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In the wake of violent brawls between pro-Palestinian protesters and pro-Israeli counter protesters, U.S. Congress is launching a probe of UCLA, looking into alleged antisemitic incidents in the past. However, another investigation is underway into pro-Israeli protesters as well, alleging violent acts against pro-Palestinian protesters by some offenders who have largely gone unidentified.

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Gaza protest fallout: Congress launches probe of UCLA after violence on campus

Closing arguments for Donald Trump's criminal trial could rest its case as soon as May 21 after a pivotal testimony from Michael Cohen.

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Trump trial recap: Legal analysts call Cohen cross-examination ‘damning’

A pair of bipartisan congressional members have introduced legislation that could halt regulators from mandating finger detection technology in table saws.

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Saw stop: Reps. introduce bill to derail rule that aims to prevent amputations

The first shipment of humanitarian aid for civilians in Gaza to use the United States’ newly built pier made its way into the territory.


Humanitarian aid begins entering Gaza via US-built pier

A group of congressional staff members protested on the Capitol steps as lawmakers voted on the Israel Security Assistance Support Act.

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Congressional staffers protest Israel vote, Republican calls for them to be fired

A bipartisan working group released a policy roadmap it hopes Congress will follow as members regulate artificial intelligence.

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Schumer hopes to pass AI legislation ahead of elections

President Biden issued a challenge to former President Trump asking for a debate. News outlets are responding to the debate differently.

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Unconventional Trump-Biden debate receives partisan criticism

The president's last minute assertion of executive privilege did not stop Republicans from taking a step toward holding Garland in contempt.

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Garland could be held in contempt as Biden asserts executive privilege over Hur recording

The U.S. military has anchored a temporary floating pier in Gaza to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid.


US-built pier for humanitarian aid anchored in Gaza

Slovakia’s prime minister is in serious but stable condition following an assassination attempt that was recorded on camera. Police subdued a 71-year-old suspect immediately after he shot Prime Minister Robert Fico five times Thursday, May 16, in what officials describe as a “politically motivated” attack.


Slovakia’s prime minister in serious condition after assassination attempt

Russian President Vladimir Putin travels to China as he looks to strengthen ties between the two countries.


Putin meets with Xi in China as leaders look to strengthen ties

The top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee is investigating reports that Donald Trump asked oil executives for $1 billion.


Raskin opens probe into Trump’s $1 billion request to oil executives

The Justice Department targets AI election crimes with tougher penalties as AI threats grow ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

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DOJ cracks down on AI threats ahead of 2024 election

President Biden has challenged former President Trump to a debate, which Trump quickly accepted on Wednesday.

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Biden challenges Trump to debates, Trump accepts. First one set for June 27

TikTok users and the company sue the U.S. government over a law forcing a sale or ban, citing free speech rights.

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TikTok users sue federal government over law that could ban app

The U.S. will send $1 billion in weapons to Israel. There are new details on a crash in Florida that killed eight migrant farmworkers.

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Biden administration plans $1 billion weapons deal with Israel

Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is a key part of the Republicans effort to retake the Senate majority in the November elections.

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Larry Hogan win could make anti-Trump candidate Republican’s Senate savior

Harvard and pro-Palestinian student protesters reached an agreement on Tuesday to end an encampment on campus.

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Pro-Palestinian protesters agree to end encampment at Harvard

Both Biden and Trump believe raising tariffs on China is a winning move, especially in battleground states. But is it good for everyone?

Tariffs 101: Is raising tariffs on China a win for Americans?

Germany's newest military innovation could significantly impact Ukraine’s artillery capabilities. The country has created a prototype artillery shell with an impressive firing range of up to 62 miles, a substantial leap from the current 155 mm rounds that reach only 20 miles.


German prototype shell to extend Ukraine’s artillery range against Russia

New polls show former President Trump leading President Biden in five key battleground states with less than six months until the election.

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Poll: Trump leads in 5 of 6 battleground states Biden won in 2020

The Biden administration imposes new tariffs on Chinese goods, aiming to protect American jobs amid concerns over unfair trade practices.


Biden administration unveils new tariffs on Chinese imports, including EVs

Michael Cohen, the one-time lawyer for Donald Trump, took the stand in the former president’s criminal trial.


Cohen testifies Trump said ‘just do it’ about payment to Daniels

Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar is facing very similar charges to Sen. Bob Menendez but he has received less attention.

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Menendez trial begins while Cuellar indictment flies under the radar