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Trump on homelessness problem in California cities: ‘Clean it up’

Trump on homelessness problem in California cities: ‘Clean it up’

DianeBentleyRaymond/iStock(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 cities in California to “clean…

Hand-drawn swastika found in Homeland Security office building

Hand-drawn swastika found in Homeland Security office building

Gwengoat/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A hand-drawn swastika was discovered inside an office building at the Department of Homeland Security Nebraska Avenue Complex, a source confirmed to ABC News on Saturday. The hand-drawn image was removed and the matter was referred to the Office of Inspector General and the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. “This display…

The new GOP super PAC behind the anti-AOC ad that aired during Dems’ debate

The new GOP super PAC behind the anti-AOC ad that aired during Dems’ debate

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A political advertisement during a commercial break in Thursday night’s Democratic debate, hosted by ABC News and Univision, caused an uproar for disturbing content that showed progressive icon Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being consumed by fire, followed by a black-and-white image of skeletons in an apparent reference to Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge genocide in the…

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

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

iStock(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 tools used to combat terrorism,…

Understanding the 1994 assault weapons ban and why it ended

Understanding the 1994 assault weapons ban and why it ended

Kameleon007/iStock(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 part of the Violent Crime…

The five key takeaways from the ABC News Democratic debate

The five key takeaways from the ABC News Democratic debate

ABC News(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, climate change, education and…

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

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

ABC News(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 that owners of assault…

Trump on homelessness problem in California cities: ‘Clean it up’

Trump on homelessness problem in California cities: ‘Clean it up’

DianeBentleyRaymond/iStock(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 cities in California to “clean…

Hand-drawn swastika found in Homeland Security office building

Hand-drawn swastika found in Homeland Security office building

Gwengoat/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A hand-drawn swastika was discovered inside an office building at the Department of Homeland Security Nebraska Avenue Complex, a source confirmed to ABC News on Saturday. The hand-drawn image was removed and the matter was referred to the Office of Inspector General and the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. “This display…

The new GOP super PAC behind the anti-AOC ad that aired during Dems’ debate

The new GOP super PAC behind the anti-AOC ad that aired during Dems’ debate

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A political advertisement during a commercial break in Thursday night’s Democratic debate, hosted by ABC News and Univision, caused an uproar for disturbing content that showed progressive icon Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being consumed by fire, followed by a black-and-white image of skeletons in an apparent reference to Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge genocide in the…

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

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

iStock(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 tools used to combat terrorism,…