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Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:11 PM EDT

Trump Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Permit

Trump Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Permit

President Trump issues a permit to build the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday.

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 06:48 PM EDT

Pizza Shop Hoax Shooter Pleads Guilty to Gun Charges

Pizza Shop Hoax Shooter Pleads Guilty to Gun Charges

A man who police said was motivated by false internet rumors to fire an assault weapon inside a Washington, D.C., pizzeria pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge and a D.C. assault charge Friday. Edgar Maddison...

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 10:41 AM EDT

US Coalition Investigating Reports of Deadly Mosul Airstrike

US Coalition Investigating Reports of Deadly Mosul Airstrike

The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western neighborhood in the Iraqi city of Mosul that allegedly left more than 100—possibly as many as 200—civilians dead,...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 01:00 PM EDT

Spanish Lifeguard Founded Group Saved Thousands Refugees

Spanish Lifeguard Founded Group Saved Thousands Refugees

Two islands in the Mediterranean—Lesbos in Greece and Lampedusa in Italy—have become battlefronts in a much wider political war about border security and immigration. Proactiva organizers and volunteers say...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:40 PM EDT

Manafort Volunteers to Give House Intel Committee Interview

Manafort Volunteers to Give House Intel Committee Interview

Paul Manafort, a former chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, has volunteered to come to the House Intelligence Committee for an interview, the committee's chairman said Friday. Manafort was...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 03:00 PM EDT

Putin Meets Le Pen, Denies French Election Interference

Putin Meets Le Pen, Denies French Election Interference

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a surprise meeting Friday with France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, yet dismissed suggestions that Russia aims to influence the election in her...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:28 AM EDT

North Dakota Governor Signs Concealed Carry Bill Into Law

North Dakota Governor Signs Concealed Carry Bill Into Law

Republican Gov. Doug Burgum has signed legislation that will allow most adults to carry a hidden firearm without a permit, making North Dakota one of about a dozen "constitutional carry" states. The bill signed...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 09:26 AM EDT

Critics Scoff at All-Male Photo of GOP Health Care Talks

Critics Scoff at All-Male Photo of GOP Health Care Talks

A lack of women in a photo of negotiations over the Republicans health care bill that was tweeted out by the vice president is drawing criticism from Democrats, concerned over the bill's repercussions for...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 08:22 AM EDT

Commerce Chief's Shipping Business Raises Conflict Questions

Commerce Chief's Shipping Business Raises Conflict Questions

When private equity billionaire Wilbur Ross Jr. signed on to be President Donald Trump's commerce secretary, he agreed to divest millions of dollars in assets, NBC News reported. But one asset Ross plans to...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:20 PM EDT

No Repeal for 'Obamacare' in Humiliating Defeat for Trump

No Repeal for 'Obamacare' in Humiliating Defeat for Trump

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing...

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