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Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 12:38 PM PDT

US Navy: Mine in Tanker Attack Bears Iran Hallmarks

US Navy: Mine in Tanker Attack Bears Iran Hallmarks

The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore "a striking resemblance" to similar mines seen in Iran, a U.S. Navy explosives expert said Wednesday, stopping...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 06:00 PM PDT

EPA Defies Climate Warnings, Gives Coal Plants a Reprieve

EPA Defies Climate Warnings, Gives Coal Plants a Reprieve

Amid scientists' increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants in...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 01:14 AM PDT

Fact Check: In 2020 Debut, Trump Exaggerates Growth

Fact Check: In 2020 Debut, Trump Exaggerates Growth

President Donald Trump officially opened his 2020 campaign Tuesday with a speech exaggerating what he's done for the economy and against illegal immigration.

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 12:09 PM PDT

'Why Not Now?' for Slavery Reparations, House Panel Is Told

'Why Not Now?' for Slavery Reparations, House Panel Is Told

The debate over reparations for descendants of slaves catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday with an impassioned plea from actor Danny Glover and others for lawmakers to address compensation...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 03:26 PM PDT

Fed Leaves Its Key Rate Unchanged But Hints of Future Cuts

Fed Leaves Its Key Rate Unchanged But Hints of Future Cuts

The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday but signaled that it's prepared to start cutting rates if needed to protect the U.S. economy from trade conflicts and other threats. The Fed...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 06:48 AM PDT

House Votes to Block Military Transgender Ban

House Votes to Block Military Transgender Ban

The Democratic-controlled House voted Tuesday night to block President Donald Trump's move to restrict transgender men and women from military service. The House passed, by a 243-183 vote, an amendment to block...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 06:51 PM PDT

Trump Launches 2020 Campaign at Orlando Rally

Trump Launches 2020 Campaign at Orlando Rally

President Donald Trump officially announced his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday at a rally in Orlando.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 04:41 PM PDT

McConnell on Slavery Reparations: Not 'a Good Idea'

McConnell on Slavery Reparations: Not 'a Good Idea'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he opposed reparations for descendants of American slaves, arguing it would be hard to figure out who to compensate, NBC News reported. "I don't...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 05:52 PM PDT

Trump's Pentagon Pick Is Army Veteran, Defense Lobbyist

Trump's Pentagon Pick Is Army Veteran, Defense Lobbyist

President Donald Trump's pick for new Defense Secretary is an Army veteran who served in the first Iraq war and also has experience as a national security adviser on Capitol Hill as well as a defense industry...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 04:57 PM PDT

US, Iran Voice Resolve in Brinkmanship, Say War Not Sought

US, Iran Voice Resolve in Brinkmanship, Say War Not Sought

The United States and Iran said Tuesday they were not seeking war with each other as tensions simmered between the two in the Persian Gulf and President Donald Trump vowed the U.S. would respond to any...

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