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us-capitol-091818.jpg A bill intended to combat the nation's deadly opioid epidemic was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate in a rare bipartisan vote on Monday. The Senate voted 99 to 1 in favor of the "Opioid Crisis Response Act."

brettkavanaugh-sep18.jpg President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and the woman who accused him of attempting to rape her long ago, have been asked by the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify before it regarding the allegation. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said, "The hearing on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United

uschina-sep18.jpg In an escalation of the trade war between the world's two largest economies, China announced plans to impose tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods on Tuesday in retaliation for the U.S. decision to impose tariffs on another $200 billion worth of Chinese products.

us-economy-091718.jpg Reflecting generally positive attitudes on economic indicators, the results of a Gallup poll released Monday showed the percentage of Americans citing some aspect of the economy as the most important problem facing the U.S. hit a record low.

bredesen-kyrsten-091718.jpg Democratic candidates are leading in two closely watched Senate races in Arizona and Tennessee, according to the results of a pair of CNN polls released on Monday. The polls show Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and former Governor Phil Bredesen leading in Arizona and Tennessee, respectively.

brett-michael-kavanaugh2-091718.jpg A woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is willing to publicly testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to her attorney. Debra Katz, a Washington lawyer representing Palo Alto University psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford, told NBC's "Today"...

machines-human2-091718.jpg By 2025, the amount of work done by machines in the workplace will jump from 29 percent to more than 50 percent, a World Economic Forum (WEF) study estimates. Currently, 71 percent of workplace tasks are being performed by humans. The Swiss nonprofit think tank predicts that Artificial Intelligence, or AI, and robots will displace 75 million jobs worldwide by 2022. But as many as 133 million new

jeff-flake-brettkavanaugh-091718.jpg Republican Senate Judiciary Committee member Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., has said he is not comfortable voting for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until allegations of sexual assault against him are properly heard.

trump4-091418.jpg President Donald Trump has instructed aides to proceed with plans to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, according to a report from Bloomberg.

robert-s-mueller-091418.jpg President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election as part of a plea deal.

cynthinanixon-sep14.jpg 'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon's bid for New York governor ended at its primary stage as she failed to win the Democratic party nomination against incumbent Andrew Cuomo. Cynthia conceded defeat after she could win only 35 percent of the vote while Cuomo gained 65 percent with 93 percent of precincts reporting. Responding to the result on Twitter Thursday night, Nixon said she is not disc

spacex-moon-091418.jpg American space manufacturing and transportation services firm SpaceX said it signed the world's first private passenger to circumnavigate the Moon aboard its rocket. The company said it will reveal the identity of the tourist on Monday. "SpaceX has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle - an important step toward enabling access for everyday

us-house-cat-dog-091318.jpg The House of Representatives passed a legislation prohibiting the slaughter, transportation, or selling of dogs and cats for the purpose of human consumption in the United States. The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018 (H.R. 6720), amending the federal Animal Welfare Act, authorizes a fine of up to $5,000 for violating the law. The bill, introduced by Reps. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla.,

trump--meddling-us-elections-091318.jpg President Donald Trump has signed an Executive Order declaring a national emergency to deal with the threat of foreign interference in US elections and authorizing the Government to impose sanctions against any countries or foreign individuals found to have engaged in election meddling. "The United States will not tolerate any form of foreign interference in its elections", Trump said Wednesday a

india-pakistan-091218.jpg President Donald Trump has named 23 countries, including India and Pakistan, as major drug transit or illicit drug producing countries. Other countries in the list are Afghanistan, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Myanmar, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. Trump designated Bolivia

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