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Dem Rep. Delgado: Trump’s wall ‘antiquated solution to border security’

Dem Rep. Delgado: Trump’s wall ‘antiquated solution to border security’

Democratic Rep. Antonio Delgado has smashed through barriers to become the first person of color to represent his upstate New York district. He also may be the first member of Congress to have an actual rap career before being elected. Now in the House after unseating longtime GOP Rep. John Faso, Delgado, who also happens…MORE

Senate Republicans break with Trump on Russia sanctions

Senate Republicans break with Trump on Russia sanctions

In a rebuke to the Trump administration on Russia, 11 Senate Republicans joined with Democrats to advance a measure Tuesday that would stop the Treasury Department from relaxing sanctions on three Russian companies with ties to oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin ally. The Senate voted 57-42 to proceed to a resolution from Senate Minority Leader…MORE

Set of quintuplets mark milestone first birthday

Set of quintuplets mark milestone first birthday

A set of quintuplets just celebrated turning one this past weekend, a milestone birthday their parents feared they would never reach when they were born three months early in the East Bay last year. “We’re looking at these little two pound, six ounce babies who don’t look healthy and – to us – it didn’t…MORE

US report says rapidly modernizing Chinese military has set sights on Taiwan

US report says rapidly modernizing Chinese military has set sights on Taiwan

Over the last few years China has made a series of ambitious military reforms and acquired new technology as it aims to improve its ability to fight regional conflicts over places like Taiwan, according to a new report from the US Defense Intelligence Agency. “Beijing’s longstanding interest to eventually compel Taiwan’s reunification with the mainland…MORE

Karen Pence painting a new second lady role

Karen Pence painting a new second lady role

Karen Pence is adding a little color to her life; the second lady returned to the classroom as an art teacher Tuesday. Pence will teach elementary art two days a week at Immanuel Christian School in northern Virginia, her office announced. She’ll be known as “Mrs. Pence” to her students, not as the second lady…MORE

Whitaker agrees to testify before House Judiciary Committee

Whitaker agrees to testify before House Judiciary Committee

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee early next month, the panel’s chairman Jerry Nadler announced Tuesday. Whitaker’s public testimony will give House Democrats a chance to question him about his views on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, any actions he’s taken related to the probe and his…MORE

Man rescued from water after going for a swim in Chicago River

Man rescued from water after going for a swim in Chicago River

A security guard and several police officers rescued a man from the Chicago River early Tuesday, after he tried to go for a swim in below-freezing temperatures. The guard was working near Wacker and Dearborn, when he heard a man in the Chicago River screaming for help around 1:05 a.m.. He called police, and even…MORE

Catholics are losing faith in their church. D.C.’s Cardinal Wuerl isn’t helping

Catholics are losing faith in their church. D.C.’s Cardinal Wuerl isn’t helping

Last summer, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington twice denied hearing any accusations about sexual misconduct by his predecessor, ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. We learned last week that both denials were misleading at best. Wuerl’s denials also demonstrate why so many American Catholics, according to a recent Gallup survey, have lost faith in their church and clergy.…MORE

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