Stories by Marisa Fernandez

Sen. Tim Kaine: Trump is "stoking" racial divisions

Protestors in Charlottesville in front of a confederate statue
'Unite The Right' Rally In Charlottesville on Aug. 12 2017. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Sen. Tim Kaine D-VA said to Face the Nation's Margaret Brennan in an interview that President Donald Trump has been "stoking" rather than helping the racial tensions in the United States.

Why it matters: One year after the violence in Charlottesville, when a woman was killed by a white supremacist who drove a car into a crowd of protestors, Kaine called out that Trump's comment about both sides were to blame for the tragedy "infuriating."

Rep. Chris Collins used campaign funds for legal bills in insider-trading case

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Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) walks out of a New York court house after being charged with insider trading. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Records dating back to July 2017 from the Federal Election Commission reveal Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) used campaign funds to pay legal bills while he was under investigation for alleged insider trading, of which he was arrested for Wednesday, CNBC reports.

The details: The records show Collins' campaign had been paying up to $60,000 a month in legal services to Baker Hostetler, the firm representing him. While it is not illegal to use campaign funds to pay for legal fees, it's unclear if Collins' donors were aware their money was going toward his legal fight, CNBC's Brian Schwartz writes.

More than 1,000 U.S. news sites not compliant with Europe's GDPR rules

THe office building of the Chicago Tribune
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More than 1,000 American news sites still have not complied with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation data rules that went into effect in late May, NiemanLab reports.

Why it matters: The major U.S. publishers that have yet to comply, including Tronc, Lee Enterprises and GateHouse Media, argue that the investment to comply with GDPR rules is simply too much, though they risk losing European subscribers and Americans abroad in the process. As newspaper advertising revenue continues to decline, web traffic and news consumption are what's driving success — and revenue — for many news organizations