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Trump administration creates ‘in-flight sexual misconduct’ task force

Trump administration creates ‘in-flight sexual misconduct’ task force

The Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that it will create a task force to review procedures surrounding episodes of sexual misconduct by airplane passengers. The announcement said Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was establishing the National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force to review practices and protocols for US airlines in handling allegations. The task force…MORE

Trump to visit California wildfire victims on Saturday

Trump to visit California wildfire victims on Saturday

President Donald Trump will travel to California on Saturday to meet with people affected by the wildfires burning across the state, the White House announced Thursday. Hundreds of people remain unaccounted for and 58 people have died in the conflagrations, which have also caused billions of dollars in property damage. The President’s plans for the…MORE

Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina seeks dismissal of charges

Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina seeks dismissal of charges

Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina asked a federal judge on Thursday to throw out the criminal case against her. Butina, 30, was charged in July with two counts related to her activities in the US, which prosecutors allege broke federal law because she was secretly acting on behalf of the Kremlin and was working at…MORE

The dirty little secret of the Florida recounts

The dirty little secret of the Florida recounts

Based on the number of lawsuits, cable news coverage and overall drama coming out of Florida at the moment, you might think that the outcomes of the state’s Senate and governor’s races are balancing on a knife’s edge — with every judge’s decision potentially making the difference between winning and losing. The reality is, well,…MORE

Number of US troops at border has ‘peaked’ at 5,900

Number of US troops at border has ‘peaked’ at 5,900

The number of US troops deployed to the southern border has “peaked” at 5,900 and is not expected to increase, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Thursday. It’s a figure that falls well short of President Donald Trump’s previous claim that the Pentagon could send between 10,000 and 15,000 service members to help deal with…MORE

Republican says he may back Pelosi for speaker on certain conditions

Republican says he may back Pelosi for speaker on certain conditions

As a faction of Democrats try to deny House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi the speakership, at least one Republican may offer her a lifeline. GOP Rep. Tom Reed of New York told CNN that he could back Pelosi if she endorses a bipartisan package of rules changes that would make it easier to push legislation…MORE

Trump touts veterans affairs modernization efforts

Trump touts veterans affairs modernization efforts

President Donald Trump touted his administration’s efforts to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs during a White House event Thursday afternoon but offered no new policies. “The fact is, I’ve done a lot. I could — goodbye! Goodbye everybody!” Trump said jokingly, waving as if he were about to exit. “That’s a lot. That is…MORE

Washington Post: Trump Jr.’s India business trip cost US government nearly $100K

Washington Post: Trump Jr.’s India business trip cost US government nearly $100K

A family business trip to India by President Donald Trump’s eldest son cost taxpayers nearly $100,000, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The Post report, citing government documents, showed Donald Trump Jr.’s Secret Service protection racked up $97,805 in bills for the February trip to New Dehli, Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata, where there are Trump-licensed luxury…MORE

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