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Trump can’t divert Defense Department funds to build parts of Mexican border wall, appeals court rules

An appeals court on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump's ability to make good on a signature campaign promise before the 2020 election.

Sen. Kamala Harris says busing should be considered, but not federally mandated

Sen. Kamala Harris says busing students should be considered by a school district trying to desegregate its locations, but suggests it should not be federally mandated.

Navy SEAL acquitted of murder gets 4 months of confinement for posing with corpse

President Donald Trump, who intervened earlier this year to have Gallagher moved from the brig to less restrictive confinement, tweeted congratulations to the SEAL.

Justice Department reverses course after Trump says he still wants citizenship question on 2020 census

President Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that he is not dropping efforts to include a citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 census, even as the U.S. Census Bureau has started the process of printing the questionnaire without it.

Iran will increase uranium enrichment to ‘any amount that we want,’ president says

Iran's president warned Europe that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to "any amount that we want" beginning on Sunday.

Trump vows July 4 ‘show of a lifetime’ on National Mall as protesters gather

A reality TV host at heart, President Donald Trump is promising the "show of a lifetime" for the hundreds of thousands of revelers who flock to the National Mall every year on the Fourth of July.

Special prosecutor named to investigate fatal police shooting of a black man in South Bend, Indiana

A judge appointed a special prosecutor Wednesday to investigate a white police officer's fatal shooting of a black man in the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor.

Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca, who became a folk hero for rescuing the company in the ’80s, dies at 94

Former colleagues say ex-Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has died at age 94.

House committee sues Trump administration in federal court for access to president’s tax returns

The lawsuit — a culmination of a long-running fight between Democrats and Trump — sets up a legal showdown in federal court over the records.

Trump administration will print 2020 Census without citizenship question, Justice Department says

The Trump administration says it’s moving ahead with printing 2020 Census without citizenship question.

Military jury in San Diego finds Navy SEAL not guilty of committing murder in Iraq

Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher was accused of fatally stabbing an Islamic State prisoner who had been wounded by an airstrike in Iraq in 2017 and other crimes.

‘A ticking time bomb’: Government photos show detained migrants pleading for help in overcrowded Border Patrol facilities

As public outrage grows over the conditions in which thousands of people are being held by the U.S. government, the report offered new cause for alarm.

Alert level increased for the world’s largest active volcano, Hawaii’s Mauna Loa

Federal officials raised the alert level Tuesday for the world's largest active volcano, Hawaii's Mauna Loa, which last erupted in 1984.

Millions to gaze at the total solar eclipse expected to plunge parts of South America into darkness

Tens of thousands of tourists flocked to cities and towns across northern Chile to stake out spots in one of the world's best locations to witness Tuesday's total solar eclipse.

Graphic, sexually explicit Facebook posts roil Border Patrol

The head of the U.S. Border Patrol slammed as “completely inappropriate” sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of a drowned man and his young daughter in a secret Facebook group for agents.

Trump campaign announces $105M raised during 2nd quarter

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign says it raised $105 million during the second fundraising quarter.

Nike pulls ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ sneakers after a Colin Kaepernick complaint

Nike is pulling a flag-themed tennis shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to the shoemaker. The shoe's heel has a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on it, known as the Betsy Ross flag.

China backs Hong Kong chief, slams protesters for violence

China's government strongly backed Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's embattled administration on Tuesday, saying the occupation and vandalizing of the city's legislature by pro-democracy protesters amounted to "serious illegal acts" that endangered the social order.

Trump says U.S. military tanks will be on display for July 4 event in Washington

Trump had wanted a military parade of tanks and other equipment in D.C. after he witnessed a similar parade on Bastille Day in Paris in 2017

‘He realized the risks’: Lombard man who found peace in ‘free soloing’ dies after falling more than 80 feet from North Carolina mountain

Emergency officials say a rock climber has died in an 80-foot fall on Shortoff Mountain in North Carolina, where he was apparently "free climbing" without protective gear.

A millionaire day trader, the secret bunker under his Maryland home and a murder conviction

Daniel Beckwitt had become obsessed with protecting himself from North Korean missiles.

12-year-old migrant girl says some children were locked away when they cried for their parents at Texas border station

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection station near El Paso that has come under fire for holding children in squalid and unsanitary conditions.

His keyless car killed him while he slept. New legislation could save others.

A Pennsylvanian man was so "paranoid about everything," he even locked his bedroom door each night, his daughter said. But no lock would keep his killer out the night of Feb. 15 this year. With his wife out of town, he returned home from a Subway restaurant, parked his keyless Toyota 4Runner SUV in his attached garage, ate and went to bed with his dog, Angel, by his side. Neither ever woke up.

Pro-democracy Hong Kong protestors vandalize legislative chamber before police clear area with tear gas and riot shields

Frustration among protesters in Hong Kong boiled over Monday, with one group attacking the legislative building and tens of thousands of others marching through the city to demand expanded democracy on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony's return to China.

Iran breaches uranium stockpile limit set by 2015 nuclear deal

Iran acknowledged Monday it had broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by the 2015 nuclear deal, marking its first major departure from the unraveling agreement a year after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the accord.

20 Democrats competed in the first round of presidential debates. Only 6 have qualified for the next round so far.

The largest presidential field in modern Democratic politics could quickly shrink as more than half of the contenders are in real danger of failing to meet tougher requirements to participate in the fall round of debates.

Don’t throw away that old bra — an animal rescue group needs the clasp to save injured turtles

A North Carolina animal rescue group is asking women not to throw out their old bras — instead, send them to help turtles with broken shells.

Parkland school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez blasts Madonna for new music video

Parkland anti-gun activist Emma Gonzalez is calling out Madonna on her latest music video “God Control.” The longtime queen of pop makes a statement about gun violence in the video which shows the singer being gunned down with an assault weapon in a night club. The video calls to mind the gay Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando where 49 people were killed June 12, 2016. On social media, Gonzalez, a 2018 graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, posted, “Madonna’s new video for her song #GodControl was f----- up, it was horrible.”

China has a new casino: the Philippines

The Philippines is being transformed by a massive surge in online gambling companies catering to players in China.

Wide grins and historic handshake at DMZ as Trump visits Kim Jong Un in North Korea

With wide grins and a historic handshake, President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone on Sunday.