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Man pleads not guilty to helping Conn escape

Curis Lee Wyatt stands accused of helping his boss escape from house arrest, ducking a 12-year prison sentence for orchestrating the largest Social Security fraud in history. Published October 18, 2017

In this June 8, 2017 photo, former FBI director James Comey testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Trump is again tweeting about the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation. The latest burst came Wednesday morning in response to the FBI's release of a heavily blacked-out draft memo by then-Director James Comey in preparation of closing the investigation without criminal charges.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Push is on to disbar James Comey after Clinton scandal

A crusading lawyer filed a bar grievance this week accusing former FBI Director James Comey of lying to Congress and destroying potential evidence in the Clinton email scandal, in a process that could end up costing him his law license. Published October 18, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump hasn't been able to end catch-and-release of illegals: Sessions

Illegal immigrants are still being caught and then quickly released after sneaking across the U.S.-Mexico border, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told lawmakers on Wednesday, saying it would likely take action by Congress to shut down the loopholes the migrants are using. Published October 18, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Sessions says DACA illegal because of high approval rate

The Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty for "Dreamers" wasn't illegal on its face but rather because of the way it was being carried out, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Congress on Wednesday. Published October 18, 2017

Immigrant rights supporters gather at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. The groups and allies are demanding that Congress pass a 'Clean Dream Act' that will prevent the deportation of Dreamers working and studying in the U.S., and reform legalization of those with Temporary Protection Status who came to the U.S. fleeing natural disasters or civil wars. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Judge says Trump sending conflicting signals on DACA

The Trump administration can't even agree on which agency was responsible for officially ending the Obama-era deportation amnesty for Dreamers, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, as he ordered the government to disclose more documents about how the decision was reached. Published October 17, 2017

President Trump still breaks the law and the "founding principles of this nation" with the latest version of his travel ban by singling out people by nationality, a federal judge in Hawaii said. (Associated Press/File)

Judge blocks Trump's travel ban for third time

A federal judge blocked a large part of President Trump's revised travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was to take effect, saying the White House's latest attempt to impose extreme vetting on travelers from dangerous countries is just as illegal as the last two versions. Published October 17, 2017

President Donald Trump, center, listens during a briefing with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, with from left, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul J. Selva. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Judge questions use of Trump's campaign rhetoric in travel ban ruling

A federal judge who'd ruled President Trump's previous travel ban illegal seemed more sympathetic to the latest version in a hearing Monday, casting doubt on whether the president's opponents can continue to use his campaign rhetoric about Muslims to besmirch everything he does at this point. Published October 16, 2017

Immigrant rights advocates as well as business groups argue that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is a boon to the U.S. economy. (Associated Press/File)

Feds granting nearly 2 million work permits to illegal immigrants in 2017

The government will dole out nearly 2 million work permits this year to immigrants who for the most part came to the country illegally or have some other tentative status, but who have been granted a foothold in the U.S. thanks to a loose immigration policy, according to statistics released last week. Published October 15, 2017

In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo, a Customs and Border Protection helicopter flies at a low altitude over the U.S.-Mexico border fence near the Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP)

2 Dreamers caught smuggling immigrants into Texas

Two young illegal immigrant "Dreamers" in the U.S. under protection of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals deportation amnesty were caught smuggling illegal immigrants in separate incidents in Texas, authorities announced last week. Published October 15, 2017

Immigrant rights supporters gather at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. The groups and allies are demanding that Congress pass a 'Clean Dream Act' that will prevent the deportation of Dreamers working and studying in the U.S., and reform legalization of those with Temporary Protection Status who came to the U.S. fleeing natural disasters or civil wars. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Two 'Dreamers' caught smuggling illegal immigrants into U.S.

Two young illegal immigrant "Dreamers" in the U.S. under protection of the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty were caught smuggling illegal immigrants in separate incidents in Texas, authorities announced Thursday. Published October 12, 2017

In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, destroyed communities are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

House approves $36.5 billion in disaster relief

The House overcame a conservative rebellion Thursday to pass a new round of disaster relief, saying the $36.5 billion is needed to replenish funds that are quickly depleting in the wake of one of the worst hurricane seasons in recent history. Published October 12, 2017

President Donald Trump's Deputy Chief of Staff Kirstjen Nielsen walks across the South Lawn to board Marine One at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then onto Yuma, Ariz. to visit the U.S. border with Mexico and attend a rally in Phoenix with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump says DHS pick won't need 'on-the-job training'

President Trump introduced his new Homeland Security secretary nominee Thursday, saying former Bush administration official and current deputy White House Chief of Staff Kirstjen Nielsen is the right person to carry out his campaign promises. Published October 12, 2017