{FD} Trump Jr., in India, brushes off ‘nonsense’ accusations about family’s business

Donald Trump Jr., visiting India this week, pushed back against “nonsense” accusations that he is profiting from his father's presidency, saying the family gets no credit “for doing the right thing” and pledging no new foreign business deals.

{FD} Loophole lets teen rapists return to same school as victims, Michigan lawmakers told

Two teenage rape survivors are urging state lawmakers in Michigan to close down a loophole that allows rapists to return to the same school as victims after finishing their sentences.

{FD} Trump slams Oprah, hopes to see her 2020 run to ‘expose and defeat’

President Donald Trump went after “very insecure” Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, saying he hopes to see her run for president so “she can be exposed and defeated.”

{FD} Bipartisan immigration deal pits moderates against GOP leadership, Trump

A group of senators come up with a bipartisan immigration deal on Wednesday that would increase border security and give legal status to the so-called Dreamers, despite President Donald Trump’s opposition to any plan that does not address Republicans concerns over illegal immigration.

{FD} GOP fiscal hawks slam budget ‘monstrosity,’ compare it to Obama’s ‘stimulus boondoggle’

GOP’s fiscal hawks came out Wednesday against the bipartisan budget deal that increases government spending by $300 billion, calling it a “monstrosity” and potentially derailing the last-ditch attempt to prevent another government shutdown Thursday midnight.

{FD} Democrats flip deep-red Missouri state House seat, signal problems for GOP

Democrats flipped a Missouri House seat on Tuesday’s special election in a district that President Trump won by 28-points in 2016, signaling problems for the GOP ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

{FD} After defeat of ISIS, US redeploying forces from Iraq to Afghanistan

The U.S. military is pulling its forces from an American-led coalition base in Iraq and shifting them to Afghanistan following the defeat of Islamic State group militants in the country.

{FD} Amtrak-CSX crash another that high-tech system could have prevented, safety chief says

Sunday's train collision that killed two people and injured nearly 120 in South Carolina could have been prevented if a federal safety system, under consideration for years, had been implemented, the nation's transportation safety chief said after the disaster.

{FD} Trump to Democrats: Stop dragging your feet on DACA

President Donald Trump attacked top Democrats Thursday night, saying they are not working with him and will be to blame if a deal on so-called Dreamers is not made by next month’s looming deadline.

{FD} Durbin faces Harvard mob angry over lack of ‘Clean Dream Act’

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin on Thursday faced the fury of 100 Harvard University students who were angry that Democrats caved in to Republicans’ demands to reopen the government last month without a deal on DACA.

{FD} Chicago anti-gang cops may have robbed drug dealers: report

Multiple members of a Chicago Police Department anti-gang unit have been stripped of their authority following a federal probe into allegations that they robbed drug dealers.

{FD} Maryland state Dem’s ‘Jared Kushner Act’ would stop some arrests for failing to pay rent

A Maryland state lawmaker in Baltimore has introduced what he calls the “Jared Kushner Act” -- a bill that would ban the state's judges from issuing arrest warrants for tenants being sued for less than $5,000 in unpaid rent.

{FD} Trump overheard saying he is ‘100 percent’ behind releasing surveillance memo

President Donald Trump was overheard telling a GOP lawmaker Tuesday night that he’s “100 percent” behind releasing a classified Republican intelligence memo detailing alleged surveillance abuses.

{FD} Trump overheard saying he is ‘100 percent’ behind releasing surveillance memos

President Donald Trump was overheard telling a GOP lawmaker Tuesday night that he’s “100 percent” behind releasing a classified Republican intelligence memo detailing alleged surveillance abuses.

{FD} Drug companies flooded West Virginia town of 2,900 with 20.8M pain pills

A congressional committee investigating the opioid crisis has discovered out-of-state drug companies shipped 20.8 million prescription painkillers over a decade to two pharmacies in a Southern West Virginia town with 2,900 people.

{FD} Trump’s relationship with top Dems ‘deteriorating’ amid shutdown standoff

The relationship between President Donald Trump and top Democrats may be “deteriorating” as the two parties inched closer but ultimately fell short on an agreement that would have reopened the federal government before Monday.

{FD} Democrats ready to block bill to avert shutdown sang different tune in 2013

The Democratic Party has begun blaming the GOP for the looming government shutdown on Friday for not caving in to their demands on the so-called Dreamers, children of illegal immigrants who were brought into the U.S. when they were young.