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The Photographers Who Braved Mount St. Helens

The Photographers Who Braved Mount St. Helens

When Mount St. Helens erupted in the morning of May 18, 1980, a freelance photographer named Robert Landsberg was within four miles of the summit documenting the event. Robert had been visiting the
White House Talks: No Progress on Government Shutdown

White House Talks: No Progress on Government Shutdown

The new Democrat-led U.S. House of Representatives is expected to approve bills Thursday to end a partial government shutdown. The Republican leader of the Senate says he will not bring the measures
In New US Congress, Each Party Controls a Chamber

In New US Congress, Each Party Controls a Chamber

Divided government returns to the United States Thursday with the swearing-in of a new Congress.After two years in which Republicans controlled the White House, Senate and the House of
Mum who weighed 626lbs starts journey to lose weight for sake of her daughter

Mum who weighed 626lbs starts journey to lose weight for sake of her daughter

Leneathra Reed decided she needed to make a change as her weight was putting her at risk of serious health conditions.

Retaking control of the House, Democrats prepare to act as a check on Trump

As a new Democratic majority is sworn into the House of Representatives Thursday, party leaders say campaign finance reform, voting rights and ethics investigations are among their priorities as

The Wildest Car Week: A Night on 56th Street

Last year went by in what feels like a flash of lightning followed by the thunderous claps of deadlines, flights, and the never-ending shenanigans that we Speedhunters can somehow call a job. Looking
New Somali-American Congresswoman Pushes for Religious Freedom Rules Change

New Somali-American Congresswoman Pushes for Religious Freedom Rules Change

Ilhan Omar is changing the look of Capitol Hill. Omar — one of two lawmakers who will become the first Muslim women ever to serve in the U.S. Congress — wears a headscarf. But her choice of religious
Black Soybean Farmers Returning to Court in Seed Lawsuit

Black Soybean Farmers Returning to Court in Seed Lawsuit

Some black farmers from Mississippi and Tennessee are returning to federal court for a hearing on their lawsuit claiming a seed company sold them faulty soybean seeds because of their race.Stine Seed
Naming Names: A Reckoning is Underway in US Catholic Church

Naming Names: A Reckoning is Underway in US Catholic Church

Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public

Paul Whelan, American Accused of Spying, is Said to Be Charged in Russia

Russian investigative agencies on Thursday indicted Whelan, a 48-year-old former U.S. Marine, on charges of spying, Interfax cited an informed source as saying. From a report: Mr. Whelan's lawyer,
Partial US Government Shutdown in 13th Day, with No End in Sight

Partial US Government Shutdown in 13th Day, with No End in Sight

The partial U.S. government shutdown is in its 13th day, with no end in sight after President Donald Trump and congressional leaders failed to reach agreement on how to reopen shuttered agencies. "The

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi returns as Speaker of the House

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, 78, returned to the role of House Speaker on Thursday, the only woman ever to hold the office and the highest-ranking female in US political history.
India Rejects Trump Jeer at Modi Over Afghanistan Library

India Rejects Trump Jeer at Modi Over Afghanistan Library

India is defending its development assistance to Afghanistan after comments by U.S. President Donald Trump in which he mocked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in the war torn
Pakistan Welcomes Trump's Remarks on Resuming Political Contacts

Pakistan Welcomes Trump's Remarks on Resuming Political Contacts

Pakistan has responded positively to remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump that he intends to resume the leadership-level contacts between the two countries, partners in the war against
North Carolina Court Asked to Order GOP Win in US House Seat

North Carolina Court Asked to Order GOP Win in US House Seat

The Republican in the nation's last undecided congressional race is asking a North Carolina court to require that he be declared the winner because the now-defunct state elections board didn't act.A
Bernie Sanders Apologizes to Women Harassed During His 2016 Campaign

Bernie Sanders Apologizes to Women Harassed During His 2016 Campaign

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who made a strong run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is apologizing to women who worked on his campaign after several of them said they had endured
Russia Reportedly Charged Former US Marine with Espionage

Russia Reportedly Charged Former US Marine with Espionage

Russia has charged former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan with espionage, according to an Interfax news agency report that has not been independently verified.On Monday, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB)
Judge Blocks NYC Law Demanding Airbnb Disclosures

Judge Blocks NYC Law Demanding Airbnb Disclosures

A federal judge says a New York City law forcing Airbnb and HomeAway home-sharing platforms to reveal detailed information about its business seems unconstitutional.Judge Paul Engelmayer on Thursday
Democrats Take Control of US House

Democrats Take Control of US House

Divided government returned to the United States Thursday with the swearing-in of a new Congress. After two years during which Republicans controlled the White House, Senate and the House of
What to Watch for as the New Congress Begins

What to Watch for as the New Congress Begins

They’ve got the keys to the offices, new paint inside and parties to attend. But on Thursday, the work was beginning when 534 members of the 116th Congress solemnly swear to govern the divided