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Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 at 08:55 AM EST

Pence Visits Western Wall Amid Tensions with Palestinians

Pence Visits Western Wall Amid Tensions with Palestinians

Vice President Mike Pence placed his hand on the hallowed Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday as he wrapped up a four-day trip to the Mideast that ended with Palestinians still fuming over the Trump...

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Pennsylvania Court Throws Out Congressional Boundaries

Pennsylvania Court Throws Out Congressional Boundaries

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state's congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who charged that the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit...

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 at 03:09 AM EST

Trump Hits Solar Panels, Washing Machines With Tariffs

Trump Hits Solar Panels, Washing Machines With Tariffs

President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The president's decision followed recommendations for...

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 06:11 PM EST

Prosecutors to Seek 21-Month Sentence for Paul's Neighbor

Prosecutors to Seek 21-Month Sentence for Paul's Neighbor

Federal prosecutors will seek a 21-month prison sentence for the man accused of tackling U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the Kentucky lawmaker's yard, according to a court document that says the man "had enough" when he...

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As Shutdown Eases, Federal Workers Fear Prospect of Another

As Shutdown Eases, Federal Workers Fear Prospect of Another

The swift steps ending a messy and expensive government shutdown set the stage for hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return Tuesday, but some say they fear they could find themselves in limbo again in...

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 01:26 PM EST

How Shutdown Affects Key Parts of Federal Government

How Shutdown Affects Key Parts of Federal Government

Thousands of federal employees began their work week gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they'll be able to return to work and how long they'll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in...

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 02:43 PM EST

Oregonians to Vote on Medicaid Taxes as Costs Soar

Oregonians to Vote on Medicaid Taxes as Costs Soar

Oregon aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act, adding enough people to leave only 5 percent of its population uninsured — one of America's lowest rates. Now, with the reduction...

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 03:01 PM EST

Pence Slams Account of Trump Romp With Adult Film Star

Pence Slams Account of Trump Romp With Adult Film Star

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday defended President Donald Trump over his recent comments disparaging immigration from Africa and Haiti, telling The Associated Press that the president's "heart" is aimed...

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 12:15 PM EST

Head of Russian Outlet RT Says US Foreign Agent Order Hurts

Head of Russian Outlet RT Says US Foreign Agent Order Hurts

The head of Russian television channel RT says the Kremlin-funded outlet is already suffering the consequences of having to register as a foreign agent in the U.S. amid allegations that it participated in...

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 07:45 PM EST

Trump to Face Mixed Welcome at Elite Davos Gathering

Trump to Face Mixed Welcome at Elite Davos Gathering

In Davos this week, participants can experience "a day in the life of a refugee." Or hear about ways to uphold the Paris climate accord and promote free trade. Or rub elbows with any number of leaders of African...

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