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Teens watch man die, avoid charges

Subscriber onlyFive Florida teenagers will not be prosecuted after they videotaped and mocked a disabled man as he drowned and didn’t help. Continue reading...

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. Continue reading...

Protests, facility visits planned amid immigration confusion

Subscriber onlyMCALLEN, Texas -- Protests and rallies focused around the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border are scheduled this weekend, while more than two dozen congressional Democrats planned to visit detention facilities in Texas. Continue reading...

Arkansas congressman's 'no' vote vexes military widow

Subscriber onlyBefore approving a proposed budget blueprint this week, the Republican-dominated House Budget Committee blocked efforts to change a federal law that withholds monthly annuity payments from thousands of military widows and widowers. Continue reading...

U.S. scrambles to find space to hold families

Trump tweet upsets House Republicans

Subscriber onlyFederal authorities on Friday, two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, cast about for detention space to keep them together, leaving hundreds of parents in the dark on when they would be reunited with their children. Continue reading...

Justices raise bar to view cell data

Location privacy at issue in ruling

Subscriber onlyIn a major statement on privacy in the digital age, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that the government generally needs a warrant to collect troves of location data about the customers of cellphone companies. Continue reading...

Vermonters seek to erase pot convictions

Subscriber only Despite its name, hippie reputation and liberal spirit, Vermont hasn't always been kind to pot smokers. Now, as the state moves to legalize weed beyond medical use, those punished in the past for marijuana misdemeanors are seeking forgiveness. Continue reading...

Trump says North Korea still a threat

Declaration extends economic restrictions, asset freeze

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump cited an "unusual and extraordinary threat" to U.S. national security as he acted Friday to maintain long-standing economic restrictions on North Korea, including the freezing of any assets in the United States. Continue reading...

Funds blocked from arming teachers

Subscriber onlyThe Department of Homeland Security would not be able to use two big federal grant programs to pay for arming teachers, thanks to a provision tucked into House legislation that quietly passed this week. Continue reading...

House OKs bill on opioid-treatment tools

Subscriber onlyThe House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to give health care providers more tools to stem an opioid crisis that is killing more than 115 people in the United States daily. Continue reading...

Manafort seeks gag on Trump link

Subscriber only Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort want a judge to bar any mention of Manafort's connections to the president at his Virginia trial. Continue reading...

U.S. floats shift of cash to border

Coast Guard stands to lose $77M, planning letter says

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump's administration, facing a growing immigration enforcement mission on the southern U.S. border, is considering a plan to shift money from the U.S. Coast Guard to other parts of the Department of Homeland Security, according to U.S. officials and an internal Coast Guard message obtained by The Washington Post. Continue reading...

Protests, appeals follow unarmed teen's shooting

Subscriber onlyProtesters demonstrated Friday for a third day over the fatal police shooting in Pennsylvania of an unarmed black teen fleeing a traffic stop. Continue reading...

California proposes protecting marten

Subscriber onlyA cat-sized, weasel-like animal whose habitat in forests along California’s northern coast is under threat should receive endangered species status, state fish and wildlife officials said. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyRoseanne Barr may be finished, but the Conners are not. Less than a month after ABC canceled the hit revival of Roseanne because of a racist tweet by Barr, the network has decided to go forward with a spinoff that will not include her. ABC said Barr would not receive any payment from the network for the spinoff series, which is tentatively titled The Conners. Continue reading...