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Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:26 PM CDT

S. Korea Downplays Pyongyang's Threats to Cancel Talks

S. Korea Downplays Pyongyang's Threats to Cancel Talks

South Korea said Friday it believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills and insisting it will not return to...

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 05:50 PM CDT

Trump Thrusts Abortion Fight Into Crucial Midterm Elections

Trump Thrusts Abortion Fight Into Crucial Midterm Elections

The Trump administration acted Friday to bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, energizing its conservative political base ahead of crucial midterm elections while...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:14 PM CDT

Manafort's Former Son-in-Law to Plead Guilty

Manafort's Former Son-in-Law to Plead Guilty

Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law, real estate developer Jeffrey Yohai, has agreed to plead guilty in connection with a criminal investigation in Los Angeles, multiple sources familiar with the investigation...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 09:08 PM CDT

Gina Haspel Confirmed as New CIA Director

Gina Haspel Confirmed as New CIA Director

Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote on Thursday that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency's...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:23 AM CDT

Madigan Schedules Hearing on Rauner's Death Penalty Proposal

Madigan Schedules Hearing on Rauner's Death Penalty Proposal

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said in a statement Thursday that Gov. Bruce Rauner's public safety proposals - including the reinstatement of the death penalty - will get a legislative hearing next...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 09:18 AM CDT

Senate Votes to Protect Net Neutrality

Senate Votes to Protect Net Neutrality

The Senate has moved to protect net neutrality rules that are set to end next month, passing a resolution to keep the Obama-era internet protections by a 52-47 vote.   It's a last-ditch effort led by...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 09:10 AM CDT

North Korea Threatens to Shut Down Summit With US

North Korea Threatens to Shut Down Summit With US

North Korea is threatening to walk away from next month's highly anticipated historic summit with the United States, saying it has no interest in giving up nuclear weapons without getting something in return....

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 01:43 PM CDT

WH Doubles Down on Trump's 'Animals' Remark at Roundtable

WH Doubles Down on Trump's 'Animals' Remark at Roundtable

President Donald Trump railed against immigration policies adopted by so-called sanctuary cities at a White House roundtable Wednesday, bemoaning a California law that restricts local and state cooperation with...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 06:47 PM CDT

Chicago Plan Commission Approves Obama Presidential Center

Chicago Plan Commission Approves Obama Presidential Center

The Chicago Plan Commission approved plans Thursday to redevelop the city's Jackson Park for construction of the Obama Presidential Center.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 06:46 AM CDT

Illinois Senate OKs New Gun Dealer Licensing Plan

Illinois Senate OKs New Gun Dealer Licensing Plan

Illinois Democrats hoping to clamp down on gun violence face the clock, an uncertain roll call and thousands of gun-rights advocates.

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