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More Than 80 Gang Members and Associates Indicted in Joint LAPD-FBI Takedown
National Security
More Than 80 Gang Members and Associates Indicted in Joint LAPD-FBI Takedown

LOS ANGELES — Dozens of suspected gang members and associates were charged with federal racketeering, gun and drug violations Wednesday, marking the end of long-running investigations targeting street gangs... Read More

US Hosts Mideast Peace Conference in Poland, But Palestinians Are a No-Show
Foreign Affairs
US Hosts Mideast Peace Conference in Poland, But Palestinians Are a No-Show

WASHINGTON — The United States on Wednesday opened a highly promoted international conference on peace in the Middle East, but some central players, the Palestinians, were a no-show. Read More

Judge Agrees That Paul Manafort Lied in Russia Investigation
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Judge Agrees That Paul Manafort Lied in Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, lied to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s prosecutors despite agreeing to cooperate in... Read More

The Parkland Shooting One Year Later: What’s Been Done?
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The Parkland Shooting One Year Later: What’s Been Done?

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Never again. After the Parkland shooting a year ago, many people committed their lives to those two words. In the realms of school safety, policing, civic participation, mental health and access to guns, the heinous act of ... Read More

These Are the Democrats Winning the ‘Never Trump’ Republican Primary
Elections
These Are the Democrats Winning the ‘Never Trump’ Republican Primary

WASHINGTON — As Democrats debate which presidential contender could beat Donald Trump, anti-Trump Republicans — and recent ex-Republicans — can think of a few names. They’re just not names that thrill Democratic activists. Read More

An IRS at Mercy of Shutdowns Puts Taxpayers at Risk, Report Says
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An IRS at Mercy of Shutdowns Puts Taxpayers at Risk, Report Says

WASHINGTON — U.S. government shutdowns harm the IRS and Americans trying to pay what they owe, National Taxpayer Advocate told Congress. “It is irresponsible for an agency that touches all aspects of people’s lives to be underfunded, understaffed, and... Read More

Trump Open to Letting March 1 Deadline for China Tariffs Slide
Trade
Trump Open to Letting March 1 Deadline for China Tariffs Slide

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he is open to letting a March 1 deadline to raise tariffs on Chinese products pass without penalty if the two sides are near an agreement, sending a conciliatory signal as talks to resolve a trade ... Read More

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Criticized Over 'Indentured Servants’ Comment
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Criticized Over 'Indentured Servants’ Comment

NORFOLK, Va. — In his first TV interview since becoming mired in scandal over a racist yearbook photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam stirred another controversy — this time one dating back 400 years. Read More

Lawmakers Announce Deal to Prevent Shutdown, But Prospects Remain Uncertain
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Lawmakers Announce Deal to Prevent Shutdown, But Prospects Remain Uncertain

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers late Monday reached an agreement in principle on border security that would allow them to fund the government beyond Friday, according to congressional officials from both parties. Read More

Trump and Beto O’Rourke Hold Dueling Rallies on Immigration in El Paso
Immigration
Trump and Beto O’Rourke Hold Dueling Rallies on Immigration in El Paso

EL PASO, Texas — President Donald Trump falsely told a raucous rally in El Paso on Monday night that he is already building a wall on the adjacent border with Mexico, as a potential Democratic challenger assailed him... Read More

There’s at Least One Special Election Coming to North Carolina Soon
Elections
There’s at Least One Special Election Coming to North Carolina Soon

WASHINGTON — The death of North Carolina Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. over the weekend opens up a safe Republican seat on the state’s east coast. The governor must call a special election to fill the 3rd District seat. Read More

Iowa Democrats Propose Allowing ‘Virtual’ Caucus Participation in 2020 First
2020 Elections
Iowa Democrats Propose Allowing ‘Virtual’ Caucus Participation in 2020 First

Democratic leaders in Iowa on Monday proposed a major change in the state’s presidential caucuses by allowing a form of absentee voting next year that aims to expand participation in the first 2020 nominating contest. Read More

Even in Best-Case Scenario, Opioid Overdose Deaths Will Keep Rising Until 2022
Health
Even in Best-Case Scenario, Opioid Overdose Deaths Will Keep Rising Until 2022

In the nation’s opioid epidemic, the carnage is far from over. A new projection of opioid overdose death rates suggests that even if there is steady progress in reducing prescription narcotics abuse nationwide, the... Read More

By Detailing the Horrific Events of Her Gang Rape, One Woman Fights to End Sexual Violence on College Campuses
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By Detailing the Horrific Events of Her Gang Rape, One Woman Fights to End Sexual Violence on College Campuses

LOS ANGELES — The buzz of the lights. That is all you can hear in this big gymnasium, the buzz of the lights overhead and the sound of Brenda Tracy’s voice, which remains steady even as she begins to cry. Read More

Washington Voters Approved a Tough New Gun Law, But Some County Sheriffs Won’t Enforce It
Washington
Washington Voters Approved a Tough New Gun Law, But Some County Sheriffs Won’t Enforce It

In November, Washington state voters passed new gun regulations with nearly 60 percent of the vote. But it turns out that the voters might not have had the last word. In at least 13 mostly rural counties across the state... Read More

Women Accusing Virginia Lieutenant Governor of Sexual Assault Would Be Willing to Testify at Impeachment Proceedings
Political News
Women Accusing Virginia Lieutenant Governor of Sexual Assault Would Be Willing to Testify at Impeachment Proceedings

Two women who have accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting them in the 2000s say they are willing to testify before Virginia lawmakers. Fairfax, meanwhile, released a statement again saying the... Read More

Klobuchar Offers Democrats a Midwestern Road to the White House
2020 Elections
Klobuchar Offers Democrats a Midwestern Road to the White House

WASHINGTON –– Sen. Amy Klobuchar doesn’t have much star power in a Democratic primary packed with it. She can’t compete with several of the other presidential candidates in social media presence, fundraising... Read More

Congress Tries Again for a Deal on Border Barrier Money
Congress
Congress Tries Again for a Deal on Border Barrier Money

WASHINGTON –– Congressional negotiators dug in for a weekend of talks on a security plan that includes some sort of barrier on the U.S.-Mexican border, hoping to complete a deal that’s also acceptable to President Donald Trump and ... Read More

Virginia Governor Won’t Quit; Lieutenant Governor Pressed to Resign
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Virginia Governor Won’t Quit; Lieutenant Governor Pressed to Resign

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, in his first interview since a racist photo in his medical school yearbook emerged over a week ago, said he’ll finish his four-year term and pursue an agenda of racial reconciliation and “equity.” Read More

What ‘Dope Sick’ Really Feels Like
Health
What ‘Dope Sick’ Really Feels Like

Detoxing off heroin or opioids without medication is sheer hell. I should know. For many users, full-blown withdrawal is often foreshadowed by a yawn, or perhaps a runny nose, a sore back, sensitive skin or a restless leg. Read More

Sanders Risks Getting Crowded Out in 2020 Field of Progressives
2020 Elections
Sanders Risks Getting Crowded Out in 2020 Field of Progressives

WASHINGTON— Bernie Sanders’ army of fervent progressives will be up for grabs in 2020 even if the Vermont independent again runs for the Democratic presidential nomination. Read More

5 Reasons Why Vietnam Was Selected to Host Trump’s Second North Korea Summit
North Korea
5 Reasons Why Vietnam Was Selected to Host Trump’s Second North Korea Summit

SINGAPORE — When President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet in Vietnam on Feb. 27-28 for a second round of nuclear talks, the world spotlight will shine on a country that has come a long... Read More

Imaad Zuberi Donated Big to Trump’s Inauguration. Now Prosecutors Have Questions
White House
Imaad Zuberi Donated Big to Trump’s Inauguration. Now Prosecutors Have Questions

LOS ANGELES — When federal prosecutors subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee Monday, they reportedly showed particular interest in its dealings with one donor: Imaad Zuberi. Read More

In NC’s Disputed 9th District Election, Republican Incumbent Wants to Subpoena His Democratic Challenger
Political News
In NC’s Disputed 9th District Election, Republican Incumbent Wants to Subpoena His Democratic Challenger

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A hearing on North Carolina’s disputed 9th District election could finally shed more light on the only undecided congressional race in the U.S., and Republican Mark Harris wants his Democratic... Read More

Congress Has Had It Up to Here With Agencies Not Taking Its Spending Advice
Congress
Congress Has Had It Up to Here With Agencies Not Taking Its Spending Advice

WASHINGTON — Congress is increasingly trying to force federal departments, especially the Pentagon, to quit disregarding audit recommendations on how to get more bang for billions of dollars in taxpayer bucks. Read More

John Dingell Remembered As 'True Statesman,' 'Twitter Ninja'
Congress
John Dingell Remembered As 'True Statesman,' 'Twitter Ninja'

DEARBORN, MI – The death of former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, is being met with sadness and warm reflections on the towering legacy he leaves behind. Here’s how the nation is reacting to the passing of the... Read More

Manafort’s Ex-Aide Gates Told Mueller About Sharing Polling Data
Russia
Manafort’s Ex-Aide Gates Told Mueller About Sharing Polling Data

WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort’s former right-hand man, Rick Gates, told prosecutors about someone sharing internal polling data from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign with a translator suspected of having ties to Russian intelligence. Read More

Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana from Enforcing Restrictive Abortion Law
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana from Enforcing Restrictive Abortion Law

WASHINGTON — A divided U.S. Supreme Court blocked Louisiana from requiring abortion doctors to get admitting privileges at a local hospital, giving a reprieve to clinics as the justices consider whether to take up an appeal. Read More

Michigan’s John Dingell, Longest-Serving Member in Congress, Dies at 92
Congress
Michigan’s John Dingell, Longest-Serving Member in Congress, Dies at 92

DETROIT — Former U.S. Rep. John David Dingell Jr., who was one of the U.S House’s most powerful chairmen and helped write and pass some of the most consequential legislation in the nation’s history, died Thursday, according ... Read More

Democrats Go Bold on Economic Plans, A Deliberate Contrast to 2016
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Democrats Go Bold on Economic Plans, A Deliberate Contrast to 2016

WASHINGTON — Asked what her very first act as president would be, Sen. Kamala Harris had a quick answer at a recent televised town hall: enact a tax cut that would boost incomes for working families by as much as $6,000 a ... Read More

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