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Gregg Re

FBI misses deadline to provide docs to Judiciary Committee probing whistleblower raid

The Justice Department and FBI have missed a Wednesday deadline to provide information about the government's mysterious raid on a former FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower's home last month.


Report: Dissident rebels fuel violence in Colombia port city

Dissidents from Colombia's once largest rebel movement who were unable take advantage of a peace accord or grew disenchanted with the state's weak implementation are fueling violence in parts of the South American nation still waiting to see the benefits of peace, a rights group warned Thursday.


Wade, Union aiding student seeking reinstatement to school

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are backing attorney Benjamin Crump in an effort to help an expelled student and family friend get back into high school.


Elizabeth Zwirz

Texas man who allegedly tried, failed to kidnap teen jogger is arrested

A Texas man was taken into custody on Tuesday for the attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl who managed to escape the ordeal that happened earlier this month, authorities said.


Samuel Chamberlain

White House, inaugural committee push back against report of criminal investigation

The Trump administration and the president's inaugural committee said Thursday they had no knowledge of a reported investigation by federal prosecutors into whether the committee misspent some of the money it raised to stage Trump's swearing-in last year. 


EU leaders wary of May's pleas for help selling Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May implored European Union leaders Thursday to help her sell the Brexit divorce deal at home, only to be told that her proposals are not clear enough for the bloc to offer a helping hand now.


Laura Barrón-López

GOP could ditch Harris in North Carolina special

North Carolina Republicans are readying an escape plan from Republican Mark Harris’ scandal-plagued campaign.

Days before North Carolina’s board of elections could vote to call a new race between Harris and Democrat Dan McCready in the state’s disputed 9th Congressional District, Republican lawmakers passed a bill requiring a new primary when the board rules a campaign...


David Bossie emerges as divisive chief of staff hopeful

Depending on who you ask, David Bossie, a controversial Republican operative excluded from the president’s earliest batch of hires, is either a frontrunner or a nonstarter in President Donald Trump’s chief of staff sweepstakes.

Some White House allies say Bossie, formerly Trump’s deputy campaign manager, shot to the top of the list the minute Trump expressed an...


Senate defies Trump, rebuking Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killing

The Senate passed a resolution Thursday to withdraw U.S. support for Saudi-backed forces at war in Yemen in a rare bipartisan rebuke to President Donald Trump.

The resolution, led by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), invokes the War Powers Act and passed in a 56-41 vote. It’s the first time the Senate has voted to withdraw...


Man with knife arrested at Amsterdam airport

Military police in the Netherlands have arrested a man armed with a knife at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.



Hungary: Anti-govt protesters confront police at Parliament

A few thousand anti-government protesters confronted police Thursday night outside Hungary's Parliament, temporarily retreating when officers used pepper spray and tear gas to drive them back.


Gregg Re

Trump reveals chief of staff search down to 5 candidates

Speaking at a meeting with the nation's governors-elect at the White House on Thursday, President Trump revealed that he's down to five candidates to replace outgoing Chief of Staff John Kelly.



No. 2 House Republican: Gov't shutdown 'stupid', may happen

The second-ranking House Republican said Thursday that a looming partial government shutdown would be "stupid" but perhaps unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico.



UN approves aid deliveries across borders to Syrians

The U.N. Security Council voted Thursday to authorize delivery of humanitarian aid across borders and conflict lines in Syria for another year, expressing "outrage" at the continuing violence in the country and "grave distress" at the devastating humanitarian situation.


Douglas Kennedy

Ranked Choice Voting litmus test in Maine could pave way for other states

Ranked Choice Voting, or "instant runoff" elections are put to the test in Maine, and could spread across the country.


Toyota recalls pickups, SUVs to fix air bag, brake problems

Toyota is recalling nearly 143,000 SUVs and pickups worldwide to fix air bag and brake problems.


Evan McMorris-Santoro

Meet the twin brothers owning Trump on #Resistance Twitter

Ed and Brian Krassenstein were there when Michael Cohen got sentenced on Wednesday — there, meaning the weird corner of the internet they dominate. A corner called #Resistance Twitter, where people tweet endlessly — often with the Caps Lock on — about how corrupt they think President Trump is.

The Krassensteins came to #Resistance Twitter from their lives as internet guys. You know, guys who just make money from the internet. The twin brothers own a lot of websites, and they run ads on...


Joelle Martinez

Climate scientists are leaving the U.S. to “Make Our Planet Great Again”

After the United States pulled out of the Paris Agreement in 2017, French president Emmanuel Macron made the world’s climate scientists an offer to work in France. That offer came in the form of a grant with a cheeky name — “Make Our Planet Great Again.”

The grant has since been awarded to dozens of scientists — many of them, based in the United States. Ben Sanderson is one of those grant recipients. He had been living and working in the U.S. for nearly a decade when the 2016...


'There's no plan': Congress skips town as shutdown nears

Without President Donald Trump to worry about, a bipartisan deal would likely sail through Congress to fund the government ahead of the holidays. But with Trump fueling the border wall brinkmanship, everyone in the Capitol has basically stopped talking.

The House and Senate left town Thursday with no strategy to avert a partial government shutdown next week, putting Congress...

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Analysis: 29 surreal lines from Trump's Fox News interview

On Thursday, President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Fox News personality Harris Faulkner. It was, um, chummy -- with Faulkner asking Trump questions like "What do you love about being President?" and "You have such energy for this." (Yes, I know the latter isn't a question at all.)

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