The Latest: FBI briefing on Russia probe set for Thursday

The White House says a briefing for congressional leaders with top FBI and Justice Department officials will happen on Thursday. The purpose is to review highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the Russia investigation.

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Democratic senators claim that border agents lack the software to detect whether a passport is forged

The U.S. may have a serious fake passport problem, two Democratic senators say. In a letter Thursday to Kevin McAleenan, the acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Sens. Ron Wyden (Ore.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.) claim that the law …

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FCC Says “Net Neutrality” Rules Will End On June 11

Washington: The Federal Communications Commission said in a notice Thursday that landmark 2015 US open-internet rules will cease on June 11. The FCC in December repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules, allowing internet providers to block or slow …

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GOP lawmaker says rocks falling into ocean to blame for rising sea levels

A Republican lawmaker on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee said Thursday that rocks from the White Cliffs of Dover and the California coastline, as well as silt from rivers tumbling into the ocean, are contributing to high sea levels globally. Morris Jackson Brooks Republican worries ‘assassination risk’ prompting lawmaker resignations Republicans express doubts that Ryan can stay on as Speaker Top GOP lawmakers jockeying to replace Ryan if he steps down: report MORE made the comment during a hearing on technology and the changing climate, which largely turned into a Q&A on the basics of climate research.

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Kanye West banned from radio station over recent comments

A Detroit radio station said it will ban Kanye West’s music over controversial comments the rapper made earlier this week that slavery “was a choice.” Hosts Shay Shay and BiGG of 105.1 the Morning Bounce made the announcement Thursday on Facebook with …

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ICE deports Michigan mother with no criminal record to Albania without notifying her family

A Michigan mother with no criminal record was deported to Albania without being offered the opportunity to say goodbye to her three children or husband, family members say. While a spokesperson for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said ICE notified family members of Cile Precetaj’s impending departure and told family members to pack her bags 10 days ago, her husband said that he did not learn that his wife was deported until 4 a.m. Thursday, when she called him from Germany telling him that she was en route to Albania with two ICE agents. “My kids are devastated. They can’t stop crying,” Pete Gojcaj told the Free Press Thursday morning. “My children are traumatized. … “They got on the bus crying,” he said, noting he sent them to school to keep things as normal as possible. “They said, ‘This is not the government they teach us about in school.’ ” CE spokesman Khallid Walls said Thursday that the family was notified “several days in advance of her impending departure” and that they turned in her luggage and other personal belongings.

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