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Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 at 03:40 PM EDT

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dies at Age 80

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dies at Age 80

Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, died early Saturday at age...

Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 at 04:19 AM EDT

Short Sentence Recommended for Former Trump Campaign Aide

Short Sentence Recommended for Former Trump Campaign Aide

A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 08:38 PM EDT

US, Turkish Leaders Feud Over Arrest

US, Turkish Leaders Feud Over Arrest

A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey's own financial crisis are unlikely to dissipate...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 06:15 PM EDT

How Feds Are Gearing Up to Protect Midterms From Hackers

How Feds Are Gearing Up to Protect Midterms From Hackers

With all the concern over cybersecurity heading into the midterm elections, it's actually quite difficult for outsiders to directly manipulate votes. Unlike corporate networks and email systems, voting machines...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 04:08 PM EDT

Access Denied: Behind Trump's Review of Security Clearances

Access Denied: Behind Trump's Review of Security Clearances

President Donald Trump has said he's yanking former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance and threatened to do the same to other current and former officials tied to the federal investigation into...

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 says he was "inartful" when he said this week that America "was never that great."

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...

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