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Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 09:43 AM PST

Pence Visits Former Nazi Concentration Camp

Pence Visits Former Nazi Concentration Camp

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the grounds where tens of thousands of people were killed during World War II. Pence was...

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 03:50 PM PST

Senior Trump Appointee Fired After Critical Comments

Senior Trump Appointee Fired After Critical Comments

A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers. Craig Deare, whom Trump appointed a month ago to...

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 07:34 AM PST

Trump Travel Ban Personal for Young Lawyer Who Led Fight

Trump Travel Ban Personal for Young Lawyer Who Led Fight

Washington state Solicitor General Noah Purcell has argued before packed courtrooms, but those crowds paled in comparison to the millions who heard him argue against President Donald Trump's travel ban before a...

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Trump Says Remark About Sweden Referred to Something on TV

Trump Says Remark About Sweden Referred to Something on TV

Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. The American president now says he was referring...

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 04:43 AM PST

Kelly: Trump Working on 'Streamlined' Travel Ban

Kelly: Trump Working on 'Streamlined' Travel Ban

The nations affected by the original ban were Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Kelly mentioned “seven nations” again on Saturday, leading to speculation they will all be included in Trump’s...

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 01:17 AM PST

Revived by Rally, Trump Turns Back to Governing

Revived by Rally, Trump Turns Back to Governing

One day after delighting in a massive campaign-style rally, President Donald Trump is turning back to the business of governing. Trump, who is spending the weekend at his private club in Florida, plans to spend...

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 05:41 PM PST

Stanford President Declines 'Sanctuary Campus' Status

Stanford President Declines 'Sanctuary Campus' Status

In a meeting Thursday with a coalition of students and campus workers, Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne declined to officially declare the university a "sanctuary campus," according to a campus...

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 05:31 PM PST

Bay Area Members of Congress Stand up for Obamacare

Bay Area Members of Congress Stand up for Obamacare

Two Bay Area-based members of Congress on Saturday spoke in defense of the Affordable Care Act as President Donald Trump and Republican leadership strive to repeal one of Barack Obama's signature pieces of...

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 09:02 AM PST

'That's How Dictators Get Started': McCain Defends Press

'That's How Dictators Get Started': McCain Defends Press

Sen. John McCain says a free press is vital "to preserve democracy as we know it." And he cautions about efforts to muzzle a free press, saying "that's how dictators get started." The Arizona senator was asked...

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 01:22 PM PST

Bill Would Allow Hunters to Target Bears, Wolves in Alaska

Bill Would Allow Hunters to Target Bears, Wolves in Alaska

Hunters could once again go after bears, wolves and other predators in national wildlife refuges across Alaska if an Obama-era federal law is overturned by Congress and gets the president's approval, NBC News...

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