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Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 07:27 AM EDT

Trump's Move to Redefine Water Rule Threatens Wetlands Banks

Trump's Move to Redefine Water Rule Threatens Wetlands Banks

On the western edge of the Florida Everglades sits 4 square miles (10 square kilometers) of gator-infested swampland, and a private firm is making big money selling it off. The Panther Island Mitigation Bank...

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 05:33 AM EDT

Looming Military Drill Suspension Raises Concern in Seoul

Looming Military Drill Suspension Raises Concern in Seoul

After being blindsided by President Donald Trump's decision to shelve major U.S. military exercises in South Korea, Seoul appears to be going along with it. A senior South Korean presidential official said...

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 10:16 AM EDT

Trump Says IG Report Exonerates Him, But Missed 'Total Bias' at FBI

Trump Says IG Report Exonerates Him, But Missed 'Total Bias' at FBI

President Donald Trump disputed findings by the Justice Department on Friday that former FBI Director James Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe was not politically motivated, declaring that...

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 01:13 AM EDT

Inside the Summit: Talks With 'Aliens', Familiar Frustrations

Inside the Summit: Talks With 'Aliens', Familiar Frustrations

President Donald Trump got the history-making handshake he wanted with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Now, with the smiling snapshot a part of history, new details are emerging about the bizarre behind-the-scenes...

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 10:35 PM EDT

A Trade War Looms as Trump Slaps Tariffs on Chinese Imports

A Trade War Looms as Trump Slaps Tariffs on Chinese Imports

President Donald Trump brought the world's two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports to take effect July 6. Beijing...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 11:40 PM EDT

Trump's Halt of 'War Games' Could Weaken Defenses in N.Korea

Trump's Halt of 'War Games' Could Weaken Defenses in N.Korea

President Donald Trump's decision to suspend major U.S. military exercises in South Korea could weaken allied defenses, depending on the length and scope of the hiatus. But the potential for diplomatic damage...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 11:45 PM EDT

House GOP Unveils Bill for Young Immigrants, $25B for Border

House GOP Unveils Bill for Young Immigrants, $25B for Border

House Republicans unveiled a "discussion draft" of a sweeping immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for young immigrants, $25 billion in border security — including advance funds for President...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 05:42 PM EDT

Sessions Cites Bible in Defense of Breaking Up Families

Sessions Cites Bible in Defense of Breaking Up Families

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday used scripture to bolster his full-throated defense of the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the border, saying that having...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 11:54 PM EDT

Trump Admin Will House Migrant Kids in Tents in Texas

Trump Admin Will House Migrant Kids in Tents in Texas

The Trump administration has selected Tornillo, Texas, for the construction of tents to house the overflow of immigrant children, many of whom have been separated from their parents under a new "zero tolerance"...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 08:53 PM EDT

US Renews Call for Cuba to Probe Cause of Health 'Attacks'

US Renews Call for Cuba to Probe Cause of Health 'Attacks'

The United States on Thursday renewed calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of health "attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people. Cuba again denied any...

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