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Residents carry the body of several people killed during fights between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, yesterday. Residents of the Iraqi city's neighborhood known as Mosul Jidideh at the scene say that scores of residents are believed to have been killed by airstrikes that hit a cluster of homes in the area earlier this month.
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:16

As many as 200 civilians were reported killed in western Mosul, where a US-led coalition is fighting ISIS. It's not clear whether the rules of engagement have changed.

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 09:13

The Senate Republicans have the vote and clout to ensure Judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmed as Supreme Court justice. The only question is, how are the Democrats going to play their final losing cards.

President Trump, left, greets House Ways And Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, the lead author of Republicans' tax reform plans, before a meeting to discuss the American Health Care Act on March 10 at the White House. Analysts say the GOP's failure to pass its Obamacare alternative bodes poorly for Brady's tax package.
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 08:18

President Trump is eager to put the health care debacle behind him and focus on tax reform, but the failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act could handicap that effort.

<em>Atole de elote</em> is a warm corn drink from Central America. Student Jose Rivas wrote an essay about a weekly tradition of enjoying <em>atole</em> with his late father in El Salvador, and how the drink helped him to feel more at home after he moved to the U.S.
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 07:53

Many students at D.C.'s Capital City Charter School are first-generation Americans. For a creative writing project, a literacy nonprofit picked a topic everyone could relate to: food from home.

The street where Jonathan Ferrell was shot by police in September 2013.
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 07:02

In the era of body cameras and cellphones, the act of seeing police do their job is radically altering the public-police relationship, and changing civilian and police behavior and perceptions alike.

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 06:45

Fort Wayne, Ind., is home to one of the largest Burmese refugee populations in the U.S. One public high school there is helping them meet high expectations.

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 06:00

That's what happened at an African business conference in Los Angeles. Not one of the African invitees could get a visa to come to the U.S. And it's hard to find out exactly why.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., right, accompanied by the committee's ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters, on Capitol Hill on March, 15, 2017.
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 05:35

Despite howls from Democrats about "extraordinary" conduct and "obstruction of justice," the House Intelligence Committee's probe of potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia goes on.

The United States Supreme Court Building in Washington.
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 05:00

Plus a bill for 'Dreamers' and a former for-profit college lobbyist leaves the Education Department.

President Trump speaks in the Oval Office, joined by Vice President Pence, after Republican leadership pulled their health care bill from a vote in the House.
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:17

President Trump co-wrote the book on making a deal in 1987. But the former businessman couldn't deliver on overhauling health care.

A Pennsylvania jury convicted former Penn State president Graham Spanier on one count of child endangerment, Friday, for his role in the Jerry Sandusky abuse scandal. The jury also acquitted Spanier of conspiracy and another child endangerment charge.
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:39

A Pennsylvania jury convicted Graham Spanier on Friday of one of three counts against him for his handling of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has instructed consular officials to develop criteria to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny" for visa applications. He's shown here last week in Beijing with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:46

The directions, in four memorandums sent last week, require social media checks on certain applicants and instruct consular officials to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny."

Stone Brewing's Full Circle Pale Ale — not seen in this photo — was made with water from an advanced filtration system that recycles and purifies San Diego's wastewater. This image was taken at the Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens.
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:34

When a brewery made a beer made from recycled water, at least one headline asked, "Would You Drink It?" After trying it, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer declared the Full Circle Pale Ale "fantastic."

Dr. Paul Turek, a urologist with clinics in San Francisco and Beverly Hills, says one group of friends who got vasectomies together, during the NCAA spring basketball tournament, seemed to recover more quickly than usual, and require fewer pain pills.
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:04

Some urologists use March Madness as an opportunity to market vasectomy services, offering men the excuse to sit on the sofa for three days to watch college basketball while they recover.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:58

Critics of the legislation had argued that it was already easy to get a concealed-carry permit in North Dakota.


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