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Trump Signs Bill That Creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: U.S. President Donald Trump signed today a bill into law, approving the creation of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The
Questions Linger Over Legitimacy of  Trump's Acting AG Pick

Questions Linger Over Legitimacy of Trump's Acting AG Pick

Since his contentious appointment last week, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has gone about business as usual, signing Justice Department documents, issuing statements in support of White
Late US Senator John McCain Honored

Late US Senator John McCain Honored

The late U.S. senator John McCain was posthumously given the 2018 Sergei Magnitsky Human Rights Award in a ceremony in London, Nov. 16, 2018. The award recognizes those who have fought for human
Trump's AG Appointment Challenged at Supreme Court

Trump's AG Appointment Challenged at Supreme Court

The fight over President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general has reached the U.S. Supreme Court, with lawyers in a pending gun rights case asking the justices on
US Denies Exploring Extradition of Turkish Cleric to Appease Ankara

US Denies Exploring Extradition of Turkish Cleric to Appease Ankara

The U.S. Justice Department denied it was planning to extradite Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, following a media report suggesting Washington was looking into the extradition in exchange for Ankara's
Late US Senator McCain Honored for Defending Russian Human Rights

Late US Senator McCain Honored for Defending Russian Human Rights

U.S. Sen. John McCain was posthumously given the 2018 Sergei Magnitsky Human Rights Award in a ceremony in London on Thursday night. The award recognizes those who have fought for human rights in
US Officials: CIA Concludes Saudi Prince Ordered Journalist's Killing

US Officials: CIA Concludes Saudi Prince Ordered Journalist's Killing

The Central Intelligence Agency has concluded that Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to U.S. officials.The assessment by the CIA,
US Supreme Court to Hear Census Citizenship Question Dispute

US Supreme Court to Hear Census Citizenship Question Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear oral arguments in February concerning a challenge by a group of states to the contentious decision by President Donald Trump’s administration to ask
Diplomats Vow Ukraine, US Will Stand Together Against Moscow

Diplomats Vow Ukraine, US Will Stand Together Against Moscow

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says “Ukraine has no greater friend than the United States” in resisting Russia’s attempted annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. He spoke Friday in Washington after
Pence: US Won’t Back Down in Trade Dispute

Pence: US Won’t Back Down in Trade Dispute

The United States will not back down from its trade dispute with China, and might even double its tariffs, unless Beijing bows to U.S. demands, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday.In a bluntly
California Wildfire Toll Rises to 71, More Than 1,000 Missing

California Wildfire Toll Rises to 71, More Than 1,000 Missing

Officials in California say the number of people missing from the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history has risen to more than 1,000 and the death toll has increased to 71.Butte County Sheriff
Judge: Hinckley is Well Enough to Live on His Own

Judge: Hinckley is Well Enough to Live on His Own

A federal judge has ruled that John Hinckley, the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in a failed assassination attempt, is well enough now to live on his own.Hinckley was found not guilty by reason
Washington Under Pressure to Ease North Korean Sanctions

Washington Under Pressure to Ease North Korean Sanctions

Washington faces mounting pressure from China, Russia and South Korea, as well as humanitarian groups, to ease sanctions on North Korea as the Trump administration’s denuclearization talks with

Over 1,000 people now missing in deadly California wildfires

The number of people listed as missing in a devastating northern California wildfire soared past 1,000 on Friday as the remains of eight additional victims were found by rescuers.

CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered journalist's killing, US media reports

The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people close
Soldiers Mostly Work Behind the Scenes at Border

Soldiers Mostly Work Behind the Scenes at Border

As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won’t find are armed American soldiers standing guard.Instead they
Prosecutors in Plea Deal Talks With Accused Russian Agent

Prosecutors in Plea Deal Talks With Accused Russian Agent

U.S. prosecutors and lawyers for accused Russian agent Maria Butina are engaging in negotiations, both sides said in a court filing Friday, raising the possibility the case could be resolved with a

Georgia Democrat Abrams bows out of bid to become first black female governor

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams admitted defeat in her effort to become the first black female U.S. governor on Friday, but said she planned to sue the state over voting problems and "gross
Federal Judge Orders White House to Return Press Pass to CNN Reporter

Federal Judge Orders White House to Return Press Pass to CNN Reporter

A federal judge ordered the White House to temporarily reinstate a Cable News Network correspondent's press credentials, marking what press freedom advocates say is a win for the news media. CNN filed
What Is the First Amendment and What Does It Do?

What Is the First Amendment and What Does It Do?

What does the First Amendment say?The First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of