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Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 05:18 AM PDT

Taliban Want US Deal, But Some in Bigger Hurry Than Others

Taliban Want US Deal, But Some in Bigger Hurry Than Others

Afghanistan's Taliban leaders agreed they wanted a deal with the United States, but some were in more of a hurry than others. Taliban negotiators were at odds with their Council of Leaders, or shura, about...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 05:05 AM PDT

Johnson Denies Lying to Queen Over UK Parliament Suspension

Johnson Denies Lying to Queen Over UK Parliament Suspension

The British government insisted Thursday that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable worst-case scenario, as Prime Minister...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 07:17 AM PDT

Mint, Menthol: Vape Industry Has Dug Heels in on Flavor Bans

Mint, Menthol: Vape Industry Has Dug Heels in on Flavor Bans

Efforts to ban flavored e-cigarettes and reduce their appeal to youngsters have sputtered under industry pressure in over a half-dozen states this year even as one state, Michigan, moves ahead with its own...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 03:38 AM PDT

Abortion, Border Wall Put Major Spending Bills Into Disarray

Abortion, Border Wall Put Major Spending Bills Into Disarray

Fights over abortion and President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall have thrown Senate efforts to advance $1.4 trillion worth of agency spending bills into disarray, threatening one of Washington's few...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 09:49 AM PDT

Liberal, Moderate Divide on Display in Democratic Debate

Liberal, Moderate Divide on Display in Democratic Debate

Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party's...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 04:26 PM PDT

Cohen Met With Prosecutors Investigating Trump Org: Source

Cohen Met With Prosecutors Investigating Trump Org: Source

The former personal attorney for President Donald Trump has entered into an agreement with New York City prosecutors to provide information about the president's business operation, a source familiar with the...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 02:29 PM PDT

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground With Fracking Bans

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground With Fracking Bans

Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural gas extraction...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 01:19 PM PDT

US: No Temporary Protection for Bahamians Who Fled Dorian

US: No Temporary Protection for Bahamians Who Fled Dorian

The United States will not grant temporary protected status to people from the Bahamas displaced by Hurricane Dorian, an administration official told NBC News. The designation would allow Bahamians to work and...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 04:51 PM PDT

Trump Admin Readies Ban on Flavored E-Cigs

Trump Admin Readies Ban on Flavored E-Cigs

The Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials call for restrictions to combat an outbreak of a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 09:21 AM PDT

Texas Tipping Point? Dems Face Reality Check in GOP Bastions

Texas Tipping Point? Dems Face Reality Check in GOP Bastions

Thirty new students are from Arizona, and nearly 100 moved from California. But the small town of Prosper, Texas, is expecting more growth — a lot more — so it built a $53 million high school football stadium...

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