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Homeland Security Department sued for allegedly tracking and interrogating journalists

Homeland Security Department sued for allegedly tracking and interrogating journalists

The Department of Homeland Security violated the First Amendment when it allegedly tracked and interrogated five journalists between 2018 and 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The lawsuit includes accounts by five freelance photojournalists, all of whom are US citizens and were stopped by Customs and Border Protection, an…MORE

2020 candidates seek to wrest the spotlight from impeachment

2020 candidates seek to wrest the spotlight from impeachment

The 2020 candidates will meet for their first debate in the deep South Wednesday night at a time when Democratic voters are starkly divided over who should be their nominee and the campaign has been largely overshadowed by the explosive impeachment hearings in Washington. Now within three months to the opening contest in Iowa, Massachusetts…MORE

Attorneys for Jeffrey Epstein’s prison guards point the blame at the system

Attorneys for Jeffrey Epstein’s prison guards point the blame at the system

Attorneys for the two prison guards charged Tuesday in relation to Jeffrey Epstein’s death have sought to shift blame from their clients to broader problems with the prison. Jason E. Foy, an attorney for prison guard Tova Noel, released a statement Wednesday that did not directly challenge the indictment’s allegations that Noel and Michael Thomas…MORE

Attack on Syrian camp for displaced people kills sixteen

Attack on Syrian camp for displaced people kills sixteen

At least 16 civilians were killed when rockets struck an internally displaced persons camp, in the village of Qah in Syria’s Idlib province on Wednesday, according to the volunteer rescue group known as the White Helmets. The camp was targeted by a missile loaded with cluster munitions, the White Helmets said. The attack also “led…MORE

It’s halftime of one of the biggest news days of the year

It’s halftime of one of the biggest news days of the year

If you’ve found yourself spending hours glued to the news today, you’re not alone. Between the latest installment of public impeachment hearings all day Wednesday and the Democratic presidential debate tonight, this double-header news day has already been one for the books — and it’s barely halfway done! Either event, alone, would be hugely consequential.…MORE

The Victoria’s Secret slump continues

The Victoria’s Secret slump continues

Victoria’s Secret posted another quarter of declining sales as the brand continues to lose its grip on shoppers. Sales at Victoria’s Secret stores open for at least a year and its website dropped 7% during the latest quarter compared with the same period last year, parent company L Brands said Wednesday. L Brands, which also…MORE

E. coli outbreak sickens 17 people in eight states, CDC says

E. coli outbreak sickens 17 people in eight states, CDC says

Public health officials are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has infected at least 17 people in eight states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. The cases, which include seven hospitalizations, have cropped up in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Washington and Wisconsin, according to the CDC. No deaths have…MORE

UAW acts to remove its embattled president amid scandal

UAW acts to remove its embattled president amid scandal

The United Auto Workers union’s executive board took the first step Wednesday to remove UAW President Gary Jones from office and expel him from the union. Jones has been on leave from the top post at the union since the beginning of this month, amid the swirl of a scandal involving the allegations of misuse…MORE

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