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Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 12:27 PM CDT

US Rep. Elijah Cummings Will Lie in State at Capitol

US Rep. Elijah Cummings Will Lie in State at Capitol

The body of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol next week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office said in a news release that a formal ceremony...

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 01:10 PM CDT

Unlikely Alliance Fighting Pipeline in Texas Hill Country

Unlikely Alliance Fighting Pipeline in Texas Hill Country

One of the longest proposed new natural gas pipelines in the U.S. is set to run through Heath Frantzen's property in the Texas Hill Country, where more than 600 white-tailed and trophy axis deer graze on a...

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 08:56 AM CDT

Turkish-Backed Forces, Kurds Clash Despite Syria Cease-Fire

Turkish-Backed Forces, Kurds Clash Despite Syria Cease-Fire

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters clashed with Kurdish-led forces in several parts of northeastern Syria on Saturday, with some crossing the border from Turkey to attack a village, a war monitor said. Both sides...

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 08:57 PM CDT

UK's Johnson Asks for Brexit Delay, But Argues Against It

UK's Johnson Asks for Brexit Delay, But Argues Against It

Prime Minister Boris Johnson grudgingly asked the European Union late Saturday to delay Brexit after the British Parliament postponed a decision on whether to back his divorce deal. But the defiant Johnson also...

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 02:13 AM CDT

Seoul Police Up Security After Rally at US Envoy Residence

Seoul Police Up Security After Rally at US Envoy Residence

South Korean police said Saturday they beefed up security at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul after a group of anti-American students used ladders to break into the compound. They were protesting...

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 01:41 AM CDT

Questions Arise About Nuclear Weapons at Base in Turkey

Questions Arise About Nuclear Weapons at Base in Turkey

Frayed U.S. relations with Turkey over its incursion in Syria raise a sensitive question rarely discussed in public: Should the United States remove the nuclear bombs it has long stored at a Turkish air...

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 09:51 AM CDT

Trump Outstripping Obama on Pace of Executive Orders

Trump Outstripping Obama on Pace of Executive Orders

It wasn't too long ago that Donald Trump derided presidential executive orders as "power grabs" and a "basic disaster." He's switched sides in a big way: In each year of his presidency, he has issued more...

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 12:15 AM CDT

Shifting Explanations From White House Alarm Some in GOP

Shifting Explanations From White House Alarm Some in GOP

The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their...

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 11:49 PM CDT

Opioid Negotiations Fail to Produce Deal Just Before Trial

Opioid Negotiations Fail to Produce Deal Just Before Trial

Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation's opioid litigation reached an impasse Friday. Key differences were between state attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments,...

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 11:10 PM CDT

US Slaps New Sanctions on Cuba Over Human Rights, Venezuela

US Slaps New Sanctions on Cuba Over Human Rights, Venezuela

The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Cuba over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and its human rights record at home. The Department of Commerce said in a statement it is...

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