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Julian Castro says he's 'likely' to challenge Trump in 2020

Former Obama administration official and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro said he is "likely" to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.

Former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer pleads guilty to lying to FBI investigators

Former Senate Intelligence Committee staff member James Wolfe pleaded guilty Monday to one count of lying to the FBI about his contacts with a reporter.

American Bar Association drops review of Kavanaugh

The American Bar Association will no longer review its "well qualified" rating of Justice Brett Kavanaugh now that the Senate confirmed him, an ABA official told CNN Monday.

High school graduate sues school board, saying he got banned from schools for criticizing teachers

An 18-year-old Milford High School graduate filed a lawsuit against the city’s school board, claiming they sent a police officer to his home and banned him from schools and meetings because he criticized teachers’ political activity.

Florida schools scramble to get students back in class after Hurricane Michael

Florida Panhandle officials are trying to figure out how to resume classes after Hurricane Michael damaged or destroyed many schools last week.

Elizabeth Warren releases DNA test with 'strong evidence' of Native American ancestry

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has released the results of a DNA analysis showing she has distant Native American ancestry, in an apparent attempt to pre-empt further questions and attacks should she run for president in 2020.

Houston-Based Mattress Firm Launches Exclusive Houston Texans Mattress Line

The Houston Texans and Mattress Firm are thrilled to announce a new product line dedicated to Texans fans. Fans can purchase the exclusive Houston Texans product line from all 106 Mattress Firm stores in Greater Houston. In partnership with the ...

Is Harvard fair? Historic affirmative action trial begins Monday

A lawsuit against Harvard brought on behalf of Asian-American students who failed to gain admission goes to trial on Monday in one of the most consequential race cases in decades, with affirmative action policies across the country at stake.

Trapped by Hurricane Michael, some residents summoned aid by spelling out 'HELP' with logs

Some residents trapped in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael sent out a satellite SOS. Lucky for them, their family got the message.

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' behind Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance

President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after a phone call with Saudi Arabia's King Salman over the case.

Trump Has Created a Census Conundrum for Latino Groups With Planned Citizenship Question

Each decade, the government enlists help from various civic and community groups to encourage people — particularly those difficult to reach, remote or less trusting — to fill out and return their census forms. But the Trump administration has created ...

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Statement on the Confirmation of Mark Norris to be a Judge in the Western District of Tennessee

Jackson Lee—“The Senate’s authority to advise and consent must be exercised in conjunction with constitutional aspirations, the first of which is to create ‘a more perfect union.’ The confirmation of Mr. Norris to the federal bench is an insult to ...

Chicago Police Officer Convicted of Second-Degree Murder in Shooting of Laquan McDonald

A jury has found white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder in the 2014 high-profile shooting death of a black 17-year-old, Laquan McDonald.

Houston's Local Needs Assessment Open for Public Comment Until Nov.5

On October 5, 2018 the City of Houston published a Local Needs Assessment of residential impact from Hurricane Harvey for thirty days of public comment. The assessment shows that the City will need an additional $2 billion in federal resources ...

NAACP Monitoring Possible Voter Suppression Tactics in Georgia Gov. Race

The nation’s foremost civil rights organization is closely monitoring possible voter suppression in the state of Georgia stemming from Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s ongoing failure to process over 53,000 voter registration applications.