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U.S. government shutdown begins after lawmakers fail to act


          The U.S. federal government was shut down Saturday after lawmakers failed to approve a spending bill amid a standoff over immigration reform and border security. Only workers deemed essential will continue to work.   

  3 days ago


    

 

U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley resigns on principle


          U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley, who has worked as a career diplomat for nearly three decades, has informed the White House of his decision to resign, saying he can no longer serve the Trump administration.   

  1 wk ago


   Panama City, Panama     

 
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Steve Bannon steps down from Breitbart News


          Former White House aide Steve Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News, just days after a public break with President Donald Trump over comments published in a book.   

  2 wks ago


   United States     

 


UN Chief Issues ‘Red Alert’ for World, Calls for Unity


          United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in a new year's address, said he was 'issuing a red alert' for the world in 2018, citing deepening conflicts, the standoff over North Korea's nuclear program, climate change, and nationalism. "As we begin 2018, I call for unity," he said.   

  3 wks ago


   New York, NY     

 

Key Virginia House race ends in tie, to be determined at random


          A disputed ballot in a key Virginia House of Delegates contest has been awarded to the Republican candidate, creating a tie with his Democratic opponent. The election, which will determine the balance of power, will be resolved by picking a winner at random.   

  1 mon ago


   Virginia     

 




















Trump Celebrates Victory As Tax Bill Heads To His Desk


          With all the debate that's going on, a lot of people are left wondering how it affects them. CBS2's Tony Aiello has the latest.   

  1 mon ago


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BREAKING

U.S. FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules


          The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to end net neutrality, repealing rules passed by the Obama administration which sought to ensure equal access to content on the internet.   

  1 mon ago


   United States     

 

BREAKING

Democrat Doug Jones wins U.S. Senate election in Alabama


          Democrat Doug Jones has won the special U.S. Senate election in Alabama, defeating Republican Roy Moore in what has long been a reliably red state after the candidate was besieged by allegations of sexual misconduct. (more)   

  1 mon ago


   Alabama     

 

BREAKING

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, move embassy


          U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a decision that breaks with decades of international consensus and has sparked fears of a new conflict in the Middle East. Trump will also begin the process to move the U.S. embassy.   

  1 mon ago


   Jerusalem     

 

BREAKING

Michael of Romania, the country’s last king, dead at 96


          Former King Michael I of Romania, the country's last monarch and one of the last-surviving leaders from World War II, has died in Switzerland after a lengthy illness, the royal house says. He was 96 years old. (more)   

  1 mon ago


   Switzerland     

 



















U.S. Supreme Court allows Trump’s latest travel ban to take effect


          The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed the latest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban to take effect, overturning a lower court's temporary order that created an exemption for foreigners with credible ties to the United States. (more)   

  1 mon ago


   United States     

 

Kim Jong Un, #MeToo, and Trump on TIME’s Person of the Year shortlist


          The top contenders for TIME Magazine's Person of the Year - which will be revealed later this week - includes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the #MeToo movement, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.   

  1 mon ago


   United States     

 

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh shot dead by Houthi fighters


          Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who ruled the country for more than 3 decades before being forced to resign, has been shot dead near the capital Sana'a after he appeared to split with the Houthi militia.   

  1 mon ago


   Sana'a, Yemen     

 


Trump endorses U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore despite allegations


          U.S. President Donald Trump has endorsed Roy Moore for next week's Senate election despite allegations of sexual misconduct, telling his supporters that the Republican Party needs his vote to pass critical legislation. (more)   

  1 mon ago


   United States     

 


BREAKING

Ex-National Security Advisor Flynn pleads guilty to making false statements


          Former U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who was fired by President Donald Trump over his contact with Russia's ambassador, has pleaded guilty after being charged with making false statements to the FBI. (more)   

  1 mon ago


   Washington, D.C.     

 

























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