Federal Judge In Maryland Blocks Trump's Latest Travel Ban Attempt

A federal judge in Maryland has blocked parts of President Trump's most recent attempt to impose broad limits on who can enter the U.S., granting a motion for a preliminary injunction that was filed by plaintiffs led by the International Refugee Assistance Project. The plaintiffs "have established that they are likely to succeed on the merits," District Judge Theodore Chuang wrote in dealing another setback to the Trump administration's attempt to ban travel to the U.S. by citizens of certain...

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Democrats To Attorney General Sessions: Don't Duck Our Questions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee for an oversight hearing Wednesday. There's a lot to discuss. In eight months as the nation's top federal law enforcement official, Sessions has presided over a series of Justice Department reversals — from police oversight and voting rights litigation to protections for the LGBT community. And then there's the matter of his contacts with Russians during last year's presidential campaign, where Sessions served as...

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A Year Of Love And Struggle In A New High School

At Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, students aren't kids or boys. In the classrooms and cafeteria, they're kings . That's just one of the many things that stand out in this new boys-only, public school in Washington, D.C. The school opened in August 2016 to a class of roughly 100 young men. All are freshmen. All are students of color. All are determined to change the narrative. In Washington, and the rest of the country, that narrative says too many young black men are below-average...

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New England electricity consumers paid billions of dollars more than necessary over a three-year period. That’s the conclusion of an academic analysis sponsored by a national environmental group that suggests that natural gas suppliers withheld fuel capacity needed for electric generation at key moments on the coldest days — to the benefit of the companies' affiliates.

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A wide variety of groups have spent over $1.3 million to urge voters to vote no on holding a constitutional convention. The opponents have far outspent a smaller number of advocates who urge a yes vote on the November ballot.  

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U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York announced that the Town of Brookhaven will receive nearly $6 million in federal funding for emergency operation upgrades.

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On Long Island, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre has started a compensation program for victims of clergy sexual abuse.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has released a fourth version of his state budget proposal as Connecticut remains the only state without a budget, three months into its fiscal year.

One-third of all the food produced each year for human consumption is never eaten. That adds up to about 1.3 billion tons of waste per year. That unappetizing fact is the inspiration for a new documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, which was released on Oct. 13 in theaters and on demand.

The Trump administration has made a number of changes to health policy in the past two weeks, raising questions about how consumers will be affected. Will the new rules for birth control coverage affect access to an intrauterine device? Might an association health plan help bring down costs for workers at small businesses? And if you're healthy, doesn't a short-term health plan that is cheaper than marketplace coverage make sense? Here are some answers to those questions.

In what appeared to be a thinly veiled reference to politics in the Age of Trump, Sen. John McCain on Monday warned Americans against "half-baked, spurious nationalism," calling the abandonment of U.S. global leadership "unpatriotic."

Speaking in Philadelphia, where he was being honored with the Liberty Medal by the National Constitution Center, McCain did not mention the president by name, but his words appeared to be aimed at Trump and his administration.

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Several Democrats are gearing up to challenge Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin in New York’s 1st Congressional District. The East End of Long Island constituency is a swing district that has flipped back and forth between Republicans and Democrats since the 1950s.  

In 1940, on the eve of the United States' entrance into World War II, then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Immigration and Naturalization Service wanted to promote tolerance toward immigrants.

At that time, radio was the most important medium in the U.S. More than 80 percent of American households had a radio, and people listened for three or four hours every day. So, to reach the American people, the agency made a radio show.

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