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During conference speech, Trump blamed Chicago police chief for crime problems

President Trump addressed our nation’s law enforcement at the International Police Chiefs Conference in Chicago Monday. → Read More

Texas therapy dogs in love tie the knot

You could call it puppy love, but two therapy dogs in Texas are in it for the long haul. Two golden retrievers in Texas tied the knot Friday…and it was adorable. Peaches and Duke work together as therapy dogs at a hospital in Mansfield, and reportedly like to snuggle and sneak kisses here and there. […] → Read More

Verizon offers free year of Disney Plus in swipe at Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is offering new and current customers a free year of Disney’s new video streaming service. The offer announced Tuesday is worth nearly $84, based on $6.99 monthly subscription fee for the Disney Plus service, which debuts Nov. 12. It extends to certain new and existing unlimited 4G and 5G customers […] → Read More

Kaine, McConnell bill would raise minimum age to buy tobacco, including e-cigarettes, to 21

On Friday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) met with students to discuss efforts to address the epidemic. Health advocates have long raised alarms that the products are getting youths addicted to nicotine. → Read More

Scott and House Democrats introduce ‘College Affordability Act’

On Tuesday, House Democrats unveiled a plan they said would cut the cost of college, increase the quality of higher education and make a college degree available to more Americans. → Read More

Warner and Kaine introduce ‘Virginia Beach Strong Act’ in Senate

Virginia's U.S. senators have introduced a bill that they hope will help provide financial relief to the families of victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting. → Read More

As burial space runs out, Arlington National Cemetery considers stricter requirements

Arlington National Cemetery is running out of space for burials. → Read More

Prosecutor: Professor spent federal grants at strip clubs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former university professor in Philadelphia spent federal grant money on strip clubs and other personal expenses, prosecutors said Monday. Chika Nwankpa misappropriated grant money from the Navy, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation over a period of 10 years, the U.S. attorney’s office said. Drexel University discovered the […] → Read More

Timbers star forward enters into substance abuse program

Brian Fernandez, the star forward for the Portland Timbers, has voluntarily entered himself into the MLS' Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program. → Read More

Hemp pilot program hopes to gain more info on crop, protect farmers

Officials said the pilot program can help determine potential threats to crops and serve as an insurance model. → Read More

Title, book cover announced for ‘The Hunger Games’ prequel

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Hunger Games” prequel has a title and a book cover. Suzanne Collins’ “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is due out May 19. Scholastic announced the title Friday along with the cover art, which features the now famous mockingjay symbol, along with a snake. Collins announced earlier this year that […] → Read More

Campaign: Sanders had heart attack, released from hospital

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, his campaign confirmed Friday as the Vermont senator was released from a Nevada hospital. → Read More

House panel subpoenas White House for Ukraine documents

A House committee has sent a subpoena to the White House demanding documents that could provide details on President Donald Trump's effort to push Ukraine to produce information that could damage Joe Biden's presidential run. → Read More

Tax break that helps craft breweries to expire if Congress doesn’t act

Brewers said the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (passed in 2017) has helped with that growth. But those tax breaks expire this year. Advocates want Congress to act fast. → Read More

541 military service members died by suicide in 2018, DOD report shows

The Defense Department's latest report on the epidemic of active duty and reserve service members shows 541 took their own lives in 2018. The Defense Department says it's taking further steps to address suicides, such as teaching service members ways to identify suicide "red flags." → Read More

Acting national intelligence director testifies on whistleblower complaint

Lawmakers wanted answers from Maguire about the whistleblower complaint reportedly involving President Trump's request that Ukraine investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. They also want to know why that complaint was kept from Congress. → Read More

Thousands of young protestors gather in DC demanding action on climate change

Around the world Friday, young people inspired by 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg are “striking” to demand action on climate change. → Read More

Judiciary Committee questions Lewandowski in first impeachment investigation hearing

President Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, clashed with Democrats over his private conversations with President Trump. → Read More

Senator optimistic Congress will reach a compromise on gun laws

Senator Pat Toomey is among a small group of Senators who met with the President to discuss a path forward on guns. → Read More

NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

"I was a dreamer, my family didn't have much, but we had a clear view of the Appalachian Mountains," → Read More