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Rep. Tom Barrett, D-Wis., holds a draft copy of the Articles of Impeachment against President Clinton in December 1998.
Fri, 12/13/2019 - 04:29

President Trump and Republican supporters have dismissed the articles of impeachment brought before the president, but how do their arguments stack up?

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren addresses her supporters in Manchester, N.H., at a Nov. 23 event.
Fri, 12/13/2019 - 04:29

The Massachusetts senator has pushed corporate regulation and fighting corruption as campaign centerpieces since early on. So how did "Medicare for All" come to define her platform while support slid?

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 04:01

For decades, psychology researchers have failed to reproduce findings with similar experiments. This lack of replicability is a big problem for the field. A new global effort is working to solve it.

Ivanka Trump, who works at the White House as an adviser to her father, President Trump, said she has seen a shift in Republican attitudes on paid parental leave.
Fri, 12/13/2019 - 04:00

A Republican president is helping advance what has long been a Democratic priority as part of a defense bill. Not all Republicans are thrilled about it.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to party supporters after his Conservative Party's landslide win.
Fri, 12/13/2019 - 00:55

Preliminary results give a resounding victory to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party, all but ensuring the United Kingdom will exit the European Union early next year.

At Wednesday's hearing, Dickson greets relatives and friends of people killed in 737 Max crashes.
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 20:33

A day after hearing criticism from Congress that his agency is too cozy with the manufacturer, the FAA administrator warned Boeing's CEO not to expect quick recertification of the grounded planes.

Congressional negotiators have reached tentative agreement on a $1.3 trillion spending package to fund the government through the end of September 2020. "I think we can be very proud of the good work that this Congress is doing," Rep. Nita Lowey, seen here in April, said Thursday.
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 17:05

The agreement would fund programs through the end of September 2020 and avoid a government shutdown. Federal agencies run out of money at midnight on Dec. 20.

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., is a co-sponsor of the resolution to commemorate the Armenian genocide that passed the Senate Thursday.
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 16:52

The Senate resolution recognizes the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923. Turkey condemned the move, saying it has put the U.S.-Turkey relationship at risk.

Major League Baseball and its players association announced it would remove marijuana from its "drugs of abuse" list and begin testing for newly added drugs, such as opioids.
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:57

The changes follow the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found with opioids and alcohol in his system.

McDonald's workers and supporters rally in Chicago in 2015 in what organizers at the time called the biggest-ever mobilization of U.S. workers.
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:40

The federal labor law board said McDonald's should not be held liable for labor practices of its franchisees. The ruling directed a judge to approve a settlement in a years-long union case.

Members of the local Jewish community gather Wednesday outside the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, the site of what is now being called a potential act of terrorism.
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 14:17

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said investigators believe the deadly attacks were "potential acts of terrorism." Meanwhile, members of the Jewish community mourned their lost neighbors.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is seen Tuesday in Madrid at the U.N. climate conference.
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:51

The climate activist responded like the social media-savvy teenager she is, with a sly change to her Twitter profile.

Anti-government protesters hold an Iraqi flag in Tahrir Square in Baghdad on Thursday. As Iraqis continue to demonstrate against their government, U.S. officials say Iran is stepping up attacks.
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:19

A rocket attack Thursday at Baghdad's airport appears to be the latest in a string of attacks over the past five weeks that U.S. officials say have escalated both in frequency and potential lethality.

A rescue boat approaches New Zealand's White Island on Monday. A volcano on the island erupted, killing at least eight people.
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:51

Specialists went to the volcanic island Friday morning local time in a dangerous operation, as scientists warned of a roughly even likelihood of a fresh eruption. Eight people were killed Monday.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appeared Thursday before a hearing of the House Education and Labor Committee in Washington, D.C.
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:39

The education secretary testified before the House education committee about her handling of a loan relief program for student borrowers who say they were defrauded by for-profit colleges.

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