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He took his family to lunch, left the table and rammed them with his car, killing two, police say

The Sunday lunch rush was underway at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City, N.C., a restaurant about 30 miles west of Charlotte. Inside the rustic eatery with wooden plank walls, Roger Self, a former police officer turned private investigator, was eating appetizers with his family. Around noon, …

Crime

How Rhetoric on the Left Fuels Bigotry on the Right - The Atlantic

Few questions divide opponents of President Donald Trump more than this one: Should those who hope to defeat the president exercise more care in how they talk about the American right to avoid fueling the most bigoted strains of populism?<p>Lots of liberals think so. Dozens of variations on that …

Political Science

Immigration Amnesty Is Trump's Only Remaining Hope

The president can still advance his restrictionist agenda—but first he must accept that a large-scale amnesty is the only way to make it a reality.<p>President Trump is furious over the failure of his administration to bring unauthorized migration to an end. At a recent cabinet meeting, he reportedly …

Immigration

Trump Tower transcripts detail quest for dirt on Hillary Clinton

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thousands of pages of interview transcripts with the participants of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting shed new light on how eager Donald Trump Jr. and senior members of the Trump campaign were to obtain damaging information on Hillary Clinton — and how frustrated and angry they were that …

Donald Trump

Feds tracked Austin bomber after FedEx camera got his plate, congressman says

<b>Austin, Texas (CNN) —</b> When the Austin bomber went to a FedEx store Sunday to ship two more of his package bombs, he made the mistake of parking within view of a surveillance camera, a US congressman told CNN.<p>The license plate of Mark Anthony Conditt's red Ford SUV could be seen on video and police …

Crime

Police: Austin bomber left 25-minute confession video on phone

<b>Austin, Texas (CNN) —</b> As the Austin bomber sensed that authorities were closing in on him on Tuesday night, he took out his cell phone and recorded a 25-minute video confessing to building the explosive devices -- but didn't explain why he targeted his victims, interim Austin police Chief Brian …

Austin Bombings

Package explodes in San Antonio, then Austin police respond to reports of another incident

<b>(CNN) —</b> Austin, Texas has been on edge after a string of package bomb explosions -- but a possible blast reported Tuesday night turned out to be unrelated, police say.<p>The latest incident turned out to be a Goodwill worker who was injured by simulated military ordnance in a donation box.<p>The worker's …

Law Enforcement

House Republicans said Russia didn’t try to help Trump win the election. Now they’re backtracking.

Republicans may be bowing to public pressure.<p>Two days ago, the Republican leadership of the House Intelligence Committee made a startling claim: The US intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia tried to help President Trump win the White House was flatly wrong.<p>Now leading GOP members of the …

Donald Trump

Why Trump’s admission that he made stuff up to Justin Trudeau is particularly bad

In a fundraising speech Wednesday, President Trump admitted once and for all that he just makes stuff up. The man who has racked up more than 2,000 false and misleading claims as president said he insisted to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that United States runs a trade deficit with Canada …

Donald Trump

Conor Lamb Wins Pennsylvania House Seat, Giving Democrats a Map for Trump Country

Conor Lamb, a Democrat and former Marine, scored a razor-thin but extraordinary upset in a special House election in southwestern Pennsylvania after a few thousand absentee ballots cemented a Democratic victory in the heart of President Trump’s Rust Belt base.<p>The Republican candidate, Rick Saccone, …

Republicans

Sister Of Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Arrested After Menacing Social Media Post

The younger sister of convicted mass murderer Dylann Roof — who gunned down nine parishioners at a Charleston, S.C., church in 2015 — was arrested Wednesday on drug and weapons charges after she posted a disturbing message on social media.<p>Morgan Roof, 18, a student at AC Flora High School in …

Dylann Roof

Trump pushes Congress for broad bill on guns after school shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday went his furthest yet toward endorsing restrictions on gun sales, bucking Republican Party orthodoxy as he challenged lawmakers to go big on legislation he said would help prevent more school shootings.<p>Trump said he wanted to go beyond …

Donald Trump

Parkland Shooting Survivor Calls Out Melania Trump For Allowing Her Stepson To Cyberbully Victims

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of last week's deadly school shooting, have had enough with the government's hypocrisy. And that goes for the first lady, too.<p>On Friday, 14-year-old Lauren Hogg, who survived the shooting and has become a vocal member of the #NeverAgain …

Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal as well as official

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia have expanded their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting …

Donald Trump

Yes, Russia Likely Did Swing Votes For Donald Trump

And he didn’t keep talking about the WikiLeaks emails stolen by Russia because he thought voters didn’t care.<p>WASHINGTON ― As John Bentley waited in line to see President Barack Obama campaign for Hillary Clinton just days before the 2016 election, he worried that he’d been unable to persuade his …

Government

Donald Trump stokes a totally false idea on the 2nd Amendment in CPAC speech

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump spent the last two days insisting that he was ready to find compromise on gun control measures in the wake of the murders of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last week.<p>He expressed support for expanded background checks and for …

Gun Rights

A movement to boycott the NRA is growing — here are the companies that haven't cut ties with the gun-rights group

On February 14, gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The shooting swiftly reinvigorated a national debate on gun control, with the teenage survivors leading the charge on demands for reform.<p>The backlash has centered on the National Rifle …

Guns

Donald Trump’s CPAC speech is a reminder that he’s not really in charge of his White House

He riles up crowds, but nothing he says actually matters or reflects administration policy.<p>Speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Friday, President Donald Trump announced a policy idea that at a normal time, from a normal president, would have …

Tipster’s Warning to F.B.I. on Florida Shooting Suspect: ‘I Know He’s Going to Explode’

The warnings that law enforcement officials received about Nikolas Cruz were anything but subtle.<p>“I know he’s going to explode,” a woman who knew Mr. Cruz said on the F.B.I.’s tip line on Jan. 5. Her big worry was that he might resort to slipping “into a school and just shooting the place up.” …

Crime

Trump's proposal to arm teachers panned by experts as a 'colossally stupid idea'

President Donald Trump has proposed a solution to end classroom massacres once and for all: Arm some of America's teachers with concealed weapons, and train them to "immediately fire back if a savage sicko came to a school with bad intentions," he said Thursday.<p>But gun violence experts, educators, …

Guns

Republicans vote to release memo alleging FBI missteps in surveillance of Trump campaign operative

The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday to release a memo detailing alleged surveillance abuses by the FBI and the Justice Department, escalating a political fight between conservatives and the nation's intelligence agencies.<p>The vote, which proceeded along party lines in the …

Donald Trump

Democratic House Intel member alleges 'plenty of evidence to suggest' Trump Organization money laundering

<b>(CNN) —</b> California Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, is making the accusation that past Trump Organization real estate deals show evidence of money laundering.<p>"I think there is plenty of evidence to suggest that there has been money laundering going on in …

Donald Trump

Trump Is in ‘Excellent Health,’ Doctor Says After Exam

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump is in excellent health, his doctor said on Friday after his first comprehensive physical exam since he was elected.<p>“The president’s physical exam today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went exceptionally well,” Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a rear …

Donald Trump

The Latest: Senator foresees obstruction of justice case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the removal of a veteran FBI agent from the special counsel's investigative team (all times local):<p>1:20 p.m.<p>The top …

Donald Trump

The Odds of Impeachment Are Dropping

Despite Robert Mueller’s damaging disclosures, Republican voters offer Trump unwavering support.<p>Now that Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and agreed to dish on his former boss, some Trump-watchers are suggesting that impeachment may be around the corner. “It’s time to start …

Trump Says He Fired Michael Flynn ‘Because He Lied’ to F.B.I.

President Trump said on Saturday that he had fired Michael T. Flynn, his first national security adviser, because he lied not just to the vice president but also to the F.B.I.<p>The president has long asserted that he fired Mr. Flynn in February, less than a month after he took office, because Mr. …

Donald Trump

Trump sent 18 tweets on Puerto Rico on Saturday. And made things a whole lot worse

<b>(CNN) —</b> In an 11-hour period beginning at 7:19 a.m. and ending at 6:46 p.m. Saturday, the President of the United States ripped off 18 -- yes, 18! -- tweets dealing with the dire situation in Puerto Rico following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria.<p>What's more remarkable than Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

The Time Donald Trump Turned Away in Disgust While a Man Was Bleeding to Death in Front of Him

The most shocking revelation from a recently unearthed trove of interviews between radio host Howard Stern and Donald Trump.<p>Howard Stern is the …

'He cut your heart out': Trump's anger proves memorable

<b>(CNN) —</b> Touring his recently purchased Plaza Hotel in the late 1980s, Donald Trump noticed an armoire that offended him.<p>Fuming, Trump accused his staff of making him look bad. In an expletive-laced explosion, he ripped the door off the subpar piece of furniture, a former senior Trump Organization …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: Rice told House investigators why she unmasked senior Trump officials

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former national security adviser Susan Rice privately told House investigators that she unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York late last year, multiple sources told CNN.<p>The New York meeting …

Obama Administration