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Justices Pass On Deciding If Anti-Gay Workplace Discrimination Is Banned Under Current Law

Jameka Evans had asked the justices to decide whether the sex discrimination ban in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects against sexual orientation discrimination.<p>The Supreme Court won't weigh in for now on whether existing civil rights laws protect LGBT people from discrimination, …

Conaway says he'll keep running Russia probe even with Nunes cleared by ethics inquiry

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rep. Mike Conaway said Monday that he would continue running the House's Russia investigation even though the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has been cleared by an ethics inquiry that had prevented him from running the probe.<p>Last week, the House Ethics Committee …

Officials see weapons threat as North Korea gains biotech expertise

Five months before North Korea’s first nuclear test in 2006, U.S. intelligence officials sent a report to Congress warning that secret work also was …

Golden eagle migration out of sync with climate change

<b>Golden eagles in North America may have the timing of their migration shifted out of step with a seasonal boom in food they need to raise their young, according to scientists.</b><p>A project to track the impact of climate change on migrating animals has revealed that adult golden eagles are unable to …

Detained by US, Mexican journalist fears death if deported

HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates for a Mexican journalist detained in a remote West Texas facility asked the U.S. government to grant him asylum instead of …

Immigration

Document suggests at least five camps are being set up as Beijing prepares for possible influx of refugees should Kim Jong-un’s regime collapse<p>China is quietly building a network of refugee camps along its 880-mile (1,416km) border with North Korea as it braces for the human exodus that a conflict …

North Korea

Global U.S. military presence questioned

Despite President Donald Trump’s pledge to adopt an "America First" foreign policy that disentangles the U.S. military from many global hot spots, Washington just can’t get seem to get out of the business of policing the world — even when its military posture might damage its interests.<p>That was the …

Geopolitics

U.S. Hiring Figures Reveal Sweet Spot for Economy

Unemployment rate holds at 17-year low of 4.1%<p>WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy is hitting milestones not seen in more than a decade, marked by robust hiring that has led to low unemployment and a sustained pickup in output.<p>Labor Department data Friday showed nonfarm payrolls rose a seasonally adjusted …

Economics

When kids get their first cell phones around the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sara Zaske's daughter, Sophia, rarely showed much interest in having her own cell phone -- that is, until they moved back to the United States from Germany.<p>About six years ago, when Sophia was just a toddler, Zaske and her husband moved the family from Oregon to Berlin.<p>By the time Sophia …

San Francisco Bay Area

More women plan to run for Congress than ever before

As of December 7 there were 369 women running or planning to run for a House seat in 2018, according to Rutgers University's Center for American …