadline On Trump Tax Returns, Setting Stage for Legal Battle
Political News
IRS Misses Deadline On Trump Tax Returns, Setting Stage for Legal Battle
2019-04-23 21:36:51
by Dan McCue

The Internal Revenue Service missed a 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline to hand copies of President Donald Trump's personal and business tax returns over to Congress, setting the stage for a potentially lengthy legal battle. In a letter to House Ways... Read More

Political Turmoil in North Carolina Continues to Roil State Republican Party
Political News
Political Turmoil in North Carolina Continues to Roil State Republican Party
2019-04-23 21:23:14
by Sean Trambley

Seven years ago, Republicans took over nearly every lever of power in North Carolina in a political takeover that seemed destined to transform the state into a conservative stronghold. North Carolina, once considered a moderate state, was now in Republican... Read More

US Court Allows Patent for Marijuana Formulation
Litigation
US Court Allows Patent for Marijuana Formulation
2019-04-23 21:14:17
by Tom Ramstack

A federal court ruling last week set a precedent for property rights to cannabis products in the quickly growing marijuana industry. U.S. District Judge William Martinez, an Obama appointee who presides in Colorado, ruled that cannabinoid formulations can be considered... Read More

Why Trump’s Tariffs Are One of the Last Big Obstacles in US-China Trade Talks
Trade
Why Trump’s Tariffs Are One of the Last Big Obstacles in US-China Trade Talks

WASHINGTON — The United States and China are in the final stretch of talks to resolve a conflict over American complaints about China’s unfair trading and economic practices. Senior U.S. officials say they have reached agreement on enforcement and other... Read More

These Students Borrowed $35K Plus for an Unaccredited Program That Closed. Years Later, Their Debts Remain
Education
These Students Borrowed $35K Plus for an Unaccredited Program That Closed. Years Later, Their Debts Remain

As graduation approached and they started looking for jobs in 2010, Jacqueline Franklin, Jami Reichardt, Bridgette Collins and about 14 other women at the Sanford Brown Institute in Trevose, Pa., came to a harsh realization: Their for-profit school wasn’t accredited... Read More

In China, Tattoos Border on Illegal — and They’re His Life’s Work
China
In China, Tattoos Border on Illegal — and They’re His Life’s Work

BEIJING — Ma Chao has a strange request for his customers: Are you sure you want to do this? Sometimes he tactfully sends them away, especially women. To the horror of his parents, an auto factory worker and a retired... Read More

Clear Divide Emerges Among Justices Over Citizenship Question on Census
Supreme Court
Clear Divide Emerges Among Justices Over Citizenship Question on Census
2019-04-23 19:33:01
by Dan McCue

The conservative and liberal justices of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared to be sharply divided over the Trump administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The high court's ruling in the case could affect how many... Read More

Lawyers for Media Outlets Press Judge for Access to Weinstein Hearing
Media
Lawyers for Media Outlets Press Judge for Access to Weinstein Hearing

NEW YORK — Lawyers for more than a dozen other media outlets, including the New York Daily News, will ask a Manhattan judge to keep open a court proceeding against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Prosecutors and Weinstein’s lawyers contend... Read More

Chinese Woman Accused of Lying at Mar-a-Lago Gets May 28 Trial Date
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Chinese Woman Accused of Lying at Mar-a-Lago Gets May 28 Trial Date

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A 33-year-old Chinese woman will be tried next month on charges that she lied to federal agents to get into Mar-a-Lago while President Donald Trump was visiting last month. U.S. District Judge Roy Altman has... Read More

Mueller Couldn’t Answer Some Crucial Questions in Russia Investigation
In The News
Mueller Couldn’t Answer Some Crucial Questions in Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON — Judging by the numbers, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III left no stone unturned in the Russia investigation. His office issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, carried out almost 500 search warrants and spoke with roughly 500 witnesses. But... Read More

Trump Administration Ends Waivers for Purchases of Iranian Oil
Iran
Trump Administration Ends Waivers for Purchases of Iranian Oil

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Monday it would not extend exemptions to its ban on imports of Iranian oil, exposing five countries, including several U.S. allies, to potential sanctions as early as next month. Secretary of State Michael R.... Read More

House Gets Its Say as Supreme Court Takes Up Census Citizenship Question
Congress
House Gets Its Say as Supreme Court Takes Up Census Citizenship Question

WASHINGTON — The House gets a relatively rare chance to directly address the Supreme Court on Tuesday in a legal showdown about whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The case is one of... Read More

Social Security Costs to Exceed Income in 2020, Trustees Say
Entitlements
Social Security Costs to Exceed Income in 2020, Trustees Say
2019-04-22 23:10:42
by Dan McCue

Both Social Security and Medicare are on unstable financial footing, and lawmakers need to act sooner rather than later to shore up America’s bedrock retirement programs and phase in needed changes, the trustees of both programs said in reports released... Read More

Cain Withdraws from Consideration for Seat on Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve
Cain Withdraws from Consideration for Seat on Federal Reserve
2019-04-22 20:31:26
by Dan McCue

Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain has withdrawn from consideration for a seaton the Federal Reserve board amid focus on past allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity. Cain ran for president as an insurgent populist eyeing the 2012 Republican presidential... Read More

Supreme Court to Take Up LGBT Job Discrimination Cases
Supreme Court
Supreme Court to Take Up LGBT Job Discrimination Cases
2019-04-22 20:20:31
by Dan McCue

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up the question of whether provisions of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting employment discrimination applies to LGBT individuals. The justices said they would hear Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia,... Read More

Trump Sues Cummings to Block Subpoena of Financial Records
Litigation
Trump Sues Cummings to Block Subpoena of Financial Records
2019-04-22 20:13:50
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization on Monday sued the Democratic chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District... Read More

California Top Cop Becerra Won’t Quit ‘Essential’ War on Trump
California
California Top Cop Becerra Won’t Quit ‘Essential’ War on Trump

SAN FRANCISCO — California, with its track record as the most litigious state against President Donald Trump’s agenda, still has plenty of momentum, according to its attorney general, who is digging in on everything from climate change to immigration. Xavier... Read More

Avenatti Accused of Embezzling Nearly $2 Million That NBA Player Paid Ex-Girlfriend
In The News
Avenatti Accused of Embezzling Nearly $2 Million That NBA Player Paid Ex-Girlfriend

LOS ANGELES — When Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat wired $2.75 million to Michael Avenatti in January 2017, the pro basketball player intended most of the money to go to his former girlfriend, Alexis Gardner. Avenatti was Gardner’s attorney.... Read More

Nothing Wrong With Accepting Help From Russians, Giuliani Says
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Nothing Wrong With Accepting Help From Russians, Giuliani Says

WASHINGTON — Rudolph Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s lawyer and a former federal prosecutor, said there’s nothing wrong with a U.S. presidential candidate taking information from Russian sources. “It depends on where it came from,” Giuliani told moderator Jake Tapper on... Read More

Schiff Says Democrats Will Debate Impeachment Amid Left Pressure
Congress
Schiff Says Democrats Will Debate Impeachment Amid Left Pressure

WASHINGTON — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that the Democrats will discuss whether to begin impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump after progressives ratcheted up the pressure on a reluctant party leadership. “We’re going to have a... Read More

Over 200 Killed in Easter Sunday Explosions in Sri Lanka; Americans Among the Dead
Sri Lanka
Over 200 Killed in Easter Sunday Explosions in Sri Lanka; Americans Among the Dead

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A mother and daughter, in their Sunday best, took a taxi to Easter Mass on Sunday morning at St. Anthony’s Shrine, a stately Catholic church near the heart of the Sri Lankan capital. Their driver, P.... Read More

How to Fight ‘Scary’ Superbugs? Cooperation — and a Special Soap
Health
How to Fight ‘Scary’ Superbugs? Cooperation — and a Special Soap

Hospitals and nursing homes in California and Illinois are testing a surprisingly simple strategy against the dangerous, antibiotic-resistant superbugs that kill thousands of people each year: washing patients with a special soap. The efforts — funded with roughly $8 million... Read More

Are Anti-Tax Republicans Softening on the Idea of a Gas Tax Increase?
Economy
Are Anti-Tax Republicans Softening on the Idea of a Gas Tax Increase?

WASHINGTON — Higher state gasoline taxes have won approval in seven Republican-run states since President Donald Trump took office, an unusual step for a party adamantly opposed to more taxes and a sign that raising the federal gasoline tax may... Read More

Trump Says Mexico Is Cracking Down on Migrants. There, It’s a Different Picture
Immigration
Trump Says Mexico Is Cracking Down on Migrants. There, It’s a Different Picture

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico — If the Mexican government is cracking down on Central American migrants — as President Donald Trump recently asserted — there was no evidence of it here in this remote town in southern Mexico. Roughly 3,000 migrants, mostly... Read More

For Women, Tourette’s Syndrome Means Added Burdens, and Also Rewards
Health
For Women, Tourette’s Syndrome Means Added Burdens, and Also Rewards

PHILADELPHIA — Sara Henya’s art is her music, and her instrument is the harp. She makes playing look easy, effortless. Her fingers move like cascading water: fluid, graceful, sure. But when her fingers are still, well, that’s a different story.... Read More

Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn to Suicide in Long-Term Care
Health
Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn to Suicide in Long-Term Care

When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had just endured the death of his wife of 51 years and a... Read More

State of Play Changes Dramatically In Wake of Mueller Report Release
Political News
State of Play Changes Dramatically In Wake of Mueller Report Release
2019-04-19 20:14:56
by Dan McCue

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., on Friday subpoenaed the Justice Department for the full, unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report as well as the underlying evidence, including grand jury evidence. "I am open to working with... Read More

Bolton Declares Monroe Doctrine ‘Alive and Well’ As White House Eyes Venezuela
Foreign Affairs
Bolton Declares Monroe Doctrine ‘Alive and Well’ As White House Eyes Venezuela
2019-04-19 20:07:47
by HJ Mai

The Trump administration’s ongoing pressure campaign to force Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro out of office is based on an almost 200-year-old doctrine – one that was never meant to be a doctrine after all. National Security Advisor John Bolton on... Read More

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