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April 27, 2017 4:49 PM I invited Ann Coulter to speak at UC Berkeley. Here’s why

My group doesn't agree with her, but we believe in free speech. I am the founder of BridgeUSA, the nonpartisan organization that invited Ann Coulter to the University of California at Berkeley’s campus. Our organization hopes to create a future in which our campus and our country are venues for free and fair political discussion and debate from all sides 12

April 27, 2017 1:54 PM Storm-related death toll rises to 2 in North Carolina

A woman has died after the North Carolina Highway Patrol said she drove around several barricades and was swept away in flooding that followed heavy rains earlier this week. Flooding continues in more than a dozen counties in the eastern part of the state after storms dumped as much as 8 inches of rain in some places. Local news outlets said the car on N.C. 58 was carried 12

April 26, 2017 7:36 PM All the times Trump personally attacked judges — and why his tirades are ‘worse than wrong’

Dealing with another legal blow that blocked another executive order this week, President Trump did something familiar. A White House statement Tuesday about a federal district judge's ruling on Trump's executive order on “sanctuary cities” did not mince words. It emphasized — more than once — that the judge who just ruled against the administration 4

April 26, 2017 6:59 AM After a late Game 5 haymaker, the Spurs are one win away from knocking out the Grizzlies

After battling back from an 0-2 deficit to tie their best-of-seven series with the San Antonio Spurs, the Memphis Grizzlies came back from 18 points down to trail by only five with just under five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of a pivotal Game 5. Mike Conley had been brilliant, dominating late in the third and early in the fourth to keep Memphis 19

April 24, 2017 10:19 PM Macron campaign says it fought off cyberespionage attempts

The campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron says it has fought off a series of cyberespionage attempts dating back to December, adding meat to previous allegations that it was the subject of an electronic eavesdropping campaign. The campaign's digital chief Mounir Mahjoubi says a series of sophisticated phishing operations have been thwarted 17

April 22, 2017 3:05 PM Why President Trump is probably right about the ‘ridiculous standard’ of the first 100 days

The date was July 24, 1933. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was sitting behind a desk in the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room. To his left was a microphone, to his right a glass of water. In front of him was his speech, written on a few pieces of paper. That day, about four months after his inauguration, Roosevelt delivered his third radio address 10

April 21, 2017 3:11 PM Miami lawmaker resigns over racial slur scandal

Sen. Frank Artiles resigned from the Florida Legislature on Friday, consumed by a scandal that erupted three days earlier over a diatribe of insults the Miami Republican unleashed against two lawmakers at a Tallahassee bar. In a letter to Senate President Joe Negron, Artiles said he was stepping down immediately for the sake of his family and the institution 1

April 20, 2017 3:36 PM 1st tropical depression of season forms far from land

The first tropical depression of the Atlantic season has formed far from land. Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, but last year two storms formed before the official start of the season. The depression is located about halfway between Bermuda and the Azores and does not pose a threat to land. The system is expected to dissipate Thursday night 14

April 20, 2017 5:15 AM O’Reilly’s departure creates new challenges for Fox

NEW YORK — With its biggest star departing in another blowup over sexual harassment, Fox News faces some big challenges. It now has to show that it can hang on to its loyal army of conservative viewers, improve its working culture, and still continue to make big bucks for its corporate parent. The company said Wednesday that it had parted ways with longtime 27

April 19, 2017 7:31 PM Bill O’Reilly is officially out at Fox News

Fox News has ended its association with Bill O’Reilly, the combative TV host and commentator who has ruled cable-news ratings for nearly two decades and was the signature figure in the network’s rise as a powerful political player. The conservative-leaning host’s downfall was swift and steep, set in motion less than three weeks ago by revelations of a string 26