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Courts should be added to the list of "sensitive locations" that ICE officials are to avoid, judges say, arguing the justice system depends on safe and equal access to the court system.
Dec. 13, 2018
The president's former personal lawyer is going to prison. A Russian woman is set to plead guilty to acting as a foreign agent. A former Trump national security adviser will soon learn his fate, too.
Dec. 13, 2018
"We'll never have any decent people run for office again," said one lifelong Bladen County resident. The district might have to rerun the primary and general elections for Congress.
Dec. 13, 2018
With government shelters across the country nearing capacity, officials are considering a range of options from releasing the children more quickly to building more tent cities.
Dec. 13, 2018
The U.S. surgeon general has called on "bystanders" to be equipped with the opioid reversal drug to save lives. But when a nurse answered that call, her application for life insurance was denied. Why?
Dec. 13, 2018
Chinese authorities have detained another Canadian citizen this week, allegedly for harming national security. The detentions appear to be retaliation for Canada's arrest of a Huawei executive.
Dec. 13, 2018
Nancy Pelosi is poised to once again be speaker of the House, after cutting a deal with several House Democrats who had previously opposed her. Pelosi will serve a maximum of four years in the post.
Dec. 12, 2018
"I wanted to understand how such a distressing, degrading and high-risk set of events could have occurred in a 21st Century Australian prison," the head of a prison watchdog said on Wednesday.
Dec. 12, 2018
When fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, infiltrated the drug supply in the U.S. it had an immediate, dramatic effect on the overdose rate.
Dec. 12, 2018
Javier Errázuriz had been accused of ignoring sexual abuse in Chile. George Pell has reportedly been found guilty of sexually assaulting children in Australia.
Dec. 12, 2018
Berezin studied physics but, despairing of the job market in physics, she turned to the rapidly transforming computer industry. She invented the first truly computerized system for word processing.
Dec. 12, 2018
Lawmakers are expected to vote this week to overhaul how Congress handles accusations of sexual misconduct. The deal follows a nearly yearlong standoff over member liability and other issues.
Dec. 12, 2018
Remembering Rosanelle Eaton, the North Carolina woman who in her 90s became the face of efforts to overturn laws that civil rights activists said discriminated against black voters.
Dec. 12, 2018
The U.S. government says warming ocean temperatures and melting ice have resulted in the "most unprecedented transition in history" in the Arctic, leading to extreme weather events across the globe.
Dec. 12, 2018
A bipartisan resolution directs the administration to end military assistance to the Saudi-led conflict. It draws on the Vietnam-era War Powers Act, marking the first debate on this war authority.
Dec. 12, 2018

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