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U.S. to dismiss charges against 129 people in Trump inaugural protestsThe U.S. Justice Department intends to dismiss criminal charges against 129 defendants in connection with the protests that took place during President Donald Trump's Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration, according to a court filing on Thursday. More than 200 people were arrested in connection with the protests in downtown Washington, during which black-clad activists smashed store windows, blocked traffic and fought with police. A jury had already cleared six people of rioting charges in December, but the government said on Thursday it still intended to prosecute 59 remaining defendants.


 

Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force, while looking ahead to the coming year with a mix of combativeness and trepidation. The events kick off Friday with the March for Life in Washington, the biggest yearly event for opponents of abortion.

 

Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs, which are killing more than 90 Americans a day. The list of more than two dozen recommendations made Thursday by the National Governors Association is the first coordinated, bipartisan response from the nation's governors since Trump's October declaration.

 

President Donald Trump has insisted that his views on a border wall with Mexico have not evolved, despite his own chief of staff's comments to politicians. President Trump said on Twitter: "The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it."

 

A timeline shows Hawaii officials botched efforts to immediately correct a false missi... . President Donald Trump, accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks to members of the media as they arrive for a dinner at Trump International Golf Club in in West Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2... .

 

A small-town medical examiner has given Democrats across the country another shot of hope heading into the fall election by upsetting a Republican legislator in a conservative Wisconsin state Senate district. Patty Schachtner's victory Tuesday over state Rep. Adam Jarchow marks the 34th legislative seat that has flipped from Republican to Democrat nationwide since President Donald Trump took office last year, according to the national Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, signaling backlash against Trump could fuel a Democratic wave in November.

 

Nearly 40 terrifying minutes passed between the time Hawaii officials fired off a bogus alert about an incoming missile over the weekend and the moment the notice was canceled. The state was slow to contain the situation, waiting 23 minutes to call officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to get unnecessary approval to send a retraction.

 

Steve Bannon's lawyer relayed questions in real time to the White House during a House Intelligence Committee interview of the former chief strategist to Donald Trump, according to reports. As politicians probed Mr Bannon's time working for Mr Trump, Mr Bannon's lawyer Bill Burck was asking the White House counsel's office by phone during the Tuesday session whether his client could answer the questions, the Associated Press claimed.

 

A federal appeals court is ordering U.S. immigration authorities to reconsider the case of a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children who was returned to Mexico last year amid criticism by Cincinnati's Catholic archdiocese and Ohio's governor. A three-judge panel of the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday in favor of Maribel Trujillo Diaz , saying the Board of Immigration Appeals shouldn't have rejected her motion to reopen removal proceedings.

 

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake said when Donald Trump calls stories he doesn't like "fake news," he "should be the figure of suspicion, not the press." A Republican senator is denouncing US President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" to describe the news media and stories he doesn't like.

 

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015 file photo, Dennis Kucinich arrives at the 4th annual Sean Penn and Friends "Help Haiti Home" Gala at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Kucinich is preparing to make the ... MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio - Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is preparing to make the Democratic primary for Ohio governor a five-way race.

 

Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif., accompanied by Sen. Cory Booker D-N.J., questions Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. FILE- This Jan. 3, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington.

 

In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and other members of the House Democratic Caucus leave a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis will speak at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, months after refusing to join President Donald Trump there.

 

The Justice Department on Tuesday said it would take the "rare step" of asking the Supreme Court to clear the way for the Trump administration to dismantle a federal program that provides work permits to undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States since childhood. The Department of Justice said it filed a notice of appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit seeking to overturn a California judge's ruling that the federal government could not dismantle the Obama-era program while a legal challenge to the decision to end the program is pending.

 

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declined to say Tuesday whether he would run for the Utah Senate seat being vacated by Republican Orrin Hatch, telling reporters the "time will come" for him to make some kind of announcement. Romney, who moved to Utah after losing the 2012 presidential election, repeatedly demurred when asked at a gathering of about 1,000 Utah business leaders in Salt Lake City whether he would run for office.

 

Former Wall Street executive Phil Murphy, assuming elected office for the first time, prepared Tuesday to be sworn in as New Jersey's 56th governor and return Democrats to full control of state government. "Today our great state turns a new page," Murphy said in a tweet that included a photo of him, his wife, Tammy, and their four children in a group hug.

 

REVEALED: Starving children begged police for food when they were found chained to their beds after brave sister escaped and called cops who arrested their reclusive, bankrupt parents 'It was odd at that time of night': Housewife reveals bizarre encounter with thin, pale children just weeks before police found them shackled to their beds Three-year-old girl dies after being mauled by her pitbull called Remington just five days after her father bought the dog from a friend REVEALED: Ivy League student, 19, 'killed by a former classmate' had been stabbed more than 20 times before his body was found buried in a shallow grave 'The poverty of an aspiring immigrant's nation is as irrelevant as their race': Mitt Romney's thinly-veiled MLK Day swipe at Trump over his 's***hole countries' scandal Sundance Film Festival creates a new code of conduct amid Hollywood's sexual assault scandal as ... (more)

 

The US House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, the one-time confidant and chief strategist to President Donald Trump, following his spectacular fall from power after accusing the president's son and others of "treasonous" behaviour for taking a meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign. Bannon is scheduled to testify before the panel on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the committee's plans.

 


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