Hong Kong Is Bracing for a Brutal Crackdown from Beijing

Hong Kong Is Bracing for a Brutal Crackdown from Beijing

Hong Kong authorities declared their ransacked halls of government “a big crime scene” Tuesday, as they began the process of investigating and repairing the damage caused by Monday’s protests. But for the city’s pro-democracy movement, the response to Monday’s unprecedented storming of the government headquarters looks a lot messier. The actions of a splinter group…
Trump Just Gave Up on His Census Citizenship Question

Trump Just Gave Up on His Census Citizenship Question

After a half-dozen lawsuits and a Supreme Court case, the Trump administration is letting printing of the 2020 census proceed without a controversial question about U.S. citizenship — at least for now. “We can confirm that the decision has been made to print the 2020 Decennial Census questionnaire without a citizenship question, and that the…
Trump’s Drug Officials Warn of Looming Legal Chaos if Congress Doesn’t Ban Fentanyl Lookalikes

Trump’s Drug Officials Warn of Looming Legal Chaos if Congress Doesn’t Ban Fentanyl Lookalikes

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is warning of legal chaos and lost drug trafficking cases if Congress doesn’t pass a law banning deadly fentanyl lookalikes within the next few months. A temporary ban on fentanyl copycats is set to expire in February, reopening a loophole in U.S. law for similar drugs with slightly-altered chemical structures…
Democrats May Actually Debate Climate Change After All

Democrats May Actually Debate Climate Change After All

Climate activists — and more than a dozen Democratic presidential candidates — have been calling on the Democratic National Committee to host a debate focused solely on climate change. And for months, the top of the Democratic Party has essentially said “nope.” That might be changing. During a meeting of the DNC’s executive committee in…

Trump’s Tanks Are Here

The Pentagon is now on the Trump train. Or at least its tanks are. Several M1 Abrams tanks other military vehicles arrived in Washington, D.C., by train Monday and Tuesday in preparation for President Donald Trump's "Salute to America” on the Fourth of July.Trump has wanted tanks and other weapons involved in either a celebration…

Cops Arrested a Black Hospital Patient Who Was Taking a Walk Outside with an...

A black hospital patient taking a quick walk outside in his hospital gown was arrested on suspicions that he was stealing IV equipment — which he was hooked up to at the time. Shaquille Dukes, 24, says he was being treated at Freeport Health Network Memorial Hospital for pneumonia in early June when a doctor…
House Democrats Finally Just Sued for Trump’s Tax Returns

House Democrats Finally Just Sued for Trump’s Tax Returns

WASHINGTON — House Democrats have finally filed suit for President Trump’s tax returns, kicking off a new legal clash between Congress and his administration. Trump has defied a House subpoena for six years worth of his federal tax returns, arguing the request doesn’t have a legitimate legislative basis. Now, Democrats are asking a federal judge…
Trump Says Homelessness Is Super Sad for Office Workers

Trump Says Homelessness Is Super Sad for Office Workers

Homelessness is super sad, President Donald Trump conceded — at least for the white-collar workers walking by unsheltered people to get into their office buildings. For the people actually experiencing homelessness, though, Trump didn’t offer much sympathy in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Monday night. Trump said the government “may intercede” in cleaning…
Booker Says He’ll Close All “Inhumane” Detention Centers on Day One of Presidency

Booker Says He’ll Close All “Inhumane” Detention Centers on Day One of Presidency

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker vowed Tuesday that one of his first acts as president would be to “virtually eliminate immigrant detention” centers he described as “inhumane.” The New Jersey senator promised to bypass Congress and expand protections for undocumented immigrants using an executive order “on day one of his presidency” and reverse almost all…
The Fallout from Parkland Isn’t Over Yet for Florida Law Enforcement

The Fallout from Parkland Isn’t Over Yet for Florida Law Enforcement

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office got its accreditation yanked last week over mishaps surrounding the 2018 Parkland school shooting, according to the Sun Sentinel. Florida’s state panel chose not to renew accreditation for Broward, one of the largest law enforcement groups in the state, over it mishandling of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman…

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