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Jun 24 2017

Judiciary committee asks Lynch to disclose Clinton email conversations

Though Clinton herself accused Comey of costing her the election by reopening the email probe in late October 2016, Democrats have argued that firing him amounted to obst...

Jun 23 2017

GOP touts their budget plan as impasse solution

The first day of a special session on the IL budget crisis is off to a slow start. Lawmakers blew past a budget deadline last month, triggering a requirement that any n...

Jun 23 2017

List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter

The names on the list included Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala.; Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.; and Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., the DC reported . Also shot were Capitol Police specia...

Jun 21 2017

Area Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The warm weather was already met with some storms Tuesday afternoon, prompting warnings in some parts of northern IL. We expect isolated strong storms to rapidly develo...

Jun 21 2017

Offensive Trademark Law Nixed by Supreme Court

He had expected the Supreme Court to offer a more narrowly tailored opinion, but he views the ruling as consistent with the justices' previous stances on free speech. The...

Jun 21 2017

Trump delays effective date of travel ban amid court battle

ABC News contributor Kate Shaw said Wednesday's memorandum "clarifies and amends the executive order, effectively neutralizing one of the plaintiffs' key arguments agains...

Jun 18 2017

Scalise Shooter Had List of at Least 6 GOP Lawmakers' Names

Mr Scalise's surgeon said he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", despite being seriously ill when he arrived at hospital after the shooting in Virginia last week. B...

Jun 17 2017

Hundreds protest after officer acquitted in Philando Castile shooting

Rep. Betty McCollum, a Democrat who represents the district where Castile was shot and Yanez was tried, said the legal matter may be concluded but work must continue. D...

Jun 17 2017

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

Capitol Police officers at the scene Wednesday morning returned fire, wounding Hodgkinson . Rep. Steve Scalise is still in critical condition, but his health is imp...

Jun 17 2017

Montana senators co-sponsor bill to honor Capitol cops after shooting

Capitol Police, a congressional aide and a lobbyist were injured when a gunman opened fire at a baseball practice. Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise remains in crit...

Jun 16 2017

Mike Pence reportedly hires private attorney to help with Russian Federation probe

Trump hired his own personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz , a week ago, and he has been hard at work defending the president with factually inaccurate statements . Pence, who ...

Jun 15 2017

Neighbor heard shots, saw UPS drivers running

The building is located in the Potrero Hill, which is about 2 ½ miles from downtown San Francisco . In 2014, a man shot and killed two of his supervisors before turnin...

Jun 15 2017

Congressman who witnessed shooting gives emotional, harrowing retelling of baseball shooting

Congressman Williams was not shot, however a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention. U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was practicing wi...

Jun 14 2017

Senate Moves to Restrict TV Interviews in US Capitol

Reporters on Capitol Hill said Tuesday they were no longer allowed to record interviews with lawmakers in the Senate's hallways without prior permission. No more ...

Jun 13 2017

Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

Tuesday's testimony , scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. (1830 GMT), will be the first for Sessions in a congressional hearing since he became attorney general . Late Mond...

Jun 13 2017

North Korean nukes threaten global peace: Pentagon chief

North Korea appears to have launched multiple anti-ship missiles Thursday. The US in May successfully tested a ballistic-missile defense system meant to intercept ...

Jun 13 2017

Hawaii urges court to keep hold on Trump travel ban

Ruling on a case brought by the state of Hawaii, the appeal judges found that the executive order violated existing immigration legislation. The 4th U.S. It's now almos...

Jun 11 2017

Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs

Both Rogers and Coats were uneasy about the request, given that the FBI is conducting an investigation about the matter. "Not that I'm aware of - because I feel ...

Jun 10 2017

Man dies after being restrained by Texas deputy, her husband

A confrontation between the deputy's husband and Hernandez ensued that resulted in Hernandez losing his life in the hospital three days later, authorities said. The deput...

Jun 09 2017

Chocolate Trafficking: Mob Group Charged With Not-So-Sweet Crimes

The indictments include charges against the alleged head of the national criminal enterprise, marking one of the first federal racketeering charges ever brought against a...