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Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 06:07 PM CST

Donald Trump Is Shutting Down His Charitable Foundation

Donald Trump Is Shutting Down His Charitable Foundation

President Donald Trump's charitable foundation, which last year admitted violating federal rules on "self-dealing," is in the process of dissolving, according to newly filed documents reviewed by NBC News. The...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 03:56 PM CST

WH: US Increases Pressure on North Korea With Designation

WH: US Increases Pressure on North Korea With Designation

During a White House press briefing Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism is part of a plan to increase pressure on the country.

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 03:28 PM CST

Trump Designates North Korea a State Sponsor of Terror

Trump Designates North Korea a State Sponsor of Terror

President Donald Trump designated North Korea a state sponsor of terror during a cabinet meeting Monday. Citing repeated nuclear threats, support of international terror and Kim Jong Un's suspected involvement...

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Hastert Scores Victory in One of Two Abuse-Related Lawsuits

Hastert Scores Victory in One of Two Abuse-Related Lawsuits

Disgraced former House Speaker Dennis Hastert scored a victory in Kendall County Circuit Court Monday, as a judge threw out a lawsuit filed by a man who claimed Hastert sexually abused him when he was a...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 12:22 PM CST

Virginia Election Officials: Some Voters Got Wrong Ballots

Virginia Election Officials: Some Voters Got Wrong Ballots

Virginia election officials say dozens of voters were wrongly assigned ballots in a district that could determine party control in the House of Delegates. The State Board of Elections voted to temporarily...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 01:41 PM CST

Shootings Put Semi-Automatic Rifles Ads Under New Scrutiny

Shootings Put Semi-Automatic Rifles Ads Under New Scrutiny

The ads leap out from the pages of almost any gun magazine: Soldiers wearing greasepaint and camouflage wield military-style rifles depicted as essential to the American way of life. A promotional spot by the...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 03:55 PM CST

US Declares NKorea a Terror Sponsor; New Sanctions Expected

US Declares NKorea a Terror Sponsor; New Sanctions Expected

President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea's "murderous regime" on America's terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang's support for international attacks beyond the...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 05:05 PM CST

ICC Prosecutor Seeks Probe of US Personnel in Afghanistan

ICC Prosecutor Seeks Probe of US Personnel in Afghanistan

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Monday asked judges to authorize an investigation in Afghanistan into allegations including rape and torture by the U.S. military and CIA, crimes against...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 12:28 PM CST

Gun Theft From Legal Owners Is on the Rise, Fueling Violence

Gun Theft From Legal Owners Is on the Rise, Fueling Violence

Hundreds of thousands of firearms stolen from the homes and vehicles of legal owners are flowing each year into underground markets, and the numbers are rising. Those weapons often end up in the hands of people...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM CST

Anti-Gerrymandering Group Defies Odds With 2018 Ballot Drive

Anti-Gerrymandering Group Defies Odds With 2018 Ballot Drive

An all-volunteer group of activists has defied the odds by collecting hundreds of thousands of voter signatures for a 2018 initiative to overhaul redistricting in Michigan — without having to pay a dime for a...

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