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Sen. Mike Rounds to Newsmax TV: Ban Driver IDs for Illegals

Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., told on Thursday the recent court decision on sanctuary cities shows his bill banning grants to states that allow driver's licenses for illegal immigrants "is constitutionally legitimate and correct." Trump administration this week scored a victory in its fight against sanctuary cities after a federal appeals court ruled it can deny federal grant money from the Edward […]

Former Baltimore Mayor Sentenced to 3 Years in Book Scheme

The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for arranging fraudulent sales of her self-published children’s books to nonprofits and foundations to promote her political career and fund her run for the city’s highest office. The scandal has shaken Maryland's largest city, which for years has struggled with grinding poverty, political mismanagement, record […]

Suburban Seattle High School Closes Over Virus Fear

The superintendent of a school district north of Seattle has closed the high school "out of an abundance of caution” over coronavirus. that Bothell High School  closed Thursday, despite advice from public-health officials, after an employee returned from overseeas travel  during last week’s midwinter break. In a Wednesday night, Northshore School District Superintendent Michelle Reid wrote that the staffer had […]

Erin Collins Named Taxpayer Advocate

Erin Collins, who worked 15 years as an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service, has been appointed national taxpayer advocate. The appointment was announced by the Treasury Department and IRS on Thursday, according to . Collins had worked in the IRS chief counsel's office. "I will work every day to be a strong and effective representative of American taxpayers," Collins said.  […]

Pope Observes Ash Wednesday Customs in Time of Virus

 Pope Francis celebrated the Ash Wednesday ritual that marks the opening of the Catholic Church's Lenten season in traditional fashion while greeting the public in Rome as other Masses were canceled in northern Italy over fears of the coronavirus outbreak. Francis and a long line of priests, bishops and cardinals walked in a procession through Rome's Aventine hill into the […]