House Passes an Emergency Funding Bill to Care for Migrant Families Detained After Crossing the Border

(WASHINGTON) — It took last-minute changes and a full-court press by top Democratic leaders, but the House passed with relative ease Tuesday a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. The bill passed along party lines after House Speaker Nancy […]

Embattled U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter Illegally Used Campaign Funds for Multiple Extramarital Affairs: Prosecutors

(LOS ANGELES) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign funds to finance romantic flings with lobbyists and congressional aides, spending thousands of dollars on meals, cocktails and vacations, federal prosecutors say. Details about the married Republican congressman’s alleged affairs were outlined in a government court filing late Monday connected to charges that […]

North Korea Says It Won’t Surrender to U.S.-Led Sanctions

(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea said Wednesday it won’t surrender to U.S.-led sanctions and accused Washington of trying to “bring us to our knees.” The statement is yet another reminder that North Korea keeps mistrust of the U.S. though its leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump recently exchanged letters. Their second summit […]

While Social Media Giants Struggle to Police Hate Speech and Divisive Rhetoric, This Knitting Site Just Banned Posts Supporting the Trump Administration

Ravelry, a popular social network and online community for knitters and other needleworkers, has banned posts in support of President Donald Trump, saying his administration is “undeniably” supportive of white supremacy. The website published a statement Sunday, outlining its new policy. “We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support […]