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Kavanaugh has the votes for confirmation

by Harvest Prude & Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/05/18, 04:38 pm

UPDATE: Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., both said late Friday they would vote Saturday to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, making his seat on the high court all but a done deal.

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Judge stops end of special immigration protections

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/04/18, 10:35 am

The Trump administration condemned a federal judge’s ruling to stop the government from ending protection for immigrants from four countries in turmoil. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen ordered the administration to temporarily stop its plan to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. The protection program began in 1990 to aid migrants from countries battling natural disasters or war. Some 300,000 migrants are in the United States on TPS.

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Four men charged in deadly 2017 Charlottesville rally

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/03/18, 12:00 pm

Federal authorities late Tuesday charged four men of rioting in connection to last year’s deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. The men are part of the Rise Above Movement, a group that espouses anti-Semitic and racist views. Members organize, train, and deploy individuals to political rallies across the country, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen, who called the men “serial rioters” during a Tuesday news conference.

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