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The U.S. is yet to reach a final conclusion on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, officials reportedly said, despite reports the CIA believes it was ordered by the Saudi crown prince. "Numerous unanswered questions" remain, a State Department statement said. Sources told US media they did...

ronald-d-vitiello-111718.jpg Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, indicated Friday he will give up his Senate Judiciary Committee gavel and reclaim the position of Senate Finance Committee Chairman in the next Congress.

jim-acosta-111718.jpg A federal judge on Friday ordered the White House to temporarily reinstate CNN's chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly ruled the White House deprived Acosta of "due process" when his press credentials were suspended last week.

suicide-workers-111618.jpg The suicide rate among the US working-age population has increased by 34 percent during the first 16 years of this century, a new government report says. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report after examining lifetime occupations of 22,053 people aged 16-64 years, who committed suicide during 2000-2016. The suicide rate was highest among males in the fields of Construction

marcia-fudge-111518.jpg Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, is considering challenging current House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for the position of House Speaker in the next Congress. "People are asking me to do it, and I am thinking about it," Fudge told The Cleveland Plain Dealer on Wednesday.

catherinecortez-111518.jpg Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., will lead Democrats' efforts to retake control of the Senate in 2020, Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., revealed on Thursday. Schumer announced Cortez Masto will be the first Latina to serve as Chairwoman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

jamal-khashoggi-111518.jpg Seventeen Saudi Arabian government officials were sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday over their alleged roles in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

donald-trump2-111518.jpg President Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential collusion with the president's campaign in a series of posts on Twitter on Thursday.

isan-111518.jpg Isan Elba, the daughter of British actor, producer and musician Idris Elba, has been named as the official ambassador for the 2019 Golden Globe Awards season. Isan was born to Idris Elba's first wife Hanne Kim Elba, who is a makeup artist and businesswoman. Isan's name was announced by HFPA President Meher Tatna at The Four Seasons in Los Angeles. "Last year, the HFPA renamed the title to repr

us-mexico-111518.jpg The US government has awarded a $167-million contract to a Galveston, Texas-based construction company to build a levee wall in south Texas along the United States' border with Mexico to prevent the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants to the country. The contract was awarded the day hundreds of U.S.-bound Latin American migrants, who started their grueling journey on foot from Honduras, El Salva

trump3-111418.jpg In a lawsuit over the decision to revoke the press pass of CNN's chief White House correspondent, the White House claims to have "broad discretion" to regulate access by journalists. The White House argued in a filing to the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday that journalists do...

kevin-mccarthy-111418.jpg Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., will serve as House Minority Leader in the next Congress after a vote by members of the Republican caucus on Wednesday. McCarthy will take over as the top Republican in the House from retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as Democrats retake control of the chamber next year.

nancy-pelosi-1114180.jpg Democrats are divided over whether current House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., should once again become House Speaker in the next Congress, according to the results of a new CNN poll.

john-abizaid-111418.jpg President Donald Trump intends to nominate retired Army General John Abizaid as U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, the White House announced on Tuesday. The White House said Abizaid currently serves as the first Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University...

foreign-students-111418.jpg The number of international students in the United States surpassed one million for the third consecutive year, increasing 1.5 percent to reach a new high of 1,094,792 million, a new report finds. The United States remains the top host of international students globally, according to the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. The rise in numbers is mainly due to students s

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