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Politics Dec 02California Rep. Duncan Hunter to plead guilty to corruption charge
California Rep. Duncan Hunter said he plans to plead guilty to misusing campaign funds and is prepared to go to jail, a stunning turn of events for the six-term Republican who had steadfastly denied wrongdoing and claimed he was the…
Nation Nov 28Fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer criticizes Trump in Washington Post column
“This was a shocking and unprecedented intervention in a low-level review,” Spencer wrote. “It was also a reminder that the president has very little understanding of what it means to be in the military, to fight ethically or to be…
Nation Nov 21Agencies sue Trump administration for allowing states, cities to block refugees
Refugees have the right to move anywhere in the United States after their initial resettlement, but at their own expense.
Nation Oct 02Trump lets states, cities refuse refugees for 1st time in U.S.
Last week’s move could further undermine a program that has seen an 80 percent drop in the number of refugees allowed in under Trump, who has pushed to limit both legal and illegal immigration.
Politics Sep 12Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect
A new level of despair spread among tens of thousands of migrants waiting on the Mexican border to seek refuge in the U.S. as the Trump administration began enforcing radical new restrictions Thursday on who qualifies for asylum.
Nation Jul 30Gilroy pledges to remain strong in wake of festival shooting
On Monday night, hundreds of residents held a candlelight vigil to mourn the three people who were killed in the shooting.
Politics Jul 08Judge won’t toss corruption case against California lawmaker
Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife were indicted in August on charges they used more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses ranging from groceries to golf trips and family vacations.
Nation Jul 03Navy SEAL acquitted of killing says he made ‘tactical, ethical, moral’ mistakes
Special Operator Edward Gallagher, who did not testify during his two-week court-martial, addressed the jurors a day after they acquitted him of murder, attempted murder and other counts stemming from an incident during a 2017 deployment to Iraq.
Nation Jul 02Navy SEAL Gallagher cleared of most charges
Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher was cleared of all charges except for posing for photos with the dead body of the captive in a verdict that is a major blow to military prosecutors.
Nation Jun 21Medic in Navy SEAL case takes blame for killing Islamic State fighter
A special forces medic said he suffocated an Islamic State fighter in an act of mercy shortly after Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher stabbed him.