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  • WH official: Peña Nieto calls off visit to White House after confrontational call with Trump

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has called off an official trip to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump after a tense phone call brought the two leaders to a policy-driven standstill. Peña Nieto was planning the trip for either this month or early March, but a White House official confirmed to CNN on Saturday that the trip was put on hold following the phone call, which took place on February 20. According to The Washington Post, which first reported the […]

  • Democratic intelligence memo released with redactions

    The House Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a Democratic memo in redacted form that seeks to undercut Republican claims of FBI surveillance abuses. The committee made the Democratic memo public after the White House signed off following negotiations between the FBI and the committee’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, over what in the document should be redacted. Earlier this month, the White House objected to releasing the memo, saying that sensitive material had to be removed first. Schiff’s memo was […]

  • Delta and United join list of companies to cut ties with the NRA

    Two major airlines. A cybersecurity firm. Six car rental brands. A home security company. An Omaha bank. Companies have scrambled to cut ties with the National Rifle Association over the past couple of days, and the list continued to grow into the weekend. Delta Air Lines announced Saturday morning that it’s ending discounted rates for NRA members. “We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website,” the company said in a tweet. United Airlines followed a […]

  • Top USA Swimming officials under fire for alleged culture of abuse

    Top USA Swimming officials are under fire for what critics say was a culture of sexual abuse that was allowed to persist for decades unchecked. A stunning new investigative report first published in the Orange County Register found that since 1997, more than 250 coaches and officials were either arrested, charged or disciplined by USA Swimming for sexual abuse or misconduct. The paper — citing, documents, interviews with abuse survivors, former Olympians, USA Swimming officials and others — claims that […]

  • A series of failures in Florida shooting mark week of stunning revelations

    A woman close to the Florida shooter called the FBI tip line in January with an alarming message: Nikolas Cruz is “going to explode.” “I just want to, you know, get it off my chest in case something does happen,” the woman said, according to a transcript of the January 5 call reviewed by CNN. Nearly six weeks after that call, Cruz gunned down 17 people at his former high school in Florida — one of the deadliest mass shootings […]

  • New indictment accuses Manafort of paying European politicians

    New charges were filed late Friday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in the special counsel investigation. Prosecutors allege that Manafort, with the assistance of longtime business partner Rick Gates, “secretly retained a group of former senior European politicians to take positions favorable to Ukraine, including by lobbying in the United States.” The new indictment came less than two hours after Gates pleaded guilty to two criminal charges in federal court and pledged to cooperate with special counsel Robert […]

  • The real mastermind behind Peter Thiel’s battle with Gawker

    A new book about billionaire Peter Thiel’s war against Gawker includes an explosive revelation about the real mastermind behind Bollea v. Gawker, the lawsuit that bankrupted the influential media company founded by Nick Denton. Ryan Holiday reports in “Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue” for the first time that a 26-year-old who goes by the pseudonym “Mr. A” in the book gave Thiel the idea to create a shell company to hire former investigative reporters […]

  • U.S. immigration agency removes ‘Nation of Immigrants’ from its mission statement

    WASHINGTON, D.C. The agency in charge of U.S. immigration services has updated its mission statement to no longer include the phrase “nation of immigrants.” Instead, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ new mission statement emphasizes “safeguarding its integrity” and “securing the homeland.” The new statement was announced to the agency’s employees Thursday, according to a USCIS official. “The agency’s new mission statement was developed and debuted within the agency by USCIS Director Cissna during his first conference with USCIS senior leadership from […]

  • Car rams security barrier near White House

    A passenger vehicle intentionally hit a security barrier near the White House on Friday, a law enforcement source told CNN, though the Secret Service said the car didn’t breach the secure complex that surrounds the executive mansion. The incident prompted a lockdown at the White House, where President Donald Trump had recently completed talks and a news conference with his Australian counterpart. The Secret Service said the driver of the vehicle was female and was immediately apprehended by uniformed officers. […]

  • After deadly shooting, Florida governor calls for raising minimum age to buy guns

    A week after one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern US history, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a comprehensive plan to keep students safe in his state, including suggestions to raise the minimum age to buy a gun, keep weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill and ban the sale of bump stocks. A former student fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on February 14, sparking renewed and heated debate over […]

  • Students prepare to return to school and site of massacre Wednesday

    For these 3,000 teens, there’s no such thing as going back to normal. On Wednesday, they’ll return to the same school where 17 of their classmates and teachers were gunned down. But instead of math and history lessons, their minds will be occupied by the trauma of gunfire and grief. “I don’t think I’ll ever recover from this,” said Daniel Bishop, a sophomore at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. “How am I supposed to (go back to) a place where 17 […]

  • Texas spares death row inmate’s life minutes before execution

    The life of a Texas man who conspired to kill his family in 2003 was spared minutes before he was set to be executed on Thursday. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott decided to reduce Thomas Whitaker’s sentence to life in prison without parole, the governor said in a statement. It’s the first time Abbott spared the life of an inmate on death row and the first time in years that a governor reduced the sentence of a death row inmate. Abbott […]