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Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 05:06 AM EDT

South Korea to Remove Japan From Preferred Trade List

South Korea to Remove Japan From Preferred Trade List

South Korea said Monday that it has decided to remove Japan from a list of nations receiving preferential treatment in trade in what was seen as a tit-for-tat move following Tokyo's recent decision to downgrade...

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 10:36 AM EDT

Hong Kong Airport Shuts Down Amid Pro-Democracy Protest

Hong Kong Airport Shuts Down Amid Pro-Democracy Protest

One of the world's busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators crowded into Hong Kong's main terminal Monday, while the central government in Beijing issued an ominous...

Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 03:55 PM EDT

Man Wanted in Fla. Arrested for Threatening AOC

Man Wanted in Fla. Arrested for Threatening AOC

Police have charged a man wanted in one Florida county for allegedly making threats toward a prominent Democratic member of Congress who has been the target of recent attacks by President Donald Trump. Investi...

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 08:16 PM EDT

Congress Is Considering Big Changes to the Way You Retire

Congress Is Considering Big Changes to the Way You Retire

A string of pending proposals on Capitol Hill could change the way current and future retirees live. But that’s assuming they can first get through both Houses of Congress. And time is ticking as August recess...

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 07:54 PM EDT

'Let Our Voices Be Heard': March Against Immigration Raids

'Let Our Voices Be Heard': March Against Immigration Raids

The children of Sacred Heart Catholic Church streamed out into Mississippi's heat on a blistering Sunday afternoon, carrying what they said was a message of opposition against immigration raids their parents...

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 07:17 PM EDT

Congress Weighs Gun Control Measures After Latest Mass Shootings

Congress Weighs Gun Control Measures After Latest Mass Shootings

Amid renewed calls for urgent action on gun control, members of Congress are weighing potentially bipartisan ideas to curb gun violence after mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, and Gilroy,...

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 06:35 PM EDT

Democrats Rip Trump for Promoting Conspiracy Theory About Jeffrey Epstein's Death

Democrats Rip Trump for Promoting Conspiracy Theory About Jeffrey Epstein's Death

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke criticized President Donald Trump on Sunday for sharing unfounded conspiracy theories about the death of Jeffrey Epstein, accusing Trump of misusing the presidency to “attack his...

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 06:08 PM EDT

Pelosi: Immigration Reform Is Congress' Moral Responsibility

Pelosi: Immigration Reform Is Congress' Moral Responsibility

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she sees comprehensive immigration reform not only as Congress' official work but also as its moral responsibility as she finishes up a tour of Central America. Pelosi traveled...

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 06:01 PM EDT

Democratic Hopefuls Take Aim at Insurer and Pharma Profits

Democratic Hopefuls Take Aim at Insurer and Pharma Profits

Sen. Bernie Sanders and other progressives seeking the Democratic presidential nomination are zeroing in on pharmaceutical and insurer profits, money they say would be better spent providing health care for...

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 05:51 PM EDT

Island or European Nation? Rival Views of UK Shape Brexit

Island or European Nation? Rival Views of UK Shape Brexit

British history has become a Brexit battleground. British voters' decision three years ago to split from the European Union was fueled by a sense that the U.K. is fundamentally separate from its continental...

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