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El Salvador arrests ex-soldier in slaying of US advisers

El Salvador police say they've arrested a man convicted of participating in the 1981 killing of two American labor advisers and the head of the country's land reform agency — a case that shook U.S. relations with a Central American nation then embroiled in civil war.


Nicaragua: New talks explored but opposition sets conditions

Nicaragua says it has held talks on restarting a long-stalled dialogue following political violence that left more than 300 dead last year, but opposition groups and civil society are demanding a raft of preconditions.


Samuel Chamberlain

Cory Booker 'withholding' judgment on Smollett case after calling it 'attempted modern-day lynching'

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker told reporters Sunday that he would withhold judgment on the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett after calling the incident "an attempted modern-day lynching" when it was first reported last month.


Christian Whiton

Trump should ‘just say no’ to China trade deal

There is still ample reason to be skeptical that China is serious about reform.


North Macedonia police find 22 migrants trying Balkans route

Police in North Macedonia say two vehicles carrying 22 migrants who allegedly planned to enter Serbia illegally and travel on to European Union countries were stopped in separate weekend incidents.


Ed Pozzuoli

New Yorkers fleeing to Florida need to leave their terrible blue state policies behind as well

In a recent press conference, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo blamed a $2.3 billion budget deficit in New York on the compounding effect of federal tax reform on the state’s sky-high taxes.


Dog reunited with owner after 8 month, 175-mile journey

A dog that went missing in Massachusetts months ago has been reunited with its family after being found in Maine, 175 miles (282 kilometers) away.


(Bill Scher)

How Does a Straight White Male Democrat Run for President?

Of the nine candidates officially running in the Democratic presidential primary, only one is a heterosexual white man. And that guy, former Rep. John Delaney, generally polls somewhere between zero and 1 percent.

But of the 17 Democrats reportedly still pondering a presidential bid, all but one is a straight white man. It’s hard to chalk that up to coincidence. Clearly, the women and minority candidates sensed that the water is warm for them, and the straight white men appear to be worried...


Democrats don’t bite on Booker vegan flap

When an interview surfaced this week that brought Sen. Cory Booker’s veganism to the forefront, it seemed like the New Jersey senator would be forced to do the first damage control of his nascent presidential campaign.

Iowa is the No. 1 pork-producing state in the nation, after all, and the state Farm Bureau reports that 95 percent of Iowans eat meat at least weekly.

But, it turns out, Democratic voters aren’t biting on the controversy. Despite Booker’s remarks about the unsustainability...


Andrew O'Reilly

Biden slams Trump's treatment of European allies as speculation mounts of possible 2020 run

Amid widespread speculation that he could soon declare his candidacy for the 2020 presidential race, former Vice President Joe Biden offered up this weekend his latest critique of the Trump administration and its foreign policy direction.


Jason Yates

On President’s Day let’s reflect on the role faith played in our founders' vision for America

This Presidents Day take a moment to reflect on how our nation’s leaders have exercised their faith while serving and let their example encourage everyday citizens like you and me to let our faith impact our nation, too.


Robert Gearty

World War II Purple Heart recipient turns 100 in Georgia

A World War II Purple Heart recipient who turned 100 says that age is only a number.


Groups: ICE detainees in Boston jail go on hunger strike

Dozens of people detained by federal immigration officials are on a hunger strike at a Boston jail.


Alexandra Deabler

Taco Bell employee’s inspirational messages praised by customers

This is nacho typical fast food story.


Former governor spent $22K on Trump hotel stays: report

Documents obtained by a Maine newspaper show the state's former Republican governor and his staff spent at least $22,000 in public money at a hotel owned by the family of President Donald Trump.


Anna Hopkins

California man sentenced to prison for starting wildfire that forced over 7,000 to evacuate

A man was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he admitted to sparking a wildfire in Southern California that forced over 7,000 residents to evacuate last summer.


Katherine Lam

Hot air balloon carrying 10 crashes in California, fire official says

A hot air balloon carrying 10 people in northern California on Sunday, a fire official said.


Gregg Re

Rush Limbaugh: Spending bill was effort by some Republicans to sabotage Trump

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, speaking to "Fox News Sunday," rejected claims that President Trump is unduly influenced by right-wing media figures -- an accusation that resurfaced amid the ongoing border wall funding dispute.


Lia Eustachewich

Russian trolls blamed for spreading anti-vaccination propaganda

The same Russian social media trolls accused of meddling in the 2016 US election may be to blame for the deadly measles outbreak across Europe last year, according to a new report.


Jessica Sager

Get to know Miranda Lambert's new husband, Brendan McLoughlin

Miranda Lambert has a new man — and she married him! Get to know Lambert's new husband, Brendan McLoughlin.

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