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Why Saudi Arabia and ‘Little Sparta’ still can’t defeat Iran in Yemen

Kirsten Gillibrand Embraces Liberal Rallying Cry to Abolish ICE

New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand on Thursday became the first U.S. senator to call for abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, …

Report: Death Threat Forces Rep. Maxine Waters To Cancel Events In Texas And Alabama

Rep. Maxine Waters stirred up a lot of controversy last week when she called on people to confront Trump administration officials whenever they are out in public. Now the California Democrat reportedly has canceled events in Texas and Alabama because of a "serious death threat" made against …

Maxine Waters

Kentucky’s requirement that Medicaid recipients must work is blocked by a federal judge

By Lena H. Sun and<p>Lena H. Sun<p>National reporter focusing on health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Amy Goldstein<p>Amy Goldstein<p>Reporter covering health-care policy and other social policy issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A federal judge ruled Friday afternoon that the Trump administration acted in an “arbitrary and capricious” …

Health Care

Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Supreme Court nominee

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Powering forward with a decision that could reshape the Supreme Court for decades, President Donald Trump said Friday he will announce his choice to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9. He added that two women are among his top candidates for the job.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Trump says he is considering 2 women for Supreme Court, will announce pick July 9

By Philip Rucker<p>Philip Rucker<p>White House Bureau Chief<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Trump said Friday he has narrowed his list of Supreme Court finalists to five candidates, including two women, and plans to announce his nominee on July 9, one day before he is scheduled to depart for a week-long …

U.S. Politics

The best electric skateboards of 2018

It’s Boosted vs. the world<p>Electric motors are in almost everything these days — bikes, scooters, cars. But one of the most fun things to ride is an electric skateboard. And as this market has grown over the last few years, some of them have gotten so good that they’re actually practical to use …

Instagram now allows you to add music to your Stories, coming soon to Android

Unlike with YouTube, Instagram users have been playing copyrighted music in the background of their Stories without the fear of any negative consequences. But this was done by just playing a song out of the phone while capturing a photo or video. Starting today, Instagram is adding an official …

Segway announces its motorized, self-balancing e-skates

<b>What just happened?</b> Segway, the company behind the famous two-wheeled personal transporter, is adding a new product to its line of self-balancing …

Technology

Uber appoints Rachel Holt as head of New Modalities

Uber is racing ahead to become the go-to multi-modal transportation service. On the heels of a multimillion-dollar acquisition of JUMP bikes, the launch of UberRENT, its permit application to deploy electric scooters in San Francisco and a partnership with public transit company Masabi, Uber CEO …

AT&T’s new WatchTV streaming service is now available

$15 per month for 31 channels<p>AT&T’s new WatchTV streaming service — which costs just $15 per month, $20 less than the company’s DirecTV Now subscription — is now available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Apple TV, and Fire TV devices, as spotted by <i>Apple Insider</i>.<p>WatchTV includes 31 channels as of now, …

Supreme Court agrees to take up double jeopardy issue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Thursday to reconsider its long-standing view that putting someone on trial more than once for the same crime does not violate the Constitution's protection against double jeopardy.<p>Among the provisions of the Fifth Amendment is that no person shall be …

Sleepy in Songdo, Korea’s Smartest City

The hardest thing about living in an eco-friendly master-planned utopia? Meeting your neighbors.<p>Three years ago, 35-year-old Lee Mi-Jung followed her husband from the small coastal city of Pohang, best known for its steel industry and fish market, across the South Korean peninsula to Songdo. Billed …

45,000 flee as Syrian government advances into rebel enclave, prompting fears of wider conflict

By Louisa Loveluck and<p>Louisa Loveluck<p>Reporter in The Washington Post's Beirut bureau, focusing on Syria.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Asma Ajroudi<p>BEIRUT — Syrian government forces advanced through southwestern Syria on Tuesday as tens of thousands of civilians fled ­Syrian and Russian airstrikes, ­piling onto …

Syrian Government

DNA on gum, water bottle leads to DJ's arrest 26 years after teacher killed

DNA recovered from a DJ's gum and water bottle has led to his arrest in connection with the killing of a Pennsylvania teacher 26 years ago, according …

CBO: Ballooning national debt could hurt U.S. economy, increase likelihood of crisis

White House<p>WASHINGTON — The national debt is on track to nearly double as a share of the economy over the next 30 years, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.<p>Federal debt is currently equivalent to 78 percent of the country's annual Gross Domestic Product, with …

U.S. Congress

States sue Trump over immigrant families as Congress quarrels

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than a dozen states sued the Trump administration on Tuesday over its separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying President Donald Trump's order last week ending the breakups was illusory.<p>In a complaint filed with U.S. District …

Supreme Court Sides With California Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers

<b>Updated at 11:26 a.m.</b><p>The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a lower court decision upholding a California law requiring anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to more fully disclose what they are.<p>The case pitted the right to know against the right of free speech. On one side are self-identified …

Supreme Court upholds travel ban

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump's travel ban.<p>The ruling was 5-4 along partisan lines, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing for the conservative majority.<p>The ruling sends a strong message that Trump has broad powers under immigration law to act to protect …

Travel Ban

Inside Ford’s plan to remake Detroit–and itself

Detroit needs Ford–but Ford may need Detroit even more.<p>Ford has a problem: The 110-year-old company has a reputation for being slow to innovate, and that’s not only hurting its stock price, it’s also preventing Ford from attracting big talent.<p>To help position itself as a 21st-century innovator, …

Urban Design

Iceland: From crisis to hotspot, 10 years on from the financial crisis

On the mossy, volcanic tundra of Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula, Orf Genetics’ glass and metal greenhouse stands out like a sore thumb.<p>Inside, tens of thousands of barley plants will be carefully tended for 90 days before being sent down the road to the sparsely populated country’s capital Reykjavik …

South Africa’s young chefs are trying to revive a food culture decimated by apartheid

As a child, South African chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu would skip home from school, dreaming of the pumpkin pudding waiting for her at her grandmother’s house. Years later, the world class South African chef’s prized pumpkin dessert, inspired by her grandmother’s recipe, is one of the local delicacies …

Are scooter startups really worth billions?

It’s been hard to miss the scooter startup wars opening fresh, techno-fueled rifts in Valley society in recent months. Another flavor of ride-sharing steed which sprouted seemingly overnight to clutter up sidewalks — drawing rapid-fire ire from city regulators apparently far more forgiving of …

A College QB's Suicide. A Family's Search for Answers.

<b>Watch</b> <b>Losing Tyler</b> <b>on SI TV.</b> <b>Our latest documentary chronicles the Hilinski family’s search for answers in the aftermath of tragedy.</b><p>Cards and collages …

36,000 Feet In The Air, Flight Attendants And Passengers Say 'Me, Too'

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This story contains descriptions of alleged sexual assault.</i><p>Teri, a flight attendant for 12 years, says she experienced a disturbing situation on a flight just last week.<p>"I encountered a gentleman, maybe in his 20s, who was lying across a row of seats on a light flight, inappropriately …

Sexual Harassment

Will we stop speaking and just text?

The young often text more than make calls so is speech itself doomed? Texting may be closer to speech than formal written language, writes James Harbeck.<p>Say this out loud: <i>zomg wtfffffff im going 2 pwn you!!!!1111 lololol</i><p>Well, OK, you can’t. And yet, in its loosely structured live interactivity, …

Vocal Cords

Twitter Ramps Up Fight Against Abuse and Malicious Bots

Twitter Inc. said it’s making changes to combat abuse and malicious automated accounts, including requiring more authentication for new users, in an …

Google Maps redesigns the Explore section to make it easier to find restaurants

Google Maps is getting an update today that’ll make it easier to find recommendations for restaurants and other places to visit. On iOS and Android, you’ll now see a redesigned version of the Explore tab that appears at the bottom of the app when you open it up. The new screen starts off with big …

Facebook is reversing its ban on cryptocurrency ads

Facebook is reversing its January ban on cryptocurrency ads, though advertisers will have to be pre-approved and ads related to initial coin …

Updating your router to WPA3 could protect your home Wi-Fi network

A new security protocol for wireless internet access known as Wi-Fi Security Protocol 3, or WPA3, has been certified and router manufacturers are …

Routers