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Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 07:41 AM CDT

UC Berkeley Students Threaten to Sue Over Ann Coulter Visit

UC Berkeley Students Threaten to Sue Over Ann Coulter Visit

The University of California at Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus are threatening to sue the university if it doesn't find a proper time and venue for the conservative pundit to speak...

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 05:01 AM CDT

11 Vie for French Presidency in High-Stakes Race

11 Vie for French Presidency in High-Stakes Race

From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal. The traditional contenders are joined —...

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 07:18 AM CDT

Trump Awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed

Trump Awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed

President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander in chief of the U.S....

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 05:41 PM CDT

Mike Pence Discusses North Korea With Australia Leader

Mike Pence Discusses North Korea With Australia Leader

Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's Prime Minister have joined forces on the issue of North Korea. They urged China to pressure the North Korean regime to drop its nuclear weapons program.

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 11:23 AM CDT

Trump Health Dept. Dismisses Obama Appointed Surgeon General

Trump Health Dept. Dismisses Obama Appointed Surgeon General

The Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. Surgeon General. A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services says Murthy was asked to resign after "assisting in a...

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 02:18 AM CDT
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By Ben Feuerherd

Scenes and Signs From the March for Science

In cities across the globe, scientists and advocates took to the streets Saturday...View gallery

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Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 06:57 AM CDT

Possible Shutdown, Health Care Quagmire Awaiting Congress

Possible Shutdown, Health Care Quagmire Awaiting Congress

Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump...

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 02:13 AM CDT

Scientists Hit the Streets to Demand Respect, Funding

Scientists Hit the Streets to Demand Respect, Funding

Scientists, students and research advocates rallied from the Brandenburg Gate to the Washington Monument on Earth Day, conveying a global message of scientific freedom without political interference and spending...

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 02:59 AM CDT

Senators Seek Data on Americans Caught Up in Surveillance

Senators Seek Data on Americans Caught Up in Surveillance

A Democratic privacy advocate and libertarian-minded Republican are asking the nation's top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American citizens swept up in surveillan...

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 01:05 AM CDT

Pence Reaffirms US-Australia Alliance After Trump Spat

Pence Reaffirms US-Australia Alliance After Trump Spat

Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's prime minister brushed off any lingering hostility over a contentious refugee deal and joined forces on Saturday to urge China to take a greater role in pressuring North...

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