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Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 03:27 PM PST

Bail Reform Law Put on Hold as Referendum Heads to Ballot

Bail Reform Law Put on Hold as Referendum Heads to Ballot

A historic California law that would replace cash bail with a risk assessment system has been put on hold because a referendum challenging it qualified for the November 2020 ballot. Secretary of State Alex...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 03:14 PM PST

More Migrant Families Separated Than Initially Reported

More Migrant Families Separated Than Initially Reported

Thousands more migrant families may have been separated than the government initially reported, a watchdog group said, possibly due to ongoing problems keeping track of children.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 05:44 PM PST

Federal Workers Caught in the Middle Apply for Unemployment

Federal Workers Caught in the Middle Apply for Unemployment

Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags on with no end in sight. But for some of...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 01:39 PM PST

Law Firm Tied to Manafort Reaches $4.6 Million Settlement

Law Firm Tied to Manafort Reaches $4.6 Million Settlement

A law firm tied to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's Ukrainian consulting work has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million and register as a foreign agent, the Justice Department said Thursday. The...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 09:41 PM PST

Feinstein Introduces Bill to Give Farmworkers 'Blue Card'

Feinstein Introduces Bill to Give Farmworkers 'Blue Card'

Democratic lawmakers introduced a new legislation Thursday to give undocumented farmworkers an ability to earn a "blue card" and put them on the path to citizenship.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 05:06 PM PST

Trump Grounds Pelosi After She Imperils His Big Speech

Trump Grounds Pelosi After She Imperils His Big Speech

She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 09:03 AM PST

Trump Discusses New US Missile Defense Strategy

Trump Discusses New US Missile Defense Strategy

President Donald Trump discussed his plans for a revamped missile defense strategy during a speech at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, on Thursday.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 03:38 PM PST

US Gov't May Have Split Up Thousands More Migrant Families

US Gov't May Have Split Up Thousands More Migrant Families

It seems likely that thousands more migrant children were split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 04:29 PM PST

Cohen Says Trump Directed Him to Rig Online Polls

Cohen Says Trump Directed Him to Rig Online Polls<br />

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, confirmed on Thursday that he paid a small tech firm to rig online polls before the 2016 presidential campaign got underway "at the direction...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 08:16 AM PST

Giuliani Now Doesn't Deny Possible Trump Campaign Collusion

Giuliani Now Doesn't Deny Possible Trump Campaign Collusion

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, made several attempts on Thursday to clarify an assertion he made during a Wednesday night CNN interview in which he claimed that he "never said" the...

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