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R. Kelly to appear in court hours after his arrest on sexual abuse charges

R. Kelly to appear in court hours after his arrest on sexual abuse charges

Singer R. Kelly is scheduled to appear in court Saturday for a bail hearing after he was indicted on charges of sexual abuse spanning from 1998 to 2010. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced Friday that the R&B musician, whose full name is Robert Kelly, was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual…MORE

Klobuchar’s office retools family leave policy after news report

Klobuchar’s office retools family leave policy after news report

Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Senate office scrapped a policy this week that required employees who took 12 weeks of paid maternity and paternity leave to stay at the office for three times that time off once they returned, an aide to the Minnesota Democrat said Friday. The aide said the office policy — which was first…MORE

A tino dino, a perfectly tailored reunion and other wonderful discoveries

A tino dino, a perfectly tailored reunion and other wonderful discoveries

Have you ever learned something so fascinating, so truly wild and cool you had to immediately tell all of your friends? For me, it was when I learned the inventor of Pringles had some of his ashes buried in a Pringles can. This week was full of brag-worthy discoveries and brain-tickling finds that’ll surely earn…MORE

Mueller filing on Manafort sentencing still not public after midnight deadline

Mueller filing on Manafort sentencing still not public after midnight deadline

The public will have to wait a little longer to read Paul Manafort’s sentencing memo from special counsel Robert Mueller. The critical filing had a midnight Friday deadline set by the federal court, but the report was not publicly released. It is possible prosecutors have sent the document to Judge Amy Berman Jackson under seal…MORE

Dianne Feinstein’s climate change discussion with schoolchildren gets heated

Dianne Feinstein’s climate change discussion with schoolchildren gets heated

Sen. Dianne Feinstein clashed Friday with a group of children over climate change policy, criticizing their requests that she back the Green New Deal, accusing them of presenting an ultimatum and contrasting their inability to vote with her three decades in office. The exchange comes as moderate Democrats grapple with the Green New Deal, a…MORE

Trump predicts ‘very good chance’ of China trade deal

Trump predicts ‘very good chance’ of China trade deal

President Donald Trump expressed optimism on a trade deal with China, after meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office on Friday afternoon. “I think we both feel there’s a very good chance the deal will happen,” Trump said, adding that the group of negotiators has “been making a lot of progress.”…MORE

Pentagon says it will be months before construction on Trump’s border wall starts

Pentagon says it will be months before construction on Trump’s border wall starts

Even if everything goes according to plan, it will likely be months before construction on President Donald Trump’s sought-after border wall can even start, according to senior defense officials. Trump recently declared a national emergency on the southern border, a move that in theory will allow his administration to tap and repurpose more than $3…MORE

US argues momentum for change in Venezuela is growing despite border violence

US argues momentum for change in Venezuela is growing despite border violence

Self-declared Venezuelan leader Juan Guaido’s supporters and their US backers say he is gaining increasing military support, even as the political standoff with embattled President Nicolas Maduro erupted in violence Friday when security forces at the border killed at least two people. Guaido backers point to increasing numbers of defections as diplomatic staff outside Venezuela…MORE

Washington Post: Grand jury assessing Zinke’s alleged lies to investigators

Washington Post: Grand jury assessing Zinke’s alleged lies to investigators

A Washington grand jury is hearing arguments from prosecutors alleging that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to the department’s Office of the Inspector General, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing two individuals briefed of the matter. The grand jury marks another hit for Zinke, who had been the target of several department investigations before…MORE

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