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In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Judge rules Mueller investigation is legal

A federal judge ruled Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election is not illegal. Published August 13, 2018

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Kanavanaugh confirmation hearing set for Sept. 4

Republicans said Friday they've scheduled Judge Brett Kavanaugh for a confirmation hearing Sept. 4, moving ahead with a speedy schedule that could still see him confirmed in time to be on the Supreme Court before October. Published August 10, 2018

In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

McConnell still sees speedy confirms for Kavanaugh

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday he still wants to have Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed and sitting on the Supreme Court by the start of the new term in October. Published August 10, 2018

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent gathers information on four Guatemalan nationals, including two men and a pair of 12 and 13-year-old boys, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Yuma, Ariz. Thousands of families and unaccompanied children are continuing to cross the U.S. border in Arizona and California even after learning of the government's family separation policy upon apprehension. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Feds track down 299 deported parents in family separation case

The federal government has managed to reach nearly 300 illegal immigrant parents back in their home countries who were deported without their children, and has submitted a plan to try to figure out how to reconnect the families. Published August 10, 2018

FILE- This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter icon on a mobile phone, in Philadelphia. Twitter reports earnings Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Man arrested for offering $500 bounty to kill ICE agents

A Massachusetts man was arrested Thursday on charges of offering a $500 bounty on Twitter to anyone who killed an ICE agent -- the latest in a series of horrific threats aimed at the immigration law enforcement amid the ongoing deportation debate. Published August 9, 2018

How visa 'overstays' are fueling America's immigration boom

More than 400,000 people came to the U.S. on legal visitor visas in 2017 but were still here six months after their time was up, the government said in a new report Tuesday detailing the less-talked about side of illegal immigration. Published August 7, 2018

FILE - This April 2, 2017 file drone photo shows the U.S.-Mexico border fence on the outskirts of Nogales in southern Arizona. A U.S. border patrol agent is going on trial for second-degree murder in U.S. District Court in Tucson on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in a rare Justice Department prosecution of a fatal cross-border Mexico shooting. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff, File)

Police nab illegal immigrant 'family' after man found to have raped girl

A woman turned her juvenile daughter over to a sexual predator to sneak them both into the U.S. in exchange for getting the mother a job, Homeland Security officials said Tuesday, detailing one of the horrific abuses that migrants are able to make of the immigration system. Published August 7, 2018