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Trump on homelessness problem in California cities: 'Clean it up'

(LOS ANGELES) -- Officials from the Trump administration have met with local agencies and advocates in Los Angeles about the federal government getting more involved in assisting with the homelessness crisis in the state. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration has warned officials in Los Angeles and other…... Read More

State Dept. failing to protect bomb-sniffing dogs from dying, getting poor care: Watchdog

(NEW YORK) -- Despite previous warnings, the State Department is still not doing enough to ensure the safety of bomb-sniffing dogs that it provides to partner countries for counter-terrorism, resulting in poor conditions, mistreatment, and sometimes death, according to a watchdog report."While dogs in the [Explosive Detection Canines Program] are…... Read More

Special operations airman awarded for heroic actions during combat mission against ISIS in Afghanistan

(NEW YORK) -- A special operations airman was awarded the Air Force Cross on Friday at a ceremony that recognized his actions during a 2017 combat mission against the Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan.Staff Sgt. Daniel Keller, assigned at the time as a joint terminal attack controller for Combined Joint…... Read More

Understanding the 1994 assault weapons ban and why it ended

(WASHINGTON) -- Federal action on guns has been a divisive issue, but a quarter of a century ago, it was a reality.On this day 25 years ago, then-President Bill Clinton signed the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, commonly called the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which was a…... Read More

The five key takeaways from the ABC News Democratic debate

(HOUSTON) -- As Democrats descended into Republican territory for Thursday’s debate in Houston, Texas, they made their pitches to voters with the hope of creating a battleground opportunity in 2020. Over the course of nearly three hours, the 10 candidates exchanged blows over pivotal issues including health care, gun legislation,…... Read More

Texas lawmaker tweets that his 'AR is ready' for Beto O'Rourke after debate

(HOUSTON) -- A Republican lawmaker from Texas made what Beto O'Rourke called a "death threat" against the Democratic presidential candidate on Twitter, prompting a report to the FBI. It began on the stage of the third Democratic presidential candidate's debate Thursday night. In response to a question about his proposal…... Read More

Julian Castro says he ‘wasn’t taking a shot’ at Joe Biden’s age in health care debate

(HOUSTON) -- During the Democratic debate on Thursday, Julian Castro got into a testy exchange with Vice President Joe Biden over their plans to make sure that more Americans are covered by health insurance -- but he later insisted in an interview with ABC News he had not taken a…... Read More

Seven biggest moments of third Democratic debate

(HOUSTON) -- Sparks flew Thursday night in Houston as the 10 highest-polling Democratic presidential candidates clashed on issues like health care and criminal justice, and fought to prove they were best-suited to beat President Donald Trump in 2020. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Cory Booker, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders,…... Read More

Trump campaign team slams Democratic debate as 'uninspiring'

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump didn't tweet during the third Democratic primary debate on Thursday night, but a number of other key Republicans spoke out in real time. Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told ABC News: "Unimpressive roster of Dems up there tonight. Nothing new. President Trump will dominate…... Read More

Candidates at Democratic debate open up about biggest setbacks they've faced

(HOUSTON) -- The last moments of the Democratic debate took a more personal turn when each candidate opened up about the biggest setback they've endured. Former Vice President Joe Biden answered first and spoke about losing his wife, Neilia Biden, and their 1-year-old daughter, Naomi, in a car crash in…... Read More

Seven key quotes from the Democratic debate in Houston

(HOUSTON) -- The Democrats wrapped up their third presidential primary debate of the 2020 cycle, and although they repeatedly touted their own similarities, as well as their contrasts to President Donald Trump, that didn't stop them from trading barbs. Some of the biggest zingers came as early as the opening…... Read More