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Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 09:26 AM CST

William Barr Says Special Counsel Mueller Will Be Allowed to ‘Finish His Work’

William Barr Says Special Counsel Mueller Will Be Allowed to ‘Finish His Work’

President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr, says special counsel Robert Mueller would be able to finish his investigation under his watch.

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 05:53 PM CST

Judge Bars Citizenship Question From 2020 Census

Judge Bars Citizenship Question From 2020 Census

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census, the first major ruling in cases contending officials ramrodded the question through for...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 08:37 PM CST

Trump's Attorney General Nominee: 'I Will Not Be Bullied'

Trump's Attorney General Nominee: 'I Will Not Be Bullied'

Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 10:59 PM CST

UK's May Faces No-Confidence Vote After Brexit Plan Crushed

UK's May Faces No-Confidence Vote After Brexit Plan Crushed

British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could...

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 03:52 AM CST

Fear, Frustration Build for Furloughed FEMA Employees

Fear, Frustration Build for Furloughed FEMA Employees

FEMA employees are dealing with personal financial disasters because of the furloughs.

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 01:22 AM CST

EPA Criminal Action Against Polluters Hits 30-Year Low

EPA Criminal Action Against Polluters Hits 30-Year Low

The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show. EPA said in a statement that it is directing...

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 08:56 PM CST

Deborah Peoples Expected to Challenge FW Mayor Betsy Price

Deborah Peoples Expected to Challenge FW Mayor Betsy Price

Tarrant County Democratic Party chair Deborah Peoples is expected to announce her candidacy for Fort Worth mayor on Tuesday.

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 08:46 PM CST

No. of No-Show Airport Security Screeners Soars in Shutdown

No. of No-Show Airport Security Screeners Soars in Shutdown

The number of airport security screeners failing to show up for work around the country is soaring as the partial government shutdown goes into its fourth week. No-shows among screeners jumped Sunday and again...

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House Rebukes GOP's Steve King Over Racist Remarks

House Rebukes GOP's Steve King Over Racist Remarks

A Democratic measure rebuking Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments about white supremacy won easy approval Tuesday in the House. In a twist, the nine-term Iowa congressman was among those supporting the...

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 08:53 PM CST

Trump Birth Control Coverage Rules Blocked Nationwide

Trump Birth Control Coverage Rules Blocked Nationwide

A federal judge on Monday put a nationwide hold on Trump administration rules that allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone in...

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