Photo: Plaintiffs Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts, co-owners of Cork Wine Bar, sit with DC attorneys Scott Rome (L) and Mark Zaid (R) during a news conference at the National Press Club held to announce the filing of a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump and his D.C. hotel company alleging unfair competition in Washington, U.S., March 9, 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/ Reuters)
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We look at President Trump’s new potential business interests in China, and whether they violate the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Also, a Washington DC wine bar sues the president, saying the Trump Hotel profits unfairly from its name and owner.
Many felt shock and disgust following revelations that nude and degrading photos of female Marines were being circulated on Facebook without their knowledge. We meet a former female Marine who was shocked to read the lewd comments by her fellow Marines and find out what it’s like to be woman fighting for the country.
Wikileaks released CIA documents claiming that the government agency can hack civilians’ phones, computers, TVs, and anything “smart.”
Artist Thi Bui was born in Vietnam just three months before the 1975 fall of Saigon. Her family fled on a dangerous boat journey to Malaysia, and eventually made their way to America. In a new graphic memoir, she documents her family’s life in Vietnam -- surviving war, communism and French colonial rule -- and how they made new lives for themselves in the US.
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