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President Trump exits the Oval Office on his way to a campaign rally in Hershey, Pa., Tuesday evening.
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 04:00

The Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing for 7 p.m. to mark up the legislation by which the House could then impeach President Trump, possibly by Christmas.

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz arrives for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Inspector General's report on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 04:00

Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a 434-page report that found no evidence of bias by the FBI in opening the Russia investigation — but it did find faults with the way it was conducted.

The first panels of levee border wall are seen at a construction site along the U.S.-Mexico border last month in Donna, Texas. The new section, with 18-foot-tall steel bollards atop a concrete wall, will stretch approximately 8 miles.
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 03:27

A case brought by El Paso County, Texas, is similar to another won by the Sierra Club in California. The U.S. Supreme Court said wall construction can continue while the Trump administration appeals.

Attorney Charles Cooper, representing former national security aide Charles Kupperman (center) departs federal court in Washington in October. On Tuesday, Cooper asked a federal court to keep alive a lawsuit centered on a now-withdrawn subpoena filed by House Democrats that sought Kupperman's testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 18:41

An attorney for former national security adviser Charles Kupperman told a federal judge in Washington on Tuesday that the pledge from Democrats that they won't reissue a subpoena cannot be trusted.

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg at a campaign event earlier this week in Washington, Iowa.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 18:37

The list of clients includes: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Canadian supermarket chain Loblaws,

Officials announced they would suspend training for Saudi Arabian military pilots after the fatal shootings last week at the Pensacola Naval Air Station.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 18:08

Officials have curtailed flight training for Saudi students as investigators continue to examine why one student killed three U.S. service members last week.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before the House Education and Labor Committee in 2019.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 17:08

The bill comes as the U.S. Department of Education is nearing the end of a lengthy rule-making process to revise rules that govern how universities that receive federal funding handle sexual assault.

Kehinde Wiley's statue <em>Rumors of War</em> spent several weeks at New York's Times Square in late September. The work was unveiled Tuesday in Richmond as a permanent installation.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 16:57

Kehinde Wiley's new sculpture mimics one of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart. The new work stands in front of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a mile from its inspiration.

Suspected Islamic State militants languish in a prison cell in northeastern Syria in October. The Pentagon has reported about 10,000 ISIS fighters are being held in prison facilities in northeastern Syria. Some 2,000 are said to be foreign fighters, with the rest identified as Iraqi and Syrian nationals. Of the 2,000 foreign fighters, an estimated 800 are from European nations.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 16:01

Hundreds of ISIS fighters from Europe are in prison facilities in Syria. The prospect of repatriating them is deeply unpopular in much of Europe, and some countries have stripped them of citizenship.

Democratic presidential candidate businessman Andrew Yang speaks during an interview in Chicago. Yang has qualified for the sixth Democratic primary debate next week.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 15:34

The upstart entrepreneur and nonprofit executive becomes the seventh — and likely final — candidate to make the cut. He will also be the only nonwhite candidate onstage.

Police arrive at the scene of a shooting in Jersey City, N.J., Tuesday. There were two separate shooting incidents beginning at Bayview Cemetery and then later at a kosher market.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 15:33

Detective Joseph Seals, 40, a father of five, had served with the Jersey City Police Department for 15 years. The dead included the two suspected gunmen.

A search for the word <em>they</em> on Merriam-Webster's website turns up definitions for the personal pronoun, which saw a massive spike in lookups this year over last. Several months ago the dictionary added a definition for its 2019 Word of the Year that classified it as a functioning nonbinary pronoun.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 15:29

The dictionary publisher lauded the singular they Tuesday, noting that the tiny word has enjoyed important new uses in an English language that otherwise lacks a good gender-neutral alternative.

The FTC said the University of Phoenix's ads sought to mislead prospective students by suggesting the school had close ties to Twitter, MGM and other large companies.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:42

The school has 15 business days to inform eligible students, "You no longer owe any money to University of Phoenix. You don't have to do anything to get this relief."

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, shown here in 2018, released a report Monday on the 2016 Trump campaign and its links to Russia. He found the FBI was justified in opening the investigation but sharply criticized the way the bureau pursued surveillance warrants against Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:26

A watchdog report has reinvigorated the debate over the 2016 Trump campaign and its links to Russia. Another report is in the works and looks likely to reach different conclusions.

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:26

CNN analyst Peter Bergen reflects on Trump's soured relationships with Generals Mattis, McMaster and Kelly. "He's gotten rid of the most competent people he had in his circle," Bergen says.

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