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Federal government backs Ohio on Down syndrome abortion lawThe federal government is taking Ohio's side in a lawsuit over the state law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Prince Georges County, Md., police chief Hank Stawinski attends an event to announce the establishment of the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, at Department of Justice Headquarters, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Michael A. McCoy)
Barr appoints members of presidential law enforcement panelAttorney General William Barr has named 18 law enforcement officials to a presidential commission that will study ways to reduce crime and increase respect for the law
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
US to impose visas restrictions for pregnant womenThe Trump administration is unveiling new visa restrictions aimed at restricting a practice known as “birth tourism'' - women who travel to the U.S. to give birth so their children can have citizenship
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives to speak at a campaign stop at the State Historical Museum of Iowa, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Watchdog files FEC complaint against pro-Sanders groupA watchdog group has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that Our Revolution, a political nonprofit founded by Bernie Sanders, violated campaign finance law
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
Attorney General William Barr attends a ceremony at the Department of Justice, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Washington, to announce the establishment of the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, and its commissioners. (AP Photo/Michael A. McCoy)
Crime required for impeachment? Not so, say legal expertsThe defense in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial may sound very similar to the defense in the first impeachment case in American history
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This July 31, 2019 photo shows Stillwater Christian School parents Jeri Anderson and Kendra Espinoza at Woodland Park in Kalispell, Mont.  The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in a dispute over a Montana scholarship program for private K-12 education that also makes donors eligible for up to $150 in state tax credits. Advocates on both sides say the outcome could be momentous because it could lead to efforts in other states to funnel taxpayer money to religious schools. (Casey Kreider/The Daily Inter Lake via AP)
Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education fundingThe Supreme Court's conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program and make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling
The Associated Press1 hour ago
GM to spend $3.5B in Michigan under revised tax credit dealMichigan has agreed to revise decade-long tax breaks for General Motors in exchange for the company's commitment to spend at least $3.5 billion more over 10 years, including to build electric pickup trucks in Detroit
The Associated Press1 hour ago
President Donald Trump's personal attorney Jay Sekulow, left, gestures while standing with White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, right, while arriving at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The U.S. Senate plunges into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses. Trump himself claims he wants top aides to testify, but qualified that by suggesting there were “national security” concerns to allowing their testimony. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Rules set, Senate to hear case for pulling Trump from officeThe U.S. Senate is poised to hear opening arguments  in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo Oscar the cat, who is not a service animal, sits in his carry on travel bag after arriving at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Industry officials believe many that hundreds of thousands of passengers scam the system each year by claiming they need their pet for emotional support. Those people avoid airline pet fees, which Oscar's owners paid. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
US seeks to tighten rules covering service animals on planesThe days of passengers bringing rabbits, turtles and birds on planes as emotional-support animals could be ending
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Trump on Troop Concussions: There Are Worse ThingsAdditional US troops who were identified as having potential concussions tied to the Jan. 8 Iranian missile attack have been taken to Germany for treatment, defense officials said Tuesday. While the AP says no troop count was provided, the reportedly small group adds to the 11 who were removed from...
Newser2 hours ago
Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, of Hawaii, hosts a town hall meeting at the Keene Public Library, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Keene, N.H. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton over Russia 'favorite' commentsDemocratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton over an interview in which Clinton appeared to call Gabbard “the favorite of the Russians
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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