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Would MLK be kneeling on a football field if he were around today?
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Would MLK be kneeling on a football field if he were around today?

The Jan. 15 cover of The New Yorker will feature a familiar face in a powerful way. Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett will be featured in an illustration kneeling alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. T...
7-Eleven probe opens new front on illegal immigration
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7-Eleven probe opens new front on illegal immigration

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- U.S. immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven stores before dawn Wednesday to open employment audits and interview workers in what officials described as the largest operation against an employer under Donald Trump's presidency. ...
Navy’s deadly accidents a result of budget issues and culture
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Navy’s deadly accidents a result of budget issues and culture

The Navy's disastrous and deadly 2017, punctuated by a slew of accidents and fatal at-sea collisions ending with the deaths of nearly 20 American sailors, was the culmination of deep-seated issues within the sea service's budget, operations and culture stretch...
Issa the second GOP congressman in 2 days to announce retirement
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Issa the second GOP congressman in 2 days to announce retirement

(UPI) -- Rep. Darrell Issa of California announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election this year, increasing Democrats' chances of flipping his swing district in November. "Throughout my service, I worked hard and never lost sight of the people our gover...
Federal judge blocks Trump’s attempt to let DACA expire for current recipients
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Federal judge blocks Trump’s attempt to let DACA expire for current recipients

(UPI) -- A federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's plan to let the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program expire and said it must process renewal applications. The ruling by U.S. District Judge William Alsup says the Trump adminis...
Trump holds extraordinary meeting on immigration, border security
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Trump holds extraordinary meeting on immigration, border security

President Trump and congressional negotiators agreed Tuesday to narrow the outlines of the immigration deal they're working on to four issues: protection of "Dreamers," enhanced border security, limiting family-based chain migration and curtailing the visa lot...
Were Trump’s earmark comments a joke?
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Were Trump’s earmark comments a joke?

President Trump urged Congress on Tuesday to consider returning to the practice of earmarks, saying pork-barrel spending might be the only way to get Republicans and Democrats to cooperate in Washington. For a president who ran on a vow to "drain the swamp"...
Steve Bannon out at Breitbart
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Steve Bannon out at Breitbart

Former presidential adviser Steve Bannon stepped down from his role as executive chairman of Breitbart, the conservative site announced Tuesday. Bannon was a founding board member of the site, and when founder Andrew Breitbart died in 2012, Bannon became ex...
The pot industry is an energy hog
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The pot industry is an energy hog

The nation's booming marijuana sector is struggling to go green. Analysts and state regulators say the cannabis industry — including states that have legalized recreational pot and those that offer it only for medicinal purposes — is outpacing many other ar...
Bundy standoff case thrown out in another stunning blow to FBI, prosecutors
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Bundy standoff case thrown out in another stunning blow to FBI, prosecutors

A federal judge Monday threw out criminal charges against Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy, his two sons and a co-defendant in the 2014 Bunkerville standoff, citing "flagrant misconduct" by prosecutors and the FBI in not disclosing evidence to the defense before ...