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Coast Guard officer accused of terror attack plot allegedly searched internet for addresses of Supreme Court justices and best gun to kill African-Americans

Domestic terror suspect Christopher Hasson, who is accused of planning a terror attack on politicians and media figures, also allegedly searched the internet for the home addresses of two Supreme Court justices as well as the best gun to kill African-Americans, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Hasson pleaded not guilty in federal court last…MORE

How the college debt debate shifted with one big idea

You have to hand it to Elizabeth Warren: The senator’s slate of bold, transformational policy proposals has dominated the Democrats’ conversation even if the presidential candidate herself has not dominated 2020 polls. Her latest — a proposal that according to her campaign’s analysis would forgive $640 billion in student loans currently held by the government…MORE

Trump set to tout ‘progress’ in combating the opioid crisis but skeptics remain

Build the wall. Cut taxes. Repeal Obamacare. End opioid abuse. Of all these top priorities for President Donald Trump, it’s addressing the opioid crisis that’s gotten the least attention and the most bipartisan support. But Trump on Wednesday will provide an update of sorts on his progress, which has included creating and bolstering several federal…MORE

9th Circuit to hear oral arguments in ‘Remain-in-Mexico’ case

A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in yet another challenge against one of the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policies — keeping some asylum seekers in Mexico for the duration of their immigration court proceedings. The policy, informally known as “Remain in Mexico,” has drawn the ire of immigration advocates and lawyers who…MORE

US and China to resume talks in bid to end damaging trade war

High level trade talks between the United States and China will resume next week as the world’s top two economies move closer to a deal. The White House said in a statement late Tuesday that Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for negotiations starting April 30. Liu He,…MORE

Trump snubs checks on power in massive assault on accountability

Donald Trump’s stonewalling White House is mounting a multi-front assault on accountability, testing the notion that a president must answer to citizens for whom he holds a public trust. Trump has spent his entire presidency rebelling against rules that have largely constrained most of his predecessors. Many are not written in law but have been…MORE