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AOC endorses progressive primary challenger to House Democratic lawmaker

AOC endorses progressive primary challenger to House Democratic lawmaker

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on Tuesday threw her support behind a progressive primary challenger to Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois, a lawmaker who is considered to be one of the most conservative House Democrats. Ocasio-Cortez called Marie Newman, who is challenging the congressman in 2020 after unsuccessfully challenging him in the 2018 midterm…MORE

Judge disciplined for promoting Hillary Clinton’s immigration plan

Judge disciplined for promoting Hillary Clinton’s immigration plan

The US Office of Special Counsel announced Tuesday an immigration judge has been disciplined for violating the Hatch Act from the bench at a 2016 deportation hearing by promoting then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s plan for immigration reform. Carmene DePaolo, who was formerly employed by the US Department of Justice and has since retired, has been…MORE

Suspect in Tuscaloosa police officer’s killing charged with capital murder

Suspect in Tuscaloosa police officer’s killing charged with capital murder

Authorities charged a 20-year-old man Wednesday with capital murder in this week’s fatal shooting of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, police officer Dornell Cousette. Cousette, 40, was attempting to arrest Luther Watkins Jr. on multiple felony warrants Monday when Watkins killed him, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said. Watkins, who was injured when he and Cousette exchanged gunfire,…MORE

Iran Judo Federation banned for ordering fighter to withdraw

Iran Judo Federation banned for ordering fighter to withdraw

The Iran Judo Federation has been suspended from all competitions for trying to make judoka Saeid Mollaei withdraw from the World Judo Championships. Iran’s Mollaei says his coach received two calls from Iranian authorities ordering his fighter to pull out of the Tokyo tournament to avoid the possibility of meeting Israeli judoka Sagi Muki in…MORE

‘I don’t see this as a personal issue,’ says Seb Coe on Caster Semenya case

‘I don’t see this as a personal issue,’ says Seb Coe on Caster Semenya case

He was a double Olympic gold medalist, but Sebastian Coe’s legacy in athletics will perhaps be defined by his handling of the two great modern issues in the sport — the case involving Caster Semenya and doping. As president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Coe’s actions and those of the organization could…MORE

Loki, a volcano on one of Jupiter’s moons, could erupt this month

Loki, a volcano on one of Jupiter’s moons, could erupt this month

Loki, named for the Norse god of mischief, is about to unleash an eruption on Jupiter’s moon Io, according to astronomers. Io is the most volcanically active body in our solar system, according to NASA. And Loki is the most powerful volcano on Io. Loki likes to keep to a schedule, astronomers have noticed. And…MORE

New ‘Bachelor’ choice both a hit and a miss

New ‘Bachelor’ choice both a hit and a miss

The new “Bachelor” has been chosen and some people are thrilled, while others are slamming ABC. Peter Weber, the second runner-up from last season’s “The Bachelorette” was revealed Tuesday as the man who will hand out the roses on the new season of “The Bachelor.” The selection of Weber, 28, was announced during the finale…MORE

Trump revokes waiver for California to set higher auto emissions standards

Trump revokes waiver for California to set higher auto emissions standards

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he was revoking California’s authority to set its own vehicle emission standards, the latest move in the Trump administration’s ongoing fight with the Golden State and attempts to chip away at former President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. “The Trump Administration is revoking California’s Federal Waiver on emissions in order to…MORE

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