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Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 05:26 AM EDT

IMF Chief Urges Countries to Settle Trade Disputes, Cut Debt

IMF Chief Urges Countries to Settle Trade Disputes, Cut Debt

The head of the International Monetary Fund is urging countries to work out their differences over trade and take advantage of a healthy world economy to reduce debt before the next downturn comes. IMF Managing...

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 10:33 PM EDT

Trump Lawyer Told to File Statement to Slow Porn Star's Suit

Trump Lawyer Told to File Statement to Slow Porn Star's Suit

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal proceedings aren't delayed in a lawsuit filed by porn...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 07:35 PM EDT

EPA Watchdog Opens Latest Investigation Into Pruitt Security

EPA Watchdog Opens Latest Investigation Into Pruitt Security

The internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency has launched yet another investigation of travel and security spending involving embattled administrator Scott Pruitt. EPA Inspector General...

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 09:19 AM EDT

Pompeo Nomination Picks Up Support of Key Democratic Senator

Pompeo Nomination Picks Up Support of Key Democratic Senator

Mike Pompeo's nomination for secretary of state received a boost Thursday with support from Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota as Republicans warned lawmakers not to reject President Donald...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 07:07 PM EDT

Trump Will Skip Barbara Bush Funeral, Sending First Lady

Trump Will Skip Barbara Bush Funeral, Sending First Lady

President Donald Trump won't be joining his wife in attending the memorial service of former first lady Barbara Bush, matriarch of a political dynasty that Trump often clashed with during his 2016 campaign. The...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 06:25 PM EDT

Pentagon: Sarin Likely at Syria Sites, But Questions Remain

Pentagon: Sarin Likely at Syria Sites, But Questions Remain

The Pentagon said Thursday a "preponderance of the evidence" indicates there were chemical weapons, including "elements" of sarin nerve gas, at the three Syrian sites bombed by the U.S. and its allies last week....

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 06:51 PM EDT

Court Sides With Sanctuary Cities in Fight Over Grants

Court Sides With Sanctuary Cities in Fight Over Grants

The federal government cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump's immigration enforcement policies, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The...

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 04:27 AM EDT

Rudy Giuliani Joining Trump's Russia Probe Legal Team

Rudy Giuliani Joining Trump's Russia Probe Legal Team

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 04:11 PM EDT

Newborn of Sen. Duckworth Becomes First Baby on Senate Floor

Newborn of Sen. Duckworth Becomes First Baby on Senate Floor

Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth brought her newborn baby girl, Maile, to a vote on the Senate floor. Previously all children had been banned from the floor until a rule change was made.

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 08:16 PM EDT

Tammy Duckworth Brings Baby to Senate Vote

Tammy Duckworth Brings Baby to Senate Vote

Sen. Tammy Duckworth knew she may need to vote on the Senate floor Thursday, but she wasn't about to do it without her newest daughter. Cradling her weeks-old baby as she entered the building Thursday...

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