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Friday, Sep 14, 2018 at 04:02 PM EDT

Kavanaugh Denies Allegation of Sexual Misconduct in School

Kavanaugh Denies Allegation of Sexual Misconduct in School

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday denied an allegation of sexual misconduct from when he was in high school, seeking to defuse a potential threat to his confirmation as a handful of key senators...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 05:32 PM EDT

Gubernatorial Candidate Gonzalez Attacks Baker

Gubernatorial Candidate Gonzalez Attacks Baker

Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez is criticizing his opponent, incumbent Gov. Charlie Baker, for his recent endorsement of a candidate closely tied to President Donald Trump.

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 01:12 PM EDT

Separated Migrant Families May Get 2nd Shot at Asylum in US

Separated Migrant Families May Get 2nd Shot at Asylum in US

The Trump administration has reached a settlement agreement with lawyers representing migrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border that may give the families a second chance to claim asylum in the...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 12:51 PM EDT

FEMA Funds Moved to ICE; Lawmaker Criticizes Trump Admin.

FEMA Funds Moved to ICE; Lawmaker Criticizes Trump Admin.

The Trump administration is facing criticism for moving nearly $10 million from the budget of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help fund border enforcement. FEMA chief Brock Long said the funds...

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 at 05:57 AM EDT

Cuomo Defeats Nixon in NY Gubernatorial Primary; Hochul Wins

Cuomo Defeats Nixon in NY Gubernatorial Primary; Hochul Wins

Gov. Andrew Cuomo overcame a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat. Cuomo,...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 11:26 AM EDT

Trump Denies Puerto Rico Death Toll From Hurricane Maria

Trump Denies Puerto Rico Death Toll From Hurricane Maria

President Donald Trump denied the updated death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria in a pair of tweets, just as Hurricane Florence was slated to make landfall on the U.S. East Coast. Close to 3,000 people...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 08:21 AM EDT

San Francisco to Remove 19th Century Statue Some Call Racist

San Francisco to Remove 19th Century Statue Some Call Racist

A San Francisco board has voted unanimously to remove a 19th century statue that activists say is racist and demeaning to indigenous people. The unanimous decision Wednesday night by the San Francisco Board of...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 07:34 PM EDT

Congress Approves Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

Congress Approves Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

Moving to head off a government shutdown that neither party wants, Congress has overwhelmingly approved a compromise spending bill and pledged agreement on a short-term bill to fund the government through early...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 03:15 PM EDT

Kavanaugh: I Didn't Recognize Parkland Dad Seeking Handshake

Kavanaugh: I Didn't Recognize Parkland Dad Seeking Handshake

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he would have shaken the hand of a school shooting victim's father during a break in last week's Senate hearing had he recognized him before being whisked away by...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 06:39 AM EDT

Trump's Education Department Weighs in on Anti-Semitism Case

Trump's Education Department Weighs in on Anti-Semitism Case

President Donald Trump's Education Department has reopened an old discrimination case against Rutgers University and is revisiting what constitutes anti-Semitism. The case stems from a 2011 event sponsored...

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