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The Supreme Court Has An Ethics Problem

Justices on the high court don’t have to follow the same code of conduct as they do in lower courts. That needs to change.<p>A few days before the Supreme Court returned from its summer break, Justice Neil Gorsuch, the court’s newest member, attended a luncheon at the Trump International Hotel, where …

Codes of Conduct

Soviet submarine officer who averted nuclear war honoured with prize

A senior officer of a Soviet submarine who averted the outbreak of nuclear conflict during the cold war is to be honoured with a new prize, 55 years to the day after his heroic actions averted global catastrophe.<p>On 27 October 1962, Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov was on board the Soviet submarine …

War

US Army chief: 'No risk-free options' on North Korea

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> US Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley made clear Monday what a bind the US is in when it comes to solving the challenge of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, stating there are "no risk-free options" but said there is also not an "indefinite amount of time" to solve the …

Facebook and Twitter have to stop Russians and others from sharing racist content, black U.S. lawmakers insist

The pressure comes as Congress continues to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election.<p>Black lawmakers in Congress are increasing pressure on Facebook and Twitter to prevent Russian malefactors — or anyone else — from spreading racist messages on social media in a bid to fuel political …

FACT CHECK: Is Chicago Proof That Gun Laws Don't Work?

In the wake of the horrific shooting in Las Vegas this week, the White House faced questions about whether President Trump would support stricter gun legislation.<p>Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't give a definite response to these questions, but her statement showed a White House …

Guns

U.S. NAFTA demands intensify risk of scuttling trade talks

U.S. officials in NAFTA negotiations are making proposals on battleground issues that Canada and Mexico would never agree to, intensifying doubts of …

What would it take to trigger war between Russia and NATO? Just a spark

This September in Europe was a tense month of military posturing and preparations. Sweden recently began a three-week war game, its largest since the …

Russia

One of the clearest signs of climate change in Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey was the rain

Warmer temperatures are increasing the energy and moisture available to hurricanes.<p>As Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria plowed through unusually warm oceans this summer, each one broke records, startling even the scientists who study extreme weather.<p>“All of these storms went through a period where …

Weather

North Korea claims almost 5 million have signed up to join its already enormous army

North Korea's state newspaper reported Thursday that 4.7 million students and workers have expressed a desire to enlist or reenlist in the nation's army, potentially adding a major boost in manpower to what is already one of the largest armed forces in the world.<p>It is difficult for outside analysts …

North Korea

Saudi women to be allowed to drive from age 18, same as men | Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi women will be allowed to drive from the age of 18, a government spokesman said on Thursday, partially allaying speculation they could still face tighter controls than men when finally allowed behind the wheel.<p>A Saudi woman speaks on the phone as another woman walks past her …

Puerto Rico's governor Rosselló: We need all hands on deck

Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rosselló joins Morning Joe to discuss the effort to rebuild the island following Hurricane Maria. Rosselló also discusses …

McCain demands accounting from VA on money for private care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain is demanding a full accounting from the Department of Veterans Affairs on the financial status of its …

US considers shooting down NK missiles that don't pose a direct threat

<b>(CNN) —</b> As tensions continue to ratchet up with North Korea, CNN has learned that the US is considering shooting down a North Korean ballistic missile even if it does not directly threaten the US or its allies.<p>Speaking to reporters Monday, Defense Secretary James Mattis said North Korea is …

North Korea

Tim Kaine: The founding fathers wanted you to be a (peaceful) activist

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sunday is the 230th Anniversary of the US Constitution. The document was finalized in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, and we celebrate that day every year as Constitution Day. Today we're reminded we need to fully grasp the heritage we have inherited.<p>And in 2017, so many do. From the …

'He cut your heart out': Trump's anger proves memorable

<b>(CNN) —</b> Touring his recently purchased Plaza Hotel in the late 1980s, Donald Trump noticed an armoire that offended him.<p>Fuming, Trump accused his staff of making him look bad. In an expletive-laced explosion, he ripped the door off the subpar piece of furniture, a former senior Trump Organization …

Donald Trump

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Trump Signs Congressional Resolution Condemning White Supremacists

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a resolution passed by Congress condemning white supremacists, Neo-Nazis and other hate groups.<p>"As Americans, we condemn the recent violence in Charlottesville and oppose hatred, bigotry, and racism in all forms," Trump said in a statement. "No matter the …

'The president speaks for himself': Rex Tillerson distances himself from Trump

Asked if Charlottesville remarks made it harder to represent the US, secretary of state appears to suggest president does not represent American values<p>Appearing to suggest that Donald Trump did not represent “the American people’s values” after the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Rex …

Mexico's Response To Trump Tweet Includes Offer Of Aid For Harvey Recovery

Trump on Sunday morning again said that Mexico would pay for his border wall, even as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to deluge Texas.<p>Mexico's Foreign Ministry on Sunday offered "all the help that can be provided" in response to the devastation that Tropical Storm Harvey is unleashing on Texas.<p>"The …

California Dems ignite debate on Trump's mental health

Trump's stability has been called into question in recent weeks, most notably by GOP Sen. Bob Corker and former Director of Intelligence James …

Again we see Trump enjoys running for president more than being one

For most Canadians, the news during the rally-cum-rant in Phoenix, Tuesday night, arrived when Donald Trump predicted the North American free trade talks would likely fail and he would terminate the accord.<p>"Personally, I don't think we can make a deal," the President told thousands of supporters at …

The internet is loving CNN anchor Don Lemon’s calm, razor-sharp response to Trump’s Phoenix rally

In a minute and a half, CNN anchor Don Lemon was able to clearly and calmly articulate just what was wrong with US president Donald Trump’s Aug. 22 rally in Phoenix, Arizona.<p>Twitter quickly lit up that evening with praise for his off-the-cuff remarks. “What we’ve witnessed is a total eclipse of the …

Donald Trump

Will Trump be removed from office? Watch what happens in Alabama

The calls for President Trump to be impeached have grown in recent days. But the difference between this being a liberal fantasy and a potential …

Republicans

In Trump CEO Council Exodus, Early Movers Stand Out

President Donald Trump's equivocal reaction to racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, earned him round condemnation from many of the CEOs who …

Donald Trump

South Korea’s Leader Bluntly Warns U.S. Against Striking North

SEOUL, South Korea — With his public alarmed by President Trump’s recent threats to North Korea, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea issued an unusually blunt rebuke to the United States on Tuesday, warning that any unilateral military action against the North over its nuclear weapons program …

Where is Guam and why would North Korea attack it?

North Korea launched what it called a successful missile in August that flew over Japan and into the northern Pacific Ocean – an apparent threat to Guam, according to its state run media.<p>After the launch, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for even more weapons launches targeting the Pacific …

Ukrainian soldiers are pretending to be SEAL Team 6 to scare Russian-backed separatists

Reports emerged in late July that the Pentagon has devised a plan to arm Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed separatists with defensive weapons, such as Javelin missiles.<p>But many Ukrainian soldiers on the ground believe the plan would give them more of a psychological edge than anything, …

Iraq sends workers home as 'ungodly' heat grips Middle East

Power networks struggle in Baghdad and building work halted in Riyadh, while high humidity affects coastal cities<p>While Europe battles with a heatwave named Lucifer, the Middle East is enduring a summer so brutal that even those accustomed to Baghdad’s searing August weather are labelling it …

Middle East

U.S. Investigating Diplomats' Hearing Loss in Cuba

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is consulting with outside experts to determine what happened to American diplomats in the Havana embassy who returned home with damaged hearing, officials told NBC News on Thursday.<p>What caused the Americans in Cuba to suddenly begin losing their hearing remains a …

Scott Pruitt: Hiding from Reporters and Reality

Scott Pruitt is having a rough week. On Monday, the New York Times reported on a draft climate assessment created by scientists across the federal …

Scott Pruitt