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Trump outlines plan to attack trans rights if re-elected, vows to 'protect children from left-wing gender insanity'

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Former President Donald Trump vowed to end gender-affirming care for minors if re-elected in 2024 in an outright attack on the rights of transgender individuals.

In a video released on his Truth Social platform Tuesday, the twice-impeached president outlined a series of proposals designed to “protect children from left-wing gender insanity.�...Read more

Tyre Nichols' death underscores the troubled history of specialized police units

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The officers charged in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols were not your everyday uniformed patrol officers.

Rather, they were part of an elite squad: Memphis Police Department’s SCORPION team. A rather tortured acronym for “Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace in Our Neighborhoods,” SCORPION is a crime suppression unit – ...Read more

What international law says about Israel's planned destruction of Palestinian assailants' homes

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After a deadly attack that killed seven people outside an East Jerusalem synagogue, the Israeli government responded by sealing off the home of the Palestinian suspect in preparation for its destruction. The family home of a 13-year-old accused in a separate East Jerusalem shooting has likewise been earmarked for destruction.

This is ...Read more

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Republicans are set to launch Biden probe hours after State of the Union

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WASHINGTON — Hours after Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union Address to Congress, House Republicans will launch their promised investigation into alleged Biden family “influence peddling,” effectively nullifying any message of unity the president may deliver.

Expected to testify at the Feb. 8 hearing are several former Twitter Inc....Read more

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No classified documents found in FBI search of Biden's Delaware beach home

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WASHINGTON — A Justice Department search of President Joe Biden’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, didn’t find any classified documents, but investigators did take for further review materials and handwritten notes from Biden’s time as vice president, the president’s lawyer said.

The search, which began at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and ...Read more

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Special counsel Robert Hur takes over probe into Biden's handling of documents

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WASHINGTON — Robert Hur, the special counsel overseeing the possible mishandling into whether President Joe Biden broke any laws related to the mishandling of classified documents, officially begins his work Wednesday.

The probe begins as the FBI on Wednesday conducted a search of Biden’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Hur was appointed...Read more

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FBI searches Biden's Delaware beach home as documents probe accelerates

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department searched President Joe Biden’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Wednesday morning, with his consent, his lawyer said, after recent discoveries of classified documents in the president’s private home and office.

“Today, with the president’s full support and cooperation, the DOJ is conducting a ...Read more

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Lawmakers to Pentagon: Curtail defense spending 'wish lists'

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WASHINGTON — Influential lawmakers from both parties urged the Defense secretary in a letter Tuesday to curtail the department’s submission to Congress of “unfunded priorities lists” — annual requests for billions of dollars in military spending above White House budget proposals.

“The Department of Defense must show taxpayers that ...Read more

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Biden to Congress: Eliminate 'junk' fees for resorts, cable, airlines

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will call on Congress to act to curtail what his administration calls “junk fees” on everything from concerts and sporting events to resort hotels.

The president will announce the calls for congressional action as part of Wednesday’s meeting of his Competition Council, an interagency group that has ...Read more

As charges loom over Trump, prosecutors come under fire – a criminal justice expert explains what's at stake

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Former President Donald Trump held his first presidential campaign events on Jan. 28, 2023, against the heavy backdrop of four major criminal investigations into his behavior while in and out of office.

In the lead-up to his campaign launch, Trump personally attacked prosecutors and the investigations they are leading as politically ...Read more

A Black history primer on African Americans' fight for equality – five essential reads

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As the father of Black history, Carter G. Woodson had a simple goal – to legitimize the study of African American history and culture.

To that end, in 1912, shortly after becoming the second African American after W.E.B. Du Bois to earn a Ph.D. at Harvard, Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in ...Read more

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Editorial: Abortion is not the best growth strategy for Michigan

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There are more people dying in Michigan than being born.

In 2021, the state had more deaths than births in a year for only the second time since at least 1900.

Michigan is in a dangerous position of losing its population without the ability to replace it with immigration — or its own fertility rate. Long-term, that will mean not just ...Read more

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NY attorney general accuses Trump of lying on the record in response to lawsuit over company

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NEW YORK — State Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday accused former President Donald Trump of lying on the record, in a letter to a judge presiding over her lawsuit against his company.

Trump and his lawyers have falsely denied “facts they have admitted in other proceedings,” and failed to respond to factual allegations “plainly ...Read more

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Trump raises less than $10 million, ensuring GOP race is wide open

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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump raised less than $10 million after he announced his third White House campaign, a disappointing haul for the former president already facing an uphill battle in his comeback.

Trump raised just $4.9 million with his 2024 campaign and joint fundraising committee in the final 33 days of 2022, according to reports filed ...Read more

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FBI searched President Biden's former office at Penn Biden Center in November

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PHILADELPHIA — The FBI conducted a previously undisclosed search in November of President Joe Biden’s former office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, D.C., after his personal lawyers found classified documents there earlier that month, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

It is unclear if any new ...Read more

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Minnesota Gov. Walz signs into law strengthened abortion rights

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MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Tim Walz signed legislation Tuesday adding a "fundamental right" to abortion in state law, the first proposal in an expansive agenda moving at the Capitol to solidify Minnesota's status as a safe haven for the procedure.

"The message that we're sending to Minnesota today is very clear: Your rights are protected in this ...Read more

George Santos: A democracy can't easily penalize lies by politicians

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George Santos is not the first politician to have lied, but the fables he told to get elected to Congress may be in a class by themselves. Historian Sean Wilentz remarked that while embellishments happen, Santos’ lies are different – “there is no example like it” in American history, Wilentz told Vox in a late-January, 2023, story....Read more

Biden hails NYC rail tunnel as boon to Amtrak, transit riders

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President Joe Biden heralded work on the Gateway tunnel project, a massive rail infrastructure initiative he said would improve travel for workers heading across the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey.

“That’s how important this project is for up to 200,000 passengers who take Amtrak or New Jersey Transit under the Hudson River ...Read more

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NY attorney general accuses Trump of lying on the record in response to lawsuit over company

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NEW YORK — State Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday accused former President Donald Trump of lying on the record in a letter to a judge presiding over her lawsuit against his company.

Trump and his lawyers have falsely denied “facts they have admitted in other proceedings,” and failed to respond to factual allegations “plainly ...Read more

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Manhattan DA presenting evidence to grand jury about Trump's role in Stormy Daniels' hush money payments

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NEW YORK — The Manhattan district attorney is presenting evidence to a special grand jury about former President Donald Trump’s connections to hush money payments made to former porn star Stormy Daniels.

The latest development in District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s prolonged probe into Trump has been confirmed to the Daily News by a source ...Read more