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‘This is the fight of our lives’: Warren swipes at Trump during official 2020 launch

Announcing her 2020 bid, Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused President Donald Trump of being part of a “rigged system that props up the rich and the powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else.” | Carlos Giusti/AP Photo Share on Facebook [...]

Indonesia sentences Briton to 6 months for slapping official

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) – A British woman who slapped an immigration officer on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali after missing her flight due to an expired visa was sentenced Wednesday to six months in prison. Video showing Auj-e [...]

Former Koch official runs EPA chemical research

Democratic lawmakers and environmentalist say the prevalence of administration officials who came from the chemicals industry contributes to its hands-off approach to the chemicals. | AP Photo/Lynne Sladky ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT Previously [...]

U.S. troop withdrawal would bring ‘bloodshed,’ Afghan official Omar Daudzai says

An abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan would bring “bloodshed,” according to an Afghanistan official. Head of the High Peace Council of Afghanistan, Omar Daudzai, told CNN in an interview, “if it happened today in a matter [...]

Paul Whelan Russia arrest designed to divide Americans, ex-CIA official says

Russia’s arrest of ex-Marine Paul Whelan on espionage charges is part of a larger Kremlin scheme to exacerbate partisan divisions in Washington, according to a former top CIA official in Moscow who says President Vladimir Putin likely hand-picked [...]

Tax refunds will go out during shutdown, White House official says

The agency is divided over whether it has the legal authority to both summon furloughed employees back to work to process the refunds. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> The Trump administration [...]

Ex-North Carolina official pleads guilty to fraud conspiracy

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A former North Carolina county official has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud taxpayers by accepting bribes in exchange for government contracts. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the plea by former Buncombe [...]

North Carolina official had asked feds to act in voting case

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A letter obtained by The Associated Press shows that North Carolina’s top elections official issued an urgent plea nearly two years ago for the Justice Department to file criminal charges against those at the center [...]

It’s Not Too Late to Scrap Brexit, E.U. Court Official Says

To critics, this means that Britain would be neither fully in the European Union nor out, and that it would have no say in making rules that it would be bound by, and no clear way to end the backstop. Mrs. May’s one advantage is that [...]

Alabama marks first official Rosa Parks Day

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama is marking its first Rosa Parks Day. Alabama lawmakers earlier this year voted to designate Dec. 1 as a day to honor the civil rights icon. Parks, an African-American woman, was arrested after refusing [...]