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Federal judge blocks Trump from using Defense funds for parts of border wall

A federal judge on Friday night blocked President Donald Trump from tapping into Defense Department funds to build parts of his US-Mexico border wall. In a 56-page ruling, Judge Haywood Gilliam of the Northern District of California blocked the administration from moving forward with specific projects in Texas and Arizona, saying Trump couldn’t disburse the…MORE

Ex-GOP congressman calls for impeachment, says Trump an ‘illegitimate president’

A former longtime Republican congressman called Friday for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, who he said is an “illegitimate president.” “I’m calling for impeachment now because the Mueller report is out, and in it (special counsel Robert Mueller) describes 10 obstruction of justice charges that he could not bring because of a Department of…MORE

CBP identifies 10-year-old girl who died in US custody in September

A 10-year-old Salvadoran girl who died in Department of Health and Human Services custody last September was identified Friday by a US Customs and Border Protection official as Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle. On Thursday, HHS spokesman Mark Weber had announced the girl’s death but did not provide her name. After she was apprehended nine miles west…MORE

Chinese medicine to gain WHO acceptance but it has many critics

Herbal remedies have been used by healers around the world for centuries to prevent and treat disease. But it’s in China that the practice has been most extensively used and documented. Advocates have campaigned to integrate Traditional Chinese Medicine into mainstream global health care and those long-standing TCM efforts have paid off: The World Health…MORE

The US won a trade war against Japan. But China is a whole new ball game

As President Donald Trump lands in Japan Saturday amid a worsening trade war with China, he could well be thinking back to a previous economic spat between Washington and an Asian economic powerhouse. In the 1980s, Japan was the big bad. Its economy was booming — the second largest in the world — and many…MORE

Washington Post: Two prosecutors connected to Assange case argued against espionage charges

Two federal prosecutors connected to the Justice Department’s case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disagreed with the department’s decision to pursue espionage charges against Assange, arguing that the charges “posed serious risks for First Amendment protections,” The Washington Post reported Friday. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Post said James Trump, “one of the…MORE

‘Jeopardy!’ champion James Holzhauer passes $2 million mark

Oh yes, he did it! James Holzhauer just became the second “Jeopardy!” player to hit the $2 million mark. The reigning champion won his 27th game Friday with $74,400, bringing his overall winnings to $2,065,535. The 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas went into Final Jeopardy with a lead of more than $30,000 and…MORE

Farewell, infrastructure week

We’ll never forget you, infrastructure week. The in-joke among political observers came back to bite this week, as President Donald Trump was scheduled to meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other top Democrats for a second round of talks about how to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. Never mind that infrastructure…MORE

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