Politics

President Trump declares national emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – President Trump has declared a national emergency, citing a “security crisis on our southern border.” Mr. Trump said he will use the declaration to redirect military funding toward construction of his often promised border wall. Congress has …

Portland leaves the Joint Terrorism Task Force

PORTLAND, Ore. – The City of Portland has withdrawn from the national Joint Terrorism Task Force. On February 13, the Portland City Council voted 3 to 2 to cancel their relationship with the federal government’s terrorism task force. Some critics claim the …

Amazon cancels planned N.Y.C. headquarters

LONG ISLAND CITY, New York (NBC) – Amazon has scrapped its plans to build headquarters in New York City. The retail giant made the announcement Thursday morning. Amazon blames local and state politicians who it says opposed the company’s plans to build …

Minnesota considers conversion therapy ban

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (KARE/NBC News) A Minnesota House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would ban conversion therapy, also known as restorative therapy, for children in the state. That form of counseling is designed to change a gay person’s sexual orientation or …

Mexican police, migrants clash at border shelter

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (NBC) – A confrontation between migrants and Mexican police near the Texas border turned ugly Wednesday. It happened at a shelter in Mexico just across the Rio Grande from Eagle Pass, Texas. Migrants tried to break through security barriers …