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Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 01:39 PM EST

UN Panel Agrees to Move Ahead With Debate on 'Killer Robots'

UN Panel Agrees to Move Ahead With Debate on 'Killer Robots'

A U.N. panel agreed Friday to move ahead with talks to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, as human rights groups said governments are moving too slowly to keep up...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 01:56 PM EST

Director of Puerto Rico Power Company Resigns Amid Scrutiny

Director of Puerto Rico Power Company Resigns Amid Scrutiny

The director of Puerto Rico's power company resigned on Friday amid ongoing blackouts and scrutiny of a contract awarded to a small Montana-based company to help rebuild the electric grid destroyed by Hurricane...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 04:38 PM EST

White House Sends 3rd Disaster Aid Request, for $44B

White House Sends 3rd Disaster Aid Request, for $44B

The White House Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small. The request, President Donald Trump's third since...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 03:46 PM EST

Derided By Critics, Trickle-Down Economics Gets Another Try

Derided By Critics, Trickle-Down Economics Gets Another Try

Does money roll downhill? In their drive to cut taxes, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are betting it does. Behind their legislation is a theory long popular among conservatives: Slash...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 11:26 AM EST

Sen. Hatch to Dems Saying Tax Cuts Are for Rich: 'Bull Crap'

Sen. Hatch to Dems Saying Tax Cuts Are for Rich: 'Bull Crap'

A debate between two senators over whether Republican tax cuts are aimed at helping the rich escalated into raised voices, interruptions, a banging gavel and a decidedly un-senatorial cry of "bull crap." The...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 11:11 AM EST

Senators Hatch, Brown Trade Barbs in Tax Debate

Senators Hatch, Brown Trade Barbs in Tax Debate

Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch and Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown exchanged heated words in a Senate Finance committee hearing debating the tax bill overhaul. The Senate version of tax bill was approved...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 08:08 AM EST

Franken Fallout: Colleagues Respond to Allegations

Franken Fallout: Colleagues Respond to Allegations

U.S. Senator Al Franken is asking his colleagues to investigate his own behavior after new allegations of sexual misconduct.

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 07:09 AM EST

Congress' Delay Risks Millions of Kids' Health Insurance

Congress' Delay Risks Millions of Kids' Health Insurance

The Children's Health Insurance Program covers annual check-ups and more medical procedures for nearly 9 million kids in low-income families, but congressional bickering is putting it at risk, NBC News...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 06:48 AM EST

Iraqi Forces Retake the Country's Last ISIS-Held Town

Iraqi Forces Retake the Country's Last ISIS-Held Town

Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition retook on Friday the last town in the country that was held by the Islamic State group, more than three years after the militants stormed nearly a third of Iraqi...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 11:42 PM EST

As Sex Scandals Topple the Powerful: Why Not Trump?

As Sex Scandals Topple the Powerful: Why Not Trump?

"You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women's private parts...

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