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Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:13 AM PDT

What Happens to Earth If the US Exits the Climate Deal?

What Happens to Earth If the US Exits the Climate Deal?

Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That's because America contributes so much to...

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 02:38 PM PDT

Trump to Set Up 'War Room' to Deal With Russia Questions

Trump to Set Up 'War Room' to Deal With Russia Questions

The White House is preparing to establish a "war room" to combat questions about ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign, Reuters reported. The news agency cited administration officials...

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 01:47 PM PDT

New 'Blue Lives Matter' Laws Raise Concerns Among Activists

New 'Blue Lives Matter' Laws Raise Concerns Among Activists

Following a spike in deadly attacks on police, more than a dozen states have responded this year with "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers, raising...

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 12:19 PM PDT

Three Moments From Hillary Clinton's Commencement Address

Three Moments From Hillary Clinton's Commencement Address

Hillary Clinton's commencement address at Wellesley College included remarks about President Trump's proposed budget, life after the election and a comparison between President Trump and President Nixon.

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 01:02 PM PDT

Trump Criticizes German Trade Surplus, Again

Trump Criticizes German Trade Surplus, Again

President Donald Trump has criticized Germany's trade surplus with the United States, drawing attention to a contentious issue at a summit of world leaders where trade is already a sticking point. As the...

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 06:48 PM PDT

West Coast Quake Early Warning Plans Are on Shaky Ground

West Coast Quake Early Warning Plans Are on Shaky Ground

Plans for a West Coast earthquake early warning system, designed to give a few seconds of notice before the shaking, would likely be killed under the White House budget.

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 02:45 PM PDT

Republican Wins House Seat, Apologizes After Assault Charge

Republican Wins House Seat, Apologizes After Assault Charge

Republican Greg Gianforte won Montana's special congressional election late Thursday barely a day after he was charged with misdemeanor assault following accusations that he body-slammed a reporter, NBC News...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 03:51 PM PDT

Kushner Under FBI Scrutiny in Russia Probe: Officials

Kushner Under FBI Scrutiny in Russia Probe: Officials

Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News. Investigators believe Kushner has...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 04:30 PM PDT

Watch: Trump Appears to Push Aside Montenegro PM

Watch: Trump Appears to Push Aside Montenegro PM

President Donald Trump's push to get in front of the pack at a NATO summit generated indignation in the Balkans and garnered attention on social media — but the man he shoved aside took it in stride. At...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 05:17 PM PDT

Trump Travel Ban Blocked; Fight Headed for Supreme Court

Trump Travel Ban Blocked; Fight Headed for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in...

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