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Reparations Hearing Tests Whether Congress Can Confront History
Republicans say it's time to move on from the "original sin" of slavery, even though its ill effects have lingered.
Senate Leaders Agree On Funding Deal For Refugee Housing And Care
By Andrew Taylor, AP
Sen. Mitch McConnell and other lawmakers agreed on a $4.6 billion deal to house and care for immigrant refugees crossing the Mexico border.
South Bend Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Man Had History Of Racist Comments: Report
Court documents reveal that another officer filed an internal complaint in 2008 accusing South Bend Police Sgt. Ryan O’Neil of making derogatory remarks.
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Supreme Court Lets Virginia Use Election Map Redrawn To Fix Racial Gerrymandering
By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters
The court ruled that Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates did not have standing to appeal a lower court ruling that struck down the old map.
Trump's DOJ Backs Mnuchin's Refusal To Turn Over Trump's Tax Returns
By Michael Balsamo, AP
The Justice Department sided with the Treasury Secretary on shielding Trump's finances.
Trump Administration Can't Block Immigrant Teens From Getting Abortions, Court Rules
By Mica Rosenberg, Reuters
The DC Circuit ruled the administration can't block pregnant teenagers who are undocumented from obtaining abortions, in line with Supreme Court precedent.
Congress Reins In Private Tax Collectors
The infamous TurboTax bill -- which no longer benefits the tax prep industry -- has another important provision.
Trump Would Accept Foreign Information on 2020 Opponent
In an exclusive interview with ABC News, President Donald Trump revealed that if the situation arose, he would accept foreign information on his 2020 opponent.
House Panel Passes 9/11 Bill That Jon Stewart Passionately Lobbied For
The comedian had blasted lawmakers who skipped a hearing on the bill to maintain aid for first responders.
Florida Lawmakers Want To Make Pulse Nightclub A National Memorial
Lawmakers introduced a bill to designate the location a federal landmark days before the third anniversary of the mass shooting at the gay nightclub.
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan To Treasury: Get Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill Now
"Her unbelievable acts of heroism, courage and sacrifice have more than earned her rightful place among our nation’s most pivotal leaders.”
Busy Phillips: 'It’s My Body'
Actress Busy Philipps testified on Capitol Hill about abortion rights in light of the passage of strict new abortion legislation in states like Alabama and Missouri.
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Alabama Governor Signs Bill Requiring Chemical Castration For Child Sex Offenders
Six other states have authorized the procedure, but it’s unclear how often it’s used.
Jerry Nadler: Justice Department To Provide Mueller Report Evidence
Rep. Nadler said the Justice Department agreed to turn over some evidence from the report, including files used to assess whether the president obstructed justice.
Democrats Push Ahead With Hearings On Mueller's Russia Probe
By Mary Clare Jalonick, AP
They will also lay the groundwork for an appearance from Mueller himself, despite his stated desire to avoid testifying.
California Set To Provide Health Care For Some Undocumented Immigrants
By Adam Beam, AP
The move continues to stake California’s position as a bulwark against Trump's policies.
Thousands Of Protesters Take To Hong Kong Streets Against Extradition Law
By Christopher Bodeen, AP
Protesters oppose the government-backed legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges.
Freshmen Dems Bash Mitch McConnell While Calling For A Senate Vote On Their Reform Bill
H.R. 1 passed the House in March. But Majority Leader McConnell refuses to allow a Senate vote on it.
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Trump's Lawyers' Defense: He's Just Like This 1950s Autoworker Accused Of Communism
Trump’s arguments against congressional investigations rely on a judge completely rewriting the balance of powers.
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Government Watchdog: FBI Has Access To About 640 Million Photographs
They reported that the FBI has access to driver's licenses, passports, mugshots and other photos that can be used by facial recognition technology.
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Ralph Northam To Call Special Session On Guns After Virginia Beach Shooting
He said other recent shootings are also driving his call for a special session.
Ex-Governor Rick Snyder's Phone Seized In Flint Water Probe
Authorities investigating Flint’s water crisis have used search warrants to seize mobile devices of former Gov. Rick Snyder and 65 other current or former officials.
As 30th Anniversary Of Tiananmen Protests Looms, China Says Crackdown Was Justified
The country's defense minister said on Sunday that the government's bloody crackdown on protesters in 1989 had been the "correct" decision.
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DOJ Preparing Google Antitrust Probe, Sources Say
By Diane Bartz, Reuters
The Justice Department is preparing an investigation to determine whether the tech giant broke antitrust law.
Israel Calls New Elections As Netanyahu Fails To Meet Coalition Deadline
Israel's Parliament voted to dissolve itself after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a government.
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Maine Bans Conversion Therapy For LGBTQ Youth
Gov. Janet Mills said the "harmful, widely discredited practice" has "no place" in her state while signing the bill into law.
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