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Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 05:25 PM PDT

Honduran President's Brother a Drug Trafficker: Prosecutor

Honduran President's Brother a Drug Trafficker: Prosecutor

The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez created "state-sponsored" drug trafficking by corrupting the country's politics to protect drug dealers, a prosecutor told a jury during closing arguments...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 09:34 PM PDT

NYC Lawmakers Approve Plan to Close Rikers Island by 2026

NYC Lawmakers Approve Plan to Close Rikers Island by 2026

New York City lawmakers moved a step closer to closing Rikers Island, a massive jail complex notorious for violence and dysfunction that is increasingly seen as a relic. The City Council voted Thursday...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 04:30 PM PDT

2 Plead Not Guilty to Conspiring With Giuliani Associates

2 Plead Not Guilty to Conspiring With Giuliani Associates<br /><br />

Two businessmen pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions, as a prosecutor said evidence includes data from over 50 bank accounts and...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 07:08 PM PDT

Energy Secretary Perry Says He Is Resigning by Year's End

Energy Secretary Perry Says He Is Resigning by Year's End

Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Thursday that he will leave his job by the end of the year, saying that under President Donald Trump the nation is nearing energy independence. Perry's long-rumored...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 12:28 PM PDT

G-7 to Be Held at Trump Doral Resort in 2020

G-7 to Be Held at Trump Doral Resort in 2020

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney announced on Thursday that the G-7 summit will be held at President Donald Trump’s National Doral Resort in Florida from June 10 through June 12, 2020. When...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 04:44 PM PDT

Mulvaney: Ukraine Aid Held Up in Part Over Election Probe

Mulvaney: Ukraine Aid Held Up in Part Over Election Probe

The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S....

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 09:35 AM PDT

Pelosi Remembers Cummings: ‘He Was a Leader of Towering Character’

Pelosi Remembers Cummings: ‘He Was a Leader of Towering Character’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi remembers Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, her friend and colleague. Cummings died Thursday at age 68.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 09:32 AM PDT

Congress Reacts to Death of Rep. Elijah Cummings

Congress Reacts to Death of Rep. Elijah Cummings

Congress Reacts to Death of Rep. Elijah Cummings DEAC: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Steny Hoyer, D-Md., comment on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 08:25 AM PDT

Trump Maligns Kurdish Allies, Deploying Stereotypes

Trump Maligns Kurdish Allies, Deploying Stereotypes

President Donald Trump is surfacing cultural stereotypes as he depicts the Middle East as a blood-soaked sandbox where people "play" violently because that's "what they do" in that part of the world. "It's...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 06:41 AM PDT

Rep. Elijah Cummings, House Oversight Chairman, Dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, House Oversight Chairman, Dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee, has died at 68, according to his office. A Maryland congressman since 1996, Cummings  was the first black House speaker pro...

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