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REVEALED: Former Trump campaign manager Manafort wiretapped by FBI before and after election

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 6:16pm
Federal investigators wiretapped Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s onetime campaign chairman, before and after the 2016 presidential election, CNN reports. As CNN reports, the U.S. government continue to tap into Manafort’s communications until this year. The surveillance took place under a FISA warrant...

Senate backs massive increase in military spending

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 6:04pm
The U.S. Senate passed its version of a $700 billion defense policy bill on Monday, backing President Donald Trump’s desire for a bigger, stronger military but setting the stage for a battle over government spending levels later this year. As voting continued, the vote in the Republican-contro...

Latino conservatives say they are being blocked from speaking with Trump by the ‘Hispanic Omarosa’

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 6:02pm
Latino Republicans were happy with President Donald Trump’s newfound interest in protecting Dreamers — but they can’t get through to the White House to tell him so. According to a report by BuzzFeed News, presidential special assistant Jennifer Korn, who serves as deputy director i...

St. Louis police probe whether officers chanted, ‘Whose streets? Our streets’

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 5:51pm
 St. Louis police are investigating whether some of its officers chanted, “Whose streets? Our streets” during protests by people upset over the acquittal of a white former policeman who killed a black man. Protests entered a fourth day on Monday after three nights of arrests and scuffles...

‘I’m not blaming the victim’: Montana attorney defends calling 13-year-old ‘temptress’ at rape sentencing

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 5:50pm
A Montana attorney defended her widely condemned comments about a teenage rape victim’s appearance during a sentencing hearing. Lisa Kauffman told a court last week that a 13-year-old rape victim looked and acted like an adult, but she said Missoula County District Court Judge Robert Deschamps...

US Senate votes to ban Kaspersky Lab software from government networks

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 5:44pm
The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to ban Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab’s products from use by the federal government, citing concerns the company may be a pawn of the Kremlin and poses a national security risk. The vote is the latest in a series of setbacks in the United States for Ka...

Inspired by French, Trump considering July 4 military parade in Washington

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 5:39pm
 President Donald Trump said on Monday he was considering staging a U.S. military parade in Washington on the July 4 Independence Day holiday, inspired by the parade he saw on Bastille Day in Paris. Meeting French President Emmanuel Macron on the fringes of the U.N. General Assembly, Trump said he h...

Conservative commentator Scottie Nell Hughes: ‘I was raped by Charles Payne and again by Fox News’

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 5:18pm
Former Fox News contributor Scottie Nell Hughes on Monday filed suit against the network, claiming she was raped by Fox Business Network host Charles Payne and then targeted by by executives for retaliation after coming forward with the allegation, the New York Times reports. According to her lawsui...

Family seeks answers after Georgia Tech student killed by police

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 4:58pm
The family of a Georgia Institute of Technology student shot and killed by police in Atlanta over the weekend is questioning why campus officers did not try to disarm the knife-wielding computer engineering major with nonlethal force. Scout Schultz, 21, died after being shot on campus on Saturday ni...

Fired Fox host O’Reilly busted for floating smear story on black woman he sexually harassed

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 4:52pm
According to a report at LawNewz, fired Fox News host Bill O’Reilly attempted to salvage his reputation by pitching a story that smeared a black Fox News employee who was central to his firing over sexual harassment accusations. In an interview with attorney Lisa Bloom who represents Perquita ...

Secret deals, vote trading harming UN

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 4:50pm
For more than seven decades, the United Nations has been a leading international authority on world affairs. Its credibility, however, has been damaged by allegations of corruption, and political stalemates among leading powers undermine the U.N.’s core values and often produce more talk than ...

White supremacists blamed for racist posters in Houston

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 4:43pm
White supremacist groups marked the start of the 2017-18 school year by papering dozens of colleges and universities with hate posters aimed at recruiting young white members. Their latest stop: The University of Houston (UH), where students discovered racist, anti-Semitic propaganda plastered acros...

Sea Lice surge could force you to give up sushi

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 4:41pm
Sea lice could make it harder to get your intake of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, not to mention that weekly splurge on sushi. ABC reports that global fish farms have been suffering as the parasite continues to kill off large quantities of salmon, driving up costs and decreasing supply. The new...

Jimmy Kimmel suggests Cassidy’s healthcare plan fails senator’s own ‘Jimmy Kimmel test’

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 4:34pm
ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel on Monday suggested Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) failed his own “Jimmy Kimmel test,” posting on Twitter a link to a Washington Post op-ed that argues, “on health care, Cassidy flunks his own ‘Jimmy Kimmel test.’” Opinion | On health care, Cassidy flunks his own ‘Jimmy...

Two men, one a convicted murderer, escape from Mississippi prison

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 4:32pm
Mississippi authorities said they were searching on Monday for two inmates, including one convicted of murder, who escaped from a state prison and who the officials described as armed and dangerous. The men were discovered missing during a routine count of prisoners at the Mississippi State Penitent...

South Carolina teacher suspended after asking 5th graders to come up with reasons for joining the Klan

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 4:28pm
A teacher in South Carolina has been placed on administrative leave after assigning students a question asking them to imagine themselves as members of the Klu Klux Klan. The teacher asked fifth grade students at Oak Pointe Elementary School in Irmo, SC to envision themselves as “a member of t...

US to appeal ruling blocking Trump funding cuts on sanctuary cities

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 4:21pm
  The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said it would appeal a court order blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order that sought to restrict federal funds for so-called sanctuary cities. U.S. District Judge William Orrick III of San Francisco earlier this year ruled that Trump’s ...

Hispanic Heritage Month sparks pro-immigrant movement

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 4:18pm
America is saluting the Latino community and its contributions as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, which started last Friday. This time, however, the celebration comes with a large partnership to defend Latinos who are vulnerable to President Donald Trump’s draconian policies. The National Hispanic ...

He’s seeking ‘redemption’: CNN’s April Ryan slams Spicer’s pitiable attempt at rebranding himself on Emmy’s

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 3:17pm
CNN White House correspondent April Ryan cast a jaundiced eye on former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s cameo appearance at the Emmy’s Sunday night, saying he has become a pitiable character. Spicer was invited onto the awards show at the behest of host Stephen Colbert after he...

High schoolers paint ‘rape’ on chests at football game

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 3:11pm
Four high school students in South Carolina are under fire after spelling out the word “rape” on their chests during a football game. A picture circulating on social media showed four shirtless young men from Westside High School with the letters spelled in pink on their bodies. The four students in...