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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gets off his election campaign bus — emblazoned with the slogan "Get Brexit Done" — to visit Ferguson's Transport in Washington, England, on Monday. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12.
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 09:45

It will be the third general election since 2015. The stakes are high, voters are weary and the two main candidates for prime minister are polarizing.

Emergency responders stand Wednesday morning behind police tape outside a kosher supermarket, where a shooting left three people dead one day earlier in Jersey City, N.J. Mayor Steven Fulop said the shooters specifically targeted the market.
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 09:25

Pending further investigation, Mayor Steven Fulop refrained from assigning a specifically anti-Semitic motive in the shooting Tuesday that left six people dead, including one police officer.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was named <em>Time</em> magazine's person of the year for showing "what it might look like when a new generation leads." She's seen here at the COP25 Climate Conference in Madrid on Wednesday.
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 08:41

She burst onto the world stage after organizing school strikes and protests to call attention to the climate crisis. The Swedish activist, 16, is the youngest person to earn the title.

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 05:09

The justices seemed sympathetic to $12 billion in insurance firms' claims. The Affordable Care Act promised to partially reimburse insurers if they lost money due to people's preexisting conditions.

America's supply of sugar is shrinking because of a poor sugar beet harvest in the northern Midwest. As a result, the U.S. will import more sugar this year than it has in almost 40 years.
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 05:01

America's supply of sugar is shrinking because of a poor sugar beet harvest in the northern Midwest. As a result, the U.S. will import more sugar this year than it has in almost 40 years.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before the Senate education committee on March 28.
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 04:09

The education secretary says many students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges don't deserve full relief from their loans. Department memos show career staff arguing the opposite.

Salamao Mausse stands inside the dome of a radar station that stopped running in 2012. He still cleans it every few days, just in case it's ever repaired.
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 04:09

As world leaders gather for a climate summit in Madrid, some of the countries most vulnerable to climate change say they need improved forecasting tools.

Paul Lubell used to vape medical marijuana to manage his chronic back and neck pain, instead of using opioid medications. Now, after getting hospitalized for lung sickness, he doesn't vape.
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 04:01

A Navy veteran from Cleveland tried vaping marijuana to deal with his chronic pain. He landed in the hospital, becoming one of over 2,200 Americans who have suffered serious lung injury from vaping.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., received top marks from the progressive grassroots organization Indivisible's rankings of the Democratic presidential candidates released on Wednesday.
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 04:00

Indivisible ranked candidates on progressive priorities, including "democracy reforms" they want implemented if a Democrat wins in 2020. Bernie Sanders was a close second, with Joe Biden in last.

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.

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