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Trump officials tout progress on border wall before election

Top Trump administration officials visited Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have nearly completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, trying to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign promise four years ago.

As Trump casts doubt on election, new agency contradicts him

WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, President Donald Trump was predicting on Twitter that this election would be “the most corrupt” in American history. A day later, the head of an obscure government agency he created offered a much different message.

Portland, Oakland sue over use of federal agents at protests

The cities of Oakland and Portland, Oregon, have sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, alleging that the agencies are overstepping constitutional limits in their use of federal law enforcement officers to tamp down on protests.

MultiCare donors, patients among victims in international ransomware attack

The Tacoma-based health care provider estimates somewhere around 300,000 patients and donors to their charitable arm may have been included in information stolen by data thieves targeting an online fundraising partner earlier this year. Those whose data may have been compromised are receiving notifications right now in the mail and via email. 

From Derby DQ to doping, a chaotic year in horse racing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. What happened next set horse racing off on a yearlong odyssey of chaos: from a historic DQ to doping, from lawsuits to a pandemic, and now a Triple Crown turned upside down.

Appeals court keeps Flynn case alive, won’t order dismissal

A federal appeals court in Washington declined Monday to order the dismissal of the Michael Flynn prosecution, permitting a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department's request to dismiss its case against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser.

Trump: Acting homeland security secretary will lead agency

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will nominate acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf for the top spot in the agency, rewarding a forceful advocate for administration policy whose leadership has been challenged on legal grounds.