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How robo-call moguls outwitted the government and completely wrecked the Do Not Call list

How robo-call moguls outwitted the government and completely wrecked the Do Not Call list

On the morning of Oct. 1, 2015, a middle-aged telemarketer arrived at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission. His name was Aaron Michael Jones, or possibly Michael Aaron Jones, and in any case, he went by Mike. According t...
Published: 01/12/18
In 1955 she was kicked out of the Air Force for being a lesbian. Now, at 90, she is fighting back.

In 1955 she was kicked out of the Air Force for being a lesbian. Now, at 90, she is fighting back.

UPDATE: A California woman kicked out of the military 60 years ago for being a lesbian has finally had her rights restored.In 1955, Airman Second Class Helen Grace James was targeted and investigated by Air Force officials for her sexuality, part of ...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/18/18
Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘sh--hole’ countries

Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘sh--hole’ countries

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, several peop...
Published: 01/11/18
Trump: Why allow immigrants from ‘s---hole countries’?

Trump: Why allow immigrants from ‘s---hole countries’?

WASHINGTON — In an extraordinary Oval Office exchange, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. should permit immigrants from "s---hole countries" as he rejected a plan by a bipartisan group of senators that would have changed rules af...
Published: 01/11/18

‘Trump effect’ wears off as migrants resume their push north

Migrant shelters along the southern border are filling up again. Immigration lawyers in the region say their caseloads are spiking. Across the Southwest, border officers are stopping more than 1,000 people a day.Just months after border apprehensions...
Published: 01/10/18

Teacher handcuffed, removed from Louisiana school board meeting

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana teacher was removed from a school board meeting, forcibly handcuffed and jailed after questioning pay policies during a public comment period. The teacher’s union and the ACLU are investigating and two board members are comp...
Published: 01/10/18
6 dead as mudslides add misery to fire-ravaged Southern California

6 dead as mudslides add misery to fire-ravaged Southern California

MONTECITO, Calif. — At least six people were killed and homes were torn from their foundations Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a gigantic wildfire that raged in Southern California last month. R...
Published: 01/09/18
North Korea agrees to send athletes to Winter Olympics, South says

North Korea agrees to send athletes to Winter Olympics, South says

SEOUL — North Korea has agreed to send a delegation of athletes and supporters to the Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea next month, announced Seoul’s participants to the talks on Tuesday.There was no immediate confirmation from the northern s...
Published: 01/09/18
SCOTUS hears case about Florida-Georgia water dispute, won’t hear cases about police shooting, treehouse

SCOTUS hears case about Florida-Georgia water dispute, won’t hear cases about police shooting, treehouse

The Supreme Court Monday heard arguments in one Florida-centric case and declined to hear two others, effectively ending lengthy court battles — and possibly sidestepping key Constitutional questions.Water battleThe Court agreed to hear the case of F...
Published: 01/08/18
Photos: Princess Charlotte heads to first day at nursery school

Photos: Princess Charlotte heads to first day at nursery school

LONDON — Kensington Palace has released two images of Princess Charlotte as she begins her first day at nursery school. The 2-year-old is shown on the steps of the palace in one photo and standing holding onto a rail in another. The images were taken...
Published: 01/08/18