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The government was warned that the Oroville Dam emergency spillway was unsafe. It didn’t listen.

Washington Post

In 2005, three environmental groups warned state and federal officials about what they believed was a problem with the Oroville Dam’s emergency spillway – the same one that was at risk of collapsing this week, after storms caused the adjacent …

Older Judges and Vacant Seats Give Trump Huge Power to Shape American Courts

New York Times

In the weeks since taking office, President Trump has derided appellate court decisions as “ridiculous” and “disgraceful,” called the legitimacy of federal judges into question and encouraged people to blame the courts in the event of another terrorist …

From Trump’s Mar-a-Lago to Facebook, a National Security Crisis in the Open

New York Times

WASHINGTON – President Trump and his top aides coordinated their response to North Korea’s missile test on Saturday night in full view of diners at Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida – a remarkable public display of presidential activity that …

Mnuchin, bruised by hearings, heads for new battles


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, confirmed by the Senate Monday night in a partisan vote, is now facing an even tougher battle: overhauling government oversight of Wall Street and the banking system with little political capital to spend.

Leader of a Ku Klux Klan Group Is Found Dead in Missouri

New York Times

Frank Ancona, in an undated still image from a video. His wife and stepson were charged in his death on Monday after his body was found with gunshot wounds to the head.

In Tense Obamacare Town Hall, GOP Lawmaker Calls Fears ‘Genuine’


Representative Gus Bilirakis was determined to walk into his health-care town hall in Florida through the front door — even though local deputies suggested a side door might be a safer route.

Man accused of engaging in sex act with dog turns himself in

Roanoke Times

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) – An Atlanta-area man has turned himself in after he was accused of engaging in a sex act with a dog while working as a landscaper.

Financial industry works to keep bank tax on ice

The Hill

Powerful lobbying groups in Washington are on guard against the revival of a proposed tax on banks and other financial institutions in the new Congress.

Noted Surgeon Jumps To Death From George Washington Bridge


“As an MD he helped so many and we will remember his warmth generosity and kindness,” the man’s ex-wife said in a tribute.

Four key Republicans could vote against Puzder for labor secretary

Washington Post

Andrew Puzder, the fast-food executive whom President Trump nominated to be labor secretary, emerged Monday as Democrats’ last, best hope of defeating one of Trump’s Cabinet choices as four key Republicans are on the fence about his nomination.

Trump’s poll numbers keep dropping. How low can he go?

Washington Post

This is how well President Trump’s first few weeks in the Oval Office have gone, according to the American people: That’s Gallup’s daily tracking poll.

Bergdahl defense asks for dismissal citing Trump statements


Fort Bragg, North Carolina (CNN) The defense team of US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl argued Monday he is unable to have a fair trial because of numerous comments made by then-candidate, now President Donald Trump on the 2016 campaign trail.

Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants Men To Approve Abortion, Calls Women ‘Hosts’

Huffington Post

An Oklahoma State Representative wants to enact a law that would make it illegal for a woman to get an abortion without her sexual partner’s consent.

Fire in Disneyland parking structure burns 8 cars, injures 7 people and prompts evacuations

Los Angeles Times

At least eight cars caught fire at a Disneyland parking structure Monday night, injuring park staffers, prompting some evacuations and causing nearly $180,000 in damage, authorities said.

Can federal agents detain citizens at border checkpoints until they disclose their smartphone passcodes?

Washington Post

The Verge has a story about the recent border-crossing experience of a U.S. citizen, Sidd Bikkannavar, who is an employee at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Immigration advocates in Baltimore area fear increased enforcement

Baltimore Sun

The Esperanza Center in Baltimore is seeing many clients seeking help with obtaining passports due to the deportation efforts under the Trump administration.

Schumer tries to keep the peace as Sanders speaks out

The Hill

Sen. Charles Schumer · Charles SchumerSenate confirms Mnuchin as Treasury secretary Schumer: Withdraw Flynn’s security clearance Michael Reagan: Don’t like Trump’s tweets?

Father of Tesla driver: ‘In another vehicle she would have been alive’


INDIANAPOLIS – There is no doubt Casey Speckman was drunk when she crashed her boss’s Tesla in a fiery, explosive wreck that killed him and herself.

Trump’s Advisers Want You To Believe He’s The Most Productive President Yet. He Isn’t.

Huffington Post

President Donald Trump’s advisers have taken to boasting about the flurry of activity that has come out of the White House in the last few weeks.

Queens woman, 75, dies after mauled by mastiff; adult son also injured

New York Daily News

A Queens woman died at a hospital hours after she was mauled by her dog Monday. (lleerogers/Getty Images/iStockphoto). BY Byron Smith Kerry Burke Rocco Parascandola Megan Cerullo Stephen Rex Brown.

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