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16 states sue President Donald Trump over emergency declaration for border wall


“Today, on Presidents Day, we take President Trump to court to block his misuse of presidential power.

Sixteen states, including California, New York, and Michigan, sued President Donald Trump on Monday over his emergency declaration to open up funding for a border wall.

Trump lashes out at officials involved in Russia probe


n an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," McCabe, who was fired last year by the FBI, described Rosenstein as having raised the prospect of invoking the 25th Amendment ...

President Donald Trump is lashing out at key officials involved in the Russia probe, namely former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the current deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein.

Federal judge ends protections for Miami's homeless. Image credit - WSVN


The Pottinger Agreement was the result of a class action lawsuit brought by 5,000 homeless people against the city in the early 1990s.

A federal judge has abolished a consent decree that prevented Miami police from arresting homeless people for loitering, sleeping on sidewalks, or urinating in public.

In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. AP photo


Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó and others say church leaders have known for years about allegations that McCarrick was a well-known abuser of seminarians and priests, but chose to turn a blind eye.

Pope Francis officially defrocked the disgraced former cardinal of Washington, D.C., Theodore McCarrick on Friday, following a secret Vatican tribunal into allegations that he molested a 16-year-old boy decades ago.

Bernard Betts-King


Betts-King was arrested Monday and charged with raping the woman through the use of her mental incapacity, authorities confirmed.

 A man charged with raping a woman with mental disabilities, resulting in the birth of a child, may have at least one other victim, police say.

Son charged with killing parents, housekeeper in California


Camden Nicholson, 27, of Newport Beach, was charged with three counts of murder and an enhancement alleging multiple murders.

A man was charged Friday with killing his parents and their housekeeper in an upscale Southern California community.

Aurora shooter Gary Martin. Image credit - News wires


"Every police officer dreads days like this one, yet these four courageous Aurora officers and their colleagues did not hesitate to literally put their lives on the line today to stop further bloodshed,

Five victims were killed and at least five police officers were injured by gunfire in Aurora, Illinois when a gunman opened fire in an industrial warehouse, according to authorities.

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax speaks to the media in the rotunda at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP/Steve Helber)


I knew Ms. Watson in college both before and after the encounter, and she never said to me that our interaction was not consensual or caused her any discomfort."

The embattled lieutenant governor of Virginia released a statement on Saturday, denying recent allegations of sexual assault and rape as the state continues to find its top Democratic leaders embroiled in scandal.

Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax. Image credit - News wires


In a separate statement responding to the latest allegation against him, Fairfax said he has “never forced myself on anyone ever” and demanded a “full investigation into these unsubstantiated and false allegations.”

Virginia’s embattled governor, Ralph Northam, capped a week of political chaos ignited by racial scandals by vowing to stay in office on Friday, while the fellow Democrat in line to succeed him faced a second accusation of sexual assault.

Yearbook page of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam shows photo of men in KKK robe, blackface.


Northam said in a statement: "I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now."

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologized on Friday for appearing in a "clearly racist and offensive" costume in his 1984 medical school yearbook. The photo shows a person wearing blackface standing next to another person wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe.

Detroit Police Officer under investigation after racist and sexist Snapchat post


“This is not what we expect from Detroit Police Officers,” said Chief Craig.

Detroit Police Officer under investigation after racist and sexist Snapchat post

Cory Booker explains why he's running for president in first TV interview since declaring candidacy


Booker's announcement arrived in a video outlining a theme of unity and togetherness, describing an optimistic vision of what could be accomplished through "courage" and "collective action."

Sen. Cory Booker officially joined the crowded field of Democratic presidential primary hopefuls Friday, the latest step in a near-decade-long journey toward an anticipated campaign to be the second African-American U.S. president.

As U.S. starts deportations, asylum-seekers face perils in Mexico


Asked to comment on the risks of returning migrants to a country afflicted with disappearances and violent crime, Waldman said: “That’s no more dangerous than some of these violent parts of the United States, like Chicago.”

Central Americans who fled violence for refuge in the United States risk kidnapping or death under a new U.S. plan to deport them to murderous and cartel-wracked Mexican border cities while their asylum cases are processed.

Senior members of the Apostles Of Muchinjikwa Christian church leave the sea after leading a mass Baptism (Jorodhani) on the beachfront on Southend-on-Sea, Britain, August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson


Around 250 black majority churches are believed to operate in the borough of Southwark, where 16 percent of the population identifies as having African ethnicity.

On a cold, grey Sunday morning, in a street lined with shuttered builders’ yards and storage units, songs of prayer in the West African language of Yoruba ring out from a former warehouse that is now a church.

Underground tunnel leading to bank uncovered during sinkhole investigation. Image credit - kcra


Police used a remote control rover to follow the tunnel, which stretched more than 50 feet under the road toward the drive-up window of the bank.

The FBI is investigating after the apparent work of a burrowing would-be bank robber was discovered beneath the entrance of a Pembroke Pines shopping center.

Trump tells intel chiefs to 'go back to school' after they break with him


here [sic] economy is now crashing, which is the only thing holding them back. Be careful of Iran. Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!"

President Donald Trump lit into the U.S. intelligence community on Wednesday, telling his intel chiefs to "go back to school" just one day after they publicly contradicted him on several of his foreign policy priorities.

Frost covers part of the face of University of Minnesota student during a morning jog along Mississippi River Parkway, Jan. 29, 2019, in Minneapolis. AP Photo


"No matter how many layers you have on, the wind pierces through,... Wind chills will fall to minus 17 degrees in New York City and Boston and minus 27 degrees in Buffalo.

Major cities including Chicago and Minneapolis, already covered in snow, may come to a standstill as brutally cold temperatures hit.

Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Image credit - USA Today


In a November 2018 interview with CNN following her loss, Abrams said she does intend to run for office again, but did not specify which office she may seek.

Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia House minority leader who rose to national prominence in a losing bid to become the nation's first African-American female governor, will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union.

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