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Trump gets recommendation for steep curbs on imported steel, risking trade war

The Commerce Department is recommending hefty tariffs or quotas severely restricting imported steel and aluminum, which if taken would almost …

Economy

Suspect was on NRA-supported target rifle team

The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation. It was part of a multi-million dollar effort by the pro-gun group to support youth shooting clubs.<p>Nikolas …

Guns

Daily Cartoon: Friday, February 16th

Cartoons

Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors Friday on DACA

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors Friday to decide whether to take up a lower court opinion that temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program.<p>The Justice Department is taking the rare step of asking …

Immigration

FCC Chair Ajit Pai investigated for Sinclair ties, lawmakers say

LOS ANGELES — Ajit Pai, the controversial chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is under investigation by the FCC inspector general for his ties to a broadcaster, according to lawmakers.<p>Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., D-N.J., and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., requested the investigation, …

Net Neutrality

As An American Tragedy Unfolds, Russian Agents Sow Discord Online

As the news broke of a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, hundreds of Twitter accounts believed to be under Russian sway pivoted.<p>Many had been tweeting about places like Syria and Ukraine — countries where Russia is seeking to strengthen its influence. Suddenly the accounts shifted to …

Nikolas Cruz

Russian troll farm, 13 suspects indicted in 2016 election interference

The Justice Department’s special counsel announced a sweeping indictment Friday of a notorious Russian group of Internet trolls — charging 13 individuals and three companies with a long-running scheme to criminally interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.<p>The Internet Research Agency, …

Internet Research Agency

Exclusive: A top Trump campaign adviser close to plea deal with Mueller

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates is finalizing a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's office, indicating he's poised to cooperate in the investigation, according to sources familiar with the case.<p>Gates has already spoken to Mueller's team about his case and has …

Rick Gates

Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity

One woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions, and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair.<p>In June, 2006, Donald Trump taped an episode of his reality-television show, “The Apprentice,” at the Playboy Mansion, in Los Angeles. Hugh Hefner, <i>Playboy’s</i> publisher, threw …

Donald Trump

Trump blames shooting on mental illness, but he signed bill making it easier for mentally ill to have guns

When President Donald Trump suggested Thursday in a tweet that Nikolas Cruz, the alleged shooter in a mass slaying in Florida, was mentally …

Donald Trump

Geraldo Rivera Unleashes Gun Control Rant on ‘Hannity’: ‘This Is a National Emergency!’

Speaking directly to the president, Rivera suggested using the money Trump wants to spend on a wall for gun violence prevention.<p>It’s not every day …

Guns

Leaked U.N. climate report sees ‘very high risk’ the planet will warm beyond key limit

A draft United Nations climate science report contains dire news about the warming of the planet, suggesting it will likely cross the key marker of 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, of temperature rise in the 2040s, and that this will be exceedingly difficult to avoid.<p>Temperatures …

Climate Change

Top ICE Lawyer Charged With Stealing Immigrants' Identities To Commit Bank Fraud

While their cases were in various stages of immigration proceedings, seven people had their identities stolen by the chief counsel for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Seattle, according to a filing by the Justice Department.<p>Raphael Sanchez devised a scheme to use the …

Corruption

'I'm sick to my stomach': 17 dead in Florida high school shooting; former student in custody

A former student went on a shooting rampage at a Florida high school, leaving 17 dead while panicked students barricaded themselves inside classrooms and frantic parents raced to the scene. USA TODAY<p>PARKLAND, Fla. — A former student went on a shooting rampage at a Florida high school Wednesday, …

Rainfall

Trump administration ponders lifetime benefit limits for Medicaid | McClatchy Washington Bureau

After allowing states to impose work requirements for Medicaid enrollees, the Trump administration is now pondering lifetime limits on adults’ access …

Health Care

New York Judge Awards $6.7 Million To 21 Graffiti Artists For Destroyed Murals

Is graffiti art? One court in Brooklyn has decided yes, ruling for spray paint over New York real estate.<p>On Monday, a judge ruled that a real estate developer who whitewashed dozens of graffiti murals at the 5Pointz complex in Queens violated the Visual Artists Rights Act, "which has been used to …

Streetwear

Mexican presidential candidate accuses government of spying on him

Ricardo Anaya alleges surveillance is part of pattern of espionage against Enrique Peña Nieto’s opponents<p>A Mexican presidential candidate has accused the country’s intelligence service of surveilling his campaign – part of a pattern of alleged espionage against opponents of President Enrique Peña …

Mexico

Here's What We Know About The US Airstrikes That Killed Russian Fighters In Syria

There was little doubt on Tuesday that American airstrikes last week killed Russian mercenaries in Syria.<p>It became clear on Tuesday that US air strikes last week in eastern Syria killed an unknown number of Russian mercenaries fighting on behalf of the Syrian government. But both the US and Russia …

Middle East

Second Federal Court Blocks Trump From Rescinding DACA

A federal judge in New York has ruled that the Trump administration cannot end the Obama-era program designed to protect from deportation young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.<p>The ruling by U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn is the second court ruling …

Immigration

'France will strike' if proven chemical bombs used in Syria: Macron

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that "France will strike" if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the Syrian conflict in violation of international treaties, but that he had not yet seen proof this was the case.<p>Macron said last May that the use of chemical …

Middle East

Ted Cruz cast lone vote against advancing 'Dreamer' legislation

The 97-1 vote dramatized the Texas Republican's hardline stance against President Donald Trump's proposal to grant a path to citizenship for as many …

Ted Cruz

Trump proposes restricting choices for food stamp recipients

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri …

Donald Trump

Nothing is true

Former Trump Campaign Adviser Was More Than A Coffee Boy, Fiancee Says

Ever since Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller unveiled charges against George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump 2016 presidential campaign, the White House has insisted Papadopoulos played an unimportant role in the campaign.<p>According to court papers, …

Donald Trump

ICE Is Targeting Political Opponents for Deportation, Ravi Ragbir and Rights Groups Say in Court

“This sharp spike in immigration enforcement specifically targeting the most vocal immigration activists is intended to stifle dissent.”<p>The lawsuit …

Immigration

CNN Exclusive: California launches investigation following stunning admission by Aetna medical director

<b>(CNN) —</b> California's insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.<p>California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones expressed …

Health Care

Which is scarier — that Trump doesn’t read his daily intel briefing, or that Jared Kushner does?

It is hard to tell what should be more worrisome: the fact that the commander in chief doesn’t bother to read his daily compilation of the nation’s most urgent intelligence, or the fact that his son-in-law — who has been unable to obtain a security clearance — does.<p>Those two stories were three …

Donald Trump

Ex-Campbell County Judge Timothy Nolan to serve 20 years, pay $100K fine after plea

The plea was announced in Campbell County Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Lape's courtroom Friday morning.

Crime

Trump concocted a story about a border agent’s death. The truth won’t catch up.

This is the autopsy of a lie.<p>On the night of Nov. 18, Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez was found dying on the side of an interstate in West Texas. There were immediate signs it had been an accident. Martinez’s partner, Stephen Garland (who suffered a head injury and doesn’t recall the …

Border Patrol