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Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 06:11 PM CST

US Withholds Hurricane Emergency Loan Sought by Puerto Rico

US Withholds Hurricane Emergency Loan Sought by Puerto Rico

A billion-dollar emergency loan approved by Congress to help Puerto Rico deal with the effects of Hurricane Maria has been temporarily withheld by federal officials who say the U.S. territory is not facing a...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 07:53 PM CST

Emanuel Says Chicago Will Look to Pursue Apple's New Campus

Emanuel Says Chicago Will Look to Pursue Apple's New Campus

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that the City will look to persuade Apple to build its newly announced campus in Chicago.

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 05:36 PM CST

AP Fact Check: Trump Presidency Creates an Alternate Reality

AP Fact Check: Trump Presidency Creates an Alternate Reality

For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right. "There's been no first year like this," he told a Florida rally last month. Were truer words ever spoken?

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 02:46 PM CST

Sanders: Flake Only Criticizing Trump Because of Low Poll Numbers

Sanders: Flake Only Criticizing Trump Because of Low Poll Numbers

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Senator Jeff Flake's speech on the senate floor was made due to low poll numbers than an actual sincere criticism of President Trump. Sanders also...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 06:08 PM CST

Tillerson Signals Deeper US Military Commitment in Syria

Tillerson Signals Deeper US Military Commitment in Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled deeper U.S. commitment to Syria on Wednesday, saying America would maintain its military presence there to prevent an ISIS resurgence. He said the U.S. also would...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 02:32 PM CST

Trump Says N. Korea Close on Missile, Russia Helping Regime

Trump Says N. Korea Close on Missile, Russia Helping Regime

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and that Pyongyang is getting "closer every day" to developing a long-range...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 03:33 PM CST

9 of 12 National Park Advisory Board Members Quit: Chairman

9 of 12 National Park Advisory Board Members Quit: Chairman

Nine of the 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board resigned this week out of frustration that the new heads of the Interior Department hadn't met with them, NBC News reported. Tony Knowles,...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 12:56 PM CST

Democrats Flip Traditionally Conservative Wisconsin District

Democrats Flip Traditionally Conservative Wisconsin District

A small-town medical examiner has given Democrats across the country another shot of hope heading into the fall election by upsetting a Republican legislator in a conservative Wisconsin state Senate district....

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 12:26 PM CST

GOP Sen. Flake Criticizes Trump and Fake News Claims

GOP Sen. Flake Criticizes Trump and Fake News Claims

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., criticized President Donald Trump on the Senate floor on Wednesday, calling Trump's fake news claims "despotic language."

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 07:52 PM CST

WH Claiming Sweeping 'Executive Privilege' in Russia Probe

WH Claiming Sweeping 'Executive Privilege' in Russia Probe

President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to...

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