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R. Kelly to appear in court hours after his arrest on sexual abuse charges

R. Kelly to appear in court hours after his arrest on sexual abuse charges

Singer R. Kelly is scheduled to appear in court Saturday for a bail hearing after he was indicted on charges of sexual abuse spanning from 1998 to 2010. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced Friday that the R&B musician, whose full name is Robert Kelly, was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual…MORE

Klobuchar’s office retools family leave policy after news report

Klobuchar’s office retools family leave policy after news report

Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Senate office scrapped a policy this week that required employees who took 12 weeks of paid maternity and paternity leave to stay at the office for three times that time off once they returned, an aide to the Minnesota Democrat said Friday. The aide said the office policy — which was first…MORE

A tiny dino, a perfectly tailored reunion and other wonderful discoveries

A tiny dino, a perfectly tailored reunion and other wonderful discoveries

Have you ever learned something so fascinating, so truly wild and cool you had to immediately tell all of your friends? For me, it was when I learned the inventor of Pringles had some of his ashes buried in a Pringles can. This week was full of brag-worthy discoveries and brain-tickling finds that’ll surely earn…MORE

Mueller filing on Manafort sentencing still not public after midnight deadline

Mueller filing on Manafort sentencing still not public after midnight deadline

The public will have to wait a little longer to read Paul Manafort’s sentencing memo from special counsel Robert Mueller. The critical filing had a midnight Friday deadline set by the federal court, but the report was not publicly released. It is possible prosecutors have sent the document to Judge Amy Berman Jackson under seal…MORE

Dianne Feinstein’s climate change discussion with schoolchildren gets heated

Dianne Feinstein’s climate change discussion with schoolchildren gets heated

Sen. Dianne Feinstein clashed Friday with a group of children over climate change policy, criticizing their requests that she back the Green New Deal, accusing them of presenting an ultimatum and contrasting their inability to vote with her three decades in office. The exchange comes as moderate Democrats grapple with the Green New Deal, a…MORE

Trump picks US ambassador to Canada for UN ambassador

Trump picks US ambassador to Canada for UN ambassador

President Donald Trump said Friday he intends to nominate the current American ambassador to Canada to be the new US ambassador to the United Nations. Trump tweeted on Friday evening that he plans to nominate Kelly Knight Craft for the position, following former Ambassador Nikki Haley’s resignation last year. “I am pleased to announce that…MORE

Trump predicts ‘very good chance’ of China trade deal

Trump predicts ‘very good chance’ of China trade deal

President Donald Trump expressed optimism on a trade deal with China, after meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office on Friday afternoon. “I think we both feel there’s a very good chance the deal will happen,” Trump said, adding that the group of negotiators has “been making a lot of progress.”…MORE

Donald Trump still shows some strength in the Midwest heading into 2020

Donald Trump still shows some strength in the Midwest heading into 2020

First things first: The theme song of the week is Thank You for Being A Friend from the show The Golden Girls written by Andrew Gold and sung by Cynthia Fee. Poll of the week: A Des Moines Register poll puts President Donald Trump’s approval rating in Iowa at 46%, while his disapproval rating in…MORE

Pentagon says it will be months before construction on Trump’s border wall starts

Pentagon says it will be months before construction on Trump’s border wall starts

Even if everything goes according to plan, it will likely be months before construction on President Donald Trump’s sought-after border wall can even start, according to senior defense officials. Trump recently declared a national emergency on the southern border, a move that in theory will allow his administration to tap and repurpose more than $3…MORE

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