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President Trump informed reporters on Thursday that the USS Boxer, operating in the Strait of Hormuz, shot down an Iranian drone after it had approached and closed within a threatening range.  Tension has been unfolding in the Strait of Hormuz, which provides passage for about one fifth of the world’s oil every day. In recent weeks it had been suspected that Iran seized a tanker from the UAE and also tried to stop a British ve... Read more

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July 18, 2019 20 min

The saga of El Chapo, the notorious drug kingpin and leader of the Sinaloa cartel, is over for now.  He was just sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years.  Over his 30-year criminal career, he smuggled more than $12 billion worth of drugs and caused the deaths of dozens of people.  Lisa G. reporter for NBC News Radio Network, joins us for where El Chapo will be going, the Alcatraz of the Rockies.Next, Elon Musk has ... Read more

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Today is the 5th anniversary of the death of Eric Garner and yesterday we found out that the Justice Department will not bring federal charges against Daniel Pantaleo , the New York City police officer who put Garner in a chokehold that later led to his death. Carl Takei, senior staff attorney at the ALCU, joins us to discuss why no charges were filed and if there is any other disciplinary action yet to come for Pantaleo.Next, as O... Read more

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July 16, 2019 20 min

Let’s see them Aliens!  You probably noticed an influx of alien memes and jokes on your social media over the weekend… Well that’s because over 1 million people have signed on to a joke Facebook event to storm Area 51 and see what’s inside.  Michael Brice-Saddler, reporter for the Washington Post, joins us for how this all got started and how the Air Force plans to respond if people actually show up.Next, the Trump admini... Read more

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July 15, 2019 20 min

Anxiety in immigrant communities is high as long-threatened ICE raids are getting underway.  ICE is targeting some 2,000 immigrants with deportation orders in 10 major cities but the extent of the operation is yet to be seen.  Ginger Gibson, political reporter for Reuters, joins us for this, in-fighting between Democrats, and Mueller testimony being delayed a week.Next, millennials are turning away from traditional organi... Read more

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President Trump has decided to drop the effort to get a citizenship question on the 2020 Census and will instead issue an executive order requiring all federal agencies to submit information on citizenship data to the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The president is insisting that he is not backing down and will still find out how many citizens and non-citizens are in the country.  Nicole Narea, immigration reporter for Law... Read more

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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta publicly defended his role in overseeing the prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein for sex crimes committed in Florida.  Democrats have been calling for his resignation for accepting what was called a sweetheart deal that let Epstein off with very little consequences.  Acosta said that his office stepped in to make sure he served jail time when going to trial was a roll of the dice. Ursula Perano... Read more

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The criminal groping case against actor Kevin Spacey shifted dramatically on Monday when the man accusing Spacey of groping him exercised his Fifth Amendment rights, a move that could lead to dismissal of the case.  There was also an admission from the accuser’s mother that she had deleted some material from her son’s cellphone, which has now gone missing.  Joey Garrison, national correspondent for USA Today, was in court... Read more

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Federal prosecutors on Monday released an indictment against billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein charging him with sex trafficking and creating a vast network of underage victims for him to sexually exploit.  The indictment alleges that he would pay girls for massages that would then become sex acts and then paid the girls more money to recruit other girls.  This story has a lot of details and even has connections to th... Read more

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New numbers are in for President Trump and he has hit his highest approval ratings for his presidency according to a Washington Post- ABC News poll.  While he continues to have strong numbers for his handling of the economy, a majority of people say that he continues to act un-presidential. Also developing over the weekend, Republican Rep, Justin Amash leaves the party and Nancy Pelosi spars with AOC. Ginger Gibson, political ... Read more

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Facebook and YouTube have been overrun with bogus cancer treatment claims and tech platforms are tweaking algorithms and cutting off advertising for pages and videos promoting dubious information.  The problem is that the amount of misleading info is so extensive and publishing on these platforms is so easy, it’s hard to get a handle on it.  Daniela Hernandez, digital science editor at the WSJ, joins us for more.Next, dat... Read more

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July 4, 2019 20 min

Tanks, flyovers and fireworks!  President Trump is planning a Fourth of July Celebration that he says will be “like no other.”  Trump will deliver a speech at the Lincoln Memorial which is not a usual occurrence for an American president and critics will be watching to see if he politicizes the event.  My producer Miranda joins us for all the details you need to know.Next, along with all the fireworks, there will be ... Read more

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A new report from the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General has discovered extreme overcrowding, prolonged detention stays, and health risks at several Border Patrol stations in south Texas.  The Associated Press has also released a video of a 12 year-old girl describing the poor care at a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas.  Stef Kight, reporter for Axios, joins us for more on the situation a... Read more

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Genetic genealogy has been used to identify more than 40 murder and rape suspects in some cases at least 50 years old.  There was always questions as whether using this investigative technique would hold up in court and now we have an answer.  William Talbot II was tracked down through DNA that two cousins uploaded to a genealogy site, and was just found guilty of the murder of a young Canadian couple in 1987.  Megan... Read more

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President Trump had another history making moment over the weekend as he became the first sitting president to step into North Korea. Trump shook hands with Kim Jong Un and the two agreed to revive stalled talks about denuclearization.  Ginger Gibson, political reporter for Reuters, joins us for this, what happened at the G-20 and Sen. Kamala Harris surging in the polls.Next, after a yearlong investigation that became the larg... Read more

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