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In this Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, white nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. The leader of a Southern California white supremacist group and three other members have been arrested weeks after indictments of other group members for allegedly inciting the riot last year in Charlottesville, Virginia. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Thom Mrozek says Rise Above Movement leader Robert Rundo was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport and is expected in Los Angeles federal court Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Four more men charged in Charlottesville riots

Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against four men they accused of being white supremacists who traveled to political rallies to menace protesters. Published October 24, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is also confident that Democrats will prevail in the midterm elections. "If the election were held today, the Democrats would handily win the House," she said. (Associated Press/File)

Stop Pelosi website raises $50,000 in first hours

A website set up to solicit and dole out campaign donations to key races that could stop House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi from becoming House speaker raised more than $50,000 in its first hours Wednesday morning, organizers said. Published October 24, 2018

A group of immigrants from Honduras and Guatemala seeking asylum arrive at the bus station after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end family separations at the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Family separations began before zero tolerance: GAO study

Separation of illegal immigrant families nabbed at the border began to increase around the start of the Trump administration, the government's chief watchdog reported Wednesday -- meaning it was happening well before the Justice Department's zero-tolerance border policy. Published October 24, 2018

Central American migrants making their way to the U.S. in a large caravan fill the truck of a driver who offered them the free ride, as they arrive to Tapachula, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the Guatemala-Mexico border, about 5,000 Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border Sunday in southern Mexico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Mike Pence: Migrant caravan is Venezuelan plot

Venezuela is funding the illegal immigrant caravan, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday, backing up President Trump's claims that there are bad elements within the thousands of people. Published October 23, 2018

Supreme Court halts Wilbur Ross inquiry on census citizenship question

The Supreme Court stepped in Monday to block anti-Trump immigrant-rights activists and New York's attorney general from forcing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to sit for a deposition in the lawsuit over asking about citizenship on the 2020 census. Published October 22, 2018

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who is running against Republican Rep. Martha McSally for the open Arizona Senate seat Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is vacating, talks to campaign volunteers, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona's Senate race pits Sinema, a careful politician running as a centrist in a Republican-leaning state, against McSally, a onetime Trump critic turned fan. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kyrsten Sinema overcomes odds, left-wing activism to give Democrats shot at GOP-held Senate seat

In any normal year, and with any normal candidate, Arizona's Senate race between a Republican former fighter pilot and a Democrat with a history of left-wing activism wouldn't even be a contest. But this isn't any year, and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the Democrat, isn't any candidate. Instead she's one of her party's best chances to capture a Republican-held Senate seat. Published October 22, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, to attend a campaign rally in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump to propose 10 percent tax cut

President Trump said Monday his new tax cut plan would be a 10 percent reduction for middle-class families. Published October 22, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 to attend a campaign rally in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump says MS-13, terrorists are part of caravan

President Trump lashed out Monday afternoon at Central American countries he said "did nothing" to stop the migrant caravan heading north toward the U.S., saying it was a betrayal of the money the U.S. has sent them. Published October 22, 2018

Honduras migrants wait to be attended by Mexican migration authorities on a bridge that stretches over the Suchiate River, connecting Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, about 5,000 Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)

Mexican news says caravans grow to 14,000 people

Members of the illegal immigrant caravan chanted "si se pudo!" as they made their way north through Mexico Monday, having defied the will of one country and vowing to test the spine of another, the U.S., very soon. Published October 22, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, right, speaks to volunteers at a get out the vote event for Florida Democratic congressional candidates Donna Shalala, left, and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, center, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Pelosi says Democrats would win House today

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday that were the election held today, Democrats would "handily" win the majority in the House. Published October 22, 2018

Central American migrants overwhelmed authorities at the Mexican border and prepared for the long journey across the country toward the U.S., where they plan to test the Trump administration's resolve. (Associated Press)

Migrant caravan overwhelms Mexican authorities, moves on toward U.S.

The combined efforts of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and the U.S. were not enough to deter thousands of migrants who broke through barricades or swam into Mexico over the weekend, defying their home government's calls for them to return and America's warnings that their journey is futile. Published October 21, 2018

Central American migrants walking to the U.S. start their day departing Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, about 5,000 Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico. Their numbers swelled overnight and at first light they set out walking toward the Mexican town of Tapachula. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Homeland Security warns of cartels' role in migrant caravan

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warned Sunday that the illegal immigrant caravan heading toward the U.S. could be exploited by cartels that control most of the illegal flow of people through Latin America. Published October 21, 2018