Photo shows Justin Trudeau wearing brownface at 2001 party
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Trump touts "virtually impenetrable" barriers during border visit
"This wall, you won't be able to touch it. You can fry an egg on that wall — it's very very hot," the president told reporters
Joe Kennedy III to launch Massachusetts Senate bid
Markey has been endorsed by Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Attorneys denounce new tent courts for asylum seekers
Hearings for some migrants are now being held in makeshift border courthouses surrounded by barbed wire fencing where judges appear via video teleconference
Trump won't back universal background checks as gun talks continue
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Warren, Klobuchar get big Iowa endorsements
Klobuchar now has endorsements from 12 current and former state elected officials in Iowa, the most among all the presidential candidates
National poll shows Biden, Warren pulling ahead
A new national Democratic primary poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren breaking away from the large field of candidates. Dave Weigel of the Washington Post joined CBSN to break down some of the takeaways from the poll.
Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy plan includes special protection for the Sackler family fortune
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Pentagon spent $184,000 at Trump's Scottish resort, Democrats say
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No truce: Trump keeps up feud with California during visit
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Trump orders new sanctions against Iran as Saudi officials present drone wreckage
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Border Patrol agents struggle with morale amid criticism for treatment of migrants
Under President Trump, the Border Patrol has been put on the front lines of an unprecedented crackdown on illegal immigration. The backlash to the administration's policies is affecting agents and contributing to a morale crisis within the agency. Manny Fernandez, Houston bureau chief for The New York Times, joined CBSN to discuss his reporting.
Prosecutors: Democratic donor Ed Buck used ‘position of power’ to drug and manipulate men
The wealthy gay-rights activist was arrested and charged this week with operating a drug house, with prosecutors calling him a violent sexual predator who preys on men struggling with addiction and homelessness.
Military spent $184,000 at Trump’s Scotland resort, according to documents released by House Democrats
The U.S. military has spent more than $184,000 at President Donald Trump’s golf resort in Scotland since he took office, far more than previously known, according to documents released Wednesday by the House Oversight Committee. The figure was disclosed in letters exchanged between the Pentagon and top Democrats on the committee, which is probing whether [...]
Fed cuts interest rates for second time in seven weeks
Fed shows it's willing to chop rates to ease the effects of U.S. trade wars — but no one knows how low they will go
Empty holding facility for migrant children costs $720,000 a day
A federal official revealed that the government spends $600 per bed, per day, to support the empty facility in Homestead, Florida
Trump names hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien national security adviser
O'Brien is currently the country's hostage negotiator for the State Department
Trump blocking California from imposing stricter fuel standards
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Who is Robert O'Brien, Trump's pick for national security adviser?
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Rep. Omar says Trump ‘put my life at risk’ after he retweeted a false claim that she ‘partied’ on 9/11 anniversary
Rep. Ilhan Omar on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of spreading “lies that put my life at risk” after the president retweeted a post falsely claiming that the Minnesota Democrat “partied on the anniversary of 9/11.” Omar said the video of her dancing was taken not on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks [...]
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New national security chief forged relationship with Trump during tenure as hostage envoy
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