Trump Swears in Gina Haspel as New CIA Director

President Trump praised Gina Haspel on Monday as she was sworn in to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, congratulating her on becoming the first woman to lead what he called “the most elite intelligence professionals on the planet.” But even as Ms. Haspel took over as C.I.A. director, conservatives and some Trump allies were accusing … Continue reading Trump Swears in Gina Haspel as New CIA Director

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4 Young Victims of Waffle House Shooting Identified

At about 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, the four young adults found themselves in the same busy Waffle House outside Nashville. One was a talented musician and another worked at an appliance store. There was a college student who was about to graduate, and a longtime Waffle House employee. Moments later, they were dead after a … Continue reading 4 Young Victims of Waffle House Shooting Identified

9 People Dead, 16 Injured After Van Mows Down Pedestrians in Toronto

Nine people are dead, and sixteen more are injured, many critically, after a rental van mowed down pedestrians for close to three kilometers in North York Monday afternoon. Aerial footage from the scene showed victims on the sidewalk covered with orange tarps, as police taped off the surrounding blocks. The Globe and Mail has not … Continue reading 9 People Dead, 16 Injured After Van Mows Down Pedestrians in Toronto

Suspect in Nashville Waffle House Shooting is Arrested

Nashville police say the man suspected of opening fire and killing four people Sunday at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tenn., has been taken into custody just miles from the restaurant. Police said Monday afternoon that Travis Reinking, 29, was captured "moments ago." Minutes later, the police released two photos of Reinking in the back … Continue reading Suspect in Nashville Waffle House Shooting is Arrested

Canadian Singer Shania Twain Apologizes for Saying She Would Have Voted for Trump in 2016 if She Could Have

Singer Shania Twain has apologized for saying she would have backed Donald Trump if she had been eligible to vote in the 2016 US presidential election. The Canadian said on Twitter that she did not "hold any common moral beliefs" with Trump and regretted appearing to endorse him in an interview with the Guardian that … Continue reading Canadian Singer Shania Twain Apologizes for Saying She Would Have Voted for Trump in 2016 if She Could Have

Florida School Shooting Suspect Nikolas Cruz Appears in Court for Brief Hearing

Accused Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz kept his head down and mouth shut Monday during his first live televised appearance in a Broward County circuit court. Shackled and dressed in a bright red prison uniform, Cruz let his lawyers do the talking for him during a hearing in front of Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer. … Continue reading Florida School Shooting Suspect Nikolas Cruz Appears in Court for Brief Hearing

Senate Begins Debate on Immigration and the Fate of Dreamers

The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the "Dreamer" immigrants on Monday, and Republican senators say they'll introduce President Donald Trump's plan. Though his proposal has no chance of passage, Trump may be the most influential voice in the conversation. If the aim is to pass a legislative solution, … Continue reading Senate Begins Debate on Immigration and the Fate of Dreamers

Trump Renews Call for Crackdown on Illegal Immigration After NFL Player Edwin Jackson is Killed

President Trump on Tuesday re-upped his call for a crackdown on illegal immigration after police revealed that the man accused of killing Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson in a suspected drunk driving accident is an undocumented immigrant. "So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson," Trump tweeted. "This is … Continue reading Trump Renews Call for Crackdown on Illegal Immigration After NFL Player Edwin Jackson is Killed

Looks Like Bridging the Partisan Gap on Immigration Will be a Tough Battle

It’s beginning to look as though Congress’ election-year battle over immigration could end up in stalemate or a narrowly focused bill, not broader legislation like President Donald Trump has proposed. The reasons: deep divides between the two parties; internal divisions, particularly among Republicans; and political incentives that might leave each side content with a minimal … Continue reading Looks Like Bridging the Partisan Gap on Immigration Will be a Tough Battle

DHS Chief Kirstjen Nielsen Says Trump Used ‘Tough Language’, But She Didn’t Hear Him Use Vulgarity in Meeting on Immigration

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday claimed that she didn't hear President Trump use the word "sh**hole" when referring to certain countries in a meeting on immigration in the Oval Office last week. "I did not hear that word used -- no, sir," Nielsen said after Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, asked at a Senate Judiciary Committee … Continue reading DHS Chief Kirstjen Nielsen Says Trump Used ‘Tough Language’, But She Didn’t Hear Him Use Vulgarity in Meeting on Immigration

Big Decisions Await Congress on Immigration

Before a potential government shutdown at midnight Friday night, a host of leftover Washington business is bottled up in Congress, waiting on a deal to prevent the deportation of young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and an agreement on other immigration-related issues, including President Donald Trump’s long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall. Lawmakers in … Continue reading Big Decisions Await Congress on Immigration

Immigration Agents Descend on 7-Eleven Stores in 17 States

Seven immigration agents filed into a 7-Eleven store before dawn Wednesday, waited for people to go through the checkout line and told arriving customers and a driver delivering beer to wait outside. A federal inspection was underway, they said. Within 20 minutes, they verified that the cashier had a valid green card and served notice … Continue reading Immigration Agents Descend on 7-Eleven Stores in 17 States

Lawmakers See Possible Breakthrough for Immigration Deal After Trump’s Remarks

Backed by the White House, Democratic and Republican lawmakers dug into a politically fraught search for compromise on immigration Wednesday, seeking to take advantage of a window of opportunity opened by President Donald Trump. They’re under pressure to find a breakthrough before a deadline next week that could lead to a government shutdown neither side … Continue reading Lawmakers See Possible Breakthrough for Immigration Deal After Trump’s Remarks