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Abu Ghraib Ex-Inmates' Lawsuit Moves Ahead in Federal Court

Abu Ghraib Ex-Inmates' Lawsuit Moves Ahead in Federal Court

After nine years of fits and starts, dismissals and reinstatements, a federal lawsuit filed by one-time inmates at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq against civilian interrogators who worked there is...

Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 01:36 PM PDT

Investigators Reviewing HHS Chief's Private Charter Flights

Investigators Reviewing HHS Chief's Private Charter Flights

Federal investigators are examining Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's recent use of costly charter flights on the taxpayers' dime for official business. The HHS inspector general's office said...

Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 08:59 AM PDT

Could You Get a Visa Under Trump's Immigration Overhaul?

Could You Get a Visa Under Trump's Immigration Overhaul?

A wall along the Mexico border isn’t President Donald Trump’s only proposal to curtail immigration into the United States. Trump also wants to limit legal immigration into the U.S. by, among other revisions...

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Obama-Era Guidance on Campus Sexual Assault Gets Scrapped

Obama-Era Guidance on Campus Sexual Assault Gets Scrapped

The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when...

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Trump Dives Into Senate Runoff in Alabama

Trump Dives Into Senate Runoff in Alabama

President Donald Trump implored his supporters Friday to get behind an establishment-backed incumbent in a Republican runoff race in Alabama, arguing that Sen. Luther Strange will "drain the swamp" and...

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GOP Health Bill All But Dead; McCain Again Deals the Blow

GOP Health Bill All But Dead; McCain Again Deals the Blow <br />

Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 07:06 PM PDT

A Test for Trump's Political Muscle in Alabama Senate Runoff

A Test for Trump's Political Muscle in Alabama Senate Runoff

It's Trump versus Trumpland. President Donald Trump's political muscles are getting a workout in a Republican runoff election in Alabama that has an awkward dynamic: He's campaigning for the establishment-back...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 02:51 PM PDT

Trump Tightens Sanctions Against North Korea

Trump Tightens Sanctions Against North Korea

President Trump is hitting North Korea with severe new sanctions and issuing an ultimatum to the world: If you do business with Kim Jong Un the United States will not do business with you.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 06:39 PM PDT

GOP Health Bill Provisions Help 2 States: Analysts

GOP Health Bill Provisions Help 2 States: Analysts

Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who co-sponsored...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 01:51 PM PDT

Sanders: Diplomacy, Human Rights Must Drive US World Affairs

Sanders: Diplomacy, Human Rights Must Drive US World Affairs

Once and possibly future presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday that President Donald Trump accentuates the worst aspects of generations of U.S. foreign policy, arguing that diplomacy and human...

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