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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...

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 12:45 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...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 05:45 PM CST

New Allegation Against Franken, This Time Met With Silence

New Allegation Against Franken, This Time Met With Silence

A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct, saying he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010 — after he had begun his career...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 08:53 AM CST

More Consumers Finding Free or Cheap 'Obamacare' Coverage

More Consumers Finding Free or Cheap 'Obamacare' Coverage

Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they're starting to see an impact on...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 07:40 PM CST

Todd Stroger Announces Run for Cook County Board President

Todd Stroger Announces Run for Cook County Board President

It appears, Cook County will see another Preckwinkle-Stroger showdown.

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 10:14 AM CST

Scaramucci Says Don't Rule Out Beltway Return

Scaramucci Says Don't Rule Out Beltway Return

Washington may not have seen the last of "The Mooch." Anthony Scaramucci, the short-lived White House communications chief who was forced out after just 11 days on the job, said in an interview on Monday...

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

Moore Accuser Details How Ala. Senate Candidate 'Seduced Me'

Moore Accuser Details How Ala. Senate Candidate 'Seduced Me'

The woman who alleges that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore had sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was 32 says she feels "like a weight has been lifted" since she came forward, after waiting for...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 10:33 AM CST

Keystone XL Pipeline Clears Last Major Regulatory Hurdle

Keystone XL Pipeline Clears Last Major Regulatory Hurdle

A Nebraska commission has approved an alternative Keystone XL route through the state, removing the last regulatory hurdle to the $8 billion oil pipeline project. The decision Monday could have a big impact on...

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