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White House Calls for Domestic Cuts to Finance Border Wall

White House Calls for Domestic Cuts to Finance Border Wall

President Donald Trump is proposing immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community grants so U.S. taxpayers, not Mexico, can cover the down payment on the...

5 hours ago

Trump Proposed Budget a Double Whammy for Puerto Ricans

Trump Proposed Budget a Double Whammy for Puerto Ricans

Coping with a 12 percent unemployment rate and a harsh fiscal plan already in place, Puerto Ricans on the island are bracing for further impacts on their quality of life if President Donald Trump's proposed...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 08:51 AM EDT

'I Tried the Ally Path': Rachel Dolezal on Living as Trans-Black

'I Tried the Ally Path': Rachel Dolezal on Living as Trans-Black

Rachel Dolezal, the former head of an NAACP chapter who for years passed herself off as black, is giving some context about how her upbringing shaped her search for identity in her new memoir. Now identifying...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 06:55 AM EDT

Convicted Ex-Christie Aides Kelly, Baroni to Seek Probation

Convicted Ex-Christie Aides Kelly, Baroni to Seek Probation

Two ex-allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie convicted in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial last fall are seeking probation when they're sentenced this week, while government prosecutors are...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 06:50 AM EDT

Ex-Philly Church Official Due in Court Ahead of Retrial

Ex-Philly Church Official Due in Court Ahead of Retrial

A longtime Philadelphia church official is due back in court as lawyers debate how many church abuse victims should testify at his retrial.

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 04:21 AM EDT

House to Vote on Allowing ISPs to Sell Your Web History

House to Vote on Allowing ISPs to Sell Your Web History

The House is expected to vote on a controversial measure on Tuesday that would allow internet service providers (ISPs) to sell your browsing history and habits without your consent, NBC News reported. The...

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Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Climate Measures

Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Climate Measures

Declaring "the start of a new era" in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs. The move makes good on his campaign...

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Lawyer: White House Moved to Squelch Testimony; WH Denies It

Lawyer: White House Moved to Squelch Testimony; WH Denies It

A lawyer for former deputy Attorney General Sally Yates wrote in letters last week that the Trump administration was trying to limit her testimony at congressional hearings focused on Russian meddling in the...

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 05:24 PM EDT

Trump's Early Moves on Education Draw Concern, Praise

Trump's Early Moves on Education Draw Concern, Praise

The nomination of Betsy DeVos, a school choice advocate, as Education secretary, was a signal from President Donald Trump that he was going to shake up public education. On Monday, Trump moved to roll back...

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 02:31 PM EDT

Sessions Threatens Federal Funding for Sanctuary Cities in WH Briefing

Sessions Threatens Federal Funding for Sanctuary Cities in WH Briefing

 Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a warning to sanctuary cities in a Monday White House briefing, threatening to pull federal funding for states and cities that do not follow federal code on illegal...

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