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Dems Grill Trump's U.N. Nominee Over Ottawa Absences

Dems Grill Trump's U.N. Nominee Over Ottawa Absences

20 minutes ago   |   Foreign Policy

Kelly Knight Craft spent about half her tenure as ambassador outside Canada, data shows. She says much of it was work travel.
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Lawmakers Express Concern About Prospect Of A Military Conflict With Iran

20 minutes ago   |   NPR

Both Republicans and Democrats want more details on the Trump administration's policy on Iran, and some in Congress argue there needs to be a new authorization for any military...
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‘Why not now?' Lawmakers debate reparations for slavery

20 minutes ago   |   Boston Herald   |   3 articles

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK WASHINGTON - The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and...
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Mnuchin says Trump wants to keep government open as Washington scrambles for budget, debt deal

34 minutes ago   |   CNBC

If the Trump administration and Congress fail to reach a spending agreement, the White House will offer to keep the government funded at its current levels for a year, Mnuchin...
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Could Trump Use the Sept. 11 War Law to Attack Iran Without Going to Congress?

56 minutes ago   |   NY Times

Talk of purported Iran-Qaeda ties is raising questions about whether the Trump administration is laying the groundwork to claim that it needs no new legal authority to take...
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Khashoggi's fiancée says Washington has not done enough to bring his killers to justice

Khashoggi's fiancée says Washington has not done enough to bring his killers to justice

2 hours ago   |   Politico

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancé scolded Washington on Wednesday for not doing enough to hold the slain journalist's killers accountable. Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen and legal U.S...
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House passes $1T spending bill as budget talks resume

2 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House has passed a $1 trillion spending bill that amounts to an opening bid in a guns vs. butter fight with the Trump...
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Black lawmakers get Biden's back amid 'segregationist' uproar

Black lawmakers get Biden's back amid 'segregationist' uproar

2 hours ago   |   Politico

Senior members of the Congressional Black Caucus leaped to former Vice President Joe Biden's defense Wednesday after he touted his bipartisan work with known segregationists as...
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The 'Most Diverse Congress' Is Really the Least Diverse

2 hours ago   |   Real Clear Politics

Five months ago, the 116th Congress was sworn into office and quickly hailed as the most diverse in U.S. history. A record 102 women, including the first Muslim woman and the...
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Ta-Nehisi Coates dismantles Mitch McConnell's excuse for opposing reparations on live TV

Ta-Nehisi Coates dismantles Mitch McConnell's excuse for opposing reparations on live TV

3 hours ago   |   Think Progress   |   5 articles

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Committee held a hearing on the issue of slavery reparations, the first...
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Capt. 'Sully' criticizes Boeing, says pilots need practice on simulators...

Capt. 'Sully' criticizes Boeing, says pilots need practice on simulators before flying 737 Max jets

Sullenberger, a U.S. Airways pilot in 2009 when he safely landed an Airbus jet on New York's Hudson River after bird strikes knocked out the engines, said all 737 Max pilots... Read more ...

EPA rolls back Obama-era plan limiting coal-fired power plant emissions

EPA rolls back Obama-era plan limiting coal-fired power plant emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday said states can set their own carbon emissions standards for coal-fired power plants - a rule that the agency itself says could... Read more ...

Jurors reach verdict in Nxivm ‘sex cult' leader Keith Raniere's trial

Jurors reach verdict in Nxivm ‘sex cult' leader Keith Raniere's trial

Jurors in the Nxivm trial have reached a verdict Wednesday. The panel of four women and eight men sent a note during their lunch break saying they reached a unanimous decision... Read more ...

Hope Hicks won't answer questions about the White House in congressional...

Hope Hicks won't answer questions about the White House in congressional interview

White House attorneys are objecting to all questions related to the White House, Democrats say, all the way down to where Hicks sat in the West Wing. Read more ...

'Hot weather means hot pavement!': Experts warn owners after dog's pads burn...

'Hot weather means hot pavement!': Experts warn owners after dog's pads burn off during walk

"Olaf walked over a mile on the Fish Trap Trail before his owner realized his pads were burned, and even then he wasn't whining or limping!" Read more ...

FBI assisting Dominican government in investigation of tourist deaths

FBI assisting Dominican government in investigation of tourist deaths

Officials in the Dominican Republic or the U.S. have not said the deaths are connected. Read more ...

People in water at Myrtle Beach unaware of sharks lurking inches away

People in water at Myrtle Beach unaware of sharks lurking inches away

Terrifying photos show sharks just inches away from people standing in the water. Read more ...

President Trump campaign raises $24.8M in less than 24 hours

President Trump campaign raises $24.8M in less than 24 hours

President Donald Trump raised $24.8 million less than 24 hours after kicking off his reelection campaign, a figure that dwarfs what the top Democratic contenders took in over... Read more ...

Ta-Nehisi Coates Calls Out Mitch McConnell At House Hearing On Slavery...

Ta-Nehisi Coates Calls Out Mitch McConnell At House Hearing On Slavery Reparations

Coates' 2014 Atlantic essay "The Case for Reparations" is largely credited with bringing discussion of reparations back into the national spotlight. Read more ...

NBA Draft 2019 rumors: Knicks 'locked' in on taking RJ Barrett, not Darius...

NBA Draft 2019 rumors: Knicks 'locked' in on taking RJ Barrett, not Darius Garland

The Knicks had a private workout with Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland on Wednesday, but they reportedly want another player. Read more ...