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‘Becoming’ Unemployed: Texas mayor resigns amid accusations of using city funds to see Michelle Obama

This week mayor of a Texas town and the mayor pro-tem have both announced their resignation after they were accused of misappropriating over $1,000 of the city’s funds to attend Michelle Obama’s book tour. According to WFAA, Wednesday, Lyndia Thomas and Beckie Duncan Hayes submitted their letters of resignation as mayor and mayor pro-tem, ...

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Pelosi Delays Afghan Trip After Trump Leaks Travel Plans

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cancelled plans Friday to fly commercially to Afghanistan after her office said President Donald Trump announced the sensitive travel plans, significantly increasing the security threat on the ground according to a State Department assessment. A spokesperson for Pelosi’s office said in a statement "the ...

The man whose life depends on a Canada-China standoff

Pale and grim-faced, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg sat stoically as he listened to a Chinese court sentence him to death on Monday. He had already been ...

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Larry Nassar case: Michigan State University head John Engler resigns

The head of Michigan State University resigns over remarks on the Larry Nassar abuse scandal. /
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka calls on Trump to focus on crisis of lead in water, not border wall

  Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is taking President Trump to task for staging a standoff to build a $5 billion border wall while the northern New ...

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After Crossing into Guatemala, Migrants Set Sights on Mexico

More than 1,000 Hondurans were walking and hitchhiking through Guatemala on Wednesday, heading toward the Mexico border as part of a new caravan of ...

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Selective shutdown? Trump Tries to Blunt Impact, Takes Heat

The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don’t know when they’ll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether they’ll make ends ...

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Nicaraguan Supreme Court Justice Resigns in Protest

As Judge Rafael Solís Cerda steps down, a scathing open letter denounces President Daniel Ortega’s violent response to dissent.

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Legal Debate Rages Over US Presidential 'Emergency Powers'

U.S. President Donald Trump is considering formally declaring the southern U.S. border a "national emergency," likely clearing the way for him to authorize new funding for a permanent physical barrier. The move could end a standoff with Congress over funding for the wall, but some legal analysts worry it will set a dangerous precedent for ...

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Trump: No Intent to Declare Border Security Emergency 'Right Now'

President Donald Trump on Friday called the situation at the U.S. southern border "an invasion," but he indicated that he would not be declaring a ...

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US House Passes Bill to Reopen Some Agencies Shuttered in Wall Fight

The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to restore funding for federal agencies that have been shut down by a fight ...

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US: China’s Top Trade Negotiator to Visit Soon

U.S. officials expect a visit from China’s top trade negotiator this month in Washington, signaling that higher-level discussions are likely to follow this week’s talks with midlevel officials in Beijing as the world’s two largest economies try to ...

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Political Pressure Leaves Little Room for Resolving Shutdown

There is no easy way out. As the third government shutdown of President Donald Trump's tenure stretched into its 20th day, political pressures on Trump and the Democrats have left little room for compromise in the standoff over funding for a border wall. Most prominently, Trump's narrow focus on the desires of his most ardent supporters has him ...

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Davos Authorizes Youth Protest Against Trump at Economic Forum

Officials in Davos have authorized a protest by a Socialist youth group against U.S. President Donald Trump and other expected attendees of the annual World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort this month. Authorities rejected a similar protest request last year when Trump attended the elite event, citing heavy snowfall. Julia Baumgartner, ...

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Gilets Jaunes: Head of French national debate Jouanno resigns

Chantal Jouanno steps down ahead of a national debate in response to the yellow-vest protests.

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US House Democrats to Test Republicans on Trump's Wall Demand

As a partial U.S. government shutdown entered its 19th day, Democrats on Wednesday were set to test Republicans' resolve in backing President Donald ...

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No Sign of Compromise in Dueling Addresses

President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders in Congress made clear Tuesday in nationally televised remarks that while each side supports border ...

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US nursing home chief resigns after vegetative patient gives birth

The woman, who has not been identified, had required round the clock care for over a decade.

Arizona care facility CEO resigns after vegetative patient gave birth

The long-term care center said it “will accept nothing less than a full accounting of this absolutely horrifying situation."

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White House Paints Crisis at Border, Considers Declaring National Emergency 

President Donald Trump is making his case Tuesday to the American public that the country is facing a "humanitarian and national security crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border and needs a wall to thwart illegal immigration, a dispute with lawmakers that has resulted in a partial 18-day government shutdown. Trump is delivering a prime-time, ...

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Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman ends airport hotel standoff

Rahaf al-Qunun, 18, leaves a Thai hotel where she took refuge, in the care of the UN refugee agency.

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Resigns

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim abruptly announced his resignation on Monday after six years of leading the global lender. Kim, an American, will ...

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Defense Secretary's Chief of Staff Resigns

Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney, chief of staff to the secretary of defense, has resigned, according to a Department of Defense statement released ...

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New House Democrats Get Early Political Lesson

The education of the star-studded class of House freshmen has begun. Lesson one: Speaking with the bluntness of a candidate can produce swift and ...

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Navy SEAL to Plead Not Guilty to Murder Charge of IS Teen

A decorated Navy SEAL is facing charges of premediated murder and numerous other offenses in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teenage Islamic State prisoner under his care in Iraq in 2017, along with the shooting of unarmed Iraqi civilians. Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher plans to plead not guilty to all the charges Friday ...

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What to Watch for as the New Congress Begins

They’ve got the keys to the offices, new paint inside and parties to attend. But on Thursday, the work was beginning when 534 members of the 116th Congress solemnly swear to govern the divided nation. The new Congress will make history for seating a record number of women and becoming the most racially and ethnically diverse. Republicans will ...

South Africa's Jacob Zuma lands recording deal

South Africa's ex-President, Jacob Zuma, has inked a recording deal, adding another venture to his controversial political career.

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