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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 09:39 PM EDT

Venezuela Government, Opposition Reported in Talks

Venezuela Government, Opposition Reported in Talks

Officials in Venezuela say representatives of the government and opposition have traveled to Norway for talks on resolving the political crisis in the South American country. Members of Venezuela's opposition-...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 01:39 PM EDT

Missouri Senate Joins GOP Anti-Abortion Wave With 8-Week Ban

Missouri Senate Joins GOP Anti-Abortion Wave With 8-Week Ban

Missouri's Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, acting only hours after Alabama's governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law. The Missouri...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:22 PM EDT

Trump Pardons Author of Flattering Trump Biography

Trump Pardons Author of Flattering Trump Biography

President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, a former newspaper publisher who has written a flattering political biography of Trump. Black's media empire once included the Chicago...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 12:13 AM EDT

NYC Mayor De Blasio Makes 2020 Presidential Bid Official

NYC Mayor De Blasio Makes 2020 Presidential Bid Official

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is officially running for president, defying deep voter opposition at home to enter the crowded field with an unabashed message of progressivism. De Blasio launched his...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 03:08 AM EDT

Huawei Hit by US Export Controls, Potential Import Ban

Huawei Hit by US Export Controls, Potential Import Ban

In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 08:19 PM EDT

Trump to Launch New Immigration Overhaul Push

Trump to Launch New Immigration Overhaul Push

After years of setbacks and stalemates, President Donald Trump will lay out yet another immigration plan on Thursday as he tries to convince the American public and lawmakers that the nation's legal immigration...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 08:52 PM EDT

US Military to Build 6 Tent Cities Near Border for Migrants

US Military to Build 6 Tent Cities Near Border for Migrants

The U.S. military is going to provide and build tents to house 7,500 migrants at six locations near the border, NBC News reported. A Defense Department spokesperson confirmed that the Department of Homeland...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 04:35 PM EDT

AG Barr Ribs Pelosi With 'Handcuffs' Crack

AG Barr Ribs Pelosi With 'Handcuffs' Crack

Attorney General William Barr cracked a joke Wednesday at the expense of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the impending congressional vote to find the attorney general in contempt of court, NBC News reported. Ba...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 01:49 PM EDT

White House Rejects Congress' Demands as Mueller Report 'Do-Over'

White House Rejects Congress' Demands as Mueller Report 'Do-Over'

The White House told the House Judiciary Committee in a letter Wednesday that it will not comply with a broad range of the panel's requests and called on it to "discontinue" its inquiry into President Donald...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 06:49 PM EDT

Alabama Vote Moves Abortion to Center of 2020 Campaign

Alabama Vote Moves Abortion to Center of 2020 Campaign

Alabama's vote to restrict abortion in almost all circumstances has moved one of the most polarizing issues in American politics to the center of the 2020 presidential campaign. The state's legislation — the...

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