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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reflects on President Donald Trump's statement that he would accept assistance from a foreign power, saying it's so against any sense of decency, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 13, 2019. An avid sports fan, Pelosi is wearing the colors of the Golden State Warriors colors, a gold jacket with blue pants. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Nancy Pelosi prefers border chaos

- The Washington Times

Apprehensions of illegal immigrants at the southern border are rising. March and April each saw more than 100,000 apprehensions, and in May the number spiked to nearly 145,000.

With 24 presidential hopefuls, the 2020 Democratic voters might need NCAA-style eliminations brackets. Here, the 2016 candidates face off in a debate just prior to the Iowa caucuses. (Associated Press)

Game on: 20 Democratic hopefuls could use elimination brackets

- The Washington Times

President Trump upstaged the Democratic Party by declaring his intent to run for reelection in an unprecedented jumbo campaign rally. Mr. Trump staged this event just eight days before 20 Democratic presidential hopefuls are due to take to a Miami stage for their debut debate before a national audience. Every one of them is hoping for a big chance to stand out, be quoted and resonate with voters.

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In this Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, candles lit by activists protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi are placed outside Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File) **FILE**

Senate Republican: U.S. should 'acknowledge' Khashoggi's killing

- The Washington Times

Saudi Arabia is "an ally with some serious flaws," said North Dakota Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer, reacting to a new UN report finding "credible evidence" that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was likely killed at the behest of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Rhode Island Senate passes abortion rights bill

- Associated Press

Rhode Island's Senate passed a bill Wednesday to preserve federal abortion protections in state law, sending it to the House where it's also expected to pass.

New Jersey sues dealer over sales of firearm magazines

- Associated Press

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Wednesday the state is suing a Nevada firearms retailer after it sold high-capacity magazines to an undercover investigator in violation of state law.

Media outlets sue Wyoming school district over records

Associated Press

Several media companies and a government transparency advocacy group have filed a lawsuit against a Wyoming school district over its refusal to hand over documents related to incidents of harassment at a junior high school in Cheyenne.

A group of migrants arriving from Guatemala disembark from a raft in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The number of migrants taking rafts at the busy Ciudad Hidalgo crossing point appears to have decreased significantly in recent days amid fears of a pending deployment of the National Guard along the southern border. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Senate panel approves emergency aid for migrant refugees

- Associated Press

A modified version of President Donald Trump's $4 billion-plus request to care for tens of thousands of migrant refuges massing at the southern border swept through a key Senate panel on Wednesday after senior lawmakers removed "poison pills" that Democrats objected to.

Albanian government vows to punish election disruption

- Associated Press

Albanian police said Wednesday they arrested five opposition supporters for allegedly damaging ballot boxes and documents to prevent upcoming municipal elections, while the government proposed punishing people convicted of election interference by prohibiting them to leave the country.