City official: 4 police officers, multiple civilians struck after shooting at Aurora, Illinois business
Police: "ongoing active shooter" at Aurora, Illinois business; FBI, ATF U.S. Marshals responding to Aurora, IL shooting; Officials: shooter "apprehended" after incident in Aurora, IL; WH: Trump has been briefed on shooting in Aurora, Illinois
White House: Trump will sign spending bill and declare national emergency for border wall; Senate passes spending bill to avoid gov. shutdown
Pelosi says she may file legal challenge if Trump declares national emergency for border wall; Fired acting FBI Dir.: I wanted to make sure Russia investigations didn't "vanish in the night without a trace"; McCabe to CBS: meetings were held at DOJ to discuss using the 25th amendment to remove President Trump; Justice Department, WH deny stunning claims being made by fired Acting FBI Dir. McCabe; Feds investigate if Saudi Govt. helped students evade justice; Saudi students charged with crimes leave U.S.-but how?; Pence: Saudi Arabia plays important role in Mideast region; WH and congress battle over release of Khashoggi report
Pres Trump refuses to say whether he'll sign funding deal; Investigators zero in on Manafort's meetings with Russians; Five Senators in 2020 race co-sponsor Green New Deal; Trump's hypocrisy on anti-Semitism as he calls for Rep. Omar to resign
Trump: I'll take "serious look" at compromise border deal, it could have "landmines"; Pelosi: it's important to focus on what's in the deal; Now: judge deciding if Manafort lied to Mueller team; Senate Intel leader split in on Manafort's meetings with Russians; Schiff disagrees with claims there's no proof of collusion; Green New Deal exposes cracks among Democratic candidates; Klobuchar won't commit to Medicare-for-All; Former Starbucks CEO Schultz on race: I don't see color; Union leader: Rep should publicly say sorry for racist book; Robert E. Lee biography opened to page with racist sentiments; Rep: my staff displayed confederates book, not me; Trump's hypocrisy on anti-Semitism as he calls for Rep. Omar to resign; Former U.S. intel specialist charged with spying for Iran; U.S. prepares for the worst as Iran's arsenal grows
President won't say whether he'll sign border funding deal; Ex-Trump Atty. says Mueller won't write report after probe; O'Rourke clashes with Trump over border wall funding
Trump Exec action on natl. emergency on border still possible ; WH official: Pres Trump likely to sign funding deal; Trump: "I don't think you are going to see a shutdown"; McConnell: I hope President Trump will sign deal & avoid shutdown; President won't say whether he'll sign border funding deal; Senate Intel Chairman: we may help Cohen go to prison; Trump: Senate Intel. Cmte. found "no collusion" but panel's investigation not finished; Trump, O'Rourke battle over border funding in duel rallies; O'Rourke: will announce 2020 decision by end of the month; Tonight: CNN Town Hall with Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz; Booker: "we don't even know" Trump will be GOP nominee; Trump paints 2020 as fight against socialism; Some freshmen house Dems bring energy & issues; Ocasio-Cortez retracts green new deal memo; Rep. Omar apologizes for tweets after immense backlash; Conservative groups target progressive Dems; Drug lord "El Chapo" convicted on all counts
Trump wrongly claims border wall led to decline in violent crime in El Paso; Negotiators meeting now to avoid government shutdown; Sen. Harris takes on questions about her 'blackness'
El Paso's GOP Mayor: Trump "wrong" about city's crime; Trump heading to El Paso to rally for border wall; Trump heading to Texas for rally as bi-partisan negotiations huddle to avoid shutdown; Trump makes false claims about El Paso, Texas crime rate to try and bolster support for his wall; Mulvaney: no guarantee shutdown will be avoided;Trump: Dems don't want to give us space to detain criminals; Impasse over number of beds at detention centers stalls deal; McConnell: bed cap is "absurd last-minute poison pill"; Klobuchar mocks Trump's hair after he taunted her "snow woman" appearance in speech; Trump calls out Warren in derogatory "TRAIL" tweet; Warren: Trump may not even be president in 2020; Booker warned to "stay out" of scandals involving VA Dems; Booker: I'm not trying to match Trump's tactics; Votel: "tens of thousands" of ISIS fighters in Syria, Iraq; Top general: loss of territory doesn't mean the end of ISIS; U.S.-Backed forces fight to free last ISIS stronghold in Syria; U.S.-backed forces say thousands of civilians are trapped in last ISIS stronghold in Syria; Louisiana island vanishing under water, residents in danger
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