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Monday, May 22, 2017 at 03:57 PM PDT

Sessions May Put More Rules on Money for Sanctuary Cities

Sessions May Put More Rules on Money for Sanctuary Cities

The Justice Department is looking to use its control over coveted grant money to nudge so-called sanctuary cities into greater cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, despite a judge's ruling that blocked...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 02:48 PM PDT

Lawmaker Apologizes for Calling for Lynching

Lawmaker Apologizes for Calling for Lynching<br /><br />

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments. Republican state Rep. Karl Oliver of Winona had said in a Facebook post that the...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 02:08 PM PDT

DOJ Narrows Possible Sanctions for Sanctuary Cities

DOJ Narrows Possible Sanctions for Sanctuary Cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that local governments refusing to cooperate in deporting convicted criminals risk losing their Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security grant money, NBC...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 01:26 PM PDT

Netanyahu, Trump Speak in Israel About Regional Stability

Netanyahu, Trump Speak in Israel About Regional Stability

U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship, the international nuclear deal with Iran and Middle Eastern stability at a joint...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:15 AM PDT

Trump $4.1T Budget: More for the Military, Less for the Poor

Trump $4.1T Budget: More for the Military, Less for the Poor

President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion federal spending plan that promises faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government's books over...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 01:09 PM PDT

A Look at Fifth Amendment Protections Invoked by Flynn

A Look at Fifth Amendment Protections Invoked by Flynn

The Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination being invoked by President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is a bedrock legal principle. It's enshrined in the Constitution's...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 10:47 AM PDT

Supreme Court Strikes Down 2 NC Congressional Districts

Supreme Court Strikes Down 2 NC Congressional Districts

The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 12:59 PM PDT

Melania Trump Appears to Slap Away Husband's Hand

Melania Trump Appears to Slap Away Husband's Hand

Melania Trump appeared to slap away her husband's outstretched hand during events staged to welcome President Donald Trump to Israel. The Trumps were welcomed on the tarmac at Ben-Gurion International...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 10:20 AM PDT

Unwelcome Selfie, Melania Hand Slap: Trump Arrives in Israel

Unwelcome Selfie, Melania Hand Slap: Trump Arrives in Israel

The red carpet moments on the tarmac kept coming. President Donald Trump had a bumpy landing in Israel on Monday with a series of apparent faux pas, from the first lady slapping away his hand to a lawmaker...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 09:05 AM PDT

Mark Zuckerberg Says He's Not Running for Public Office

Mark Zuckerberg Says He's Not Running for Public Office

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his quest this year to visit every state he hadn't before is about building relationships, not politics. The 33-year-old billionaire wrote in a Facebook post that some users...

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