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A Tragic Event Showcases Pittsburgh’s Unity

A Tragic Event Showcases Pittsburgh’s Unity

The religious community in Pittsburgh is banding together against hate after a gunman killed eleven people at the Tree of Life Tree synagogue in the city's mostly-Jewish Squirrel Hill neighborhood.
China Grants 18 Trademarks in 2 Months to Trump, Daughter Ivanka

China Grants 18 Trademarks in 2 Months to Trump, Daughter Ivanka

The Chinese government granted 18 trademarks to companies linked to President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump over the last two months, Chinese public records show, raising concerns about
America Comes of (Old) Age

America Comes of (Old) Age

America is getting older and grayer.All of the baby boomers — people born in the "boom" years after World War II from about 1946 to 1964 — will be older than 65 by 2030, which means that 1 in every 5
Commemorations Muted as Germany Reflects on World War Lessons

Commemorations Muted as Germany Reflects on World War Lessons

In villages, towns and cities across Europe, remembrance ceremonies will be held Sunday to mark the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month -- one hundred years since the armistice brought an end
Armistice Commemorations Muted as Germany Reflects on World War Lessons

Armistice Commemorations Muted as Germany Reflects on World War Lessons

At first glance in the dappled forest light, the plateau of Le Chêne Tondu appears as a typical slice of rural France. The woodland tranquillity is occasionally punctured by the sound of hunters

San Francisco Passes a First-of-its-Kind Tax on Big Businesses To Help the Homeless

San Francisco voters passed a measure that has divided the tech community and sparked a national debate about the industry's responsibility to fix the city's homelessness crisis. From a report: The
New Democratic House Majority Could Affect America's Global Engagement

New Democratic House Majority Could Affect America's Global Engagement

A new Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives will be eager to assert itself on foreign affairs and provide a check on the Trump administration when the new Congress convenes in
Pelosi as House Speaker Would 'Show the Power of the Gavel'

Pelosi as House Speaker Would 'Show the Power of the Gavel'

It’s a pivotal moment for Nancy Pelosi — the beginning of a triumphal return as the nation’s first female House speaker, or the start of a political reckoning over who should lead Democrats in the
Trump Boasts of 'Very Big Win' in Elections, Even as Democrats Retake House

Trump Boasts of 'Very Big Win' in Elections, Even as Democrats Retake House

U.S. President Donald Trump is boasting of "a Very Big Win" in Tuesday's national congressional elections, after Republicans strengthened their hold on the Senate, even as Democrats took control of
Despite Loss, a National Star Rises in Texas

Despite Loss, a National Star Rises in Texas

On Tuesday night, Robert Francis "Beto" O’Rourke, a 46-year-old democratic congressman, fell short in his bid to unseat the incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz in the deep red state. But that didn’t
Migrants Weigh Whether to Stay in Mexico or Trek to US

Migrants Weigh Whether to Stay in Mexico or Trek to US

Central American migrants on Wednesday continued to straggle in for a rest stop at a Mexico City stadium, where about 4,500 continue to weigh offers to stay in Mexico against the desire of many to
US Syria Envoy Says US to Contest Iran Activities in Region

US Syria Envoy Says US to Contest Iran Activities in Region

Washington will focus on pressuring Iran financially and contesting its activities in Syria, Iraq and Yemen where the Persian nation enjoys broad influence, the U.S. envoy to Syria said Wednesday,
Women Help Power Democrats to a House Majority

Women Help Power Democrats to a House Majority

At least 95 women won seats in the U.S. House of Representatives during Tuesday’s midterm elections, easily eclipsing the previous record of 84 women in the lower chamber.Most of the women who won
Trump, Administration Facing New Investigations

Trump, Administration Facing New Investigations

Democratic lawmakers taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January are vowing to launch wide-ranging investigations of President Donald Trump's business empire and policies he has
US Senator Nelson's Campaign Calls for Recount in Florida Race

US Senator Nelson's Campaign Calls for Recount in Florida Race

The campaign for Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson announced Wednesday it will seek a recount of the votes cast in Tuesday's Florida Senate race against Republican challenger Rick Scott.Preliminary
US to Southeast Asian Bloc: Continue Maximum Pressure Campaign Against North Korea

US to Southeast Asian Bloc: Continue Maximum Pressure Campaign Against North Korea

The United States is rallying Southeast Asian countries to continue a maximum pressure campaign against North Korea, until the Korean Peninsula achieves complete denuclearization. Ahead of the annual

After winning House, Democrats’ real power may lie in investigating Trump

Democrats took control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, ending one-party rule in Washington. But with any agenda facing roadblocks in the GOP-held Senate, the party's real influence may lie
Trump Ousts Attorney General Sessions

Trump Ousts Attorney General Sessions

U.S. President Donald Trump forced out the country's top law enforcement officer on Wednesday, a move Democrats warned could be a prelude to stopping the special counsel investigation.Attorney General
Global Stocks Gain Ground After US Midterm Elections

Global Stocks Gain Ground After US Midterm Elections

Global stocks were higher Wednesday after the outcome of the U.S. midterm elections met investors' expectations.Despite Democratic gains in the U.S. House of Representatives, few anticipate reversals
Acting Attorney General Whitaker Criticized Mueller Probe

Acting Attorney General Whitaker Criticized Mueller Probe

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker had been the ousted Jeff Sessions' chief of staff since October 2017. Whitaker, 49, was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and earned his law degree from the University