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Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 12:37 AM EDT

ACLU Sues US, Claiming Families Wrongfully Denied Asylum

ACLU Sues US, Claiming Families Wrongfully Denied Asylum

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. government Tuesday over its efforts to prevent immigrants from seeking asylum due to domestic and gang violence in their home countries. The ACLU's lawsuit asks...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 06:44 PM EDT

White House Expected to Reveal Immigration Proposal

White House Expected to Reveal Immigration Proposal

The White House is expected to reveal a proposal that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens or get green cards. Many parents who benefit from programs including Obamacare could be...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 10:54 AM EDT

Trump Escalates Trade War by $16B, Which China Matches

Trump Escalates Trade War by $16B, Which China Matches

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will go ahead with imposing 25 percent tariffs on an additional $16 billion in Chinese imports. Customs officials will begin collecting the border tax Aug. 23,...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 12:45 PM EDT

Could Hard-Right Supreme Court Haunt GOP? History Says Maybe

Could Hard-Right Supreme Court Haunt GOP? History Says Maybe

Be careful what you wish for. That's the history lesson for Republicans eagerly anticipating Brett Kavanaugh's ascension to the Supreme Court, which could cement conservative control of the court for a...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 07:53 AM EDT

NJ Sen. Menendez Calls Trump's Attack on LeBron James Racist

NJ Sen. Menendez Calls Trump's Attack on LeBron James Racist

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Trump's attack on LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior.

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 06:13 AM EDT

Trump Admin. Wants to Limit Citizenship for Legal Immigrants

Trump Admin. Wants to Limit Citizenship for Legal Immigrants

The Trump administration is expected to issue a proposal in coming weeks that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens or get green cards if they have ever used a range of popular public...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 05:30 AM EDT

West Hollywood Passes Resolution Urging Removal of Trump's Star

West Hollywood Passes Resolution Urging Removal of Trump's Star

Politicians are calling for President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to be removed after it was recently vandalized.

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 08:30 AM EDT

Playground to Reap Benefits of Philly Soda Tax

Playground to Reap Benefits of Philly Soda Tax

Kensington is home to one of the first playgrounds to get upgrades from the city's soda tax. Officials discussed plans to rebuild Heitzman Playground after the State Supreme Court upheld the soda tax.

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 08:53 AM EDT

Manafort Trial: Cross-Exam Focuses on Protege's Own Crimes

Manafort Trial: Cross-Exam Focuses on Protege's Own Crimes

In a blistering back-and forth, Paul Manafort's lawyer suggested Tuesday that the star witness in the former Trump campaign chairman's financial fraud trial has told "so many lies" he can't remember all of...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 03:30 PM EDT

Ohio Race Too Close to Call, But Trump Claims Victory

Ohio Race Too Close to Call, But Trump Claims Victory

Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump's clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call on Wednesday. Trump claimed victory in one nevertheless and proclaimed...

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