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Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 08:40 PM CST

Senate Rebukes Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi, Yemen War

Senate Rebukes Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi, Yemen War

Senators voted Thursday to recommend that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen and put the blame for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed...

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 07:28 PM CST

Pelosi All But Assured of Becoming House Speaker

Pelosi All But Assured of Becoming House Speaker

Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but ensured Wednesday that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional...

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 08:59 PM CST

Cuba Health Mystery: Diplomats Had Inner-Ear Damage Early On

Cuba Health Mystery: Diplomats Had Inner-Ear Damage Early On

American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations, according to their earliest medical exams,...

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 03:29 PM CST

National Enquirer Publisher Admits Paying Hush Money

National Enquirer Publisher Admits Paying Hush Money

The company that publishes the National Enquirer admitted that it paid $150,000 in hush money to silence alleged mistresses of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump prior to the 2016 election, prosecutors...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 09:44 AM CST

Brzezinski Apologizes For Homophobic Slur Aimed at Pompeo

Brzezinski Apologizes For Homophobic Slur Aimed at Pompeo

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski apologized on Twitter for using a homophobic slur to insult Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The remark was part of a string of insults criticizing Pompeo for...

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 01:02 PM CST

Photos: 10 Candidates for Chicago Mayor Take Part in Forum

Ten of the 21 candidates running for mayor of Chicago participated in a forum...View gallery

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Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 11:19 AM CST

Enyia's Spokeswoman Departs, Citing 'Troubling Factors'

Enyia's Spokeswoman Departs, Citing 'Troubling Factors'

Citing "several unknown and troubling factors," the communications director for Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia announced Wednesday she has stepped down from her role within the campaign.

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 12:34 PM CST

Trump Campaign Russia Contacts Alarm Intelligence Experts

Trump Campaign Russia Contacts Alarm Intelligence Experts

From suggestions of "political synergy" and offers of business deals to contact with more than a dozen people in then-candidate Donald Trump's orbit, Russian outreach to the Trump campaign has a familiar and...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 10:47 AM CST

Emanuel Backs Legal Weed, Chicago Casino to Fund Pensions

Emanuel Backs Legal Weed, Chicago Casino to Fund Pensions

Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on state lawmakers to legalize marijuana, allow for a casino in Chicago and approve an amendment to the state constitution in order to address the city's pension crisis Wednesday.

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 12:10 PM CST

Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney for President Donald Trump, was sentenced to three years in prison for crimes including violating campaign finance laws and lying to congress.

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