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North Carolina Teachers Protest for 2nd Year in Row

North Carolina Teachers Protest for 2nd Year in Row

North Carolina teachers took to the streets Wednesday for the second year in a row with hopes that a more politically balanced legislature will be more willing to meet their demands.Teachers,
Can You Pass This US Civics Test?

Can You Pass This US Civics Test?

About half of Americans don't know that John Roberts is the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Twenty-three percent believe Ruth Bader Ginsberg presides over the high court and 16% think it's
US, China Reportedly Near Deal to End Some Tariffs

US, China Reportedly Near Deal to End Some Tariffs

The United States and China are nearing a trade deal that would roll back a portion of the $250 billion in U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods, Politico reported on Wednesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary
US Military, Key Watchdog in War of Words Over Unfavorable Data

US Military, Key Watchdog in War of Words Over Unfavorable Data

A decision by U.S. military officials in Afghanistan to stop tracking the amount of territory controlled by the Taliban is sparking an increasingly tense showdown with the watchdog overseeing
Slain North Carolina College Student Confronts Gunman, Saves Lives, Police Chief Says

Slain North Carolina College Student Confronts Gunman, Saves Lives, Police Chief Says

A 21-year-old student killed in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte saved some of his classmates' lives by charging the gunman and attempting to disarm him, the city's top

US Attorney Barr refuses to testify before House over Mueller report

US Attorney General Bill Barr rejected allegations in a Senate hearing Wednesday that he had whitewashed the Mueller Russian interference report to protect Donald Trump, but refused to appear before
Attorney General Barr Will Not Testify Before House on Thursday

Attorney General Barr Will Not Testify Before House on Thursday

Attorney General William Barr will not testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, a Justice Department spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday evening.Barr testified for hours before a Senate
Teenage Migrant Dies in Texas Hospital While in US Custody

Teenage Migrant Dies in Texas Hospital While in US Custody

A 16-year-old unaccompanied Guatemalan migrant died in a Texas hospital while in the custody of the U.S. government, officials said Wednesday. The boy died Tuesday after "several days of intensive
Fed's Powell Treads Carefully as Trump's Central Bank Pick Faces Trouble

Fed's Powell Treads Carefully as Trump's Central Bank Pick Faces Trouble

Conservative commentator Stephen Moore's sexist comments about women have put in jeopardy his path to the Federal Reserve, with the No. 2 Republican in the Senate saying Wednesday that President
Russia: US Courting ‘Drastic Consequences’ in Venezuela

Russia: US Courting ‘Drastic Consequences’ in Venezuela

The unrest in Venezuela is turning into a battleground of rhetoric between the United States and Russia.After a telephone conversation between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Foreign Minister
Trump Says Violence Against People of All Faiths Must End

Trump Says Violence Against People of All Faiths Must End

President Donald Trump says people of faith around the world have faced terrible hardship of late.Trump says violence and terrorism against people of all faiths must end, and that "all civilized
Barr’s Testimony, Mueller’s Letter: Key Takeaways

Barr’s Testimony, Mueller’s Letter: Key Takeaways

It was Attorney General William Barr’s testimony, but Robert Mueller’s words stole the show.In his appearance Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Barr was on the defensive after a letter

Several Congressional Panels Investigating Trump

More than half a dozen committees of the U.S. Congress are investigating President Donald Trump, who is refusing to cooperate with most of them since the April 18 release of the Mueller report on
Democrats Grill Barr Over Handling of Mueller Report

Democrats Grill Barr Over Handling of Mueller Report

U.S. Attorney General William Barr made his first congressional appearance Wednesday since releasing special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report, and he faced blistering criticism from Democrats
Forecast Calls for Busy Wildfire Season Along West Coast

Forecast Calls for Busy Wildfire Season Along West Coast

Most of the country can expect a normal wildfire season but residents along the West Coast of the United States should be ready for another busy season, the National Interagency Fire Center said
US Ending Iranian Oil Sanctions Waivers

US Ending Iranian Oil Sanctions Waivers

The United States is tightening its economic sanctions on Iran by ending a set of waivers Thursday that had allowed some of the country’s largest oil buyers to continue their purchases.With the
When Mass Shootings Drive Survivors to Suicide

When Mass Shootings Drive Survivors to Suicide

The recent suicides of three people connected to school shootings have drawn attention to the other victims of mass attacks — people who survive the initial traumatic experience only to take their own
Assange Refuses Extradition to US; Long Legal Fight Expected

Assange Refuses Extradition to US; Long Legal Fight Expected

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a London court on Thursday that he would not agree to be extradited to the United States, where he is accused of conspiring to hack into a Pentagon
Barr Skips House Hearing

Barr Skips House Hearing

Attorney General William Barr skipped a House hearing Thursday on special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report, escalating an already acrimonious battle between Democrats and President Donald
Anti-Semitic attacks reach historic level in the U.S.

Anti-Semitic attacks reach historic level in the U.S.

In 2018, there were a total of 1,879 anti-Semitic attacks across the country, a 99 percent increase versus 2015. It was the third-highest year on record since the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) began