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Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 04:38 PM EDT

'I'm a Person of Color ... I'm a White,' Congressman Says

'I'm a Person of Color ... I'm a White,' Congressman Says

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, a white congressman from western Pennsylvania, told a reporter this week that he believes his Irish and German roots make him a "person of color." The Republican's remarks came during...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 01:14 PM EDT

Latest NH Poll Shows Tight Race Among Top Democrats

Latest NH Poll Shows Tight Race Among Top Democrats

The battle to win the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary is heating up. A new poll released Tuesday shows Granite State Democrats favoring former Vice President Joe Biden by a slim margin with...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 02:35 PM EDT

Footage From 1992 Shows Trump, Epstein at Party

Footage From 1992 Shows Trump, Epstein at Party

NBC released footage in its archives from 1992 of Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein at a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. The video shows them laughing and pointing as they appear to talk about women at...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 11:57 AM EDT

Man Who Lost 5 Family Members in Boeing Max 8 Crash: ‘I Miss Them Every Minute of Every Day’

Man Who Lost 5 Family Members in Boeing Max 8 Crash: ‘I Miss Them Every Minute of Every Day’

Paul Njoroge lost five of his family members aboard the Boeing 737 Max 8 that crashed during Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 in March of 2019. He provided testimony in front of a House subcommittee hearing on...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 08:26 PM EDT

House Blocks Maverick Democrat's Trump Impeachment Effort

House Blocks Maverick Democrat's Trump Impeachment Effort

The House easily killed a maverick Democrat's effort Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent racial insults against lawmakers of color, a vote that provided an early snapshot of just how...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 11:18 AM EDT

Congress Condemns Trump's 'Go Back' Comments

Congress Condemns Trump's 'Go Back' Comments

The House of Representatives has passed a resolution that formally condemns President Donald Trump’s so-called racist comments about four Democratic congresswomen of color.  

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 10:38 AM EDT

ACLU Asks Judge to Block Trump Asylum Rule as Case Is Heard

ACLU Asks Judge to Block Trump Asylum Rule as Case Is Heard

Civil liberties groups on Wednesday asked for a temporary restraining order blocking the Trump administration's effort to effectively end asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. The American Civil Liberties Union and...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 12:26 PM EDT

Confusion, Fear Reigns on Mexico Border With New US Policy

Confusion, Fear Reigns on Mexico Border With New US Policy

Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 12:33 PM EDT

Puerto Rican Artists Join Calls for Governor to Resign

Puerto Rican Artists Join Calls for Governor to Resign

Protests against Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló have grown since the leak over the weekend of an 889-page chat that revealed sexist, racist, homophobic and violent comments by the governor and his team about...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 08:12 AM EDT

Conn., Mass., RI Governors Meet, Discuss Transportation and Energy

Conn., Mass., RI Governors Meet, Discuss Transportation and Energy

Transportation, improved data sharing and renewable energy were some of the issues where the governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island said Tuesday they found common ground in their first private...

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