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October 19, 2017 3:27 PM Environmentalists protest EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's planned speech in The Woodlands

About a dozen advocates called on Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt to take a "Toxic Tour" of contaminated areas in Houston during his visit Thursday for a planned speech at an oil and gas meeting in The Woodlands. The protest over Pruitt's planned speech to the Texas Oil and Gas Association's annual meeting was held about 40 miles away, on Brady's 14

October 18, 2017 10:37 PM Sessions Refuses to Discuss His Conversations With Trump About Comey or Russia

Bracing for more of the same, Democrats had sent Mr. Sessions a letter last week arguing that he would not have a legal basis to continue to refuse to answer unless Mr. Trump invoked the privilege. They demanded that Mr. Trump do so, or that Mr. Sessions be prepared to answer. But from his opening statement, Mr. Sessions made clear that he would frustrate 27

October 18, 2017 11:27 AM Trump asks whether James Comey was truthful about Clinton probe

President Trump suggested Wednesday that former FBI director James B. Comey had intended to spare Democrat Hillary Clinton from prosecution “long before investigation was complete” into her government email practices. In a pair of early-morning Twitter messages, Trump referred to a recently released Justice Department document that indicates a draft 18

October 17, 2017 11:01 PM Brazil's Senate confronts court, returns suspended lawmaker

SAO PAULO – Brazil's Senate has rejected a decision of the country's top court and returned a suspended lawmaker to his post. Ex-presidential candidate Aecio Neves was returned to the Senate by a 44-to-26 vote Tuesday, weeks after Brazil's Supreme Court suspended him and ordered him put under house arrest. The conservative politician who barely lost the presidency 14

October 17, 2017 8:04 PM Trump might nominate former pharma exec Alex Azar as next Health Secretary

Alex Azar is a former George W. Bush official and drug industry honcho. President Trump lost one chance to sneak a pharmaceutical booster into the federal government — but now, he might have another. Trump is considering nominating Alex Azar, a former George W. Bush official and drug industry honcho, to become the next Health and Human Services Secretary 15

October 17, 2017 7:12 PM Federal judge blocks Trump’s third travel ban

A federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president’s controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch’s powers when it comes to setting immigration policy. The decision from U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii is sure to be appealed 11

October 16, 2017 11:02 PM Trump declines to express confidence in drug czar nominee in wake of Post/‘60 Minutes’ probe

President Trump said Monday that he will declare a national emergency next week to address the opioid epidemic and declined to express confidence in Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), his nominee for drug czar, in the wake of revelations that the lawmaker helped steer legislation making it harder to act against giant drug companies. Trump’s remarks came amid widespread 24

October 16, 2017 9:58 PM 'Black Power' Olympian Says Colin Kaepernick's Done in the NFL, But He's Beyond That Now

One of the Olympians who iconically raised his fist at the 1968 games says Colin Kaepernick will not play in the NFL again, but adds ... it won't impact his legacy. John Carlos -- who, along with Tommie Smith, made the most memorable Olympic demonstration -- says Kaep's now waded into social justice territory ... not only by kneeling, but by filing his grievance 26

October 16, 2017 9:00 PM Trump’s dumbfounding, expansive press conference with Mitch McConnell, annotated

President Trump took part in an extensive Q&A with reporters Monday in which he falsely accused his predecessors of not calling the families of fallen soldiers, suggested Puerto Rico shouldn't need food and water distributed by the military, and said he might re-think his drug czar nominee after a blockbuster Washington Post/"60 Minutes" report on the opioid 16

October 16, 2017 3:56 PM Manhunt underway after two ‘dangerous’ inmates escape from Missouri jail by climbing through air duct

Police in Caruthersville, Miss., are searching for two inmates, William J Carter (left) and Joseph Latamondeer (right), who escaped from Pemiscot County jail on Oct. 16. Both men are considered armed and dangerous, according to authorities. William Carter, 27, and Joseph Latamondeer, 41, reportedly climbed through an air duct and hopped a fence to escape 14