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President Trump changes course in Afghanistan

President Trump changes course in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “We are not nation-building again. We are killing terrorists.” Those were the words of President Donald J. Trump Monday night as he outlined a new course of…

Texas man caught by park ranger attempting to blow up Confederate statue

Texas man caught by park ranger attempting to blow up Confederate statue

HOUSTON, TEXAS — A 25-year-old man has been taken into custody for attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property – a Confederate stature – receiving federal financial assistance, announced a…

10 Missing, 5 Injured After USS John S. McCain Collides With Merchant Ship

10 Missing, 5 Injured After USS John S. McCain Collides With Merchant Ship

SOUTH CHINA SEA — Ten sailors are missing and five others were injured after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC east of…

President Trump asks for financial contributions in “sweepstakes” to meet him at rally

President Trump asks for financial contributions in “sweepstakes” to meet him at rally

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Billionaire President Donald J. Trump this weekend asked for as little as $3 from each of his supporters to enter a “sweepstakes” with the winner getting a chance…

University of Texas removed statues of Robert E. Lee and others linked to Confederacy

University of Texas removed statues of Robert E. Lee and others linked to Confederacy

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Four statues of people linked to the Confederacy – including infamous General Robert E. Lee – were removed at the University of Texas this weekend. According to…

Oklahoma minister sentenced to 57 months in prison for using a computer to view child pornography

Oklahoma minister sentenced to 57 months in prison for using a computer to view child pornography

TULSA, OK — A Tulsa minister was sentenced this week to 57 months in federal prison for accessing with intent to view child pornography. This sentence was announced by Acting…

Reward offered for information on explosion at Twin Cities Muslim community center

Reward offered for information on explosion at Twin Cities Muslim community center

MINNEAPOLIS – A large reward is being offered for details that lead to arrests of those persons who ignited an explosion at a Bloomington, Minnesota Muslim community center. A $30,000 reward…

Grand jury charges tractor trailer driver with transporting illegal aliens for financial gain resulting in 10 deaths

Grand jury charges tractor trailer driver with transporting illegal aliens for financial gain resulting in 10 deaths

SAN ANTONIO — A South Texas federal grand jury indicted the tractor trailer driver Wednesday for his role in a smuggling operation which resulted in the deaths of 10 illegal…

President Trump says removal of Confederate statues is “sad” and our culture being “ripped apart”

President Trump says removal of Confederate statues is “sad” and our culture being “ripped apart”

NEW YORK – As Confederate statues come under scrutiny across the nation and are slowly, one by one, being taken down by authorities and vigilant citizens (criminals?), President Donald Trump…

Cell phone store robbers who terrorized stores around the Midwest caught in Iowa, convicted of crimes

Cell phone store robbers who terrorized stores around the Midwest caught in Iowa, convicted of crimes

NEW ALBANY, INDIANA – Two armed, violent cell phone store robbers who were ultimately caught in Iowa after a reign of terror around the Midwest have been convicted and could…

Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and Aryan Circle members sent to prison; largest case prosecuted in US focusing on white supremacists

Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and Aryan Circle members sent to prison; largest case prosecuted in US focusing on white supremacists

DALLAS, TEXAS — Prosecutors in the Northern District of Texas have wrapped up what is believed to be the largest prosecution in the nation’s history of individuals connected to violent…

Virginia Governor declares state of emergency due to violence at White Nationalist rally

Virginia Governor declares state of emergency due to violence at White Nationalist rally

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency in his state after a White Nationalist rally turned violent last night and today, with counter-protests erupting.…

Iowa marine killed in base accident

Iowa marine killed in base accident

CAMP PENDLETON, CA — A decorated young marine from Iowa was killed Friday in an accident on the Camp Pendleton base in California. Lance Cpl. Cody J. Haley, age 20,…

VP Pence calls New York Times article saying he may run for President in 2020 “fake news”

VP Pence calls New York Times article saying he may run for President in 2020 “fake news”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Vice President Mike Pence released a statement in response to a New York Times story that says Pence might be preparing to run for President in…

U.N. passes tough sanctions on North Korea; Trump ecstatic

U.N. passes tough sanctions on North Korea; Trump ecstatic

NEW YORK – The United Nations Security Council voted 15-0 to sanction the rogue North Korea regime for missile launches and provocative behavior that is unsettling east Asia, with President…

U.S. Secretary Of Labor says excessive licensing “creates an economic barrier for Americans seeking a job”

U.S. Secretary Of Labor says excessive licensing “creates an economic barrier for Americans seeking a job”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta this week encouraged state officials to partner together to reduce excessive licensing, phish he says is hurting business in America.…

U.S. tells United Nations it is getting out of Paris climate agreement

U.S. tells United Nations it is getting out of Paris climate agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States submitted a communication to the United Nations, in its capacity as depositary for the Paris Agreement, regarding the U.S. intent to withdraw from…

Global War on Terrorism War Memorial bill passes Senate

Global War on Terrorism War Memorial bill passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, bipartisan legislation championed by U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), known as the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act, passed the Senate…

Incarcerated aliens in federal prisons tops 42,000

Incarcerated aliens in federal prisons tops 42,000

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Data released this week shows that federal prisons are holding more that 42,000 aliens, but most could be on their way out of the United States. President…

Attorney General Sessions announces opioid fraud and abuse detection unit

Attorney General Sessions announces opioid fraud and abuse detection unit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week announced the formation of the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit, a new Department of Justice pilot program to utilize data to help…

NAACP’s travel advisory warns: If you are black, watch your back in Missouri

NAACP’s travel advisory warns: If you are black, watch your back in Missouri

BALTIMORE, MD – The NAACP has issued a “Travel Advisory” for the state of Missouri, effective through August 28, 2017, and calls for African American travelers, visitors and Missourians to…

Trump signs bill slapping Russia, Iran and North Korea with sanctions; says it is “flawed”

Trump signs bill slapping Russia, Iran and North Korea with sanctions; says it is “flawed”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a bill today slapping America’s burgeoning enemies Russia, Iran and North Korea with sanctions, but called the bill “flawed” for usurping his…

Ernst refuses to quit on effort to “Repeal and Replace” Obamacare

Ernst refuses to quit on effort to “Repeal and Replace” Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) sent a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calling for him to press ahead on repealing and replacing ObamaCare.…

Man with child porn tries to flee to Middle East; sentenced to 120 years in prison

Man with child porn tries to flee to Middle East; sentenced to 120 years in prison

SEDONA, AZ – A local jewelry store owner was sentenced on Thursday to 1,440 months without the possibility of early release in state prison for possessing and distributing child pornography,…

Republicans vow to pursue tax reform

Republicans vow to pursue tax reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, House Ways and Means Committee…

Sanctions slapped on Venezuela by U.S. after illegitimate election

Sanctions slapped on Venezuela by U.S. after illegitimate election

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692,…

Gun crime prosecutions up 23 percent after federal action

Gun crime prosecutions up 23 percent after federal action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last week that after a memo he issued earlier this year, federal gun crime prosecutions have risen 23 percent. Today, the U.S.…

FDA plans to slash amount of nicotine allowed in cigarettes

FDA plans to slash amount of nicotine allowed in cigarettes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced a new comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation that will serve as a multi-year roadmap to better…

Shooter gets 36 years for murder of Minneapolis man

Shooter gets 36 years for murder of Minneapolis man

MINNEAPOLIS – A Hennepin County District Court judge sentenced Quintel Flowers to 439 months in prison for shooting a 26-year-old man in an attempted drug robbery, Hennepin County Attorney Mike…

Feds say time has arrived for “first comprehensive tax reform in a generation”

Feds say time has arrived for “first comprehensive tax reform in a generation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Top federal officials said today that with President Donald Trump in the White House and Republicans in control of the Congress, that now is the time for…

Wisconsin lands huge LCD screen plant, potential of 13,000 jobs

Wisconsin lands huge LCD screen plant, potential of 13,000 jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was proclaimed Wednesday that a company from Taiwan will invest billions of dollars in Wisconsin to build electronic flat display screens – and employ thousands of people.…

Trump tells transgender persons to forget about serving in military

Trump tells transgender persons to forget about serving in military

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump this morning told transgender individuals that they won’t be in America’s armed forces. In his typical “tweet” methodology of communicating, President Trump unequivocally…

Feds gather to discuss quality of life issues in rural America

Feds gather to discuss quality of life issues in rural America

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today hosted a 90-minute working breakfast meeting involving principals who are members of the Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force. The Task…

Feds nab over 100 criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives in Texas

Feds nab over 100 criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives in Texas

SAN ANTONIO — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested a total of 123 criminal aliens and immigration violators throughout Central and…

Trucker charged in connection to horrific human smuggling attempt in San Antonio

Trucker charged in connection to horrific human smuggling attempt in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The driver of a tractor-trailer with Iowa ties was charged Monday with one count of transporting illegal aliens, after 10 aliens died when they were smuggled in…

At least 9 found dead in Texas semi truck packed with illegals

At least 9 found dead in Texas semi truck packed with illegals

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – At least 9 people died in an apparent human trafficking operation when a semi truck – reportedly with Iowa license plates – was found crammed with…

Senator on Intelligence Committee reacts to reports President Trump might issue pardons in Russia entanglements

Senator on Intelligence Committee reacts to reports President Trump might issue pardons in Russia entanglements

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mark Warner today reacted to reports that President Trump may be considering pardons connected to the ongoing Russia investigation. Sen. Warner, a Democrat from Virginia and…

More details emerge in bizarre police shooting of Minneapolis woman who called for help

More details emerge in bizarre police shooting of Minneapolis woman who called for help

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) this week confirmed identity of the two Minneapolis Police Department officers involved in an officer involved…

Feds shut down AlphaBay, the web’s largest ‘dark market’

Feds shut down AlphaBay, the web’s largest ‘dark market’

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today announced the seizure of the largest criminal marketplace on the Internet, AlphaBay, which operated for over two years on the dark web and was…

Suspicious item found at Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport leads to FBI response

Suspicious item found at Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport leads to FBI response

MINNEAPOLIS – A suspicious item left near a trash can Wednesday at the Minneapolis – St. Paul airport led to the shutdown of a terminal while law enforcement investigated. In…

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