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  • Monday, July 15th, 2019

    Jul 15 2019

    Critics are saying a series of tweets from President Trump targeting progressive Democratic congresswomen are racist. And why didn't immigration raids expected this weekend happen? Also, protesters in Puerto Rico are calling on the governor to resign.

  • Friday, July 12th, 2019

    Jul 12 2019

    This weekend parts of the southern U.S., including New Orleans, will be hit by the first tropical system to strike the U.S. this hurricane season. And, the president says he will no longer try and add a citizenship question to the Census. Also, singer R. Kelly has been arrested on federal charges in Chicago.

  • Thursday, July 11th, 2019

    Jul 11 2019

    Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is defending a plea deal he oversaw nearly a dozen years ago as a U.S. attorney in Florida. And the British Navy stopped Iran from blocking a U.K. tanker. Also, one of the biggest teachers unions in the country is suing the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

    Jul 10 2019

    We go to the U.S. southern border as new data shows apprehensions of those crossing illegally were lower in June. A judge in the Census citizenship case says the Trump administration can't change its team of lawyers. Also, why are Democrats calling for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign?

  • Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

    Jul 09 2019

    Federal prosecutors have charged multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein with sex trafficking of minors and paying victims to recruit other underage girls. And a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong that spawned mass protests is dead. Or is it? Also, the Affordable Care Act is back in court.