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YouTube shooting: It is rare that women are the ones pulling the trigger in active shooting incidents YouTube shooting: It is rare that women are the ones pulling the trigger in active shooting incidents
As YouTube's bright headquarters in Northern California became the epicenter of the latest shooting in the U.S. on Tuesday, five words from police at an afternoon news conference stood out: The female suspect is dead. It is rare for women to pull the trigger in workplace and mass shootings. Of 28 mass attacks analyzed by the Secret Service in 2017, all 28 involved male attackers, the serv...
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Russia investigation becomes big campaign issue in Devin Nunes' re-election bid Russia investigation becomes big campaign issue in Devin Nunes' re-election bid
WASHINGTON – Rep. Devin Nunes' handling of the Russia investigation as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has become a major campaign issue as he seeks a ninth term in Congress. Both the California Republican and his Democratic challenger, Fresno County Deputy District Attorney Andrew Janz, are using Nunes' high-profile role in the bitterly partisan Russia inquiry to appeal for campai...
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David Shulkin, recently fired VA secretary: Donald Trump 'not being well served' by team David Shulkin, recently fired VA secretary: Donald Trump 'not being well served' by team
WASHINGTON — Recently fired VA secretary David Shulkin says President Trump is doing a good job by demanding excellence from members of his Cabinet but needs a better team supporting him to be successful. “I think that he’s not being well served by all the people around him,” Shulkin told USA TODAY. “As big of an organization as he needs to run, you need to have the right people around you with...
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6 big things the new Veterans Affairs chief will have to address 6 big things the new Veterans Affairs chief will have to address
On the front lines at the Department of Veterans Affairs — in the agency’s 1,240 hospitals and clinics — it doesn’t much matter these days who holds the secretary’s job in Washington. David Shulkin, who was fired Wednesday, was the third VA secretary in four years. If President Trump’s nominee to lead the agency, physician and Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, is confirmed, he will be the fourth. ...
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Donald Trump makes first public appearance in days to push infrastructure -- and Roseanne Donald Trump makes first public appearance in days to push infrastructure -- and Roseanne
RICHFIELD, Ohio —- Unusually quiet for the better part of a week, President Trump re-appeared in public Thursday to promote an infrastructure plan that seems stalled in Congress — while also commenting on news events ranging from trade to immigration to North Korea to .... Roseanne. Praising the high viewership for this week's premiere of the revived Roseanne sitcom, starring Trump supporter Ro...
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Supreme Court criticizes partisan election maps, but a fix proves elusive Supreme Court criticizes partisan election maps, but a fix proves elusive
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices signaled clearly Wednesday they don't like the way states are drawing one-sided election districts, but they did not appear ready to devise a solution. After an hour's debate over maps drawn by Maryland's state legislature to give Democrats seven of the state's eight seats in Congress, it appeared the court was no closer to fixing the problem of partisan gerr...
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Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens : Repeal the Second Amendment Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens : Repeal the Second Amendment
Former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens on Tuesday called for the repeal of the Second Amendment, the constitutional right used to defend gun ownership. In a New York Times op-ed, Stevens — a Gerald Ford appointee who emerged as a liberal voice on the court and who retired from the court in 2010 — said the March for Our Lives demonstrations and civic engagement in the wake of last month'...
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Stormy Daniels gets cease-and-desist letter after '60 Minutes' Stormy Daniels gets cease-and-desist letter after '60 Minutes'
A lawyer for President Trump's personal counsel Michael Cohen is demanding that adult film actress Stormy Daniels and her lawyer retract "false and defamatory" statements Daniels made Sunday on CBS' 60 Minutes. Brent Blakely, Cohen's lawyer, sent an email to Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti denying that Cohen was responsible for sending a "thug" who Daniels said threatened her in 2011 to remain...
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Most transgender troops to be banned under new Pentagon policy Most transgender troops to be banned under new Pentagon policy
WASHINGTON — The White House and Pentagon on Friday unveiled a new policy on transgender troops that will severely restrict their place in the military. Pentagon officials had a deadline of Friday to put in place the new policy after months of consideration and court challenges. President Trump followed through late Friday and issued orders to ban transgender troops in all but extremely limit...
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Trump blames Obama for legalizing bump stocks in a tweet. Is he right? Trump blames Obama for legalizing bump stocks in a tweet. Is he right?
In announcing the Justice Department's proposal to ban bump stocks in a tweet on Friday, President Trump blamed his predecessor for permitting the devices to be sold. "Obama Administration legalized bump stocks," the president tweeted, "BAD IDEA. As I promised, today the Department of Justice will issue the rule banning BUMP STOCKS with a mandated comment period. We will BAN all devices that t...
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