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Former ethics director: Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act with Roy Moore comments

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A former director of the US Office of Government Ethics says he filed an official complaint against White House counselor Kellyanne Conway for what he argues was a violation of the Hatch Act after she attacked GOP Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore's opponent on television.<p>Walter …

Donald Trump

U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by …

Activists are outraged at a recent FBI report on the rise of black 'extremists'

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws.<p>The FBI said it doesn't target specific groups, and the report is …

Trump sarcastically responds to Kim Jong Un insults

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump sarcastically responded to North Korea's insults that described him as a "destroyer" who "begged for nuclear war" during his tour of Asia.<p>In a statement lashing out at Trump on Saturday, North Korea also referred to him as a "dotard," a word meaning a very old person, and one …

North Korea

Trump says he believes Putin's election meddling denials

<b>Da Nang, Vietnam (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump suggested on Saturday he's done confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin over his country's election meddling since it's insulting to the Russian leader.<p>Trump said he took Putin at his word that Russia did not seek to interfere in the US …

Russia

Man at heart of Clinton 'dirt' claim disappears

Professor Joseph Misfud, one of the main subjects in the FBI affidavit against candidate Donald Trump's ex-foreign policy adviser George Papadopolous, has disappeared. CNN's Nic Robertson has more.

Donald Trump

New data shows how the Trump administration is destroying the State Department

Sixty percent of State’s equivalent of four-star generals are gone.<p>Imagine a company where, in the past year, 60 percent of its top management quit and applicants to work there dropped by half. You’d assume that corporation would be on the verge of going bankrupt or in the throes of some …

WWII bomb scare leads German police to heavy zucchini

An elderly man in southern Germany thought he had found an unexploded World War II bomb in his garden. Police were relieved to find something quite …

How Fox News is covering the toughest day of the Trump presidency

The news that Donald Trump's former campaign head had turned himself over to the FBI was just minutes old on Monday morning when "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade posed a question that was probably on the minds of many viewers.<p>"Will you please tell us what else is happening in the news?" …

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Senate Approves Budget Plan That Smooths Path Toward Tax Cut

WASHINGTON — The Senate took a significant step toward rewriting the tax code on Thursday night with the passage of a budget blueprint that would protect a $1.5 trillion tax cut from a Democratic filibuster.<p>The budget resolution could also pave the way for opening up the Arctic National Wildlife …

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

North Korean envoy says nuclear war could break out at 'any moment'

Pyongyang said it wants a nuclear-free world, but a nuclear war might still start due to an "extreme and direct" US threat. Washington has separately …

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

Social Media

Tillerson: NKorea diplomacy continues until 1st 'bomb drops'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the North Korean crisis "will continue …

North Korea

Trump to Scrap Critical Health Care Subsidies, Hitting Obamacare Again

WASHINGTON — President Trump will scrap subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay out-of-pocket costs of low-income people, the White House said late Thursday. His plans were disclosed hours after the president ordered potentially sweeping changes in the nation’s insurance system, …

Health Care

Trump: We cannot aid Puerto Rico 'forever'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that Puerto Rico is going to have to shoulder more responsibility for recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria, saying the federal government's emergency responders can't stay there "forever."<p>His comments -- in which he also blamed the …

Caribbean

Is the American Idea Doomed?

Not yet—but it has precious few supporters on either the left or the right.<p>On May 5, 1857, eight men sat down to dinner at Boston’s Parker House hotel. They had gathered to plan a magazine, but by the time they stood up five hours later, they had laid the intellectual groundwork for a second …

Political Science

Trump administration releases hard-line immigration principles, threatening deal on 'dreamers'

By David Nakamura<p>, Reporter<p>The Trump administration released a list of hard-line immigration principles late Sunday that threaten to derail a deal in Congress to allow hundreds of thousands of younger undocumented immigrants to remain in the country legally.<p>The administration's wish list includes …

Immigration

A weakened Nate brings flooding, power outages to Gulf Coast

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage left by a series of hurricanes that hit the southern U.S. and Caribbean in recent weeks.<p>Nate — the first …

Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate

By Amy Goldstein<p>, Reporter<p>Juliet Eilperin<p>, Reporter<p>William Wan<p>, Reporter<p>The Trump administration issued rules Friday that immediately carve broad exceptions to the Affordable Care Act's promise of no-cost contraceptive coverage, touching off fresh lawsuits and renewed debate about the proper scope …

Health Care

The U.S. Has Never Been So Polarized On Guns

Democrats want to take action on gun control in the wake of the mass shooting Sunday in Las Vegas, the deadliest in recent U.S. history. And as the …

'It Just Kept Coming.' Photos Show Panic and Chaos as Las Vegas Shooting Unfolded

People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 201<p>... VIEW MORE<p>David …

Las Vegas

What you need to know about the GOP tax plan

The Trump administration and congressional Republicans are releasing the framework of a tax plan that substantially lowers most individual and …

Moore wins Republican Senate primary, dealing blow to GOP establishment

By Michael Scherer<p>, Reporter<p>A former state judge who believes that "God's law" can invalidate federal court decisions won Alabama's Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday night, sending a clear warning to President Trump and GOP leadership that conservative grass-roots anger will continue to …

Republicans

How Trump Is Ending the American Era

For all the visible damage the president has done to the nation’s global standing, things are much worse below the surface.<p>Donald Trump was right. He inherited a mess. In January 2017, American foreign policy was, if not in crisis, in big trouble. Strong forces were putting stress on the old global …

Irma, Now a Tropical Storm, Leaves Six Million Without Power in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. — Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday morning after a terrifying weekend where the devastating superstorm battered much of Florida with triple-digit winds and plunged millions of residents into darkness.<p>The extent of the damage after a day of triple-digit winds and raging …

Rainfall

Australia same-sex marriage vote: PM comes out for Yes

<b>Australian political leaders, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, have come out in support of a campaign for same-sex marriage.</b><p>More than 20,000 people gathered in Sydney to campaign ahead of a non-binding postal vote on changing Australia's marriage act.<p>Mr Turnbull made a surprise appearance …

Climate Science Looks Back to Predict the Future—And It’s Not Pretty

Simulating past climates gives science an uncomfortably accurate picture of what the future holds: The last time it was only a little warmer than …

Hurricane Jose: storm nearly 'category five' as it follows Irma's destructive path

The system is nearing the eastern Caribbean islands of Barbuda and Anguilla, promising further devastation in the wake of the giant Irma<p>Hurricane Jose has weakened slightly, but remains a “dangerous category four hurricane” as it heads towards the eastern Caribbean islands ravage by Hurricane …

Trump wades into legal battle over Harvey relief funds for churches

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday in support of churches seeking federal reimbursements for assisting in Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts, wading into an ongoing legal fight between local religious institutions and his own administration.<p>“Churches in Texas should be entitled to …

North Korea's Kim Jong Un fetes nuclear scientists, holds celebration bash

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a massive celebration to congratulate his nuclear scientists and technicians who steered the country’s sixth and largest nuclear test a week ago, its official news agency said on Sunday.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during a …