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UN Official: Governments Should Sanction Leaders of South Sudan Conflict

UN Official: Governments Should Sanction Leaders of South Sudan Conflict

A senior U.N. official is calling on governments to target the leaders of South Sudan's warring factions with painful financial measures and other actions to persuade them to change the behavior that
US Senate Democrats Vow to Buck Trump on N. Korea Without Tough Deal

US Senate Democrats Vow to Buck Trump on N. Korea Without Tough Deal

Top Senate Democrats on Monday told President Donald Trump not to make a deal that leaves North Korea with nuclear weapons, and threatened to maintain or toughen sanctions on Pyongyang if that
Florida School Shooting Survivors Announce Voter Registration Push

Florida School Shooting Survivors Announce Voter Registration Push

A group of Florida students who survived a mass shooting at their high school in February said they will spend their summer on a 75-stop bus tour rallying for stricter gun control laws.About two dozen
Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz Steps Down

Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz Steps Down

Starbucks Corp, the world’s biggest coffee chain, said on Monday Executive Chairman Howard Schultz is stepping down, effective June 26.Schultz, who has been with Starbucks for nearly four decades, is
EPA Staffer Details Unpaid Errands She Ran for Pruitt

EPA Staffer Details Unpaid Errands She Ran for Pruitt

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, had an employee carry out his personal errands, including researching the purchase of an old mattress from the Trump International
Can Trump Pardon Himself? Not if He’s Impeached

Can Trump Pardon Himself? Not if He’s Impeached

President Donald Trump once joked he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody” and not lose voter support. The quip was intended as hyperbole to make a point on the loyalty of his
Melania Trump Hosts Event After 24 Days Out of Sight

Melania Trump Hosts Event After 24 Days Out of Sight

After more than three weeks out of sight, Melania Trump at last has teed up an appearance at a White House event.The first lady served as co-host with the president at a reception Monday to honor the
Pentagon Watchdog Opens Probe of White House Physician Ronny Jackson

Pentagon Watchdog Opens Probe of White House Physician Ronny Jackson

The U.S. Defense Department’s inspector general has opened an investigation into misconduct allegations against White House physician Ronny Jackson, the inspector general's office said in a statement
UN Expert: Poverty in US is 'Political Choice'

UN Expert: Poverty in US is 'Political Choice'

The Trump administration's crippling policies are forcing poor Americans deeper into poverty, a United Nations human rights investigator has found.The United Nations' human rights office said Monday
Former Defense Intelligence Officer Held Over Alleged Spying for China

Former Defense Intelligence Officer Held Over Alleged Spying for China

A former officer with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested over the weekend for allegedly trying to spy on the United States for China, the Justice Department said on Monday.The Federal
Manafort Attempted to Tamper with Potential Witnesses, Mueller Says

Manafort Attempted to Tamper with Potential Witnesses, Mueller Says

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who has been indicted by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, attempted to tamper with potential witnesses, Mueller said in a court
US Supreme Court backs baker in gay wedding cake case

US Supreme Court backs baker in gay wedding cake case

The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, in a closely-watched case pitting gay rights against religious liberty.
Paul Manafort accused of witness tampering in Russia probe

Paul Manafort accused of witness tampering in Russia probe

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases, prosecutors said Monday as they asked a federal judge to consider revoking
US President Declares His ‘Absolute Right’ to Pardon Himself

US President Declares His ‘Absolute Right’ to Pardon Himself

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declared he has an “absolute right” to pardon himself and then also tweeted his assertion that the federal government’s investigation into ties between his 2016
Former Enemies Band Together to Convert Radicalized Terrorists

Former Enemies Band Together to Convert Radicalized Terrorists

We have all seen the stories of criminals who turn their lives around. But this next one comes with a new twist for the 21st century. Two arch enemies – one a former Muslim Extremist and the other, a
Trump Disinvites Super Bowl Champs to White House

Trump Disinvites Super Bowl Champs to White House

Less than 24 hours before he was to host the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles at the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump disinvited the Super Bowl champions. "The Philadelphia
Two Men Plead Guilty to Smuggling Illegal Immigrants Into US From Canada

Two Men Plead Guilty to Smuggling Illegal Immigrants Into US From Canada

Two men, one from Mexico and the other from Honduras, face up to 10 years in prison for smuggling 14 illegal immigrants across the Canadian border into Vermont.Alberto Alvarado-Castro and Hector
US Justice Dept. Appeals Ruling that Trump Can't Block Twitter Followers

US Justice Dept. Appeals Ruling that Trump Can't Block Twitter Followers

The U.S. Justice Department late on Monday said it would appeal a federal judge's ruling that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users from his account on the social media platform
The Jefferson Grid

The Jefferson Grid

The vast majority of America’s western land is divided into a lattice-work of farms, towns and forests. This grid pattern was first proposed by Thomas Jefferson shortly after the American
Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape charges

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape charges

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of rape and sexual assault in the first cases involving the disgraced producer to be tested in criminal court since scores of