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Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 06:04 PM CDT

Congressman Shot at Baseball Practice Critical, Improving

Congressman Shot at Baseball Practice Critical, Improving

Rep. Steve Scalise is still in critical condition, but his health is improving, the Congressman's surgeon said two days after Scalise was shot at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game.

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 04:44 PM CDT

Report: Voter ID Problems Delayed Hundreds at Polls

Report: Voter ID Problems Delayed Hundreds at Polls

A report from a voting rights advocacy group shows that hundreds of Texas voters were delayed or turned away entirely during the 2016 presidential election because of confusion over the state's voter ID laws.

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 11:31 AM CDT

US Keeps Program Protecting Immigrant Kids From Deportation

US Keeps Program Protecting Immigrant Kids From Deportation

The Trump administration is leaving in place a program protecting hundreds of thousands young immigrants from deportation — one that President Donald Trump had pledged to eliminate. Homeland Security Secretary...

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 10:03 AM CDT

Trump Keeps 'Dreamer' Program, Cancels Parents' Protections

Trump Keeps 'Dreamer' Program, Cancels Parents' Protections

The Trump administration has canceled a never-implemented Obama-era immigration program intended to protect parents of U.S. citizens from deportation, fulfilling one of President Donald Trump's campaign...

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 02:25 PM CDT

Trump Confirms He Is Under Investigation Over Comey Firing

Trump Confirms He Is Under Investigation Over Comey Firing

President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he is under federal investigation and appeared to single out a senior Justice Department official for criticism, underscoring his growing frustration with the persistent...

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 07:38 AM CDT

Trump Reversal on Cuba May Hurt Cybersecurity: Officials

Trump Reversal on Cuba May Hurt Cybersecurity: Officials

Cubans say that President Donald Trump's plans to roll back diplomatic and commercial ties could hurt the island nation's cybersecurity efforts and small businesses, NBC News reported. Lt. Col Yohanka Rodriguez...

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 06:33 AM CDT

Trans Candidate Wins Virginia State House Primary

Trans Candidate Wins Virginia State House Primary

After winning the Democratic primary, Danica Roem is one step closer to becoming the first openly transgender state legislator in Virginia, and only the third in the U.S., NBC News reported. Roem, a 32-year-old...

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 01:55 AM CDT

Emails Reiterate EPA Chief's Ties to Fossil Fuel Interests

Emails Reiterate EPA Chief's Ties to Fossil Fuel Interests

Newly obtained emails underscore just how closely Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated with fossil fuel companies while serving as Oklahoma's state attorney general, a position in which...

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 05:56 PM CDT

Ex-DHS Secretary Tom Ridge Talks Civility, Borders, Russia

Ex-DHS Secretary Tom Ridge Talks Civility, Borders, Russia

One man who knows a lot about crossing the aisle is former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, who visited Dallas this week and spoke with NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine.

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 09:16 PM CDT

VP Mike Pence Hires Outside Counsel

VP Mike Pence Hires Outside Counsel

Vice President Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel to oversee his response to investigations into possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Pence's office confirmed...

 
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