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  • Kamala Harris speaks on stage at 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 6, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Credit: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

    Kamala Harris Raises Money From Attorneys at Same Firm as Jeffrey Epstein’s Lawyers, Who She Blasted

    Kamala Harris raised money from a group of attorneys on the same day she blasted their firm’s work on the Jeffrey Epstein case for calling “into question the integrity of our legal system.” An invitation obtained by The Associated Press shows Harris’ husband headlined a Chicago fundraiser last Tuesday that was hosted by six Kirkland and Ellis partners. The California senator was among several White House hopefuls to blast the handling of the Florida sexual abuse case a decade ago, […]

  • Perry Ronquille surveys damage to his fish camp from Hurricane Barry on July 14, 2019, in Wilkerson Bayou, Louisiana. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Weakened Tropical Depression Barry Swamps Parts of Louisiana, Mississippi But Flooding Isn’t Catastrophic

    Though Tropical Depression Barry failed to unleash catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into “an ocean.” Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm on Sunday afternoon, but its torrential rains continued to pose a threat Monday. Much of Louisiana and Mississippi were under flash-flood watches, as were parts of Arkansas, eastern Texas, western Tennessee and southeastern Missouri. Louisiana Gov. […]

  • Acting U.S. Secretary for Defense Mark Esper gives a news conference during the NATO Defense Ministers meeting in Brussels on June 27, 2019. (Credit: ARIS OIKONOMOU/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Expected to Ask Senate to Confirm Mark Esper as Unprecedented 3rd Pentagon Chief This Year

    After months of delay, President Donald Trump is expected Monday to ask the Senate to confirm Mark Esper as the successor to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, whose resignation opened an unprecedented period of senior-level instability at the Pentagon. Esper’s nomination has been in the works for weeks and he is already serving as the acting secretary. In a twist, he would have to step aside from his temporary post leading the Pentagon while the Senate considers his nomination for […]

  • Savannah Spurlock is seen in a family photo, left, and an image of surveillance video released by police, left.

    Kentucky Woman, 23, Found Dead After Leaving Bar Was Discovered Naked, Bound in Shallow Grave

    Authorities have released more details about how they found the remains of a missing Kentucky woman. Police testified in court Monday that 23-year-old Savannah Spurlock’s naked remains were found buried in a shallow grave and wrapped in a rug and garbage bags, with her feet bound. The details were presented during a preliminary hearing for 23-year-old David Sparks, who is charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence after Spurlock’s remains were found on property connected to his […]

  • Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, is seen in an undated photo posted to State Representative C. Denise Marcelle's Facebook page on July 13, 2019.

    Louisiana African American History Museum Founder Discovered Dead in Car Trunk

    A 75-year-old Louisiana woman who founded an African American history museum was discovered dead in the trunk of a car, and police said Saturday that investigators were working diligently to find those responsible. Baton Rouge police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely said investigators were still waiting for a coroner to determine a cause of death for Sadie Roberts-Joseph after her body was found Friday afternoon. The Advocate reported Roberts-Joseph was the founder and curator of the Baton Rouge African American Museum, which […]

  • From right: Rep. Ayanna S. Pressley (D-MA) (right) testifies before a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on "The Trump Administration's Child Separation Policy: Substantiated Allegations of Mistreatment" with (from left to right) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, (D-MI), on July 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Amid Outrage, White House Officials Defend Trump Telling Congresswomen to ‘Go Back’

    Injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of color should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born in the U.S. His attack drew a searing condemnation from Democrats who labeled the remarks racist and breathtakingly divisive. Even as White House officials moved Monday to defend his incendiary weekend tweets, Trump refused to apologize […]

  • Migrants and residents use a makeshift raft to cross the Suchiate River, from Tecun Uman, in Guatemala to Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico on June 8, 2019. (Credit: PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Moves to Effectively End Asylum at U.S.-Mexico Border

    The Trump administration said Monday it will end asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in a major escalation of the president’s battle to tamp down immigration. According to a new rule published in the Federal Register , asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone. The rule applies to […]

  • The body of an American scientist who went missing on the Greek island of Crete a week ago has been found, according to her employer. (Credit: Searching for Suzanne/ Facebook)

    Greek Man Detained After American Scientist Found Dead on Island of Crete

    Police say a Greek man has been detained for questioning in the killing of an American scientist on the island of Crete. Authorities said the 27-year-old man held Monday was one of 10 people interviewed over the weekend for the investigation of Suzanne Eaton’s slaying. Eaton, a 59-year-old molecular biologist, was attending a conference on Crete when she went missing on July 2. Her body was found a week ago. A coroner has said her death resulted from a criminal […]

  • A police vehicle is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Getty Images)

    4 Children, Ages 10 to 14, Lead Police on Brief Chase While Driving 600 Miles Down Australian Coast

    Four children aged 10 to 14 packed fishing rods in a parent’s SUV, left a farewell note then drove more than 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) down the Australian east coast before they were stopped by police the next day after two fuel thefts and one aborted pursuit, officers said on Monday. When the children were stopped by police near Grafton in New South Wales state at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, they locked the doors and refused to get out, Acting Police […]

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