Political and Legislative

Number of children separated under Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy climbs, despite federal...

More than 500 children separated from their parents under President Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration plan are still not back together with their parents, according to court records made public Thursday. In fact, the new tally has gone up since last...

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Trump administration insists there’s an economic boom coming, contrary to what most analysts say

WASHINGTON — Is the latest pickup in U.S. economic growth destined to slow in the years ahead as most analysts say? Or, as the Trump administration insists, is the economy on the cusp of an explosive boom that will reward...

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President Trump Urges U.S. Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers

President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants the U.S. government to sue pharmaceutical companies that manufacture opioids as part of his efforts to halt an epidemic of drug addiction. Trump said he’d like to bring a federal lawsuit, rather than...

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Federal judge likely to allow suit to force California to make all portions of execution public

A federal judge said Thursday that he was inclined to rule against a motion by the state of California to dismiss much of a lawsuit that seeks to make public all portions of executions. Several news outlets, including The Times,...

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Fire Chief Removed After Calling Maxine Waters N-Word

An upstate New York fire chief was removed from his position after posting a racial slur on Facebook directed at California congresswoman Maxine Waters. The Mayor of East Syracuse's investigation into Fire Chief Jim Brewster’s June Facebook post targeting Waters...

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Over 300 News Organizations Respond To Trump’s Attacks

President Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked the media during his time in the Oval Office, calling the free press “the enemy of the people.” On Thursday, the media fought back. Over 300 news organizations across the country participated in writing...

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Black women now lead police forces in two of America’s whitest cities, Seattle and Portland

Seattle, like Portland, now has a black female chief of police. Danielle Outlaw, 41, a former Oakland police commander, has been the Portland Police Bureau’s chief about 10 months, while Carmen Best, 53, a 26-year veteran of the Seattle Police...

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2020 Presidential Candidate John Delaney’s Plan Is To Be Civil. Is He Doomed?

It was the kind of thing John Delaney loves. On an early-spring morning, the Maryland congressman was in the Rayburn House Office Building at a meeting of the House Financial Services Committee. Beneath the high ceiling and cherrywood paneling, the panel was...

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Attorney Martin Sheehan Will Run For West Virginia Supreme Court

WHEELING — Attorney Martin Sheehan not only is seeking an appointment to one of two vacant seats on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, he also has filed for election to the court in November. Sheehan is among nine...

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West Virginia justice resigns after House votes to impeach entire court

Justice Robin Davis of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals resigned after the state’s House voted to impeach her and three other justices remaining on the court.  DavShe is accused spending more than $500,000 on a renovation of her...

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