(NEW YORK) -- Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was taken off suicide watch July 29, in part, at the urging of his defense attorneys, sources familiar with the decision told ABC News as federal agents were seen at the grounds of the financier's...

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(WASHINGTON) -- In the wake of recent scandals involving America's most elite military troops, the head of U.S. Special Operations Command has ordered a comprehensive review of the culture and ethics of special operations forces."Recent incid...

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(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- During the politically important Iowa State Fair, presidential hopefuls walked a high wire act of emotion – on and off their iconic Soapbox stage – as the nation reels from back-to-back mass shootings and debate was...

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(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is moving forward with a rule that could drastically curb legal immigration by limiting who is allowed to enter and stay in the United States based on that person's need for various public benefits.The...

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(WASHINGTON) -- Anthony Scaramucci, who served a record 11 days as the White House communications director, is now calling for President Donald Trump's tenure to be limited to four years. "He goes after individuals as the president of the Uni...

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(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Justice will craft a new bill aimed at speeding up death penalty proceedings for mass shooters and cop killers, Attorney General William Barr announced Monday."There will be a strict timetable for judicial pr...

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(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration announced changes to how the government handles endangered species on Monday, a move that advocates say could make it more difficult to protect species that are threatened by human activity and climate change....

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(EL PASO, Texas) -- Latino activists held a rally to demand action from Texas lawmakers one week after a shooting at an El Paso Walmart killed 22 people and injured dozens more.Members of the League of United Latin American Citizens, which co...

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(WASHINGTON) -- Former Vice President Al Gore called for unity and urgency in the American response to climate change, saying he was encouraged by growing climate activism around the world, but alarmed by what he said is the imminence of irreversible...

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(NEW YORK) -- Sen. Cory Booker said Sunday that passing more gun control measures, including his proposed idea to institute a gun licensing program, requires "presidential leadership," and added that if President Donald Trump "took responsibility for...

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(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- A week after two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, a growing number of Democratic presidential candidates are calling on Walmart, one of country's leading sellers of firearms, to stop selling guns.The calls came as candi...

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(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Seventeen Democratic presidential candidates joined gun control advocates at a rally in Iowa on Saturday and called for the Senate to vote on a pair of background check bills passed by the House earlier this year.A week...

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(TOLEDO, Ohio) -- An Ohio man has been hit with federal charges after threatening Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with an online post that said the outspoken congresswoman from New York "s...

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(EL PASO, Texas) -- Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke pulled himself from the presidential campaign trail this week to focus on grieving with his native El Paso, in the days after a mass shooting took the lives of at least 22 people. The m...

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