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How a convicted terrorist became a US citizen

A one-time Islamic jihadist who spent years in an Israeli prison for attempting to bomb a bus was granted US citizenship and allowed to remain in the country for nearly a decade as federal authorities investigated his background, CNN has learned. The case of convicted terrorist-turned-US-citizen Vallmoe Shqaire raises questions not only about how Shqaire…MORE

Hillary Clinton urges Democrats to hold Watergate-style television hearings

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. President Trump says SO much, every day, that people sometimes suffer from Trump overload. Others choose their words more carefully, in the hopes that they’ll have more impact — and I think that’s what Hillary…MORE

Joe Biden will confront a new political era as he launches his campaign

Joe Biden’s mission in the presidential bid he will launch on Thursday is to prove he’s not a man out of step with the times. He must convince a Democratic Party pulsating with forces of youth, gender and racial diversity that is moving left on health care and college funding to ultimately turn to a…MORE

White House says Stephen Miller won’t testify on immigration to House Oversight

The White House has informed the House Oversight Committee that aide Stephen Miller will not testify before the panel about his role in President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policies, according to a letter obtained by CNN. In the Wednesday letter, White House counsel Pat Cipollone says there’s “long-standing precedent” for the White House to decline…MORE

Gwyneth Paltrow and Bradley Whitford will host a fundraiser for Buttigieg

Actors Gwyneth Paltrow and Bradley Whitford will host a fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg on May 9 in Los Angeles, according to a Democrat with knowledge of the event. This would be the most high-profile fundraiser to date for the South Bend, Indiana, mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. The event was first reported by Variety.…MORE

Luke Perry’s final appearance on ‘Riverdale’ was short and bittersweet

Thanks for everything, Fred Andrews. Wednesday night’s episode of “Riverdale” was the last episode late actor Luke Perry filmed before his unexpected death from a stroke at age 52 last month. In the episode, Fred accompanies his son, Archie (KJ Apa) to the hospital, where a group of people are awaiting word on his boxing…MORE

Kamala Harris chooses women of color to drive her campaign

On stage and in front of the cameras, Sen. Kamala Harris is a rare sight, as a woman of color running for President. And behind the scenes, many of the people she’s relying on to drive her to that goal look more like her than the legions of white men historically associated with this country’s…MORE