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Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 09:23 PM PST

New US Strategy Foresees Sensors in Space to Track Missiles

New US Strategy Foresees Sensors in Space to Track Missiles

The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems...

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 07:33 PM PST

Furloughed Workers Turn to Odd Jobs, Gig Economy

Furloughed Workers Turn to Odd Jobs, Gig Economy

When the nation’s capital was hit by almost a foot of snow this past weekend, Nick Elger saw a chance to make a buck. Elger, 28, usually spends his days working for the Environmental Protection Agency, but he’s...

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 04:16 PM PST

GSA Ignored Emoluments in Approving Trump Hotel Lease

GSA Ignored Emoluments in Approving Trump Hotel Lease

The General Services Administration improperly "ignored" the U.S. Constitution's emoluments provision outlawing foreign gifts when it green-lit President Donald Trump's management of his Washington, D.C., hotel...

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 07:41 AM PST

Karen Pence to Teach at School That Bans LGBTQ Employees, Students

Karen Pence to Teach at School That Bans LGBTQ Employees, Students

Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, said Tuesday she would return to teaching art at a northern Virginia elementary school that explicitly bars its employees from engaging in or condoning...

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 10:26 AM PST

Steve King Faces Congressional Backlash Over Racist Remark

Steve King Faces Congressional Backlash Over Racist Remark

In a rare moment of bipartisan agreement, members of the U.S. House condemned Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) for his comments on white nationalism and white supremacy. Even leaders of King's own party are pressuring...

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 06:52 AM PST

Budget Deadlock Continues as Shutdown Hits Its 26th Day

Budget Deadlock Continues as Shutdown Hits Its 26th Day

Hope for the federal government to reopen is low as a deadlock over the budget from President Donald Trump, Republican lawmakers and Democratic lawmakers continue. The longest government shutdown in U.S. history...

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 05:26 AM PST

Super Bowl Planners: Shutdown Brings 'Uncharted Territory'

Super Bowl Planners: Shutdown Brings 'Uncharted Territory'

A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super...

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 04:31 AM PST

Last Year's Central American Caravan Dwindles, New One Forms

Last Year's Central American Caravan Dwindles, New One Forms

The migrant caravan that was seized upon by U.S. President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2018 midterm election has quietly dwindled, with many having gone home to Central America or put down roots in...

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 07:35 PM PST

Shutdown May Upend State of the Union Speech

Shutdown May Upend State of the Union Speech

A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech....

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 12:32 PM PST

Climate Change Not 'Greatest Crisis': EPA Nominee

Climate Change Not 'Greatest Crisis': EPA Nominee

President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate change "a huge issue" but not the "greatest crisis," drawing fire from Democrats at his confirmation...

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