Schools have 'option' to arm teachers, Education secretary says

(WASHINGTON) -- As the nation reels from the deaths of seventeen students and faculty at South Florida's Stoneman Douglas High School yesterday - the eighteenth school shooting this year - questions are again being raised about what can be done to pr... Read More

Sen. Warren hits back at Trump's use of 'Pocahontas', vows to highlight Native American issues

(WASHINGTON) -- Six years ago, the contested story of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage began its rise from local newspapers to national headlines, and eventually into presidential speeches and Twitter feeds.

On Wednesday, W... Read More

Trump's inauguration team paid $26 million to firm owned by first lady's friend

(WASHINGTON) -- The organization tasked with putting on President Donald Trump’s inauguration last year paid nearly $26 million to an event planning firm run by an adviser and close friend of Melania Trump, according to tax filings made public ... Read More

Steve Bannon refuses to answer questions from House Intelligence Committee, members say

(WASHINGTON) - -Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon again refused to answer questions from the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors Thursday, spurring calls from the panel’s leading Democrat to hold him in contempt of C... Read More

After Parkland shooting, some call for mental health reforms while others want gun control

(WASHINGTON) -- Local officials in Parkland, Florida, and their federal counterparts are grappling with Wednesday's deadly school shooting and proposing what they believe are necessary changes.

Like so many prior school shootings and other... Read More

Trump ended rule to block mentally ill from getting guns

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has often pointed to mental illness as the underlying cause for mass shootings, but one of his earliest actions as president was to undo a regulation that would have made it more difficult for people with a know... Read More

Thousands of service members could lose jobs under new Pentagon policy

(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Defense is instating a new policy that could lead to thousands of service members, who are deemed unfit to deploy overseas, to lose their jobs, according to a U.S. defense official.

Robert Wilkie, the unde... Read More

Trump addresses the nation after Florida shooting

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the White House following a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead and 14 injured.

"Today I speak to a nation in grief. Yesterday a school fille... Read More

Steve Bannon back on Capitol Hill for Russia interview under subpoena

(WASHINGTON) -- Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, accompanied by his legal team, arrived on Capitol Hill for a closed-door meeting with the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

The meeting is in response to a subpoena ... Read More

Race to replace retiring Republicans could mean midterm problems for GOP

(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Frank LoBiondo and Rep. Dave Trott are part of a string of moderate Republicans retiring this year.

And while LoBiondo’s New Jersey coastal district and Trott’s Northwest Detroit district may appear to have... Read More

In a possible 'Senator Romney,' some GOPers see an elder statesman and potential Trump foil

(WASHINGTON) --  Former Massachusetts Governor and one-time Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is getting ready to announce he will run for the U.S. Senate in Utah, according to senior advisers familiar with the matter.

"He&r... Read More

Seattle ICE lawyer charged with stealing immigrants' identities

(SEATTLE) -- The chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle has been charged with stealing the identities of multiple immigrants over a four-year span, according to charging documents obtained by ABC News on Wednesday.
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Lawmaker wants fellow Republican's deposition in divorce

(WASHINGTON) -- A GOP lawmaker’s divorce from a powerful lobbyist has captivated Capitol Hill, prompting another Republican member to deny allegations that he is romantically linked to his colleague’s estranged wife.

In an inte... Read More

Shots fired as unauthorized vehicle tried to enter NSA headquarters

(FORT MEAD, MD.) -- Shots were fired Wednesday morning as an unauthorized vehicle tried to enter the secure campus of the National Security Agency's headquarters in Fort Meade, Md. authorities said.

The incident happened shortly after 7 a.... Read More