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FILE - In this May 16, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., addresses a campaign rally at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Democrats running for the White House rail against the flood of campaign cash that courses through the political system. But it’s becoming clear that those pledges often come with asterisks. Warren has vowed no untraceable “dark money” will help her, despite being backed by an organization that doesn’t disclose some of its donors.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 23, 2019 - 9:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders wants to crack down on outside groups that do political spending, though one is allied with his presidential campaign. Elizabeth Warren has vowed no untraceable "dark money" will help her White House bid, despite being backed by an organization that doesn't disclose...
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Man believed to be John Walker Lindh seen outside federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana
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May 23, 2019 - 6:58 am
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) -- The man known as "the American Taliban" was released from a federal prison in Indiana on Friday morning. John Walker Lindh was the first US-born detainee in the war on terror and had served 17 years of a 20-year sentence.
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This still image taken from video provided by Shayla Brooks shows a tornado on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Carl Junction, Mo. The tornado caused some damage in the town of Carl Junction, about 4 miles (6.44 kilometers) north of the Joplin airport. (Shayla Brooks via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 12:00 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two barges broke loose and floated swiftly down the swollen Arkansas River in eastern Oklahoma on Wednesday, spreading alarm downstream as they threatened to hit a dam. The emergency was the latest consequence of storms and torrential rains that have ravaged the Midwest, from...
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David Buchwald, D-Westchester, speaks to members of the New York state Assembly in favor of legislation that authorizes state tax officials to release, if requested, individual New York state tax returns to Congress, during a vote in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
May 22, 2019 - 6:18 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., responds to reporters as she departs after meeting with all the House Democrats, many calling for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying yesterday, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 22, 2019 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and investigations into President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:15 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump "took a pass" on working together with Democrats to address the nation's crumbling infrastructure. Pelosi spoke at the Capitol...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019 file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, gestures as his wife, Pam, listens during a news conference in the Governors Mansion at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. A law firm has completed its investigation into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Northam. Eastern Virginia Medical School said in a statement Tuesday, May 21 that the findings of the investigation will be announced at a press conference on Wednesday, May 22. Northam's profile in the 1984 yearbook includes a photo of a man in blackface standing next to someone in Ku Klux Klan clothing. Northam denies being in the photo, which nearly ended his political career in February. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
May 22, 2019 - 1:41 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved. A monthslong investigation ordered up by Eastern Virginia Medical School failed to determine whether Northam is in the picture published in 1984...
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Comedian Dave Chappelle speaks at a rally to save the Punch Line comedy club at San Francisco city hall on May 21, 2019.
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Carrie Hodousek
May 21, 2019 - 10:15 pm
Comedians are getting serious about saving a legendary San Francisco comedy club.
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 In this handout image provided by the California High-Speed Rail Authority, Construction of the Muscat Avenue Viaduct seen west of State Route 99, just east of Cedar Avenue on July 13, 2017 in Fresno, California..
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Doug Sovern
May 21, 2019 - 9:55 pm
California is suing the Trump administration again — this time, over high speed rail.
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San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott on May 21, 2019 discussed the raid of the home of a freelance journalist.
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Jenna Lane
May 21, 2019 - 9:05 pm
San Francisco’s police chief is trying to explain the May 10 raids of a journalist’s home and office that First Amendment advocates have called illegal.
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Monte Rio in Sonoma County was underwater after the Russian River flooded in late February 2019.
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Jeffrey Schaub
May 21, 2019 - 1:03 pm
Residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged by flooding along the Russian River will not receive assistance from the federal government.
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