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Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel, 75, in her Jerusalem office. The documentary <em>Advocate</em>, about her work representing Palestinian suspects accused of attacks on Israelis, has sparked controversy in Israel.
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 08:41

Lea Tsemel, 75, has lost case after case for decades and has received death threats as a Jew representing Arabs. Her notoriety in Israel has grown since last year's release of a documentary about her.

Whitney Houston is the only woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. Other 2020 inductees include Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, Biggie Smalls and T. Rex.
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 07:06

Houston, the only woman included in the 2020 class of a male-dominated institution, will be joined by Biggie Smalls, Nine Inch Nails, The Doobie Brothers, T. Rex and Depeche Mode.

A man walks on a road blanketed with volcanic ash from the erupting Taal Volcano in Tagaytay, Philippines, on Tuesday.
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 05:32

In their rush to escape the eruption, many people living near the Taal Volcano have been forced to abandon livestock and pets. Some have defied orders and gone back for them.

President Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the White House after announcing a "Phase 1" trade agreement with China on Oct. 11. The two leaders are meeting again in Washington on Wednesday to sign the deal.
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 05:30

President Trump is set to sign a deal with China on Wednesday. The agreement relaxes some U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. In exchange, China is expected to buy more from the U.S.

Jennifer Ford of Oakham, Mass., went through serious postpartum depression after her second pregnancy. She got help from her obstetrician after he connected with a statewide program that supports doctors.
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 05:30

Nearly 1 in 7 women suffers from depression during pregnancy or postpartum. But very few get treatment. Doctors in Massachusetts have a new way to get them help.

President Trump addresses the nation from the White House on the missile strike that Iran launched against air bases in Iraq last week.
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 04:36

By a 49%-42% margin, Americans disapprove of how President Trump has handled the crisis with Iran, reflecting the number of people who disapprove of the job he's doing overall.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference to announce impeachment managers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 04:00

The House will also vote later Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate. The long-awaited move sets the stage for a Senate trial to begin next week.

Democratic presidential candidates (from left) Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont participate in Tuesday night's primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa.
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 04:00

The candidates clashed over war, gender and health care with less than three weeks to go before the first votes in the Democratic presidential nominating fight.

Under dispute is whether the men housed at Wayside Cross Ministries reside too close to McCarty Park and its playground.
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 04:00

A group of registered child sex offenders in Aurora, Ill., may have to move out of their ministry-run home or face felony charges.

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, leaves federal court following a status conference with U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, in Washington, in September.
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 03:04

Michael Flynn, who held the post of national security adviser in the Trump administration for less than a month, was set to be sentenced on Jan. 28.

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, pictured in December 2019, announced he is leaving the team in the wake of a Major League Baseball investigation that said he helped develop a  sign-stealing system.
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 20:57

"Given the findings and the commissioner's ruling, we collectively decided that it would not be possible for Alex to effectively lead the club going forward," the team said in a statement.

Six Democrats qualified for the DNC's seventh presidential primary debate.
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 19:37

Six candidates are onstage beginning at 9 p.m. ET as the field shrinks and the standards rise. The debate is taking place in Iowa, less than three weeks from the caucuses. Follow live coverage.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee, has introduced a resolution forcing President Trump to seek congressional consent before taking new military action against Iran.
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 19:31

Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine says he's won support from key Republicans to limit the president's war powers. But a Senate impeachment trial could throw off timing for the plan.

Dating apps, including Tinder, give sensitive information about users to marketing companies, according to a Norwegian study released Tuesday.
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 18:04

Researchers in Norway say the data-sharing appears to violate European data privacy laws. In the U.S., groups are asking state and federal regulators to investigate whether the practices are illegal.

Vice President Pence (right) swears in Air Force Gen. John Raymond as Chief of Space Operations on Tuesday.
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 17:38

Promising to try to avert war from outer space through strength, Gen. John "Jay" Raymond was sworn in as the first commander of the newly created United States Space Force.

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