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Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 at 12:21 AM EDT

US Hits Iran Space Agency With Sanctions Over Missile Work

US Hits Iran Space Agency With Sanctions Over Missile Work

The Trump administration imposed sanctions Tuesday on Iran's space agency for the first time, accusing it of developing ballistic missiles under the cover of a civilian program to launch satellites into...

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 at 08:49 PM EDT

North Carolina Judges Toss Maps, Slam Gerrymandering in Stinging Ruling

North Carolina Judges Toss Maps, Slam Gerrymandering in Stinging Ruling

A panel of three judges in North Carolina threw out the state’s legislative district maps on Tuesday, ruling that the maps were such an extreme partisan gerrymander that they violated the state constitution, NBC...

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 at 09:41 PM EDT

Pentagon Oks Military Construction Cash to Build Border Wall

Pentagon Oks Military Construction Cash to Build Border Wall

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border. Pentagon...

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 at 12:19 PM EDT

'Universal Basic Income' Gets a Test Run in California City

'Universal Basic Income' Gets a Test Run in California City

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to give cash to every American each month. Susie Garza has never heard of Yang. But since February, she's been getting $500 a month from a nonprofit in...

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 at 10:08 AM EDT

Biden Taps Influence Industry Despite Pledge on Lobbyists

Biden Taps Influence Industry Despite Pledge on Lobbyists

Joe Biden entered the Democratic primary promising "from day one" to reject campaign cash from lobbyists. "I work for you — not any industry," he tweeted. Yet hours after his April campaign kickoff, the former...

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 at 12:52 PM EDT

Pence Stayed at Trump's Ireland Property After President's 'Suggestion'

Pence Stayed at Trump's Ireland Property After President's 'Suggestion'

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday defended his decision to stay at one of President Donald Trump's properties while in Ireland in the face of criticism by Democrats and good government groups that...

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 at 09:04 PM EDT

UK's Johnson Suffers Defeat in Parliament Over Brexit

UK's Johnson Suffers Defeat in Parliament Over Brexit

On a day of humiliating setbacks, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat in Parliament on Tuesday night as rebellious lawmakers voted to seize control of the Brexit agenda, prompting the...

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 at 05:48 AM EDT

Lam Says She Hasn't Resigned Because It's Easy Way Out

Lam Says She Hasn't Resigned Because It's Easy Way Out

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday she has never tendered her resignation to China over the anti-government protests that have roiled the city for three months. Lam was asked repeatedly at a news briefing...

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 at 04:52 AM EDT

Iran Oil Tanker Pursued by US Turns Off Tracker Near Syria

Iran Oil Tanker Pursued by US Turns Off Tracker Near Syria

An Iranian oil tanker pursued by the U.S. turned off its tracking beacon, leading to renewed speculation on Tuesday that it will head to Syria. The disappearance of the Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the...

Monday, Sep 2, 2019 at 07:26 PM EDT

Trump Admin Walks Back Plan to End Deportation Protections for Sick Immigrants

Trump Admin Walks Back Plan to End Deportation Protections for Sick Immigrants

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will reopen the process that helped some seriously ill migrants to defer deportation while receiving life-saving care in the U.S., NBC News reports. The...

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