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The ruling came hours after the president sued to block New York prosecutors from their push to obtain his returns as part of a criminal investigation into payments made to two women who claimed to have affairs with Trump.

President Donald Trump's efforts to keep his tax returns private played out on both coasts Thursday, with a California judge handing him an initial victory and his lawyers in New York City arguing that federal prosecutors there are trying "to harass" him by seeking the documents.

US President Donald Trump (R) fires foreign policy hawk Bolton, citing strong disagreements. File image


Bolton, a leading foreign policy hawk and Trump’s third national security adviser, had pressed the president not to let ...

U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly fired his national security adviser John Bolton amid disagreements with his hard-line aide over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and Russia.

President Donald Trump gestures while walking on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Aug. 21, 2019.


The Trump Organization had filed a lawsuit against Deutsche Bank and Capitol One in April as part of an effort to prevent them from turning over to Congress documents about the Trumps and their businesses.

Developments in two major court cases this week illustrate how House Democrats may be getting closer to obtaining President Donald Trump’s tax returns, even as Congress is away from Washington on summer recess.

Michael Drejka SOURCE: CNN


Michael Drejka shot and killed Markeis McGlockton following a dispute over a handicapped-accessible spot in July 2018.

A white Florida man who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a dispute over a handicapped parking space last year was found guilty of manslaughter on Friday.

A pedestrian passes in front of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) headquarters in Washington, on Aug. 23, 2019. Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg


African art figurines were found beheaded and a school desegregation poster was damaged, leading to fears the attack was racially motivated.

The office of an African American employee of the U.S. Department of Education was vandalized earlier this week, and other employees have expressed concern that the attack may have been racially motivated. African art figurines were found beheaded, with their limbs removed, and a school desegregation poster was damaged, according to Education Department employees and a congressional aide.

FILE PHOTO: The masthead of U.S. President Donald Trump's @realDonaldTrump Twitter account with a message about OPEC policy is seen on April 20, 2018. @realDonaldTrump/Handout via REUTERS


Trump has made his @RealDonaldTrump account, which he opened in 2009, a central and controversial part of his presidency, using it to promote his agenda and attack critics.

President Donald Trump is challenging a federal appeals court decision that ruled he violated the U.S. Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account.

President Trump: "I am the chosen one."


“I was put here by people,” the president said. “I was put here by people to do a great job. And that’s what I’m doing.”

President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared himself "the chosen one" as he defended his administration's actions in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.

Video captures bear raiding the fridge as family frantically dials 911


Things turned frightening when the teen and a friend had to hold a door closed as the bear tried to pry its way in.

A hungry bear caused some tense moments for a Northern California family after getting trapped inside their house — and making itself right at home.

Justin Olsen, 18, was arrested on Aug. 7 after allegedly threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer.


After searching his father's house in Boardman, a suburb south of Youngstown, FBI agents seized 15 rifles and 10 semi-automatic pistols, ...

An Ohio teenager threatened to shoot federal agents, a Planned Parenthood and a gay bar and was found at a residence that had a gun vault and around 10,000 rounds of ammunition, according to police and court documents.

Acting Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli


"It will harm our communities, schools, and workplaces by weaponizing essential healthcare, housing, and nutrition programs," he said in a tweet. Becerra also said he is "ready to take legal action to protect the rights of all Californians."

The Trump administration is moving forward with a rule that could drastically curb legal immigration by limiting who is allowed to enter and stay in the United States based on that person's need for various public benefits.

Patti Davis, daughter of President Ronald Reagan poses for a picture at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., Nov. 20, 2004.


On the private phone call from October 1971 between Reagan, then-governor of California, and then-President Richard Nixon, Reagan can be heard on the recording calling United Nation delegates from African countries “monkeys,”

The daughter of former President Ronald Reagan has written an op-ed in the Washington Post denouncing her father's recently uncovered racist remarks as "ugliness" but asking for forgiveness.

Law enforcement agencies respond to an active shooter at a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday. Joel Angel Juarez/AFP/Getty Images


They did say the suspect is a 21-year-old white male who traveled about 650 miles from Allen, Texas, to El Paso.

Twenty people are dead and 26 were wounded in a mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart on Saturday morning, according to state and local authorities.

At least 9 dead, 16 injured in mass shooting in downtown Dayton, Ohio: Police


The shooting comes just 14 hours after a gunman killed 20 people and injured more than two dozen more at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

 At least nine people are dead and more than a dozen wounded after someone opened fire in downtown Dayton, Ohio, according to police.

AP Interview: Jesse Jackson slams 'dangerous' Trump rhetoric


The Rev. Jesse Jackson has condemned recent outbursts by President Donald Trump targeting lawmakers of color and inner cities as "dangerous, divisive and diversionary" and says he believes they are fueling white nationalist extremism.

Multiple dead in shooting at WalMart in El Paso, Texas; three people arrested


El Paso, which has about 680,000 residents, is in West Texas and sits across the border from Juarez, Mexico.

Multiple people were killed in a shooting at a WalMart in El Paso, Texas on Saturday and three suspects were in custody after the latest U.S. mass shooting sent panicked shoppers fleeing.

Reagan's (L) racist call with then-President Nixon (R) released by National Archives, ex-Nixon library director says


"To see those, those monkeys from those African countries -- damn them, they're still uncomfortable wearing shoes!"

In a newly unearthed audio clip, then-California Gov. Ronald Reagan disparaged "monkeys" from African countries in a phone call with then-President Richard Nixon, according to the former director of Nixon's presidential library, who published his findings in The Atlantic.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., July 23, 2019.


While the law is expected to be challenged, Trump could sidestep its requirement by not competing in the California primary. With little competition for the Republican Party nomination, ...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Tuesday requiring all presidential candidates, including President Donald Trump, to fork over their tax returns if they wish to appear on the state's primary election ballot.

Trump tells black lawmaker to clean up 'disgusting, rat and rodent infested' district. File image


Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to Trump by calling Cummings a champion for civil rights and economic justice and added in a tweet: “We all reject racist attacks against him and support his steadfast leadership.”

President Donald Trump hit out at a prominent African-American critic on Saturday, calling him a “brutal bully” who should concentrate on cleaning up his “disgusting, rat and rodent infested” Baltimore district rather than criticizing the work of U.S. immigration officers on the Mexican border.

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