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Deregulation would boost infrastructure investment from the private sector along with state and local governments. (Associated Press/File)

How Trump can get a better deal on infrastructure

A Heritage Foundation analysis shows how the president and Congress can work together to implement spending and regulatory reforms that would unlock more than $1 trillion in additional infrastructure value without adding another cent to deficits or raising taxes.

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) **FILE**

Stakes high for Biden, Warren while others seek breakout moment at debate

- The Washington Times

With the stages now set for the first Democratic presidential debate next week, leading candidates like former Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren will look to back up their statuses as the best-polling candidates on their respective stages, while lesser-known candidates face their own pressure of scoring a breakout moment to propel their campaigns forward.

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FILE - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera poses during an interview in Los Angeles. Jenni Rivera Enterprises said Tuesday, June 18, 2019, that it has partnered with production companies Mucho Mas Media and De Line Pictures to develop a film based on Rivera's life. Rivera died in December 2012 in a plane crash, at age 43. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Jenni Rivera biopic in the works with her family's support

- Associated Press

The late Mexican-American singer and activist Jenni Rivera always dreamed of a biopic about her turbulent and inspirational life. Now, seven years after her untimely death, that dream is coming true.

People watch a TV news program reporting about Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to North Korea with file footage of Xi and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

What China, North Korea are looking to achieve with summit

- Associated Press

Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to North Korea to meet leader Kim Jong Un this week looking to strengthen their sometimes shaky bond at a time when both are locked in dispute with the United States - Xi over trade and Kim over nuclear weapons.

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Democratic congressional candidate Katie Porter speaks during an election night event in Tustin, Calif. Porter says she supports an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, adding another Democratic lawmaker to those clamoring for the move. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Rep. Katie Porter backs Trump impeachment probe

- Associated Press

Rep. Katie Porter says she believes Congress must investigate after special counsel Robert Mueller said he couldn't exonerate President Trump and didn't have the option to indict a sitting president.

This image provided by the FBI in a U.S. District Court filing in Washington on feb. 29, 2019, shows Mustafa al-Imam after his capture in October 2017. The interrogation of the Libyan militant accused of playing an instrumental role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks may be admitted at his trial next month, a federal judge ruled April 8, 2019. U.S. District Judge Christopher R. Cooper rejected defense attorneys claims that al-Imam had been suffering from mental trauma and seasickness in the days after his 2017 abduction in Libya. Al-Imam is scheduled to stand trial in May 2019 in Washington on murder and terrorism charges. (FBI via AP)

Judge declares mistrial on 15 charges in Benghazi case

Associated Press

A U.S. judge has declared a mistrial on 15 remaining charges against a Libyan militant who was found guilty last week of playing an instrumental role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks. The mistrial in the case of Mustafa al-Imam was declared Monday in Washington after a jury could not reach a decision on 15 counts.

Debating impeachment, Democrats have 2020 on their minds

- Associated Press

For Democrats, the decisions being made of whether to support impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump are personal, gut-wrenching and, at times, starkly political, with fallout in 2020 and beyond.