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Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 09:38 AM PDT

Trump Calls off Iran Strikes

Trump Calls off Iran Strikes

President Donald Trump confirmed on Twitter Friday that he was "cocked & loaded" to strike Iranian targets, but deemed the loss of life would be disproportionate to the downing of a U.S. drone.

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 07:22 AM PDT

Too Rosy? Experts Question Warren's Wealth Tax Figures

Too Rosy? Experts Question Warren's Wealth Tax Figures

The ambitious scope of Elizabeth Warren's push to rethink how America tackles issues such as health care, technology and education has energized her presidential campaign — and spurred questions about how she...

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 12:03 AM PDT

Pentagon Is Without a Chief as US Faces Many Global Threats

Pentagon Is Without a Chief as US Faces Many Global Threats

It's a difficult time for the Pentagon to be without a permanent U.S. defense secretary. The Trump administration is grappling with an escalating crisis with Iran, an unusual and controversial deployment of...

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 10:57 AM PDT

Global Airlines Reroute Flights After Iran Downs US Drone

Global Airlines Reroute Flights After Iran Downs US Drone

Airlines rerouted flights Friday to avoid airspace near the Strait of Hormuz after Iran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone there and American aviation officials warned that commercial jetliners...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 06:42 PM PDT

House Would Block Feds From Interfering With State Pot Laws

House Would Block Feds From Interfering With State Pot Laws

The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. The bipartisan 267-165 vote represents a breakthrough...

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 10:04 AM PDT

Trump Calls Off Strikes on Iran, Citing Likely Deaths

Trump Calls Off Strikes on Iran, Citing Likely Deaths

President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. was "cocked and loaded" to retaliate against Iran for downing an unmanned American surveillance drone, but he canceled the strikes 10 minutes before they were to be...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 05:25 PM PDT

House Democrats, White House Spar in Hope Hicks Interview

House Democrats, White House Spar in Hope Hicks Interview

Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks was blocked by President Donald Trump's lawyers from answering questions more than 150 times in an interview with the House Judiciary Committee, according to Democrats...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 03:14 PM PDT

Appeals Court Allows Trump Abortion Rules to Take Effect

Appeals Court Allows Trump Abortion Rules to Take Effect

New Trump administration rules imposing additional hurdles for women seeking abortions can take effect while the government appeals decisions that blocked them, a federal appeals court said Thursday. The rules...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 11:55 AM PDT

Senators React to Iran Shooting Down US Drone

Senators React to Iran Shooting Down US Drone

Republican and Democratic Senators addressed the media on Thursday to talk about Iran shooting down a U.S. drone.

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 10:37 AM PDT

Pentagon Video Shows US Drone Downed by Iranian Missile

Pentagon Video Shows US Drone Downed by Iranian Missile

Smoke billows from an U.S. Global Hawk drone that was hit by an Iranian missile over the Strait of Hormuz in video provided by the Pentagon. The U.S. military called the attack unprovoked and said the unmanned...

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