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tammy-duckworth-041918.jpg Senator Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., gave birth to a baby daughter earlier this month, raising concerns that Senate rules could prevent her from doing her job while also caring for the newborn child. The Senate subsequently voted Wednesday to approve a resolution allowing Senators to bring their children...

tedd-cruz-beto-041918.jpg Republican Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tex., and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke, R-Tex., are essentially tied in a Quinnipiac University poll of the closely watched Senate race in Texas. Forty-seven percent of Texas voters said they would support Cruz if the election were held today, while 44 percent...

Each year, more than eight million children die from preventable diseases in countries with the worst health care systems . Kofi Annan, former head of the UN, said that, "Almost all these deaths will happen in developing countries. A large number of them could be prevented." You do not want to find...

Iraqi security forces and Syrian Democratic Forces continue to contain Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters in areas of the middle Euphrates River valley, a top US defense officer in charge of the U.S. military campaign against the dreaded terorist group said Wednesday. Army Col. Ryan Dillon briefed...

trump3-041918.jpg President Donald Trump has expressed optimism about a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but indicated Wednesday he is willing to walk out of the meeting if the discussions are not "fruitful." Trump discussed the planned meeting with Kim during a press conference with Japanese Prime...

canada-marijuana-041918.jpg As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana nationwide later this year, a national survey by Statistics Canada has thrown up some interesting facts - including that legal marijuana is not a temptation for most Canadians. Regardless of cannabis use, 79 percent of Canadians surveyed said they would not be more likely to try or increase their cannabis consumption just because it is legalized.

sindrithorstefansson-iceland-041918.jpg The suspected mastermind behind the theft of $2 million worth of bitcoin mining equipment has escaped an Icelandic prison, and reportedly fled to Sweden on a plane that was also carrying Iceland's Prime Minister. Sindri Thor Stefansson escaped from a minimum-security prison Tuesday, Icelandic media reported. He boarded the flight from the international airport in Keflavik using a ticket under s

jim-bridenstine-0411818.jpg President Donald Trump's nominee to head the National Aeronautics and Space Administration narrowly cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate on Wednesday. The Senate voted 50 to 48 in favor of a motion cutting off debate on Congressman James Bridenstine's, R-Okla., nomination as NASA Administrator.

donald-j-trump3-041818.jpg President Donald Trump appears to have contradicted himself regarding his reasoning for firing former FBI Director James Comey. In a post on Twitter on Wednesday, Trump claimed firing Comey was unrelated to the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

airstrikes-in-syria-041818.jpg A majority of voters support last weekend's U.S.-led airstrikes on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, according to the results of a new Morning Consult/Politico survey. The survey found that 66 percent of registered voters support the attack on Syria.

pompeo-kim-trump-041818.jpg President Donald Trump has confirmed reports of a secret meeting between CIA Director and Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week. The meeting was the first major diplomatic effort from Pompeo, who is predicted to be confirmed as Secretary of State by the Republican-controlled Senate in the coming weeks.

nikkihaley-041818.jpg U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has dismissed claims she was confused about new sanctions against Russia, eliciting an apology from National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow. "With all due respect, I don't get confused," Haley said in a statement.

Prominent South Korean pop music band BTS has won the Time magazine's online reader's poll for 'Person of the Year 2018' award. BTS — which stands for 'Bangtan Sonyeondan' or 'Beyond the Scene' — is one of a number of K-pop groups with massive fanbases. The seven-person group consists of singers...

donaldtrump-041818.jpg After indicating a willingness to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership less than a week ago, President Donald Trump appeared to throw cold water on the idea in a post on Twitter late Tuesday. "While Japan and South Korea would like us to go back into TPP, I don't like the deal for the United States," Trump tweeted.

barbarabush-041818.jpg Former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. She was the wife of 41st president George H.W. Bush and mother of 43rd president George W. Bush. Her husband, at 93, is the longest-lived U.S. president. A statement from the office of her husband described Bush as a "relentless proponent of...

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