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Democrats begin subpoena process for Mueller report, Trump aides

Special counsel Robert Mueller walked past the White House on Sunday after attending St. John's Episcopal Church for morning services. Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation last week, delivering a report to Attorney General William Barr. On Sunday, Barr sent Congress a four-page summary of principal findings.

By Billy House, Bloomberg News

April 2, 2019

House Democrats are taking the first steps toward issuing subpoenas for special counsel Robert Mueller’s entire report, as well as for documents from five former associates of President Donald Trump, setting up potential legal showdowns.

For many Latinos, memories of Vicks VapoRub are as strong as the scent of eucalyptus

Daniel Olivas holds a jar of Vicks VapoRub near his office in downtown L.A. When Olivas caught a cold as a child, he recalls, his mother pulled the blue jar from the medicine cabinet, slathered the ointment on his chest and put him to bed in a haze of eucalyptus.

By Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times

April 1, 2019

In the Latino community, Vicks VapoRub inspires a curious, nostalgic devotion — for its many nicknames and uses far more creative than relief for the common cold and muscle pain.

Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke battle for younger voters

Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke battle for younger voters

By Janet Hook, Los Angeles Times

April 1, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke could hardly be more different, but UCLA senior Tim Hoffmann finds himself interested in both Democratic presidential candidates.

Trump reopens Obamacare repeal debate and Democrats are thrilled

President Donald J. Trump addresses the crowd during the Murphysboro campaign rally, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at the Southern Illinois Airport. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)

By Noah Bierman, Jennifer Haberkorn and Noam N. Levey, Los Angeles Times

March 26, 2019

President Donald Trump on Tuesday interrupted his celebration of the end of the Russia probe to unexpectedly reignite a debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act, an issue that hurt his party in the midterm election and immediately gave Democrats hope for some advantage in 2020.

Rashida Tlaib still wants Congress to look into impeaching President Trump

(L-R) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) listen as Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, testifies before the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill Feb. 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. Last year Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine for tax evasion, making false statements to a financial institution, unlawful excessive campaign contributions and lying to Congress as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections.

By Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press

March 26, 2019

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Detroit, is looking for co-sponsors on a resolution to determine whether President Donald Trump has committed impeachable acts while in office.

‘Hands Up’ bill enters Missouri House

The sunset illuminates Pulliam Hall with warm light Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. (Brian Mu–noz | @BrianMMunoz)

By Rana Schenke, News Desk Editor

March 15, 2019

Missouri Rep. Brandon Ellington (D-Kansas City) filed a bill in the Missouri House on March 7 which would make it illegal for law officers to shoot suspects while surrendering, according to a Missouri Times press release.

Trump, testing limits of presidential authority, declares border emergency

U.S. President Donald Trump declares a national emergency to build his promised border wall during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on Feb. 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

By Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times

February 15, 2019

President Donald Trump capped months of speculation and two years of failed negotiations over fortifying the southern border by declaring an emergency today, initiating almost certain legal challenges over the extent of his executive power as well as a new set of political risks.

At Marjory Stoneman Douglas one year later, an uneasy hero is still guiding students forward

By Ben Crandell, Sun Sentinel

February 14, 2019

After the carnage that took 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School one year ago, few in the halls and classrooms of the Parkland school walked away with the toxic mix of emotions that weigh on Ernie Rospierski.

Harvard, taken to court, defends its new policy on fraternities and sororities

Harvard Unversity President Drew Faust speaks at the Alumni Exercises at Harvard's 366th commencement exercises on May 25, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass.

By Patricia Hurtado, Bloomberg News

February 13, 2019

Harvard University has brought its legal firepower to bear against fraternities, sororities and other single-sex clubs suing to keep their role as havens of social life at the school.

By detailing the events of her rape, one woman fights to end sexual violence on college campuses

Brenda Tracy talks about her graphic recount of the gang rape she suffered at the hands of Oregon State football players, in front of almost 500 student athletes at Sacramento State in Sacramento, Calif., on October 17, 2018.

By David Wharton, Los Angeles Times

February 13, 2019

Her presentation begins with a warning – "The things I'm going to talk about are uncomfortable" – and a vow that the tale will be "kind of rough and hard but it gets better. And there is hope at the end."

‘El Chapo’ found guilty after epic drug trafficking trial

A view of a photographic reproduction of a drawing by Jane Rosenberg that shows Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, right, attorney Jeffrey Lichtman, left, and justice Brian Cogan, center, during the first session of his trial before the Brooklyn South District Court, in New York, Nov. 13, 2018. Guzman was found guilty by a unanimous jury verdict.

By Molly Crane-Newman and Nancy Dillon, New York Daily News

February 13, 2019

A jury of eight women and four men reached a unanimous verdict in Brooklyn Federal Court Tuesday, convicting Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera in the closely watched case.

Civil rights advocate warns of larger trend toward hate

Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, is photographed in Los Angeles, Calif. on Wednesday, January 16, 2018.

By Jaweed Kaleem, Los Angeles Times

February 5, 2019

When 11 people were killed in the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in modern U.S. history at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue in October, many Americans saw it as a shocking one-of-a-kind moment of raw hate.

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