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Top US general warns of 'tough' North Korean ground war

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a remarkably blunt assessment the head of the US Marine Corps warned Thursday that a conflict with North Korea could involve an exceptionally bloody ground war.<p>Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, did not pull any punches: "It will be a very, very kinetic, physical, …

North Korea

Government Shutdown Ends After 3 Days of Recriminations

WASHINGTON — Congress brought an end to a three-day government shutdown on Monday as Senate Democrats buckled under pressure to adopt a short-term spending bill to fund government operations without first addressing the fate of young undocumented immigrants.<p>The House quickly approved the measure — …

Immigration

Trump Moves to End DACA and Calls on Congress to Act

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to the Obama-era program that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation, calling it an “amnesty-first approach” and urging Congress to pass a replacement before he begins phasing out its protections in six months.<p>As early as March, …

Immigration

Michael Slager, Officer in Walter Scott Shooting, Gets 20-Year Sentence

Michael T. Slager, the white police officer whose video-recorded killing of an unarmed black motorist in North Charleston, S.C., starkly illustrated the turmoil over racial bias in American policing, was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison, after the judge in the case said he viewed the …

School Shooting in Kentucky Was Nation’s 11th of Year. It Was Jan. 23.

ATLANTA — On Tuesday, it was a high school in small-town Kentucky. On Monday, a school cafeteria outside Dallas and a charter school parking lot in New Orleans. And before that, a school bus in Iowa, a college campus in Southern California, a high school in Seattle.<p>Gunfire ringing out in American …

Guns