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Last Build Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:13:00 -0500

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Trump's Executive Order Could Dismantle Parts Of ACA Before Replacement Is Ready

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:13:00 -0500

As promised, Trump got to work on Day 1, taking the first steps to fulfill his pledge to gut Obama's health care law. The order's reach, however, depends upon which provisions he decides to target.

Police In U.K. Use Stun Gun On Their Own Community Relations Adviser

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:00:00 -0500

In a video recorded in Bristol, two officers appear to mistake Judah Adunbi, 63, for a suspect. In fact, Adunbi, a black man, has served to bolster police relations with communities of color.

Notorious Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:55:00 -0500

For decades, U.S. authorities have been preparing to prosecute one of the world's most feared drug traffickers. They say they are seeking a life sentence and $14 billion in forfeited drug proceeds.

Repeat After Me: The 35 Most Important Words Of Inauguration Day

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Inauguration is full of tradition and fanfare, but the oath is the only part that is legally required for a new president to take office.

Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Extradited To U.S.

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:59:00 -0500

The Mexican government has extradited Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera to the United States. He will face charges connected to his leadership of one of Mexico's most powerful drug cartels.

Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Extradited By Mexico To U.S.

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:25:00 -0500

Joaquin Guzman faces charges in the U.S. that include murder, drug trafficking and money-laundering. He had escaped from prison in Mexico twice.

Asian Americans Divided Over Band's Trademark Battle

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:33:00 -0500

The Slants want to register its name, arguing they are reappropriating a slur against Asians. But some Asian Americans are conflicted about whether it is worth opening trademark law to disparagement.

Western Union Will Pay $586 Million For Aiding In Wire Fraud, Other Violations

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:12:00 -0500

The global money service company admitted it had acted criminally by "willfully failing to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program" and assisting people committing wire fraud.

Wife Of Orlando Nightclub Shooter Pleads Not Guilty To Charges Of Aiding Attack

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:30:00 -0500

Noor Salman was arrested earlier this week and charged with providing material support to a terrorist and obstruction of justice. Her husband, Omar Mateen, killed 49 people at the Pulse club in June.

Trump Inherits Guantanamo's Remaining Detainees

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:52:00 -0500

Despite President Obama's executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, dozens of detainees from the war on terrorism are still there.

Virginia Executes Convict With Drug From Anonymous Compounding Pharmacy

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:48:00 -0500

The execution of Ricky Gray on Wednesday was the first known instance of a state using midazolam, a sedative, that was not manufactured by a pharmaceutical company.

Obama Grants Clemency To Puerto Rican Fighter Oscar Lopez Rivera

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

Among the dozens of people granted clemency by President Obama on Tuesday was Oscar Lopez Rivera. Depending on who you ask, he is either a freedom fighter or a terrorist.

Supreme Court Considers Trademark Battle Over Band Name

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

The Supreme Court tests whether the Patent and Trademark Office violated the First Amendment when it refused to register the "disparaging" band name, "The Slants."

Obama Defends Decision To Commute Sentence Of Chelsea Manning

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

President Obama convened his final press conference in office on Wednesday less than a day after commuting the prison sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning. Obama was expected to face questions about his decision to grant clemency to Manning, who gave hundreds of thousands of military and diplomatic files to WikiLeaks.

Sotheby's Contends Painting That Sold For $842,500 Is A Fake

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:02:00 -0500

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the auction house argued that a painting titled St. Jerome was actually created in the 20th century, and not by the 16th century Italian artist known as Parmigianino.