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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...

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 08:49 PM EDT

Warren Wows in Iowa as Candidates' Sprint to Caucuses Begins

Warren Wows in Iowa as Candidates' Sprint to Caucuses Begins

The chant — "2 cents, 2 cents, 2 cents" — started in the back of a crowd that packed sidewalks at the Iowa State Fair. Elizabeth Warren, basking in the spontaneous adulation of her proposed wealth tax, prompted...

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 02:36 PM EDT

Americans Protest on Medals Stand at Pan Am Games

Americans Protest on Medals Stand at Pan Am Games

Two Americans used their medal-winning moments at the Pan American Games to draw attention to social issues back home that they feel are spiraling out of control. During their medals ceremonies at the...

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 07:12 AM EDT

NKorea Says Kim Supervised Weapons Tests, Criticizes Seoul

NKorea Says Kim Supervised Weapons Tests, Criticizes Seoul

North Korea said Sunday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised test-firings of an unspecified new weapons system, which extended a streak of launches that are seen as an attempt to build leverage ahead of negotiati...

Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 02:56 PM EDT

New Hampshire Governor Vetoes 3 Gun Control Bills

New Hampshire Governor Vetoes 3 Gun Control Bills

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed three gun control bills Friday, saying New Hampshire is one of the safest states in the nation that has a long and proud "tradition of responsible firearm stewardship.'' The...

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 01:26 AM EDT

Elizabeth Warren Unveils Gun Control Plan That Pushes for Higher Taxes on Firearms and Bullets

Elizabeth Warren Unveils Gun Control Plan That Pushes for Higher Taxes on Firearms and Bullets

Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Saturday unveiled her plan to combat gun violence, including proposals to triple the tax applied to firearm sales and raise the tax on ammunition even more dramaticall...

Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 08:56 PM EDT

Struggling Farmers Lose China to the Trade War

Struggling Farmers Lose China to the Trade War

U.S. farmers lost one of their biggest customers this week after China officially cancelled all purchases of U.S. agricultural products, a retaliatory move following President Donald Trump's pledge to slap...

Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 07:04 PM EDT

After Epstein's Suicide, Trump Boosts Conspiracy Theories Flourishing Online

After Epstein's Suicide, Trump Boosts Conspiracy Theories Flourishing Online

The world of social media — already awash in conspiracy thinking in the Trump era — erupted with new theories Saturday after the news broke that Jeffrey Epstein had died by suicide under mysterious circumstances...

Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 06:35 PM EDT

Democratic Candidates Blame Trump, NRA for Inaction on Guns

Democratic Candidates Blame Trump, NRA for Inaction on Guns

Democratic presidential candidates on Saturday placed responsibility for inaction on gun violence in the hands of President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association, in the face of broad national support...

Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 06:17 PM EDT

Q&A: Are the Democrats Starting Impeachment, or Not?

Q&A: Are the Democrats Starting Impeachment, or Not?

The messages coming from House Democrats on impeachment in recent weeks are decidedly confusing. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said Democrats need to wait for court decisions before they decide whether to...

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