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Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 12:39 AM CDT

At UN, Unrepentant Trump Set to Rattle Foes, Friends Alike

At UN, Unrepentant Trump Set to Rattle Foes, Friends Alike

As he begins the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, President Donald Trump will again confront the dangers posed by North Korea's nuclear threat, though its shadow may appear somewhat less ominous than a year...

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 at 08:43 AM CDT

Democrats Hold the Advantage in November's Elections: Poll

Democrats Hold the Advantage in November's Elections: Poll

Six weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats hold a 12-point lead in congressional preference among registered voters, with nearly six-in-ten saying they’d like to see significant change in the...

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 at 10:18 PM CDT

Stop Brexit? UK's Labour Party Mulls Backing New Referendum

Stop Brexit? UK's Labour Party Mulls Backing New Referendum

Britain's main opposition Labour Party confirmed Sunday it will hold a major debate on Brexit at its party conference this week, buoying Labour members hoping to stop the country from leaving the European...

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 at 09:00 PM CDT

Iran Fears Plot by US and Its Gulf Allies as Pressure Grows

Iran Fears Plot by US and Its Gulf Allies as Pressure Grows

On the same day Arab separatists killed at least 25 people in an attack targeting a military parade in southwestern Iran, President Donald Trump's lawyer mounted a stage in New York to declare that the...

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 at 12:02 PM CDT

US Considers Limit on Green Cards for Immigrants on Benefits

US Considers Limit on Green Cards for Immigrants on Benefits

The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those...

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 at 07:22 PM CDT

Minnesota Rep. Jim Knoblach Quits Campaign Amid Allegations

Minnesota Rep. Jim Knoblach Quits Campaign Amid Allegations

Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate touching from his adult daughter. Minnesota Public Radio reported the announcement came...

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 at 05:27 PM CDT

6 Siblings of Arizona GOP Congressman Endorse His Opponent

6 Siblings of Arizona GOP Congressman Endorse His Opponent

Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate. The television ad from...

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 at 12:18 PM CDT

Thursday Hearing for Kavanaugh Accuser Stuck on Last Details

Thursday Hearing for Kavanaugh Accuser Stuck on Last Details

Plans to hold a high-stakes hearing next week with testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, teetered with uncertainty Sunday as a Senate panel scrambled to...

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 at 06:35 PM CDT

Hundreds Mark Hurricane Maria Anniversary Near Trump Resort

Hundreds Mark Hurricane Maria Anniversary Near Trump Resort

Dozens of vehicles slowly approached President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday afternoon, blasting reggaeton and salsa as they drove by. They honked their horns and waved Puerto Rican...

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 at 09:49 AM CDT

GOP Aide on Kavanaugh Case Resigns; Accused of Harassment

GOP Aide on Kavanaugh Case Resigns; Accused of Harassment

A press adviser helping lead the Senate Judiciary Committee’s response to a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has stepped down amid evidence he was fired from a previous...

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