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Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 07:03 AM EST

N. Korea Criticizes US Over Designation as Terror Sponsor

N. Korea Criticizes US Over Designation as Terror Sponsor

North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons. In the country's...

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 07:05 AM EST

In Surprise Reversal, Lebanese PM Puts Resignation on Hold

In Surprise Reversal, Lebanese PM Puts Resignation on Hold

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced Wednesday he was putting his resignation on hold to give way for more consultations nearly three weeks after he unexpectedly announced he was stepping down — a...

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 05:31 AM EST

Signature Deadline Looms for Sponsors of Ballot Proposals

Signature Deadline Looms for Sponsors of Ballot Proposals

Sponsors of more than 20 proposed ballot questions in Massachusetts are facing another key deadline.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 07:18 PM EST

Haitians Relieved to Stay in US for Now, Upset Status to End

Haitians Relieved to Stay in US for Now, Upset Status to End

Yolnick Jeune couldn't sleep for days, anxious over the fate of a program that has staved off the deportations of both herself and tens of thousands of other Haitians in the U.S. Then, President Donald Trump's...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 04:14 PM EST

Trump on Ala. Senate Race: ‘We Don’t Need a Liberal’

Trump on Ala. Senate Race: ‘We Don’t Need a Liberal’

As President Donald Trump departed the White House Tuesday, he stopped to speak with reporters about the ongoing Roy Moore controversy.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 10:35 PM EST

Trump All But Endorses GOP's Moore Despite Sex Accusations

Trump All But Endorses GOP's Moore Despite Sex Accusations

Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 11:26 AM EST

Why Alabama Young Republicans Are Deserting Roy Moore

Why Alabama Young Republicans Are Deserting Roy Moore

The Young Republican Federation of Alabama voted this weekend to suspend support of Roy Moore, the party's nominee for U.S. Senate in next month's special election, NBC News reported. The recent allegations of...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 11:45 AM EST

Sen. Warren Dodges Question About Sen. Franken Allegations

Sen. Warren Dodges Question About Sen. Franken Allegations

Massachusetts State Sen. Elizabeth Warren seems to have dodged a question on whether her colleague, Al Franken, should resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 09:12 AM EST

US Terror List More Symbolism Than Substance: Analysis

US Terror List More Symbolism Than Substance: Analysis

As North Korea marches toward nuclear mastery, President Donald Trump slaps the country back on an American blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism. But is it anything more than bluster? After all, former...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 07:36 AM EST

Laws Stymie Efforts to Trace Guns Used in Crimes

Laws Stymie Efforts to Trace Guns Used in Crimes

How easily a stolen gun can be matched to one used in a crime depends on laws that can either speed or impede the trace. Making the job easier: mandatory reporting of lost or stolen guns and background checks...

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