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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Former FBI Director James Comey talks with "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace, Sunday morning, Dec. 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

'I was wrong': James Comey admits 'real sloppiness' in Russia probe

Former FBI Director James B. Comey admitted Sunday that he was "wrong" -- and Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz was right -- about the agency's sloppy handling of surveillance applications for warrants against a former Trump campaign official. Published December 15, 2019

In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, trans rights activist Kenya Cuevas smokes a cigarette while talking with fellow members of a community support group, in Mexico City. The group sets up a tent twice a week providing cultural activities such as music and painting lesson, as well as HIV tests and free condoms for transgender sexual workers and residents. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)

Transgender homicide rate 'remarkably low' despite cries of 'national epidemic'

Calls to combat a purported epidemic of killings targeting transgender people, especially women of color, are rising, even though U.S. data indicates that people who identify as members of the opposite sex are less likely to end up as homicide victims than their non-transgender counterparts. Published December 8, 2019