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Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 03:56 PM CST

US Announces New N. Korea Sanctions After Terror Designation

US Announces New N. Korea Sanctions After Terror Designation

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions Tuesday on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 01:08 PM CST

Putin Talks Post-War Syria With Assad, Trump

Putin Talks Post-War Syria With Assad, Trump

On a surprise trip to Russia, Syria's Bashar Assad discussed potential new peace initiatives for post-war Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who declared that Russia's two-year military campaign in...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 09:40 PM CST

Trump Asks Supreme Court for Full Enforcement of Travel Ban

Trump Asks Supreme Court for Full Enforcement of Travel Ban

The Trump administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the latest travel ban to take full effect. A federal appeals court ruling last week allowed President Donald Trump's newest version of...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 08:54 PM CST

Judge Permanently Blocks Trump Sanctuary Cities Order

Judge Permanently Blocks Trump Sanctuary Cities Order

A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Court Judge William...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 08:05 PM CST

Fed Chair Janet Yellen to Step Down

Fed Chair Janet Yellen to Step Down

Janet Yellen announced Monday that she will step down from the Federal Reserve board of governors once her successor is sworn in next year. Yellen's term as chairperson ends Feb. 3 — but she could have stayed on...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 08:06 PM CST

Trump Was a 'Factor' in Decision to Retire, Says GOP Rep.

Trump Was a 'Factor' in Decision to Retire, Says GOP Rep.

Republican Rep. Dave Trott told CNBC on Monday that President Donald Trump was a "factor" in his decision to retire from the House at the end of his second term. "We have different styles and I sometimes don't...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 05:34 AM CST

US Ending Temporary Permits for Almost 60,000 Haitians

US Ending Temporary Permits for Almost 60,000 Haitians

The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake...

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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