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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.

Climate change will alter gender ratio of newborns, scientists say

Researchers have warned climate change will lead to extreme weather events, increase human mental health problems and internally displace more than 143 million people.

By Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 29, 2019

Researchers have warned climate change will lead to extreme weather events, increase human mental health problems and internally displace more than 143 million people.

Immigrants affected by government shutdown could wait years for new day in court

The Los Angeles Immigration Court building in downtown. Those enrolled in a detention alternative program are being told to take a photo of the notice hung up inside by the elevator, stating that the court is closed in order to prove that they went.

By Andrea Castillo, Los Angeles Times

January 29, 2019

Alfredo and Claudia Valdez were an hour and a half into their drive from Bakersfield to a Los Angeles federal courtroom, brimming with expectation that a judge there would finally declare them legal United States residents.

Undercover St. Louis cop says colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’; describes attack as ‘free for all’

Candidate for Missouri's St. Louis-based 1st Congressional District, Cori Bush, protests alongside hundreds Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in St. Louis, Missouri. The protests come a day after former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty in the fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

By Robert Patrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

January 23, 2019

An undercover St. Louis police officer who was beaten by colleagues during protests in 2017 later described the attack as a "free for all" and told someone at police headquarters that he was beaten "like Rodney King," according to recently released court documents.

Supreme Court rules for Trump’s ban on transgender troops in the military

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Defense Department can enforce President Donald Trump's policy banning transgender people from serving in the military.

By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times

January 22, 2019

The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside nationwide orders from three federal judges and ruled the Defense Department could now enforce President Trump's policy that effectively bans transgender people from serving in the military.

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