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ICE Will Begin Immigration Raids In 10 Cities On Sunday

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 02:06

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After President Donald Trump tweeted that action was a possibility, CNN reports ICE is gearing up to begin immigration raids in 10 U.S. cities on Sunday.

The plan is for ICE agents to arrest families who have already gone through legal proceedings and received court-ordered removal requests. The operation may also involve workplace raids.

An unnamed official told CNN that any arrested families will stay in ICE "residential detention" while the agency works with consulates to get travel documents.

President Trump tweeted the first information about the raids on Monday, saying: "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in."

In a statement released on Friday, ICE said it would not share any "specific details" until the operations are finished.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

Oregon Republican Senators Flee The State To Block Climate Legislation

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 01:57

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Republican senators in Oregon are facing fines for leaving the state to avoid a vote on climate legislation.

They'll face a $500 fine for every day they delay a vote on the plan. Republican lawmakers have threatened to take legal action, but the Oregon Senate's majority leader said the fines are allowed under the state's statute.

All of the state's Republican Senators walked out Thursday after eight hours of failed negotiations the night before. In response, Gov. Kate Brown authorized state police to arrest any lawmakers who failed to come back for Friday's session. Brown said the senators who left Thursday "need to return and do the jobs they were elected to do." The wife of one of the senators told CNN they're all hiding out in Idaho.

The bill they're protesting would make Oregon the second state to adopt a "cap-and-invest" strategy. It would cap emissions, lower that cap over time and incentivize companies to reduce emissions. Critics of the bill included Republicans, loggers and truckers. They say it'd cut jobs and increase fuel prices. 

Oregon's Senate has a more than 60% Democratic majority, but a vote isn't considered legitimate unless two-thirds of lawmakers are present. In this case, the chamber was two lawmakers short of a quorum. 

It's the second time this session Republican senators have walked out. Last time, the lawmakers made a deal with the governor and said it wouldn't happen again.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.  

SCOTUS Overturns Murder Conviction Over Racial Bias In Jury Selection

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 23:37

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The Supreme Court has thrown out the most recent conviction of a death row inmate from Mississippi who said the state prosecutor engaged in racial discrimination when choosing jurors.

On Friday, the Supreme Court delivered its ruling in the case of Curtis Flowers, a black man who was tried six times and ultimately convicted in the 1996 murders of four people at a Mississippi furniture store. Flowers' lawyers argued that the white Mississippi prosecutor violated the Constitution with his peremptory challenges to jurors in Flowers' latest case. And, in a 7-2 vote, the high court agreed.

During jury selection, lawyers can rule out potential jurors "for cause," like if they believe the person is likely to be biased. Lawyers can also make a certain number of peremptory challenges, which let them exclude potential jurors without giving a reason. The Supreme Court ruled in 1986 that those challenges cannot be used to excuse potential jurors solely based on their race. But lawyers for Flowers pointed out that over his six trials, the prosecutor used peremptory challenges to dismiss 41 of the 43 potential black jurors.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who wrote the majority opinion, said: "Equal justice under law requires a criminal trial free of racial discrimination in the jury selection process." He also wrote, "In the eyes of the Constitution, one racially discriminatory peremptory strike is one too many." 

Justice Clarence Thomas disagreed, saying the court's decision "distorts the record of this case, eviscerates our standard of review, and vacates four murder convictions because the state struck a juror who would have been stricken by any competent attorney." But he said a "redeeming quality" of the ruling is that "the state is perfectly free to convict Curtis Flowers again."

Flowers could face another trial, depending on how the same Mississippi state prosecutor wants to proceed. In the meantime, Flowers will likely remain incarcerated.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Laws Limiting Democratic Governor

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 23:03

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On Friday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in favor of GOP lawmakers and upheld a series of laws that limit the power of the state's Democratic governor.

The state's highest court decided 4-3 to overturn a lower court's ruling that the legislation in question was unlawful.

After the 2018 elections, Republican lawmakers called a lame-duck session and passed a series of laws that would limit the powers of incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. A lower court ruled that the use of an "extraordinary session" to advance these laws violated the state's constitution.

Evers responded to Friday's ruling in a tweet, saying: "This was an attack on the will of the people, our democracy, and our system of government. The people of Wisconsin deserve better than this."

The laws limit the governor's power to change state laws by using executive power and appoint board members to Wisconsin's economic development agency.

Missouri Denies St. Louis Planned Parenthood Clinic Abortion License

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 23:02

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On Friday, Missouri rejected a St. Louis Planned Parenthood clinic's application to perform abortion services.

Right now, the clinic will be allowed to remain open and perform abortions until Judge Michael Stelzer issues a ruling.  

Last month, Planned Parenthood sued Missouri after the state's health department refused to renew the clinic's abortion license, which expired on May 31. Department officials say inspectors found issues at the St. Louis facility and want to hear from the clinic's doctors as part of an investigation, which Planned Parenthood says is "inappropriate interrogation, bordering on harassment."

The list of deficiencies the department sent the clinic included: failing to notify the pathology lab after a failed abortion was discovered, failing to ensure the physician performing the informed consent was the same one performing the abortion, and maintaining medical records improperly. The department says it asked Planned Parenthood to look at the issues and explain how it would correct them, but that the "vast majority" were not addressed. 

Randall Williams, the director of the state's health department, said of the 30 deficiencies listed, only four were corrected. 

"In all of these, there is also another common thread in our statement of deficiencies that has resulted in Planned Parenthood's license being denied. And that is in all our years, in all the things we regulated, it is unprecedented that the three doctors that have been involved in the care of the cases I just cited to you have refused to cooperate," Williams said.

If the clinic is ordered to stop performing abortions, Missouri would become the only state in the country without an abortion provider. The clinic would be allowed to remain open to provide other health services.

US-Iran Crisis Leaves European Union On The Sidelines

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 21:12

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The European Union used to be at the center of diplomacy between Iran and the U.S. But now the EU is increasingly finding itself on the sidelines as the two countries barrel towards conflict in the Middle East.

Alex Vatanka of the Middle East Institute told Newsy: "The Europeans, for various reasons, are not in a position to really shape American calculations. ... They look formidable in terms of the size of the population, economic power, and all the rest of it. But in reality, they actually don't have that much clout on the international stage, certainly not on this issue."

There's a growing risk of military clashes in the region — the U.S. nearly targeted Iran with airstrikes after an American surveillance drone was shot down. But Europe is also concerned about the fate of the international deal restricting Iran's nuclear program. The U.S. abandoned that deal's constraints over a year ago, and now Iran is threatening to do the same.

Europe has called for restraint from both countries, but hasn't taken a very active role in the crisis. That may reflect the region's diminished sense of influence with both the U.S. and Iran.

Vatanka said: "You've had the German Foreign Minister and a host of other senior European Union diplomats in Iran recently. But none of them have brought the kind of silver bullet that says to the Iranians, hang tight, stay in the agreement, we'll save the day. The Iranians don't think the Europeans can or will."

EU leaders are now planning a June 28 meeting about preserving the Iran nuclear deal. The bloc has tried to keep the deal alive after the U.S. withdrawal, but hasn't been able to keep U.S. sanctions from seriously damaging Iran's economy.

Chinese President Xi Makes Historic State Visit To North Korea

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 20:53

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Chinese President Xi Jinping's historic two-day state visit to North Korea has ended ... and we don't know much about it.

It was the first trip by a Chinese leader to North Korea in 14 years. The meeting was largely a symbolic show of the countries' united front before the G-20 summit next week. 

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un rolled out the red carpet for Xi's arrival in Pyongyang on Thursday. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets to wave flags as the the two leaders drove by.

Xi and Kim attended a banquet and then a gymnastics performance, titled "Undefeated Socialism," where Kim was quoted by North Korean news outlets as saying: "Socialism is the core of the DPRK-China friendship. … We must secure and develop socialism together."

On Friday, the two leaders sat down to talk. Their discussion is arguably the most important part of the trip, but so far, both countries have been vague about what was said.

Some key takeaways: Xi reiterated his commitment to mediating talks between North Korea and the U.S. Kim has previously said he'll reopen negotiations with President Donald Trump when the U.S. pulls back on sanctions, something President Trump has refused to do unless North Korea fully denuclearizes. 

North Korean state media outlet KCNA reported that Kim and Xi also "broadly exchanged their opinions on the political situation of the Korean Peninsula and other serious international and regional issues."

While details about what was said are still scarce, analysts say the discussion may play a role in Xi's meeting with President Trump in Japan next week.

Midwest States Brace For More Severe Storms And Flooding

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 20:39

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Many regions of the U.S. are once again dealing with lots of rain and flooding. 

Severe thunderstorms and possible flash flooding are threatening the northern and central plains Friday. Take a look at this photo...this swimming pool is actually the football stadium at Western Michigan University on Thursday. That storm system is going to keep moving east and south through the weekend, bringing the severe weather threat with it.  

Many of these areas are already struggling to recover from previous bouts of heavy rain and flooding. In fact, President Donald Trump just issued two new disaster declarations on Friday — one for Kansas and one for Mississippi

So far this year, the president has approved disaster declarations in at least 19 states because of strong storms or flooding. 

A Reuse-Heavy Circular Economy Could Help Lower Plastic Pollution

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 19:26

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Plastic pollution, on land and in the oceans, is one of the most urgent environmental issues the world faces. 

"We are overusing what the planet can provide for us on a normal cycle. We have 7 billion people today, we're gonna have 9 billion people and we're already using one and a half planets. Right. So the planet produces things and then it needs some time to renew. It needs some time to have that the regrowth. So that I can make something again and we are just we're using things quicker than it can renew," Erin Simon, Director of Sustainability R&D for World Wildlife Fund told Newsy.

Now, manufacturers — from very recognizable brands to small businesses — are looking for a more sustainable alternatives to the way that we use goods. Right now, the way the majority of us consume products, everything from clothing to appliances, is in a linear system-that’s completed with the end of life of the product. We buy something, use it, and throw it away. 

"In the past 15 years, half of the plastic ever produced was made. And that's because we have proliferated our use of plastics. Not just in single use plastics which I think are always top of mind, but also in housewares, in construction, in clothing, and automotive, and obviously food service, in health care. And so as we have proliferated that use we haven't really done the best job at figuring out what to do with all of that when we're done with it," Simon said.

The alternative: a circular economy. It relies on a continuous looped system and the end of use, not the end of life. When a consumer no longer needs a product, the item goes back to a manufacturer, gets recycled, or broken down into pieces that can. 

Alicia Forero is with TerraCycle, a company that specializes in hard-to-recycle things like cigarette butts and dirty diapers. She says one of the biggest drivers of recycling today is the desire to turn a profit.

"We literally sent someone to the moon, you know as a society, we can we can figure out how to take one material and turn it into something else. Your normal recycling company, they are essentially urban miners in that they're looking for material that they can profit off of collecting and aggregating and selling downstream," she said.

But some manufacturers are now paying even more attention to the environmental benefits of reusing stuff.  In 2015, the fashion industry produced more than 5 percent of global CO2 emissions. Now, the Global Fashion Agenda says 12.5% of the global market have set goals to recycle more materials. Like the small business Pingree, a shoemaker that reuses leather scraps from Detroit automakers. Or Unifi, a company out of North Carolina that recycles single-use plastic bottles into synthetic polyester (called repreve) for everything from clothing to car filters.

"We've now reached a critical point where the entire industries that are using polyester are shifting over to recycled. Because people are seeing what's happening to our oceans with plastic. So when we create this chip we put a proprietary tracer in there and then we have an outside lab.they can see what is made in the finished garment and they could put it under a microscope and they can tell that it is made with repreve," Richard Gerstein, Executive Vice President for Unifi/Repreve said.

SEE MORE: Canada Pushes To Cut Plastic Waste, Phase Out Single-Use Plastics

Household products are going circular, too. This June at Sustainable Brands in Detroit, Proctor and Gamble told Newsy the company updated its environmental goals to be more aggressive, including 50 percent less plastic in packaging by 2030.

"A month ago we launched our brand 2030 criteria. And those are criteria against which we are holding all those leadership brands accountable to enable and inspire responsible consumption. And we are making that public and we're looking both you know very regularly on our progress," Virginie Helias,  Chief Sustainability Officer for Proctor and Gamble told Newsy.

Proctor & Gamble, Unilever, and Nestle are some brands that have partnered with Loop, a sort of milk-man model where long-lasting refillable packaging goes to the user’s home, and then back to the manufacturer when its empty. Right now, it serves four states and Washington DC, and is set to be available in Toronto in 2020.

This could help address the biggest remaining hurdle: consumer behavior. One study found almost three of every four millennials said they'd be willing to spend more on sustainable products, but so far the whole world only recycles about 9 percent of plastics. Experts say designing products that will hold up to the wear and tear of a more circular economy will get consumers' attention — and so will holding companies accountable. 

SEE MORE: Don't Expect The Straw Ban To Solve Our Plastic Consumption Problems

Children Reportedly Held In Dangerous Conditions At Texas Border

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 19:04

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Dozens of children are reportedly being held in dangerous conditions at a Border Patrol station in Texas.

According to the Associated Press, a team of attorneys who recently visited the station found around 250 infants, children and teens who had been detained for up to 27 days without adequate food and water. One researcher told CBS the children had gone weeks without bathing. More than a dozen of them were sick with the flu, and some were being held in quarantine without an adult to look after them.

One attorney was quoted by the Associated Press as saying: "In my 22 years of doing visits with children in detention I have never heard of this level of inhumanity."

Hundreds of kids have been separated from their parents since the Trump administration announced its "zero tolerance" border policy in April 2018.

Last June, a federal judge ordered the government to reunite families separated under the policy. But the Justice Department has asked for up to two years to identify immigrant children separated from their families at the border.

Trump Administration Considers Freezing Federal Gas Mileage Targets

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 16:15

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Chance Seales talks with House Environment and Climate Change Chairman, Paul Tonko.

Trump Confirms He Called Off A Military Strike On Iranian Targets

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 15:20

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President Trump confirmed that he called off a planned military strike against Iranian targets late Thursday.

The New York Times was the first to report about the strikes being called off. The commander in chief tweeted Friday morning that the U.S. military was "cocked & loaded to retaliate" against three sites when he gave the reversal order to stand down. 

He'd initially approved the counterstrikes as a response to Iranian forces shooting down an unmanned U.S. military drone. 

But on Friday, President Trump said he called off the military strikes because he'd been told that 150 people would die and he didn't believe those expected casualties was "proportionate" to Tehran shooting down a drone.

The two sides have offered different accounts of what happened leading up to the incident. U.S. officials said Iran shot down the drone while it was in international airspace above the Strait of Hormuz. But earlier in the day, a report from Iran's state-run Press TV said the U.S. drone was flying over Iranian airspace when it was shot down.

While speaking to reporters on Thursday, President Trump suggested that Iran's downing of the U.S. drone may have been unintentional. And he remained tight-lipped about how his administration was planning to respond.

"Let's just see what happens. It's all going to work out. ... This is a new fly in the ointment — what happened, shooting down the drone — and this country will not stand for it, that I can tell you," he said.

The drone incident prompted the FAA to ban "all U.S. carriers and commercial operators" from flying over Iranian airspace in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The agency said it issued the emergency order because of "heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the region."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

UN Suspends Food Aid To Houthi-Controlled Parts Of Yemen

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 15:02

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The United Nations' World Food Program has partially suspended food assistance operations to parts of Yemen controlled by Houthi rebels.

The agency said in a statement Thursday food aid has been halted in Sanaa, the country's capital. The move will affect 850,000 people.

The World Food Program said it made the decision after the agency and the Houthis failed to agree on measures to prevent the diversion of food from some of Yemen's most vulnerable people. Food distributions will start up again once the two sides reach an agreement.

Last month, the World Food Program said it was facing a number of obstacles in Yemen, including local authorities interfering with food distribution. As a result, the agency warned it might have to implement a phased suspension of aid.

The agency says it will continue programs for malnourished children as well as pregnant and nursing mothers throughout the suspension period.

SCOTUS Rules Cross-Shaped War Memorial Can Remain Standing

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 13:42

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a controversial war memorial can remain on public land. 

First — a little background. The memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland — which is in the shape of a cross — was built by the American Legion in 1925 to honor dozens of local Americans who died in World War I. 

The issue revolved around the fact that while the memorial was originally erected on private property, ownership of the land was later transferred to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Since then, the government agency has paid for the cross's upkeep and maintenance.

Back in 2017, an appeals court agreed with challengers that the memorial's location on public land violated the First Amendment's establishment clause, which prohibits the government from favoring one religion over another.

But the state planning commission and the American Legion, which appealed that ruling, argued that the memorial is constitutional because it serves a secular purpose.

In its 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court concluded that the memorial doesn't violate the separation between church and state. 

In his majority opinion, Justice Samuel Alito pointed out that the cross is no longer just a symbol of religion. He wrote, "destroying or defacing the Cross that has stood undisturbed for nearly a century would not be neutral and would not further the ideals of respect and tolerance embodied in the First Amendment."

In a concurring opinion, Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagen agreed that the case would have been different if the memorial had been recently built.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

Thousands Of Protesters Return To Hong Kong Streets

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 13:13

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Protesters were back in Hong Kong's streets Friday. Thousands gathered outside the territory's legislative counsel, blocked major streets and surrounded the police headquarters. 

The demonstrators inched toward their goal last weekend when Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam put a controversial extradition bill on hold. The now suspended legislation would allow China to extradite suspects from Hong Kong. It would not guarantee a fair trial. 

But, Lam's resisted demands to fully withdraw the legislation and step down. That's what sparked Friday's new demonstrations.

The rallies have been mostly peaceful, but one day last week protesters clashed with police — storming barricades and reportedly hurling traffic cones, umbrellas and even bricks at officers. Officers used tear gas, rubber bullets, beanbag rounds and batons to suppress the protesters. Demonstrators are demanding police investigate officers who handled that demonstration and unconditionally release 24 protesters who are still in custody. 

This story contains exclusive footage obtained by Newsy from Megumi Lim.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

House Judiciary Committee Releases Hope Hicks Testimony Transcript

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 03:05

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The House Judiciary Committee has released an initial transcript of its interview with former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks.

On Wednesday, Hicks appeared before the committee in a closed-door hearing as part of the committee's investigation into potential "obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power" by the president and administration officials. Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said in a statement that Hicks' lawyers had blocked her "from answering questions 155 times" during the nearly eight-hour interview. Many of the questions were related to President Donald Trump's actions that were detailed in Special counsel Robert Mueller's report, including "the resignation of former National Security [adviser] Michael Flynn" and "the president’s firing of FBI Director James Comey."

During the interview, Hicks' lawyers contested she was "absolutely immune" from having to testify on certain issues due to her having been a close adviser to President Trump. But Nadler challenged the claim, saying, "With all due respect, that is absolute nonsense as a matter of law."

Hicks did answer some questions about her time on the Trump campaign. She acknowledged that the Trump campaign did feel "relief" when Wikileaks released hacked materials from Hillary Clinton’s campaign. She said that she would not accept any dirt on political opponents from foreign governments today, and would alert the FBI if she "felt it was legitimate enough."

Hicks' testimony, or lack thereof, is just another roadblock for Democrats who are weighing impeachment proceedings against the president. The judiciary committee has already voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for not handing over the complete, unredacted Mueller report. It's also preparing to sue former White House counsel Don McGahn for not complying with the committee's subpoenas.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN

Roy Moore Says He's Running For US Senate Again

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 01:48

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On Thursday, Roy Moore announced that he intends to run for U.S. Senate again after an attempt in 2017 failed amid allegations of sexual assault.

"I fought for our country and its laws as chief justice. I fought for morality and to preserve our moral institutions, and I'm ready to do it again. And yes, I will run for the United States Senate in 2020," said Moore.

Moore won the Republican nomination in a 2017 Senate special election, but not long afterward, three women accused him of sexually assaulting them when they were teenagers. He lost the race to Democrat Doug Jones.

Despite having the support of President Donald Trump during his previous run, Moore is now viewed as a potential liability in the race for the state's Senate seat.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell responded to the news on Thursday, saying, "We'll be opposing Roy Moore vigorously."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

Federal Prosecutors Say Roger Stone Violated His Gag Order

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 01:47

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Federal prosecutors say Roger Stone, President Donald Trump's former campaign adviser, violated his gag order in recent social media posts.

In a new court filing Thursday, prosecutors said: "Stone posted statements on social media about this case and the special counsel's investigation and appears to have specifically targeted those posts at major media outlets." 

Stone has pleaded not guilty to charges of lying to Congress, obstruction of justice and witness tampering. Those charges were all connected to allegations he tried to contact WikiLeaks before the 2016 presidential election with a goal of hurting Hillary Clinton's campaign. WikiLeaks later published emails stolen from prominent Democrats, including Clinton.

In February, Judge Amy Berman Jackson barred Stone from making public statements about his criminal case.

His trail is set for early November. If he's found to have violated his gag order, he could await his trail from jail instead of from his home in Florida.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN

Federal Prosecutors Say Roger Stone Violated His Gag Order

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 01:47

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Federal prosecutors say Roger Stone, President Donald Trump's former campaign adviser, violated his gag order in recent social media posts.

In a new court filing Thursday, prosecutors said: "Stone posted statements on social media about this case and the special counsel's investigation and appears to have specifically targeted those posts at major media outlets." 

Stone has pleaded not guilty to charges of lying to Congress, obstruction of justice and witness tampering. Those charges were all connected to allegations he tried to contact WikiLeaks before the 2016 presidential election with a goal of hurting Hillary Clinton's campaign. WikiLeaks later published emails stolen from prominent Democrats, including Clinton.

In February, Judge Amy Berman Jackson barred Stone from making public statements about his criminal case.

His trail is set for early November. If he's found to have violated his gag order, he could await his trail from jail instead of from his home in Florida.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN

House Committees Question Origin Of Proposed Fuel Emissions Rollback

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 00:45

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House members are investigating whether oil companies played a role in the Trump administration’s major rollback of fuel efficiency standards.

The EPA is proposing new standards called the SAFE vehicle rule, which would freeze minimum federal fuel standards at 2020 levels or 37 miles per gallon on average for all types of vehicles. 

The original target under an Obama-era plan was more than 54 miles per gallon by 2026.

Democrats are outraged, including House environment and climate change Chairman Paul Tonko, who says this is "reckless climate denial of which we can no longer afford."

The administration’s take: The industry could still choose to innovate and improve fuel economy on its own. And it says freezing mandates would let consumers make the choice between more expensive but efficient cars or less expensive, but less efficient ones.

"We should not have a fractured marketplace driven by that cater to urban customers," said Republican Rep. Shimkus of Illinois. "In rural America, we like big things, big trucks, big engines."

Plus, proponents of the new rules say some less efficient cars can be heavier and safer, like SUVs and trucks.

Today's fuel economy standards were sparked by a movement in California in the 1960s, when smog was a rising concern. The state set its own mandates which advanced over time. In 2009, the Obama administration adopted similar standards for the country.

At the time, automakers weren't on board. But today most are, saying they need a level playing field. And, they say, it costs them more money to make multiple types of the same vehicle: some with less efficiency for some states and better efficiency for others. 

California alone makes up 30% of the U.S. auto market.

The Trump administration is proposing not allowing any state to set its own standards. The new rules aren't final yet.