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Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:25 PM CDT

GOP House Hopeful Keeps Low Profile After Assault Charge

GOP House Hopeful Keeps Low Profile After Assault Charge

A last-minute assault charge against a congressional candidate jolted many people in the nation who were viewing the election Thursday as a referendum on President Donald Trump's young administration. Now, it's...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 12:08 PM CDT

Trump Handshake Showdown: France's Macron Just Won't Let Go

Trump Handshake Showdown: France's Macron Just Won't Let Go

U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron. At their first meeting, ahead of a NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, the two men locked...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 03:16 PM CDT

NATO, the World's Biggest Military Alliance, Explained

NATO, the World's Biggest Military Alliance, Explained

It sounds strange to characterize the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a huge gun club, but the comparison can be useful in understanding the world's biggest military alliance. Like many gun clubs, NATO...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 06:07 AM CDT

Ben Carson Calls Poverty 'State of Mind'

Ben Carson Calls Poverty 'State of Mind'

Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, is facing criticism after calling poverty a "state of mind," NBC News reported. Carson was asked in a SiriusXM radio interview with Armstrong Williams...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 05:39 PM CDT

Trump Chastises NATO, Vows Crackdown on Leaks

Trump Chastises NATO, Vows Crackdown on Leaks

With long-standing European alliances facing new strain, President Donald Trump chastised NATO member nations for not paying their fair share to protect the long-standing pact and declined to explicitly endorse...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 09:14 PM CDT

Foreign Meetings Omitted From Sessions' Security Clearance

Foreign Meetings Omitted From Sessions' Security Clearance

Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose contacts with foreign dignitaries, including the Russian ambassador, on a security clearance form he submitted as a United States senator last year, the Justice...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 10:40 AM CDT

GOP Candidate Charged With Assault on Eve of Election

GOP Candidate Charged With Assault on Eve of Election

Thursday's nationally-watched election for Montana's sole congressional seat got a last-minute twist when the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault for grabbing a reporter by...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 05:25 PM CDT

Russia Hoped to Sway Trump Via Advisers: Report

Russia Hoped to Sway Trump Via Advisers: Report

A new report says U.S. intelligence services obtained information during the 2016 presidential election that showed senior Russian officials discussing how to influence Donald Trump through his campaign...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 04:42 PM CDT

Lawsuit: VA Contracting Changes Could Cut Jobs for the Blind

Lawsuit: VA Contracting Changes Could Cut Jobs for the Blind

An advocacy group for the blind on Wednesday sued the Department of Veterans Affairs in federal court, alleging the agency ignored a long-standing law when it changed contracting rules that have been used for...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 06:35 PM CDT

Throwing Chaos Aside, Trump Aims for Caution on Big Trip

Throwing Chaos Aside, Trump Aims for Caution on Big Trip

In his first big tour on the world stage, President Donald Trump is choosing caution over his usual brand of chaos. The early morning Twitter rants that so often rattle Washington have disappeared as Trump...

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