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Bannon Departure Latest Move In White House Shakeups

(Washington, DC) — The departure of Steve Bannon is the latest move in a series of shakeups at the White House in recent weeks. Bannon was President Trump’s chief strategist and a key architect of Trump’s surprise victory in the presidential election. The shakeups started with the hiring of hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci as […]

Lawmaker Who Made Trump Assassination Remark May Face Ouster

(AP) – A Missouri lawmaker who temporarily posted a Facebook comment hoping for President Donald Trump’s assassination could face an effort to remove her from office.   Republican Gov. Eric Greitens and Lt. Gov. Mike Parson on Friday both said state senators should oust Democratic Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal from office. Numerous top Democratic and Republican officials […]

Several Wounded In Finland Stabbing; Suspect Shot In The Leg

(AP) – Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku. Finnish broadcaster YLE says several people were seen lying on the ground in the central part of the city. On Twitter, police urged people to avoid that […]

Fox’s James Murdoch Slams Trump’s Charlottesville Response

(AP) – The CEO of 21st Century Fox has denounced racism and terrorists while expressing concern over President Donald Trump’s reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. James Murdoch also told friends in a personal email that he and his wife, Kathryn, will donate $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League. Murdoch writes that the events […]

Skeptics Dismiss Bannon’s Call For Economic War With China

(AP) – Advocates of a measured approach by the U.S. in dealing with China as an economic rival are dismissing White House adviser Steve Bannon’s call for economic war. In an interview with the magazine The American Prospect, Bannon says the U.S. should be “maniacally focused” on a confrontation with China over who will be […]

Weslaco Approves Anti-Wall Resolution

Weslaco has become the first city in Hidalgo County to officially voice its opposition to President Trump’s proposed border wall. Weslaco city commissioners have passed a resolution that calls for a border security strategy that is minimally intrusive on natural habitat. The resolution points to more efficient technology solutions that are much less costly which […]

Driver Of Texas Trailer Indicted For 10 Passengers’ Deaths

(AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted the driver of a tractor-trailer crammed with people illegally entering the United States in an alleged human smuggling operation that led to the deaths of 10 people. James Matthew Bradley Jr. was charged Wednesday with five separate counts, including conspiracy to transport immigrants for financial gain resulting […]

Missing Rio Grande City Teen Had Been Shot To Death

It was something deeply personal. But that is all that authorities are saying as to why a Rio Grande City teen was killed late last month. 17-year-old Chayse Olivarez was shot to death, according to the preliminary autopsy, and his remains were found at a location in Roma last Saturday. Three people remain jailed in […]

McAllen Comes Out Against SB4

The city of McAllen has become the latest Valley city to go on record against the new state law that bans sanctuary cities. City commissioners this week approved a resolution stating McAllen’s opposition to SB-4. The resolution does not call on McAllen to join the lawsuit that’s been filed against the state, but for the […]