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Friday, May 18, 2018 at 05:02 PM CDT

Trump Nominates Acting VA Secretary Wilkie for Permanent Job

Trump Nominates Acting VA Secretary Wilkie for Permanent Job

In a surprise announcement that caught the candidate off-guard, President Donald Trump said Friday he'll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department....

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 07:17 PM CDT

Missouri Opens Session to Consider Impeachment of Governor

Missouri Opens Session to Consider Impeachment of Governor

Missouri lawmakers opened a historic special session Friday to consider whether to impeach Gov. Eric Greitens for a variety of allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to misuse of a veterans' charity donor...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:26 PM CDT

S. Korea Downplays Pyongyang's Threats to Cancel Talks

S. Korea Downplays Pyongyang's Threats to Cancel Talks

South Korea said Friday it believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills and insisting it will not return to...

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 05:50 PM CDT

Trump Thrusts Abortion Fight Into Crucial Midterm Elections

Trump Thrusts Abortion Fight Into Crucial Midterm Elections

The Trump administration acted Friday to bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, energizing its conservative political base ahead of crucial midterm elections while...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:14 PM CDT

Manafort's Former Son-in-Law to Plead Guilty

Manafort's Former Son-in-Law to Plead Guilty

Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law, real estate developer Jeffrey Yohai, has agreed to plead guilty in connection with a criminal investigation in Los Angeles, multiple sources familiar with the investigation...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 09:08 PM CDT

Gina Haspel Confirmed as New CIA Director

Gina Haspel Confirmed as New CIA Director

Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote on Thursday that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency's...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 09:18 AM CDT

Senate Votes to Protect Net Neutrality

Senate Votes to Protect Net Neutrality

The Senate has moved to protect net neutrality rules that are set to end next month, passing a resolution to keep the Obama-era internet protections by a 52-47 vote.   It's a last-ditch effort led by...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 09:10 AM CDT

North Korea Threatens to Shut Down Summit With US

North Korea Threatens to Shut Down Summit With US

North Korea is threatening to walk away from next month's highly anticipated historic summit with the United States, saying it has no interest in giving up nuclear weapons without getting something in return....

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 01:43 PM CDT

WH Doubles Down on Trump's 'Animals' Remark at Roundtable

WH Doubles Down on Trump's 'Animals' Remark at Roundtable

President Donald Trump railed against immigration policies adopted by so-called sanctuary cities at a White House roundtable Wednesday, bemoaning a California law that restricts local and state cooperation with...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 09:16 AM CDT

US Has Daunting To-Do List to Prepare for N. Korea Summit

US Has Daunting To-Do List to Prepare for N. Korea Summit

Who sits where? What's on the agenda? Will they eat together? What's the security plan? President Donald Trump and his team have a daunting to-do list to work through as they prepare for next month's expected...

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