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|Senate Advances Judicial Pick Hostile To Voting Rights For Black People
WASHINGTON ― Despite protests by civil rights leaders, the Senate voted Thursday to advance a judicial nominee who helped draft North Carolina’s voter suppression law, defended racially discriminatory gerrymandering and may have lied to the Senate about his role in disenfranchising black voters when he worked for the late Sen. Jesse Helms.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 12:10 PM
|Fusion GPS testimony shows potential crimes
Rachel Maddow reads some of the highlights of the newly released transcript of the House Intelligence Committee testimony of Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 2:46 PM
|'The Wall is the Wall': Trump defends border plan after Kelly suggests it has 'changed'
The mixed signals from Trump and his chief of staff come as Congress is attempting to pass a short-term spending bill that would avert a government shutdown.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 9:51 AM
|Parents Charged With Torture And Abuse Of 13 Kids May Face Life In Prison
A California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive in their home for years face up to life in prison.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 2:30 PM
|California torture house: 13 siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower once a year
The 13 starving siblings held captive in a California house hardly ever saw the sun and were allowed, a prosecutor said Thursday, to eat only one rationed meal a day and shower just once a year.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 10:53 AM
|Helicopter with Zimbabwe opposition leader crashes, kills 5
RATON, N.M. (AP) — A group of prominent friends, including a key Zimbabwean opposition leader and a Texas-based investor and philanthropist, was heading to a ranch in the U.S. state of New Mexico when their helicopter crashed and burned in a remote area, killing five people aboard.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 6:52 PM
|House Blocks Trump's Order To Deport Palestinian Man Living In U.S. For 39 Years
Last month, with a deportation order hanging over his head, Amer Othman Adi, 57, and his family were making preparations to leave their life in Youngstown, Ohio, willingly.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 7:02 PM
|Sen. Kaine condemns 'unacceptable' expanded U.S. mission in Syria
Sen. Tim Kaine warned that the expanded mandate outlined by Rex Tillerson was “unacceptable” absent a vote in Congress.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 2:46 PM
|US border patrol exposed kicking over water bottles left for migrants
US border patrol agents are routinely sabotaging water supplies left for migrants in the Arizona desert, condemning them to death, humanitarian groups have said. Travellers attempting to cross into the US from Mexico regularly die of dehydration, as well as exposure to extreme heat or cold, so aid groups leave water bottles and emergency stocks such as blankets at points throughout the Sonoran desert. A video released by the groups showed border patrol agents kicking over water bottles and pouring away their contents.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 9:32 AM
|Alligator And Python Locked In Death Duel On Golf Course
A Naples, Florida, golf course featured a reptilian smackdown between an alligator and Burmese python last week ― and it was caught on camera.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 8:03 AM