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Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 at 06:23 AM PDT

Trump Aims to Slash Number of Federal Advisory Committees

Trump Aims to Slash Number of Federal Advisory Committees

President Donald Trump is trying to take an ax to federal advisory committees, ordering that their numbers be slashed. Trump signed an executive order Friday that directs every federal agency to evaluate the...

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Hong Kong Police Begin to Clear Streets of Protesters

Hong Kong Police Begin to Clear Streets of Protesters

Hong Kong police and protesters faced off Monday as authorities began trying to clear the streets of a few hundred who remained near the city government headquarters after massive demonstrations that stretched...

Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 at 03:14 AM PDT

Critics Call Trump's Downsizing of Science Advisory Boards 'Nonsensical'

Critics Call Trump's Downsizing of Science Advisory Boards 'Nonsensical'

President Donald Trump signed an executive order late Friday to cut the number of government advisory committees by a third across all federal agencies, a move that the White House said is long overdue and...

Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 at 04:30 AM PDT

Israeli PM's Wife Sentenced for Misusing State Funds

Israeli PM's Wife Sentenced for Misusing State Funds

A Jerusalem magistrate court on Sunday sentenced Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to pay a fine of more than $15,000 for misusing state funds. The sentencing comes after...

Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 at 02:13 AM PDT

US Diplomat Wants 'Credible' Probe Into Sudan Crackdown

US Diplomat Wants 'Credible' Probe Into Sudan Crackdown

The top U.S. diplomat to Africa said there must be an "independent and credible" investigation into the Sudanese military's violent dispersal of a protest camp in the capital earlier this month, as the ruling...

Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 at 01:01 AM PDT

Over 40% of Newly Elected Indian Lawmakers Facing Charges

Over 40% of Newly Elected Indian Lawmakers Facing Charges

India's recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionable morality on the world's...

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 at 11:14 PM PDT

Mexico Vows to Help Central American Migrants Amid Crackdown

Mexico Vows to Help Central American Migrants Amid Crackdown

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Saturday his country must help Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence, even as it increases security and revisions to deter migrants from passing...

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 at 03:52 PM PDT

Woman Arrested After Former Ark. State Senator Found Dead

Woman Arrested After Former Ark. State Senator Found Dead

An Arkansas woman was arrested in connection to the death of former state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, who was found dead outside her home last week. Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, 48, was taken into custody Friday,...

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 at 03:29 PM PDT

Fact Check: Trump's Misfires on Iran, Trade and That Wall

Fact Check: Trump's Misfires on Iran, Trade and That Wall

In President Donald Trump's reckoning, an Iran tamed by him no longer cries "death to America," the border wall with Mexico is proceeding apace, the estate tax has been lifted off the backs of farmers, the...

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 at 03:16 PM PDT

Weld Takes GOP Bid to Oust Trump to NH, Voters Confused

Weld Takes GOP Bid to Oust Trump to NH, Voters Confused

Bill Weld jokes about not kissing the back of a child's head because he doesn't want to be accused, like Joe Biden, of making people uncomfortable. He tells voters they wouldn't know how obese Americans truly...

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