Photo: U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence ranking member Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks with reporters about the Committee's Russia investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 30, 2017. (Yuri Gripas / Reuters)
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Two White House officials have been identified as sharing confidential intelligence with California Congressman Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee. The committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election is on hold for now. California’s Adam Schiff is the top Democrat on the committee, and he tells us what’s next for the investigation.
Congressman Adam Schiff is a top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee (Photo courtesy of the Office of Rep. Schiff)
Congressional Republicans voted to let internet service providers track you on the web and sell that information. Privacy advocates have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars so far to buy the web histories of Congress members who voted to repeal the protections. We get tips on how you can maintain your privacy now.
At the San Diego-Mexico border yesterday, U.S. federal agents arrested Edgar Veytia, the attorney general for the state of Nayarit in western Mexico. He allegedly conspired to smuggle heroin, cocaine and meth into the U.S. That’s according to an indictment from a New York grand jury.
News reports say the Trump administration is expanding U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. Meanwhile, the administration is cutting U.S. foreign aid and the State Department’s budget.
Ahmed Rashid, Pakistani journalist
When the Whitney Biennial opened last week in New York, a young black artist named Parker Bright walked into the galleries and stood in front of a white woman’s painting of Emmett Till. “Black Death Spectacle” was printed on the back of his shirt to protest the painting. Some have asked the Whitney to take the painting taken down, but others say that’s censorship.
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What we know about the mass school shooting in Florida On Wednesday, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. The Anti-Defamation League says he was affiliated with a white supremacist group. We learn about this group, hear what politicians have to say about the incident, and remember those who’ve died at school shootings since Sandy Hook.
California DACA recipient fights for permanent fix This week, the Senate is debating and voting on an immigration bill -- or bills. We talk about what might come out of it. We also get a personal story of one DACA recipient, who quit her job and spent her savings to travel to Washington DC to advocate for a permanent DACA fix.
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