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Family separations occur one to three times a day: Acting Homeland Security Secretary McAleenan

Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — While the Trump administration has discontinued its policy that resulted in thousands of migrant families split up at the border, U.S. officials continue to grapple with a crush of family crossings every month and dozens of children who the government says must be separated for health and safety concerns.Department…read more »

Julian Assange charged in 18-count indictment for WikiLeaks disclosures

Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Julian Assange was charged Thursday in an 18-count superseding indictment for his role in orchestrating the 2010 WikiLeaks disclosures, described by the U.S. government as “one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States.”According to the Justice Department, the new charges from a…read more »

Congress reaches deal on disaster relief

Credit: Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — Senate lawmakers on Thursday announced a deal on a $19.1 billion disaster aid package after months-long delays that stalled critical federal funding in aid for farmers and parts of the country still recovering from a brutal onslaught of natural disasters over the last two years.The agreement, announced by Republican…read more »

Senate overwhelmingly approves $19.1 billion disaster relief package

Credit: Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — Senate lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly voted in support of a $19.1 billion disaster aid package after months-long delays that stalled critical federal funding in aid for farmers and parts of the country still recovering from a brutal onslaught of natural disasters over the last two years.The final tally was…read more »

Conway blasts Pelosi, says she dismissed her as ‘staff’

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The tension at Wednesday’s failed meeting between President Donald Trump and top Democrats didn’t end when he abruptly left the room. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and one of the president’s top aides, Counselor Kellyanne Conway, also had a terse exchange. After the president left the Cabinet Room after just…read more »

Indicted banking exec allegedly wanted top role in Trump administration: Prosecutors

Mark Makela/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Chicago-based financier Stephen Calk was indicted in New York on Thursday for his alleged role in a loan scheme with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, federal prosecutors announced.Prosecutors charged Calk, a banking executive, with a single count of financial institution bribery after investigators found he allegedly extended a $16…read more »

Banking executive indicted in alleged loan scheme with Manafort wanted top role in Trump administration: Prosecutors

Mark Makela/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Chicago-based financier Stephen Calk was indicted in New York on Thursday for his alleged role in a loan scheme with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, federal prosecutors announced.Prosecutors charged Calk, a banking executive, with a single count of financial institution bribery after investigators found he allegedly extended a $16…read more »