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Authorities Keep Distance, Yet Work with Armed Border Group

Authorities Keep Distance, Yet Work with Armed Border Group

By Cedar Attanasio and Elliot Spagat | Apr 26
Authorities on the U.S.-Mexico border have distanced themselves from an armed civilian group that detains asylum-seeking families, but the United Constitutional Patriots have never been shy about saying they work with Border Patrol agents.

Trump Prepares to Address NRA at War with Itself

Trump Prepares to Address NRA at War with Itself

By Jill Colvin and Lisa Marie Pane | Apr 26
The nation's largest gun rights organization played a pivotal role in President Donald Trump's victory in 2016. Three years later, the National Rifle Association is limping toward the next election divided and diminished.

Don't Buy That Gucci Knockoff: How Your Bargain Benefits Organized Crime

Don't Buy That Gucci Knockoff: How Your Bargain Benefits Organized Crime

Apr 26
While consumers may think it's a "victimless crime" that only hurts big corporations, counterfeiting harms countless individuals as well, from sweatshop workers who toil without legal protections to consumers themselves.

Biden Enters Democratic Race with Strong Anti-Trump Theme

Biden Enters Democratic Race with Strong Anti-Trump Theme

By Steve Peoples and Thomas Beaumont | Apr 26
Biden aimed directly at Donald Trump in an announcement video seizing on the Republican president's response to the deadly clash between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, two years ago.

Judges: Michigan Must Redraw Congressional, Legislative Maps

Judges: Michigan Must Redraw Congressional, Legislative Maps

By David Eggert | Apr 26
Michigan must redraw dozens of congressional and legislative districts for the 2020 election because Republicans configured them to guarantee their political dominance over the last decade by unconstitutionally diluting the power of Democratic voters.

Trump Tower Meeting Emails 'Really Bad,' Aide Told Trump

Trump Tower Meeting Emails 'Really Bad,' Aide Told Trump

By Eric Tucker | Apr 26
The emails showed how the president's oldest son had accepted a meeting with a Russian lawyer with the promise of receiving dirt on his father's opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Housing-Strapped California Debates Density Near Job Hubs

Housing-Strapped California Debates Density Near Job Hubs

By Kathleen Ronayne | Apr 25
A controversial proposal to increase housing near transportation and job hubs faces a key test Wednesday as California lawmakers search for solutions to the state's housing affordability crisis.

Feds: Coast Guard Officer Targeted Supreme Court Justices

Feds: Coast Guard Officer Targeted Supreme Court Justices

By Michael Kunzelman | Apr 25
A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists looked at other targets: Two Supreme Court justices and two executives of social media companies.

Puerto Rico Gov Slams Trump, Seeks Swifter Storm Recovery

Puerto Rico Gov Slams Trump, Seeks Swifter Storm Recovery

By Danica Coto | Apr 25
Puerto Rico's governor pledged on Wednesday to lift the U.S. territory from a deep recession by creating more jobs, reversing a migration exodus and implementing a range of incentives as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.

Straight Talk on Race Becoming a Must for White Candidates

Straight Talk on Race Becoming a Must for White Candidates

By Errin Haines Whack | Apr 25
Candor surrounding race is becoming what Democratic strategist Joel Payne called a "woke litmus test" for any white person who wants to win the Democratic presidential nomination.

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