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How Coretta Scott King and JFK joined forces — and helped change the Democratic Party

Washington Post

Tuesday night, when Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) used the words of the late Coretta Scott King to express her opposition to President Trump’s attorney general nominee, it wasn’t the first time that a Democratic politician saw the importance of King …

She Showed Up Yearly to Meet Immigration Agents. Now They’re Deporting Her.

New York Times

The children of Guadalupe García de Rayos, Angel, 16, and Jacqueline, 14, embraced during a rally organized by human rights activists and community members outside the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Phoenix on …

Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch says Trump’s attacks on judiciary are ‘demoralizing’

Washington Post

President Trump’s escalating attacks on the federal judiciary drew denunciation Wednesday from his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, who told a senator that the criticism was “disheartening” and “demoralizing” to independent federal courts.

Northeast braces for snowstorm as airlines cancel flights, cities shut schools


(CNN) The Northeast is hunkering down for what could be the most significant storm of the season, which is forecast to dump a foot of snow and bring blizzard conditions in some areas Thursday.

Tumble from tightrope injures 5, including Wallendas

U.S. News & World Report

Five circus performers were seriously injured Wednesday. The accident involved several members of the Wallenda family, however authorities say Nik Wallenda was not injured.

Meet Melania Trump’s new White House social planner


First Lady Melania Trump on Wednesday announced the appointment of Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd to fill the all-important position of White House social secretary for the Trump administration.

Misreading the Trump mandate

Yahoo News

President Trump at a meeting with sheriffs in the White House on Tuesday. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP). More. For those who thought Donald Trump would morph into a more conventional kind of president once the gravity of the job sank in, for those who kept …

Cruz, Sanders face off on Obamacare


Washington (CNN) Sen. Ted Cruz urged fellow Republicans Tuesday to quickly “honor the promises” the party made over the years to repeal Obamacare.

Donald Trump Threatens to ‘Destroy’ Texas Senator

Daily Beast

A sheriff complained about a lawmaker trying to outlaw cops’ from taking property without a conviction. He appears to be a Democrat with bipartisan support who fought in Vietnam.

Trump Is Repeating Obama’s Rookie Mistakes


The disastrous roll out of President Donald Trump’s clampdown on refugees and visitors from majority-Muslim countries wasn’t how his supporters were expecting his administration to begin.

Read what the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks wrote to President Obama in 2015

Washington Post

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, wrote a letter to President Obama in 2015 that accused the United States of bringing the attacks upon itself, calling them a “natural reaction” to “destructive policies.

Sex offender missing from federal prison is caught in DC

Washington Post

A wanted sex offender who disappeared after leaving a federal prison in Virginia was caught Wednesday in the District, police said.

We Applaud Proposed Conservative Case for Addressing Climate Change

Huffington Post

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Jake Tapper and Kellyanne Conway clashed. Will critics take on Tapper?


After a contentious interview Tuesday in which Kellyanne Conway, the presidential adviser, and Jake Tapper of CNN clashed over whether the White House or the media was more indifferent to facts, the journalist was bracing Wednesday for a backlash from …

A look at the judges who will rule on Trump’s travel ban

Washington Post

SAN FRANCISCO – Three judges on the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will decide as soon as Thursday whether to immediately reinstate President Donald Trump’s travel ban, which temporarily suspended the nation’s refugee program …

Bo Dietl to Run for New York City Mayor as Independent

Wall Street Journal

Private investigator Bo Dietl is dropping his bid to challenge New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in the Democratic primary and will instead run as an independent.

Snowstorm packs a punch as it blows into the Lehigh Valley

Allentown Morning Call

The season’s first significant snow – wet, heavy flakes blowing on stiff winds – is expected to accumulate 8 to 12 inches as the storm churns through the morning.

DeVos Backlash Sees Parents Threatening to Homeschool Kids


Among the initial opposition to Betsy DeVo’s confirmation this week as education secretary were calls on social media by parents, including liberals, to start homeschooling their children.

Homeland Security Secretary: Travel Vetting Could Include Passwords, Tweets


Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says the U.S. needs to “do a better job to vet” residents of seven majority-Muslim countries that the Trump administration has temporarily banned from entering the U.S.. In an interview with Morning Edition host …

Suspect in multistate killing spree returns to Florida jail


PENSACOLA, Fla. – Mary Craig Rice didn’t say anything to law enforcement or reporters Wednesday as she was shuffled into the Santa Rosa County Jail.

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