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N.C. congressional contest marred by voter fraud scheme: official

RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - An investigation into a disputed 2018 congressional election in North Carolina has uncovered a "coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme" to influence the vote's outcome, a state election board official said on Monday. Learn More


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Trump's 'relentless attack' on FBI prompted memoir by former official: NPR

(Reuters) - Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe decried the "relentless attack" he said U.S. President Donald Trump has launched against the agency, according to released excerpts of an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, to be aired early Monday. More »


Critics urge Presidents Day protests against Trump's emergency declaration

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Activists called for nationwide protests on Monday's Presidents Day holiday to demonstrate against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. More »


FAA investigates Southwest over baggage weight discrepancies: WSJ

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is investigating Southwest Airlines Co for widespread failure to accurately track the combined weight of checked bags loaded onto its jets, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Monday. More »


Chicago police seek follow-up interview with 'Empire' actor

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett's report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said on Saturday. More »


California tells Trump that lawsuit over border wall is 'imminent'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California will "imminently" challenge President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to obtain funds for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said on Sunday. More »


Thousands brave freezing cold in vigil for Illinois shooting victims

AURORA, Ill. (Reuters) - More than 2,000 people braved icy rain in sub-freezing temperatures in Illinois on Sunday for a vigil paying respects to five people killed and five police officers wounded by a factory worker who opened fire on Friday after losing his job. More »


Catholic Church credibility on the line at abuse meeting

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican will gather senior bishops from around the world later this week for a conference on sex abuse designed to guide them on how best to tackle a problem that has decimated the Church's credibility, but critics say it is too little, too late. More »


Alabama jury awards $152 million in Ford Explorer rollover case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Alabama jury awarded $151.8 million to a young man paralyzed in 2015 rollover accident involving a Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle, Ford and lawyers in the case said on Sunday. More »


Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used. More »


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