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'If all you do is scream, no one listens to you anymore,' says one GOP lawmaker

House Republican lawmakers left a closed-door meeting late on Wednesday afternoon furious at their 19 GOP colleagues who blocked the chamber from advancing a bill to renew a key surveillance tool of the federal government.

"When you have a majority, where me

U.S. Rep. Jasmine Crockett, a Democrat from Texas, is going viral for insane ideas she suggested around black Americans being exempt from paying taxes -- as a form of reparations for slavery.

The Texan appeared Tuesday on "The Black Lawyers Podcast" where she was asked her thoughts on reparations.

She opened by noting the difficulties in any reparations program that isn't done at the federal level, since individuals would flood any state that provides them the most money.

Philadelphia police said a 15-year-old was shot by authorities

Three people were shot Wednesday, including a teenage boy wounded by police, and five were arrested when a hail of gunfire erupted near the end of a packed end of Ramadan event in Philadelphia, authorities said. 

Shots rang out around 2:30 p.m

Van der Sloot's lawyer Maximo Altez slams claims

Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch national who brutally killed Alabama 18-year-old Natalee Holloway during her class trip to Aruba as a high school senior in 2005, has been pummeled in a remote Peruvian prison, where he previously boasted of conjugal visits with multiple women

Zakiya Carr Johnson was announced as the new chief diversity and inclusion officer last week

The State Department responded to the controversy surrounding its new diversity, equity and inclusion chief Zakiya Carr Johnson, explaining that it has "high confidence" in her ability to lead in a "complex world." 

David Bellavia argued Biden might take 'death to America' chants more seriously if they were deemed a 'threat to democracy'

Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia called out President Biden for his foreign policy in the Middle East as more information was revealed about an anti-Israel protester who called for the "complete annihilation" of Israel.