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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:02 PM CDT

'Fly the Flag'? Rift in Mississippi Over Confederate Symbol

'Fly the Flag'? Rift in Mississippi Over Confederate Symbol

As a warm breeze wafts in from the Gulf of Mexico, Carol Mize paces across the street from Biloxi's white marble City Hall. In one hand, she carries a Mississippi flag and in the other, a sign with the...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 11:15 AM CDT

Coats Won't Comment on Trump Collusion Report

Coats Won't Comment on Trump Collusion Report

During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on May 23, 2017, Dan Coats, the nation's director of national intelligence, said he wouldn't comment on a news report that President Donald Trump asked him to...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 11:10 AM CDT

Education Secretary Pushes School Choice, Gives No Specifics

Education Secretary Pushes School Choice, Gives No Specifics

The Trump administration is proposing "the most ambitious expansion" of school choice in American history, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Monday while giving few details on how the program would...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 06:34 PM CDT

'You Better Wake Up America': Denton Co. Sheriff on Attack

'You Better Wake Up America': Denton Co. Sheriff on Attack

In North Texas, Sheriff Tracy Murphree of Denton County expressed an emotional reaction to the Manchester bombing via social media.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 05:04 PM CDT

Russia-Trump Campaign Contacts a Concern, Ex-CIA Chief Says

Russia-Trump Campaign Contacts a Concern, Ex-CIA Chief Says

Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 08:29 PM CDT

Trump Asked Intel Officials to Push Back on Russia Probe

Trump Asked Intel Officials to Push Back on Russia Probe

President Trump asked two top U.S. intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between the Russian government and his campaign team, a former...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 06:02 PM CDT

Gingrich Spreads Conspiracy Theory: Fact Check

Gingrich Spreads Conspiracy Theory: Fact Check

Newt Gingrich claimed that a Democratic National Committee staffer “apparently was assassinated” after “having given WikiLeaks something like … 53,000 [DNC] emails and 17,000 attachments.” But there’s no...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 05:57 PM CDT

Sessions May Put More Rules on Money for Sanctuary Cities

Sessions May Put More Rules on Money for Sanctuary Cities

The Justice Department is looking to use its control over coveted grant money to nudge so-called sanctuary cities into greater cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, despite a judge's ruling that blocked...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 06:38 PM CDT

Lt. Governor Signals Special Session May Still Be Necessary

Lt. Governor Signals Special Session May Still Be Necessary

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is signaling concern about votes taken this weekend in the Texas House.

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 04:48 PM CDT

Lawmaker Apologizes for Calling for Lynching

Lawmaker Apologizes for Calling for Lynching<br /><br />

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments. Republican state Rep. Karl Oliver of Winona had said in a Facebook post that the...

 
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