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Federal appeals court restores Texas voter-ID law

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Texas's new version of its voter-ID law can go into effect, rebuking a lower court judge for trying to block the law and delivering a significant victory to voter-integrity advocates. Published April 27, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump targets Sen. Tester for sinking VA nominee

President Trump said Friday it was a "disgrace" that Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson's nomination to lead the Veterans Affairs Department was sunk by Democratic senators' allegations of misbehavior. Published April 27, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Parliament speaker Vyacheslav Volodin during his meeting with heads of Russian Parliament in St Petersburg, Russia, Friday, April 27, 2018. (Michael Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

House intel concludes no collusion in 2016 campaign

There is no evidence President Trump's campaign colluded or conspired with the Russian government during the 2016 election, but both his team and the Clinton campaign had "poor judgment and ill-considered actions," the House intelligence committee concluded in a report Friday. Published April 27, 2018

In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, suspected members of the MS-13 gang are escorted to their arraignment in Mineola, N.Y. A sweep of alleged MS-13 gang members on Long Island has racked up impressive arrest totals but also left unanswered questions. Since May, federal authorities say they've arrested more than 220 members of the notorious street gang. But authorities have largely declined multiple requests by for even the most basic information about the arrests. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

MS-13 members game U.S. immigration system by claiming they're underage

MS-13 is paying smugglers to coach gang members on how to game the U.S. immigration system, teaching underage members to claim UAC status -- and telling those over 18 to lie and claim they are underage -- to try to gain quick, easy access to the U.S., government officials said Thursday. Published April 26, 2018

Nepalese women look at portraits of victims of the 2015 earthquake during a function to mark the third anniversary of the earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The violence of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake  killed nearly 9,000 people and left countless towns and villages across central Nepal in shambles. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

DHS ends protected status for Nepalese illegal immigrants

Some 9,000 Nepalese who've been living in the U.S. under special protections since a 2015 earthquake in their home country will have to leave within a year, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Thursday. Published April 26, 2018

Feds lose track of 20 percent of UAC within three months

The federal government loses track of nearly 20 percent of the illegal immigrant children it is supposed to be monitoring after being released to family or other sponsors, health officials admitted to Congress Thursday, leaving those children vulnerable to exploitation and difficult to track down when the time comes for them to be deported. Published April 26, 2018

The U.S. flag flies in front of the Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 4, 2017. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Feds run 163 separate programs promoting STEM education: GAO

The federal government runs more than 160 different programs to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education -- and it could save millions of dollars if it would figure out how to get rid of duplication, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report Thursday. Published April 26, 2018

Protesters hold up signs during a rally supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, outside of the White House in Washington, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. President Donald Trump's administration will "wind down" a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared Tuesday, calling the Obama administration's program "an unconstitutional exercise of authority." ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Federal judge orders complete restart of DACA

A federal judge delivered another blow to President Trump's attempt to roll back the Obama-era DACA program, ruling Tuesday that last year's revocation was illegal and the entire program could have to be restarted. Published April 24, 2018