ABC announces ‘The Connors’: A Roseanne spinoff without Roseanne

“Roseanne” will return, but without Roseanne. ABC announced Thursday evening that it’s ordered a 10-episode season of a spinoff called “The Connors” that will premier in the fall. A press release said Roseanne Barr will have no creative or financial involvement with the new show, but the rest of the cast will return. The “Roseanne” show’s reboot was abruptly canceled last month after a racist Tweet from Barr. In response to a comment about former President Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, […]

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Melania wears jacket saying ‘I really don’t care. Do U?’ on way to border visit

(CNN) — First lady Melania Trump took a trip to the US-Mexico border on Thursday to tour an immigrant children’s shelter, but her trip is getting attention not only for her action, but her wardrobe choice. As the first lady boarded her plane from Andrews Air Force Base, she wore an olive green jacket. The back of the jacket read: “I really don’t care. Do U?” in white graffiti-style lettering. Trump was not wearing the jacket when she landed in McAllen, Texas. […]

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White House proposes merging Department of Education with Department of Labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration proposed a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday, calling for merging the education and labor departments, moving the federal food stamp program to the Department of Health and Human Services and renaming that agency. The plan represented the latest aspiration of a presidential administration to revamp a sprawling federal government. Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, told The Associated Press in an interview that the effort is part […]

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Baldwin joins other NFL players telling Trump: Pardons aren’t enough to address ‘systemic injustice’

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump said he wants professional athletes who kneel during the National Anthem to protest racial injustice to tell him who they think the President should pardon next. On Thursday, a group of NFL players responded to the President in a New York Times an op-ed. But the athletes aren’t giving Trump a list of names. Instead, they call for broader changes to the criminal justice system. “A handful of pardons will not address the sort of systemic injustice that […]

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Dallas will not house migrant children

DALLAS – The City of Dallas has been preparing to take in migrant children separated from their parents, but that will not happen any time soon. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins tweeted the news Wednesday night, saying he received a call from the Department of Health and Human Services, who told him “No shelters in Dallas are needed at this time.” Jenkins says no explanation or additional information was given. For protesters who rallied to end the break up of […]

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Plano City Council member is suing to keep his seat

PLANO – A Plano City Council member is still in the hot seat for an Islamaphobic Facebook post he shared, but now he’s suing to keep his seat! It all started when Tom Harrison shared a post that says “Share if you think Trump should ban Islam in American schools.” The post caused major backlash from the city, who originally voted to censure him, then ordered a recall election after residents filed a petition. Now, Tom Harrison and his lawyer […]

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More than 600 members of Jeff Sessions’ church just charged him with violating church rules

More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church have issued a formal complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a fellow church member, charging that his “zero tolerance” policy on immigration violates church rules and may constitute child abuse. The complaint charges Sessions with violating the United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline, its code of laws and social principles. The charges could lead to a church trial, though few expect that to happen to the attorney general, the country’s top lawman. […]

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Lewandowski on immigrant girl with Down syndrome taken from parents: ‘Womp womp’

Corey Lewandowski dismissed the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally. While appearing Tuesday on Fox News, former senior Democratic National Committee adviser Zac Petkanas shared an anecdote he had read about “a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome” who had been “taken from her mother and put in a cage.” “Womp womp,” the former Trump campaign manager responded. On Tuesday, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray shared the […]

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Trump reverses course, signs order to keep families together

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed his debunked argument that he had no authority to stop separations of undocumented immigrant families at the border, signing an executive order to keep parents and kids together. Trump’s climbdown came after he faced intense pressure from across the political spectrum and from religious, political and world leaders to halt the separations, which produced days of heartrending news coverage of crying children — some of whom were kept in cage-like detention centers. “I’ll be […]

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Texas billboard urges liberals to leave the state

VEGA – A roadside billboard is reaching much farther than just motorists traveling along Interstate 40 in the Texas panhandle. A photo of the sign, which reads, “Liberals Please Continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS” was posted to Facebook and is now lighting up the internet, bringing reactions from both the right and the left — and plenty in between. Facebook user Kyle Mccallie, of Fritch, posted the photo Tuesday and captioned it, “Billboard […]

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