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House Committee Files Federal Lawsuit Seeking President Trump’s Tax Returns

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS UPDATED: JULY 2, 2019 1:19 PM ET (WASHINGTON) — A House committee sued the Trump administration in federal court Tuesday (July 2) for access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns, setting up a legal showdown over the records. The House Ways and Means Committee said it needs the documents for an investigation […]

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Trump’s DC Hotel Charged Secret Service $200,000 in First Year of Presidency

By Jamie Ross, Daily Beast The Trump International Hotel in Washington, just five blocks from the White House, charged the Secret Service more than $200,000 in taxpayer money during the first year of Trump’s presidency. Expense documents obtained by NBC News show that a total of $215,254 was spent by the agency at the property […]

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The Navy now possesses as few as three of the high-flying, 737-size BAMS-D drones, which can theoretically watch over the Persian Gulf around the clock.

The U.S. Drone Shot Down by Iran is $200 Million Prototype Spy Plane

By David Axe, Daily Beast – Reprinted With Permission The U.S. military drone Iran shot down over the Persian Gulf on Thursday (6-20) was a high-flying prototype model belonging to the Navy. The Navy for years has deployed the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator, or BAMS-D, drones on an emergency basis, stationing the 737-size unmanned […]

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Litigation begins over Georgia’s near-total abortion ban

Litigation begins over Georgia’s near-total abortion ban

Saporta Report by Maggie Lee Friday, Georgia joined the list of mostly Republican-led states that have been brought to federal court over moves to cut the length of time that people can seek abortions. SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective is the lead plaintiff on a list that includes individual Georgia doctors plus groups […]

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Georgia’s Sen. Johnny Isakson sponsors legislation to erase disabled vets student loan debts

By Elaine Owen, Editor Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is sponsoring new legislation that would see disabled vets student loan debts erased. Nearly 34,000 disabled veterans who haven’t paid back their federal student loans could see that debt automatically erased under bipartisan legislation proposed last week. The proposal follows moves last year […]

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Tom and Maureen Escott escorted Grand Marshals Elaine and Jim Owen in the July 4 Old Timers parade through downtown Blue Ridge. They were among the more than 62 participants in this year’s event.

Blue Ridge celebrates America’s birthday in grand style

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Dozens of parade participants and onlookers gathered July 4 in downtown Blue Ridge to celebrate the United States of America’s 243rd birthday in true red, white and blue fashion. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Business Association (BRBA), the parade kicked off the July 4 weekend with almost 50 entries […]

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