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26 Jun 11:41pm Asylum officers union opposes sending migrants back to Mexico
The union representing US asylum officers asked a federal court to end the Trump administration's policy of returning some asylum seekers to Mexico for the duration of their immigration hearing.
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26 Jun 10:40pm Updated Democratic candidates jab each other on immigration in emotional exchanges
Democratic voters will get their first chance to take the measure of 10 of the contenders vying to unseat President Donald Trump as they face off in the first of two debates on Wednesday night in Miami.
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26 Jun 10:14pm Updated Senate moves forward with first bipartisan health care plan
A key Senate committee passed a sweeping, bipartisan bill Wednesday, marking the chamber's first effort to address several major health care issues plaguing the nation.
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26 Jun 10:07pm Family of slain man sues South Bend and officer who shot him
The family of a black man killed by a white police officer in South Bend, Indiana, filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the city and the officer involved in the shooting, accusing him of using excessive deadly force.
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26 Jun 9:52pm Updated How to watch the first Democratic debates: Time, channels, lineup
The first 2020 Democratic presidential debates are here, giving the 20 qualifying candidates the best opportunity to break through the crowded field in front of a national audience.
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26 Jun 9:29pm Updated Democrats focus on economy in opening stages of debate
Democratic voters will get their first chance to take the measure of 10 of the contenders vying to unseat President Donald Trump as they face off in the first of two debates on Wednesday night in Miami.
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26 Jun 9:07pm Former staffer says Duncan Hunter groped her at a party in 2014
A former Capitol Hill staffer said Rep. Duncan Hunter grabbed her behind at a party in downtown Washington in 2014, adding a new element of impropriety alleged against the embattled California Republican, who is charged with using campaign funds to pay for vacations and to finance extramarital affairs.
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26 Jun 9:01pm 10 Democrats get their chance to face voters for the first time
Democratic voters will get their first chance to take the measure of 10 of the contenders vying to unseat President Donald Trump as they face off in the first of two debates on Wednesday night in Miami.
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26 Jun 8:58pm 2020 Democrats debate for the first time
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26 Jun 8:43pm Updated Woman watched her husband and daughter drown at the Mexican border, newspaper says
A father and daughter lie face down in murky waters littered with reeds and discarded beer bottles. Their heads are wrapped in a black T-shirt -- her tiny right arm draped over his shoulders.
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26 Jun 8:31pm Updated Rape allegation against Trump splits GOP women of the Senate
For now, Sen. Joni Ernst is a woman standing alone.
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26 Jun 8:23pm Updated Democratic candidates set to debate in Miami against backdrop of immigration, Iran and climate crises
Democratic voters will get their first chance to take the measure of 10 of the contenders vying to unseat President Donald Trump as they face off in the first of two debates on Wednesday night in Miami.
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26 Jun 8:05pm Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Mueller of crimes
President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused special counsel Robert Mueller of breaking the law, primarily by alleging without evidence that Mueller illegally destroyed text messages sent by former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The two former officials worked on the Russia investigation and have been publicly disgraced by their anti-Trump text messages and their extramarital affair.
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26 Jun 7:58pm The first Democratic debate, night 1
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26 Jun 7:18pm Updated Kushner refuses to say if US backs two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's senior adviser, refused to say in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer whether the US backs or opposes Israel's annexation of Jewish settlements in the West Bank or supports a two-state solution to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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26 Jun 6:54pm Navy exploring perjury charge against witness in trial of Navy SEAL accused of murder
In the wake of bombshell testimony in the trial of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, prosecutors are now exploring perjury charges against a witness, according to a Navy email obtained Wednesday by CNN.
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26 Jun 6:50pm Updated Proposed bill would rescind Medals of Honor given for Wounded Knee massacre
Three members of Congress, including one of the first Native Americans to serve on Capitol Hill, have introduced legislation that seeks to rescind 20 Medals of Honor awarded for the Wounded Knee massacre.
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26 Jun 5:22pm Pregnant woman apprehended by Border Patrol delivers stillborn child in Texas
A pregnant woman apprehended Monday by Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas, delivered a stillborn baby later that same day at a local hospital, according to a Customs and Border Protection statement provided to lawmakers and obtained by CNN.
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26 Jun 5:19pm Senate, House headed for confrontation over border funding bill
Republican Senate leaders said Wednesday they won't negotiate with House Democrats over differences in their chambers' emergency funding bills for the border, essentially daring the House to take or leave the Senate bill, which has bipartisan backing and the expected support of President Donald Trump.
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26 Jun 4:25pm No. 2 at NRA resigns after being placed on leave
The National Rifle Association's No. 2 official Christopher Cox resigned on Wednesday shortly after he was placed on leave, according to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre.
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26 Jun 4:11pm Updated GOP-led Senate passes border funding bill
Republican Senate leaders said Wednesday they won't negotiate with House Democrats over differences in their chambers' emergency funding bills for the border, essentially daring the House to take or leave the Senate bill, which has bipartisan backing and the expected support of President Donald Trump.
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26 Jun 3:47pm Senators question FAA nominee on whistleblower retaliation lawsuit
President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Federal Aviation Administration is under fire from two Democratic senators after the nominee left out information about a whistleblower lawsuit in his Senate disclosure questionnaire.
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26 Jun 3:33pm Updated House panel votes to subpoena Kellyanne Conway over Hatch Act violations
The House Oversight Committee is expected to vote as soon as Wednesday to subpoena testimony from White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway after a federal agency said earlier this month that she should be fired for repeatedly violating a law that limits the political activities of federal employees.
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26 Jun 2:57pm Updated 7 key questions Congress needs to ask Robert Mueller
The news broke late Tuesday night: Special counsel Robert Mueller agreed to come to Congress and testify on July 17 about his nearly two-year long investigation into Russia's attempts to interfere in the 2016 election and any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
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26 Jun 2:55pm Updated Manafort to be arraigned Thursday in NYC on state charges
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will be arraigned Thursday afternoon in New York City on state fraud charges, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.
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26 Jun 2:17pm Updated A climate crisis is unfolding in Florida as Democrats debate
Presidential candidate Jay Inslee was not happy when the Democratic National Committee shot down his request to hold a climate crisis-focused debate.
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26 Jun 2:03pm Immigration fight heats up before Democratic debate as candidates attack Trump over drowning photo
The perilous conditions migrants coming to the US face captured renewed attention from Democrats running for president on Wednesday, hours before 10 candidates take the stage for the party's first debate in Miami.
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26 Jun 12:15pm Supreme Court gives Marine seeking VA benefits second chance in lower court
The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave a Marine Corps veteran who sought disability benefits for his service-related post-traumatic stress a second chance to prevail in a case that could impact the amount of power federal agencies have.
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26 Jun 11:47am Supreme Court strikes down Tennessee residency requirement for liquor licenses
The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a Tennessee law that requires individuals to live in the state for two years before obtaining a retail license to sell alcohol, a ruling that could give a boost to a large chain of liquor retailers in Tennessee and other states.
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26 Jun 10:18am Barr strikes playful chord with bagpipes performance at Justice event
Attorney General William Barr took a beat during a conference at the Justice Department Wednesday to flash his ability to play the bagpipes.
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26 Jun 9:21am Updated House passes border aid bill despite White House veto threat
The House of Representatives is expected to vote Tuesday on legislation to approve roughly $4.5 billion in aid for the growing crisis at the US southern border -- a vote that will come amid Democratic infighting over the package and a White House veto threat.
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26 Jun 8:33am Eric Trump says he was spit on at Chicago restaurant
Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, said Tuesday he was spat on by an employee at a Chicago-area restaurant.
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26 Jun 8:18am NRA to shut down production of NRATV
The National Rifle Association is shutting down production of its online streaming network, NRATV, according to a spokesman for the gun lobby.
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26 Jun 5:05am Hopes for third Trump-Kim summit revived despite Pyongyang criticism
Hopes for a third summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump appeared to be revived Wednesday even after Pyongyang rebuked Washington over "hostility" that "viciously slandered" the country.
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26 Jun 1:22am Democrats get their man -- Mueller -- for blockbuster hearings
Robert Mueller's long-awaited public testiomony next month will give Democrats their best and perhaps last chance to seize on the Russia scandal to try to inflict a decisive political wound on President Donald Trump.
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26 Jun 1:21am First Democratic debates mark the real start to the 2020 campaign
It's the moment that Democrats have been anticipating since the tearful trauma of Election Night 2016 -- when their campaign to make Donald Trump a one-term President really begins.
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26 Jun 12:23am Two US service members killed in Afghanistan
Two United States service members were killed in Afghanistan on June 26, the US military announced Tuesday.
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