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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 10:16 AM CDT

US Exiting Climate Pact May Doom Some Small Islands: Experts

US Exiting Climate Pact May Doom Some Small Islands: Experts

To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle. Top scientists...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 06:12 PM CDT

'Pizzagate' Gunman in DC Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

'Pizzagate' Gunman in DC Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate'' ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 04:48 PM CDT

Trump Tweetstorm Disputes Russian Interference in 2016 Election

Trump Tweetstorm Disputes Russian Interference in 2016 Election

President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn't try to stop...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 05:47 PM CDT

Senate GOP Releases 'Obamacare' Overhaul, But Not All Aboard

Senate GOP Releases 'Obamacare' Overhaul, But Not All Aboard

Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 06:18 AM CDT

Trump Appointee Is Still a Saudi Government Lobbyist

Trump Appointee Is Still a Saudi Government Lobbyist

One of President Donald Trump's newest appointees is a registered agent of Saudi Arabia who earns hundreds of thousands of dollars to lobby on the kingdom's behalf, according to U.S. Department of Justice...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 03:03 AM CDT

Gianforte Gets Orange Jumpsuit in Mail on First Day as Rep.

Gianforte Gets Orange Jumpsuit in Mail on First Day as Rep.

Newly elected Rep. Greg Gianforte received a bright orange jumpsuit in the mail on his first day working on Capitol Hill Wednesday, NBC News reported. The Montana Democratic Party sent the representative the...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 12:44 AM CDT

5 Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill

5 Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill

With Senate Republican leaders expected to release details of their health care bill in a 9:30 a.m. meeting Thursday, NBC News rounded up five big issues that are at the heart of the proposed legislation....

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 12:17 AM CDT

Trump Calls for Stricter Limits on Welfare for Immigrants

Trump Calls for Stricter Limits on Welfare for Immigrants

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he'll pursue legislation that would bar immigrants from being eligible for welfare for at least five years — though most already are. Trump said at a rally in Cedar Rapids,...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 12:41 PM CDT

Pelosi Strikes Back: ‘I Think I’m Worth the Trouble’

Pelosi Strikes Back: ‘I Think I’m Worth the Trouble’

Longtime House leader Nancy Pelosi pushed back Thursday after a handful of Democratic party members called for her to step aside from her position following the party's loss in a Georgia special election, NBC...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 06:02 PM CDT

Women Keep Dressing Like ‘Handmaids’ at Statehouses

Women Keep Dressing Like ‘Handmaids’ at Statehouses

Women across the country are using creative methods to get their message on reproductive rights to their local and state legislative bodies by channeling the characters from the dystopian novel, "The Handmaid's...

 
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