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Immense rains are causing more flash flooding, and experts say it’s getting worse

OLD FORT, N.C. — Brian Gentry was certain his 33,000-pound truck would be fine as he headed out into the heavy rains here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. But as he went to clear debris from a two-lane highway after more than a half-foot of rain, rocklike drops pounded the windows, and he heard the …

Weather

Trump’s Lawyers, in Confidential Memo, Argue to Head Off a Historic Subpoena

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s lawyers have for months quietly waged a campaign to keep the special counsel from trying to force him to answer questions in the investigation into whether he obstructed justice, asserting that he cannot be compelled to testify and arguing in a confidential letter …

Donald Trump

Stunning Oval Office leak: Aides fight in front of Trump — about leaks

Shortly after word leaked that Kelly Sadler had taken a nasty shot at John McCain, President Trump convened a meeting in the Oval Office for a tiny …

The U.S. lost track of 1,475 immigrant children last year. Here’s why people are outraged now.

Reports of federal authorities losing track of nearly 1,500 immigrant children in their custody. Scathing criticism over children being taken from their migrant parents at the border. Proposed rallies.<p>In the recent days, outrage about treatment of children taken into U.S. custody at the Southwest …

Immigration

Ivanka Trump’s Photo With Her Son Has Been Criticized as ‘Tone Deaf’

Ivanka Trump faces a storm of online criticism for tweeting a photo of her embracing her son, with critics denouncing her as “tone deaf” amid …

'Spider-Man' of Paris to get French citizenship after child rescue

President Macron thanks Malian migrant who climbed four storeys to save boy<p>As an undocumented migrant in France, Mamoudou Gassama knew it was best to keep his head down, to not draw attention to himself.<p>But when he spotted a young child dangling from the balcony of a fourth-floor Paris flat he felt …

France

Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Tells Bill Maher That Sean Hannity Is Screwed

On Michael Cohen naming the Fox News host as one of his clients, Michael Avenatti said, “The extent of that relationship, I think, will be very …

Supreme Court grapples with online sales tax

Supreme Court justices seem split on whether to allow state governments to collect sales tax from online retailers, a move that would drastically …

eCommerce

Trump campaign paid Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller's lawyers, records show

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's campaign paid more than $66,000 to the law firm that represents Keith Schiller, his former longtime bodyguard, newly filed campaign records show.<p>Schiller, who left a White House job in September, testified to the House Intelligence Committee in November that someone made …

House Speaker Paul Ryan's retirement sparks debate about successor, and party's future

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday he would not seek re-election, sparking debate not only about his potential successor but also whether his retirement was a bad omen for Republican chances to keep control of the House in November.<p>The 48-year-old Ryan, now in his 20th year in the …

Donald Trump

Zuckerberg apologizes as senators hammer Facebook

The tech tycoon faced a bench of lawmakers whose frustration with Facebook has festered for more than a year.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg endured intense scrutiny from lawmakers on a wide range of topics at a Senate hearing today, defending the social network he started in a dorm room against …

The CDC is terrified of these germs, so it's trying to contain them

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can't stop microbes from mutating and becoming resistant to even our strongest drugs. But it is …

Microbiology

Republican senator urges Pruitt to ‘behave’

Sen. John Kennedy on Sunday urged embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to “behave,” as mounting ethics controversies swirl around him.<p>“These are unforced errors. They’re stupid. There are a lot of problems we can't solve. But you can behave,” the Louisiana Republican said on CBS’ “Face the …

Gowdy accuses DOJ of stonewalling investigation into alleged FBI abuses

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rep. Trey Gowdy, the House Oversight Committee chairman, said Sunday that he is displeased with how many documents the Department of Justice is withholding from members of the House and Senate intelligence committee members.<p>In an interview on Fox News, the South Carolina Republican said the …

Senate Intelligence Committee

Woman fired for giving Trump motorcade the finger pens op-ed

Giving the president the finger ought not to be a fireable offense, a woman who lost her job after doing just that wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published on Thursday.<p>Juli Briskman was captured by a White House photographer last summer giving President Donald Trump’s motorcade the finger as it …

Donald Trump

How More Meetings Might Be The Secret To Fixing High School

The week before winter break, snow is piled up around St. Louis Park High School, a low-slung, rambling brick complex in suburban Minneapolis. And more snow is falling.<p>This is a big, diverse school with proud roots. Alumni include Joel and Ethan Coen, who shot their semiautobiographical 2009 drama,</i> …

Education

Jimmy Carter: 'Apparently' America wants a jerk for president

Jimmy Carter didn't hold back in his assessment of President Trump.<p>During a Friday appearance on "The Late Show," host Stephen Colbert asked the 93-year-old former president whether America wants "kind of a jerk as president."<p>"Apparently, from this recent election, yes," Carter quipped, drawing a …

The White House

US may tie social media to visa applications

<b>The Trump administration has said it wants to start collecting the social media history of nearly everyone seeking a visa to enter the US.</b><p>The proposal, which comes from the state department, would require most visa applicants to give details of their Facebook and Twitter accounts.<p>They would have to …

Police officer who shot Alton Sterling fired from Baton Rouge Police Department

Officer Blane Salamoni, who shot Alton Sterling, has been fired from the police department, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul announced …

Cambridge Analytica scandal: Whistleblower questions Brexit result

Members of the official Brexit campaign "Vote Leave" may have committed criminal offences relating to overspending and collusion during the EU referendum.<p>Lawyers advising whistleblowers who worked inside the organisation say the campaign spent over the £7m legal limit and colluded with BeLeave, a …

Cambridge Analytica

Former Brexit volunteer alleges campaign 'cheated'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> An individual who volunteered for a Brexit campaign effort said the organization broke the law, and in turn, is arguing the referendum vote "wasn't legitimate," according to the United Kingdom's Channel 4 News.<p>Shahmir Sanni told Channel 4 that the organization "Vote Leave" …

Brexit

A presidential milestone: Trump has spent 100 days in office at one of his golf clubs

<b>WASHINGTON (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump reached a presidential milestone at his Palm Beach County, Florida, golf club on Saturday: One hundred days in office at a golf club that bears his name.<p>Trump, once a critic of presidential golfing, has ignored his own advice and made a habit of visiting …

Donald Trump

Meet the Community Organizers Fighting Against … Barack Obama

Locals in the former president’s hometown worry that the new Obama Center will leave them out.<p>It’s the ultimate in irony: The world’s most famous ex-community organizer is facing a minor uprising from the community where his presidential center is supposed to be built—the same community, in fact, …

obamafoundation

Kushner’s overseas contacts raise concerns as foreign officials seek leverage

Officials in at least four countries have privately discussed ways they can manipulate Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, by taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience, according to current and …

Security

In the Senate, little sense of change on guns

<b>(CNN) —</b> The nation is reeling after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida. But if there is a feeling that something is about to change on gun control in the rest of the country, it's not yet palpable on Capitol Hill.<p>As lawmakers filed in after …

Guns

These are the victims of the Florida school shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> A football coach. An athletic director. And young, eager and forward-looking students.<p>They were among the 17 people killed by a gunman Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.<p>Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday that all families who lost loved …

Chinese New Year

Trump Administration Plans To Defang Consumer Protection Watchdog

<b>Updated at 5:53 p.m. ET</b><p>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created after the financial crisis to protect Americans from being ripped off by financial firms.<p>Now, President Trump's interim appointee to run the bureau, Mick Mulvaney, is making radical changes to deter the agency from …

Trump Administration

Obama unveils official portraits, jokes about wife's 'hotness'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama joked about his ears and gray hair and praised his wife Michelle Obama's "hotness" at the unveiling of the couple's official portraits at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Monday.<p>The Obamas selected artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy …

Teens Run For Kansas Governor

Seventeen-year-old Jack Bergeson is one of several teenage candidates for governor in Kansas. He talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his platform and why he decided to run.<p>Transcript<p>LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>Democrat Jack Bergeson is not your typical gubernatorial candidate. In fact, at 17 …

Democratic Party

Rachel Crooks, who accused Trump of sexual harassment, is running for office

Last December, as the Trump presidency chugged toward the close of its first year, a woman from western Ohio named Rachel Crooks appeared on CNN.<p>More than a year earlier, Crooks had been one of a handful of women to accuse then-candidate Donald Trump of unwanted sexual advances. Now, with Trump …

Donald Trump