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mcconnell-121218.jpg Under pressure from President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., announced Tuesday the Senate will hold a vote on a criminal justice reform bill before the end of the year.

trump5-121118.jpg In a tense public exchange with Democratic leaders on Tuesday, President Donald Trump took ownership of a potential shutdown of key government agencies over the issue of funding of his controversial border wall. "If we don't get what we want, one way or the other," Trump said, "I will shut down the government, absolutely."

us-marines-missing-121118.jpg The US military stated that five American Marines who have been missing since two US Aircraft collided off the southern coast of Japan are dead. US Marine Corps Lt Gen Eric Smith, commanding general, III Marine Expeditionary Force, made the announcement Tuesday, after five days of search and rescue operations for the missing US marines were concluded. "Every possible effort was made to recover o

trump3-121118.jpg Just hours before a meeting with top Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump attacked the party as weak on border security in a series of posts to Twitter on Tuesday. Trump accused Democratic lawmakers of wanting "open borders" and opposing border security for "strictly political reasons."

trump-fort-drum-121018.jpg Despite recently calling this year's $716 billion defense budget "crazy," President Donald Trump reportedly plans to ask for a sharp increase in military spending next fiscal year.

donald-trump3-121018.jpg With court filings by federal prosecutors about "hush money" payments to two women stirring up talk of impeachment, President Donald Trump has sought to place any blame on his former personal attorney Michael Cohen.

anti-semitism-121018.jpg Anti-Semitic hate speech, harassment and fear of being recognized as Jewish are on the rise in Europe, a major survey by the European Union has found. EU's Fundamental Rights Agency questioned Jews in 12 EU countries where most of the bloc's estimated Jewish population live. FRA's report "Experiences and perceptions of anti-Semitism - Second survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews

petro-dec10.jpg Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro announced that his government plans to sell the oil produced in the OPEC member state in Petro from March next year to reduce dependence on the U.S. dollar. Venezuela's state-run media network TeleSUR quoted Maduro as saying that the measure is aimed at diversifying the international market, including the crypto-active forms of payment within the economic ag

trump-public-050417_07dec18.jpg A US appeals court ruled against an order President Donald Trump issued last month that denies asylum pleas of migrants who crossed the southern border illegally. Two members of the three-judge bench of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said late Friday that the ban is inconsistent with an existing US law, and attempts to over-run Congress. A presidential order signed on November 9 says that t

heather-nauert-120718.jpg Confirming numerous media reports, President Donald Trump announced plans to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations on Friday. Trump revealed his intention to nominate Nauert as UN Ambassador in brief remarks to reporters on the south lawn of the White House.

william-barr-120718.jpg President Donald Trump revealed Friday he plans to nominate former Attorney General William Barr to once again serve as the nation's top law enforcement officer. Trump announced his intent to nominate Barr as Attorney General in remarks to reporters outside the White House, calling the Republican lawyer "one of the most respected jurists in the country."

heather-nauert-120718.jpg President Donald Trump intends to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, according to numerous media reports. Trump's potential nomination of Nauert, which was first reported by Bloomberg News, is likely to draw criticism due to her lack of foreign policy experience.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted $25 million from Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) fund to support projects at the Inland Port Greer (IPG) and the Port of Charleston. Project Two of the Upstate Express Corridor Project would increase capacity at the IPG...

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed insider trading charges against three Indians after an IT contractor illegally tipped with his wife and her father confidential client information he stole while working in the Singapore branch of an investment bank. The SEC obtained a court-ordered...

oscar-dec05.jpg Kevin Hart, who was selected to host the next Academy Awards ceremony, has relieved himself from the role following a controversy over some homophobic tweets he made years ago. The American comedian, actor and producer made the announcement Friday after arriving in the Australian city of Sydney for a comedy show as part of his massively hysterical "The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour." "I have mad

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