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FCC To Suspend Most Operations Thursday if the Partial Government Shutdown Continues

The Federal Communications Commission will suspend most operations in the middle of the day January 3 if the partial government shutdown continues, the agency has announced [PDF]. In a statement, it
Outgoing Pentagon Chief Tells Troops to 'Hold Fast'

Outgoing Pentagon Chief Tells Troops to 'Hold Fast'

Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving some final advice to troops and the Defense Department's civilian employees – maintain your faith in America and continue to stand by the country's
Videos Show Staff Dragging, Shoving Immigrant Kids

Videos Show Staff Dragging, Shoving Immigrant Kids

Arizona authorities said Monday they sent prosecutors the results of an investigation into a now-shuttered shelter for immigrant children where videos showed staffers dragging and shoving kids. The
Chief Justice Details Efforts to Combat Workplace Misconduct

Chief Justice Details Efforts to Combat Workplace Misconduct

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is using his annual report on the federal judiciary to highlight the steps the branch has taken to combat inappropriate conduct in the workplace.In December
Cooperation Best for Both, China's Xi Tells Trump

Cooperation Best for Both, China's Xi Tells Trump

History shows that cooperation is the best choice for both China and the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump in a congratulatory message Tuesday to mark 40
N. Korea's Kim Says Ready for More Talks With Trump

N. Korea's Kim Says Ready for More Talks With Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warns Washington not to test North Koreans' patience
US-Pakistan Relations Make Little Progress in 2018

US-Pakistan Relations Make Little Progress in 2018

Tension marked the U.S.-Pakistan relationship in 2018. The year saw continuing U.S. criticism of Pakistan's alleged lack of cooperation in fighting terrorism and the South Asian nation pushing back
How Trump Changed Asylum Rules in 2018

How Trump Changed Asylum Rules in 2018

When U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced a new policy recently to keep asylum-seekers in Mexico while they wait for their cases to be adjudicated, it was the
Warren Takes Step Toward 2020 Presidential Bid

Warren Takes Step Toward 2020 Presidential Bid

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee for a presidential bid in the 2020 election. Warren told reporters Monday that she wants to make
Volunteers Prepare Flower-Decked Floats for Rose Parade

Volunteers Prepare Flower-Decked Floats for Rose Parade

The Rose Parade has been a New Year's Day tradition since 1890. Every inch of every float is covered with flowers or other natural materials, such as leaves, seeds or bark. The most delicate flowers,
US Withdrawal From Syria May Move Slower Than Expected

US Withdrawal From Syria May Move Slower Than Expected

President Donald Trump on Monday defended his plans to pull out of Syria, saying that U.S. troops are being sent home "slowly" while they continue fighting Islamic State fighters who remain. The White
After Some Blockbusters, Have Black Films Entered Hollywood Mainstream?

After Some Blockbusters, Have Black Films Entered Hollywood Mainstream?

2018 was a year of box office successes and awards of artistic recognition for black films. Marvel’s action flick “Black Panther” introduced the first black superhero lead actor and grossed over a
After Blockbusters in 2018, Are Black Films Entering Hollywood Mainstream?

After Blockbusters in 2018, Are Black Films Entering Hollywood Mainstream?

The year 2018 was one of box office successes and awards of artistic recognition for black films, from Marvel Comic’s action flick Black Panther to the fact-based drama Blackkklansman.Ryan Coogler’s
Trump, Democrats Still Far From Border Wall Deal

Trump, Democrats Still Far From Border Wall Deal

U.S. leaders remain at an impasse as House Democrats plan to pass legislation Thursday that would fund many of the government agencies currently shut down, but without money for a border wall that
US, Israel Pull Out of UNESCO, Claiming Bias

US, Israel Pull Out of UNESCO, Claiming Bias

The United States and Israel officially quit of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid
New Acting Chief: Pentagon 'Focused on Safeguarding Our Nation'

New Acting Chief: Pentagon 'Focused on Safeguarding Our Nation'

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said Tuesday the department "remains focused on safeguarding our nation," as he officially took over the post left by the resignation of Jim Mattis."I now
North Korea Says it Will Change Tactics if US Continues with Sanctions

North Korea Says it Will Change Tactics if US Continues with Sanctions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is warning that the current goodwill with the United States could end if Washington continues to impose sanctions to force his regime to denuclearize.In his annual New
Top US Commander in Afghanistan Sees Peace Opportunity in 2019

Top US Commander in Afghanistan Sees Peace Opportunity in 2019

The top U.S general in Afghanistan told NATO troops on Tuesday to prepare themselves to deal with "positive processes or negative consequences" as peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban to end a
Departure of Trump's GOP Critics in Senate Leaves a Void

Departure of Trump's GOP Critics in Senate Leaves a Void

President Donald Trump’s most prominent GOP critics on Capitol Hill are days away from completing their Senate careers, raising the question of who — if anyone — will take their place as willing to
Partial US Government Shutdown in 11th Day, as Border Wall Dispute Lingers

Partial US Government Shutdown in 11th Day, as Border Wall Dispute Lingers

The partial U.S. government shutdown is in its 11th day at the dawn of 2019, with lawmakers and President Donald Trump still at odds over his demand for money to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican