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Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 02:36 PM EDT

California Lawmakers Kill State-Backed Bank for Pot Money

California Lawmakers Kill State-Backed Bank for Pot Money

California lawmakers have killed a plan to create a state-backed bank to handle money associated with the recreational marijuana market. California's legal recreational pot industry is the world's largest. Mo...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 06:26 PM EDT

Cuomo on His 'Inartful' Remark: 'Of Course America Is Great'

Cuomo on His 'Inartful' Remark: 'Of Course America Is Great'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that he was "inartful" when he said earlier in the week that America "was never that great," a comment that was widely condemned and mocked by critics on the right and...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 10:43 PM EDT

Judge Tells US Officials, ACLU to Come Up With Asylum Plan

Judge Tells US Officials, ACLU to Come Up With Asylum Plan

A federal judge on Friday called on the U.S. government and the American Civil Liberties Union to come up with a plan to address the rights of parents and children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border to seek...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 04:29 PM EDT

Sessions: Judges Costing Taxpayers With Immigration Rulings

Sessions: Judges Costing Taxpayers With Immigration Rulings

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told an audience of hundreds of judges and attorneys on Friday that "erroneous rulings" by federal judges have been costly to taxpayers, and he criticized judges who've...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 12:34 PM EDT

Officials Worry Trump May Back Plan to Privatize Afghan War

Officials Worry Trump May Back Plan to Privatize Afghan War

President Donald Trump is showing renewed interest in a proposal by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize the war, current and former senior administration officials told NBC News. The idea envisions...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 01:13 PM EDT

US Ends Syria Stabilization Funding, Cites More Allied Cash

US Ends Syria Stabilization Funding, Cites More Allied Cash

The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners. The...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 09:34 AM EDT

LA Mayor: Trump 'Has Done Plenty of Racist Things'

LA Mayor: Trump 'Has Done Plenty of Racist Things'

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, considering a 2020 presidential run, said Thursday that President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 05:34 PM EDT

Manafort Judge Says He's Received Threats, Won't Name Jurors

Manafort Judge Says He's Received Threats, Won't Name Jurors

The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial said Friday he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman. U.S....

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 09:32 AM EDT

US Threatens More Sanctions, Keeping Turkish Crisis Alive

US Threatens More Sanctions, Keeping Turkish Crisis Alive

Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis that is threatening the economic stability of the NATO country. Turkey's lira fell once...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 02:49 AM EDT

Next Mission for Women With Military Service: Run for Office

Next Mission for Women With Military Service: Run for Office

A dragon winds around a cherry tree in the tattoo across MJ Hegar's arm and back, over the shrapnel wounds she hadn't wanted to see with her young children around. But nine years after being shot down in...

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