President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund his border wall drew bipartisan criticism, with some fearing it set dangerous precedent expanding presidential power.
House Democrats plan to push ahead with a measure Friday that seeks to terminate the declaration. Given the Dems' majority, it will likely pass the House. Republicans won't be able to block it from reaching the Senate floor, and just four defections may be enough to pass it there too.
In the end it may all be symbolic: Administration aides say Trump will veto any effort to interfere with his declaration.
A Coast Guard lieutenant described as a white nationalist "domestic terrorist" has been denied bail for at least two weeks. Christopher Paul Hasson is accused of plotting to kill prominent journalists and Democratic politicians.
He was arrested on drug and gun charges but prosecutors say that's "just the tip of the iceberg." They've since filed court papers claiming Hasson intended "to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country."
In 2008, financier Jeffrey Epstein signed a plea agreement to halt a sex-abuse investigation involving more than 30 teenage girls. Instead of a possible lifetime sentence, he served 13 months and paid settlements to victims.
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Former Trump adviser Roger Stone is banned from speaking publicly about his legal case after posting an Instagram image of a crosshair near the head of the judge overseeing it.
Stone faces seven charges arising from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. "Publicity cannot subside if it's the defendant that's fanning the flames," U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said.
Music purists will sneer at the implication that any modern artist could rival The Beatles. But Ariana Grande commanding the top three spots on this week's Hot 100 singles chart matches a record set by The Fab Four in 1964. In an opinion piece, writer and editor Maura Johnston says this shows how music consumption has changed since the days of Beatlemania, with the crowd screams of the '60s now echoed in the tweets of 2019.
Say hello to Hippocamp, a celestial pipsqueak that's making big waves at the edge of our solar system. With help from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the existence of this tiny moon orbiting Neptune.
Someone who doles out relationship advice on the daily surely has it all figured out, right? Not quite. A handful of these love gurus got candid with us about their own romantic partnerships and how they tackle pitfalls.
Who wants to see a bee the size of a small house? Of course you do. Just look at it. Even more amazing, scientists thought Megachile pluto, or "Wallace's giant bee," was extinct because they hadn't seen it since 1981. "I simply couldn’t believe it," wrote one researcher after spotting the beast earlier this year on an Indonesian island.
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