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- Unfiltered: ‘She was completely demonically possessed.’
Dr. Richard Gallagher is a board-certified psychiatrist in New York, a professor at the New York Medical College in psychiatry, and is on Columbia University’s faculty. In this week’s episode of Yahoo News’ Unfiltered, we take a look at one psychiatrist’s mission to provide his patients with the help they need, even if it’s an exorcism. The woman and her husband were devout Catholics, and they believed they were being attacked by evil spirits.
- Catholic voters, evangelicals or bishops: Who's leading the anti-abortion movement today?
The Roman Catholic Church has always adamantly opposed abortion, but American lay Catholics’ views on the issue aren’t much different from the public at large. Evangelicals, on the other hand, overwhelmingly oppose abortion but lack Catholicism’s formal hierarchy. This creates an interesting dynamic.
- Spy, Spying, #SPYGATE: Trump spies opportunity to 'brand' FBI informant
President Trump reportedly told a friend this week that he wanted to “brand” the FBI informant who met with members of his 2016 campaign a “spy” because he believed the term would stick. On Thursday morning, Trump used the term three times in a single tweet.
- Republicans block deeper probe into census citizenship question
- The Newest Deal: Dems build a progressive platform for 2020
- Trump again goes after what he calls the 'animals' of MS-13
The event was billed as a roundtable “on immigration loopholes that enable MS-13 to infiltrate our communities.” But at times it almost seemed as though the purpose was to validate the president’s description of MS-13 members as “animals.”
- How the press is getting it wrong about the Democratic primaries
- Teacher power leads to upset win in Kentucky race
- Trump claims Clapper 'admitted' the FBI spied on his campaign. But Clapper said the opposite.
- In a philosophical mood, Congress debates freedom of speech on campus
- 'SPYGATE': Trump rages on Twitter about the 'Criminal Deep State'
President Trump on Wednesday continued to spread the conspiratorial — and completely unproven — claim that a “spy” was “placed” inside his presidential campaign by the Obama administration and its Department of Justice.
- Taming the ‘animals’ of MS-13: Trump takes his gang crackdown to the suburbs
For the second time in a year, President Trump will travel to Long Island Wednesday for a forum on combatting MS-13, the small but violent street gang that has been a central focus of his crackdown on illegal immigration. Trump’s apparent obsession with the gang has been met with confusion and criticism.
- Democrats can — and must — unite in November, says party deputy chair Ellison
Predictions of the death of the Democratic Party after the 2016 election were premature. If the party can unite behind its candidates, it can take one or both houses of Congress, says deputy chair Keith Ellison.
- Garry Kasparov: I told you Putin would attack U.S. election — and he will again
- Launch abort? Trump tries to get his 'Space Force' off the ground, but not everyone is on board
President Trump wants a Space Force, and some legislators and analysts believe the military needs a new branch devoted to warfare beyond the atmosphere, but there is opposition within the administration itself.
- RFK's daughter contrasts his 'moral imagination' to Trump's lack of one
“Peace and justice and compassion towards those who suffer — that’s what the United States should stand for,” Kerry Kennedy said. “Imagine a politician, a serious presidential contender standing up and saying that.”
- McCain's legacy: Principles tempered by political necessity
In October, Sen. John McCain told CNN’s Jake Tapper how he hoped Americans would remember him when he’s gone. “He served his country,” McCain said. “And not always right. Made a lot of mistakes. Made a lot of errors. But served his country. And I hope you could add ‘honorably.’”
- Reform group targets the 'money state' of anonymous donors
- Evangelical Robert Jeffress thinks Jews are going to hell. Israelis are OK with that.
- Victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas
A list of the names of the eight students and two teachers killed by a gunman at Santa Fe High School in Texas was released Saturday. One was a visiting student from Pakistan, and one a teacher's aide trying to make ends meet for her family after her husband fell ill.
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- 'Not looking good': How Trump has responded to mass shootings
- Obama cyber chief: Iran may ramp up cyberattacks after Trump ditched nuclear deal
“I think we should expect to see an increase in Iranian cyberactivity against us,” said Michael Daniel, the former White House cyber coordinator, in an interview on the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery."
- Full coverage: Shooting at Santa Fe, Texas, high school; 10 dead
There was another school shooting Friday, this time at Santa Fe High School near Houston, Texas. The shooter, a 17-year-old male who attended the school, is in custody and at least 10 people are dead. We’re closing down our live blog but for the latest updates visit the Yahoo News homepage.
- Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas
Multiple people were killed on Friday in a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, a law enforcement source said, in the latest gun violence in a country still shaken by the massacre at a Florida high school in February.
- Young father imprisoned in Iran: An American dream turned nightmare
- How the Trump team's story has evolved on their New York meeting with the Russians
- FEMA announces plan to extend emergency power restoration mission in Puerto Rico
FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Byrne announced additional assistance to Puerto Rico, where nearly all of the over 1.5 million residents lost power after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the island two weeks apart last September.
- White House says Trump's use of 'animals' to describe MS-13 wasn't strong enough
- Air Force apologizes for tone-deaf 'Yanny-Laurel' tweet
- Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Oded Balilty
Oded Balilty is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Israeli photographer. Born and raised in Jerusalem, he began his career as a photographer for the Israeli army magazine Bamahane. In 2002, at the height of the second Palestinian uprising, Balilty joined the Associated Press.
- Sen. Tom Udall wants EPA to ban neurotoxic chemical: 'Scott Pruitt doesn't listen to science'
Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is calling on the EPA to follow through on its plan to prohibit a toxic pesticide that’s been linked to brain damage in children. One of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first actions in office was to reject his scientists’ conclusion that it put children and farmworkers at risk and strike down a ban his agency had proposed two years earlier.
- Unfiltered: ‘Time is running out’
In front of an audience, the executive pitches the drones as “unstoppable” and calls them capable of “an airstrike of surgical precision” that could render nuclear weapons obsolete. The film, titled Slaughterbots and produced by the Future of Life Institute, shows how easily autonomous weapons could become weapons of mass destruction. In this week’s episode of Yahoo News’ Unfiltered, we talk to New School professor Peter Asaro about the dangers of artificial intelligence technology and autonomous weapons.
- 'Congratulations America': Trump marks Mueller probe's 1-year anniversary
President Trump marked the one-year anniversary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment to lead the Russia investigation with a caustic tweet, while Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, ripped the probe in a pair of interviews with Fox News.
- Why Mike Pence won't be president
- Michael Cohen's efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow went on longer than he has previously acknowledged
- Senate report shows oligarch gave Trump a 'sizable birthday gift'
- Civil rights and environmental groups raise the alarm on a key judicial nomination
Civil rights leaders and environmentalists are calling on the Senate to reject President Trump’s nomination of Andrew Oldham, the top legal adviser to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
- Trump blasts some deported immigrants: 'These aren't people. These are animals.'
- Scott Pruitt, EPA chief, bobs and weaves, but Democrats still land blows in Senate hearing
In his first appearance before a Senate subcommittee, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt faced withering questions from Democrats about his ethical lapses, even as Republicans sought to shield him.
- Primary upset will test progressives' appeal to voters
In the wake of the 2016 election, many progressive Democrats looked at the defeats the party had suffered and offered a theory: Democrats were losing, particularly in red areas, because they were offering a watered-down message and not standing for bold proposals voters could get excited about. Kara Eastman, who led a nonprofit and was a board member of a community college, defeated former Rep. Brad Ashford for the Democratic nomination. Ashford, a former Republican with a moderate voting record who lost his seat in 2016, had the full backing of the Democratic establishment, earning a spot on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s list of “Red to Blue” candidates and receiving donations from the PAC of Democratic House leaders Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, but fell short in an attempt at a rematch with Republican Don Bacon.
- Where weed will be on the ballot in 2018
- In the U.S. Senate, talk of a splinter caucus to force compromise
A former adviser to Evan McMullin’s independent presidential campaign in 2016 is now in talks with a small group of U.S. senators to form a new caucus that would influence who is chosen as majority leader in 2019. “This group could say to the Republicans, ‘We’ll caucus with you … [but] we will not do that unless it’s not Mitch McConnell. Instead we’d like to have Susan Collins,’” said Joel Searby, a political operative from Florida, in an interview on Yahoo News’ “The Long Game” podcast.
- To thwart Trump, progressives and mainstream Democrats show willingness to bury the hatchet
- PHOTOS: Gaza protests: Fire on the wind. In border clash it’s soldiers vs. kites
Israeli media are reporting significant damage to farms due to kite-flown Molotov cocktails, AFP reports. Demonstrators are demanding the right to return to their homes seized by Israel in 1948. No Israelis have been hurt in the weeks of protests and the military has faced international criticism for its use of live ammunition. Most of the 60 Gazans killed Monday were shot by Israeli snipers, Gaza’s health ministry said. The toll included a baby who died from tear gas inhalation. AFP reports that at least 2,400 others were wounded in the bloodiest day in the conflict since 2014.
- Sherrod Brown lays out an agenda for 'the little guy' at conference of progressives
- Sally Yates warns of Trump 'tearing down the legitimacy' of the Justice Department
Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said she had something to get off her chest about President Trump at the 2018 Ideas Conference hosted by the Center for American Progress on Tuesday: Don’t ignore his attacks on the rule of law.
- Israel’s celebration in Jerusalem is marred by deadly violence in Gaza
- White House backs away from controversial religious leaders at embassy ceremonies
- Jared Kushner returns to spotlight in Israel