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Will Pope summit help Trump with US Catholics?

Donald Trump’s meeting with the pope on Wednesday at Vatican CIty will be a summit of two heads of state. After all, in addition to leading of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, the Holy See heads a small, independent...

Trump budget cuts may stir backlash in rural America

President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash federal aid to the poor, the sick and people living in rural areas reflect conservatives’ demands for a smaller federal government but target many of the very people who voted for him...

Food stamps: 5 facts about SNAP facing millions of Americans

President Donald Trump’s first budget plan would cut nearly $2 billion from the federal food stamps program, SNAP. What are the implications and who would it impact the most? Here are five facts about food stamps

Senate panel: Michael Flynn risks contempt of Congress

The panel issued two new subpoenas for Michael Flynn's business records and raised the specter of holding him in contempt of Congress.

Terror attacks in Europe: A timeline

In the wake of the latest terror attack in Manchester, Great Britain, in which a suicide bomber detonated himself at the Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people, a look back at some of the recent acts of terrorism across Europe

The Latest: Senate intel panel to subpoena Flynn companies

WASHINGTON — The Latest on investigations into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local):4:55 p.m.The Senate intelligence committee says it will subpoena two of former national security...

Uber says it mistakenly underpaid drivers in NYC

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Rideshare company Uber said Tuesday it will repay a number of drivers in the New York City area after it became known they were underpaid for their work.

British PM May: Police ask secretary of defense to deploy military to help fight terror threats

British Prime Minister Theresa May says police asked the secretary of defense to deploy military to help fight terror threats following the deadly Manchester Arena attack.

What Brennan couldn’t say in the Russia-Trump hearing

In mid-November 2013, I paid a visit to CIA headquarters with the then-editor-in-chief of this magazine, Jim Impoco. We walked across the famous CIA logo and past the agency’s wall of mostly anonymous stars for the fallen. At the...

Medical community condemns Trump’s budget proposal

Doctors, scientists and members of the international research community now have one more thing they can largely agree on, aside from climate change being very real and not just a hoax created by the Chinese: the potential damage...

Fox News retracts story on murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich

Fox says May report that Rich had been in contact with the website WikiLeaks prior to his fatal shooting was not given a ‘high degree of editorial scrutiny’Fox News has retracted a story on the 2016 murder of Democratic National...

Tampa murder suspect said he killed neo-Nazi roommates to stop them from carrying out ‘domestic terrorism’

A Florida teen who converted to Islam and then killed his two neo-Nazi roommates told prosecutors that he did it to stop them from committing terrorist attacks, reports the Tampa Bay Times. 18-year-old Devon Arthurs was accused...

Ivanka Trump's family leave plan is a fig leaf for her father's worst policies | Lucia Graves

Ivanka acts as if she were her father’s better angel and would have us draw a bright line between Trump’s views and her own. But that line is illusoryIvanka’s paid family leave program in Trump’s 2018 budget is the perfect...

Leader of GOP moderate group in House quits over AHCA split

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A leader of the GOP's moderate House caucus said Monday he's resigning from the post in the group, due to divisions within the party over its healthcare plan.

Study finds mushrooms are the safest recreational drug

People taking mushrooms in 2016 needed medical treatment less than for MDMA, LSD and cocaine, while one of the riskiest drugs was synthetic cannabisMushrooms are the safest of all the drugs people take recreationally, according...