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North Dakota County May Become First In U.S. To Bar New Refugees

Members of a local commission in North Dakota are set to vote Monday on whether their county will stop accepting refugees. If they vote to bar refugees, as expected, Burleigh County, which is home to about 95,000 people and the capital city of Bismarck, could become the first local government to do so since President Trump issued an executive order making it possible. ...Read more

SpaceX Launches 19th Cargo Mission To Space Stations Carrying Robot

SpaceX launched Falcon 9 rocket Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the company’s 19th cargo mission to the International Space Station. Lifting off at 12:29 p.m., the rocket carried 5,700 pounds of supplies, experiments and a new version of the CIMON robot designed to interact with astronauts. The onboard robot is designed to float in the space station’s habitat.  ...Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Calls For Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump

On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on House Democratic leaders to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. In what was billed as a special announcement about the “status” of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into the President, Pelosi said: “Today, I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment. Lawmakers on two congressional committees have held impeachment hearings over the last few weeks.” ...Read more

Catholic Bishop In Buffalo N.Y. Resigns After Accusations Of Covering Up Abuse

The Catholic bishop of Buffalo, N.Y., has resigned following accusations he covered up clergy sex abuse of children. The Vatican didn’t give a reason when it announced on Wednesday that Pope Francis had accepted Bishop Richard Malone’s resignation, however the Vatican’s envoy to the U.S., Archbishop Christophe Pierre, said in a statement that the bishop had asked the pope last month “to grant him an early retirement” following a church investigation of the charges against him. ...Read more

California Sen. Kamala Harris Is Dropping Out Of 2020 Presidential Race

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) informed her staff on Tuesday that she is dropping her presidential bid, saying that she had made the decision because of financial struggles experienced by the campaign. On Tuesday afternoon, Harris emailed her supporters that she was withdrawing from the presidential race: “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue. I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete. In good faith, I can’t tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I don’t believe I do. So, to you my supporters, it is with deep regret ― but also with deep gratitude ― that I am suspending my campaign today.” ...Read more

California Sen. Kamala Harris Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) informed her staff on Tuesday that she is dropping her presidential bid, saying that she had made the decision because of financial struggles experienced by the campaign. On Tuesday afternoon, Harris emailed her supporters that she was withdrawing from the presidential race: “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue. I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete. In good faith, I can’t tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I don’t believe I do. So, to you my supporters, it is with deep regret ― but also with deep gratitude ― that I am suspending my campaign today.” ...Read more