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Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 03:11 AM CST

Federal Judge in Wisconsin Strikes Early-Voting Restrictions

Federal Judge in Wisconsin Strikes Early-Voting Restrictions

A federal judge on Thursday struck down early-voting restrictions Wisconsin Republicans adopted in a December lame-duck legislative session, saying the limits mirror restrictions he blocked two years ago. Repu...

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 12:57 AM CST

Treasury Poised to Ease Sanctions Tied to Russian Oligarch

Treasury Poised to Ease Sanctions Tied to Russian Oligarch

The Treasury Department appears set to lift sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska despite concerns from lawmakers in both parties who say the Trump administration should be...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 06:10 PM CST

Gabbard Apologizes for Past Hurtful LGBTQ Statements

Gabbard Apologizes for Past Hurtful LGBTQ Statements

Presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is responding to criticism about her past work advocating against gay rights by recording a new YouTube video. The nearly four-minute-long video released Thursday...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 05:14 PM CST

More Migrant Families Separated Than Initially Reported

More Migrant Families Separated Than Initially Reported

Thousands more migrant families may have been separated than the government initially reported, a watchdog group said, possibly due to ongoing problems keeping track of children.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 07:44 PM CST

Federal Workers Caught in the Middle Apply for Unemployment

Federal Workers Caught in the Middle Apply for Unemployment

Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags on with no end in sight. But for some of...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 03:39 PM CST

Law Firm Tied to Manafort Reaches $4.6 Million Settlement

Law Firm Tied to Manafort Reaches $4.6 Million Settlement

A law firm tied to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's Ukrainian consulting work has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million and register as a foreign agent, the Justice Department said Thursday. The...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 03:10 PM CST

Harmony Korine's Latest, Beto O'Rourke Doc to Debut at SXSW

Harmony Korine's Latest, Beto O'Rourke Doc to Debut at SXSW

Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum," Olivia Wilde's directorial debut and a documentary on the breakout campaign of Texas politician Beto O'Rourke will premiere at the annual South by Southwest Film Festival.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 07:06 PM CST

Trump Grounds Pelosi After She Imperils His Big Speech

Trump Grounds Pelosi After She Imperils His Big Speech

She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 11:03 AM CST

Trump Discusses New US Missile Defense Strategy

Trump Discusses New US Missile Defense Strategy

President Donald Trump discussed his plans for a revamped missile defense strategy during a speech at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, on Thursday.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 05:38 PM CST

US Gov't May Have Split Up Thousands More Migrant Families

US Gov't May Have Split Up Thousands More Migrant Families

It seems likely that thousands more migrant children were split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before...

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