President Donald Trump declared Friday's House committee vote to impeach him ”an embarrassment to our country" and refused to back away from the cha

Trump impeachment goes to full House after panel OKs charges

Democrats propelled President Donald Trump's impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Gov. Walz hires consultant to study breaking up embattled DHS

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A breakup has been suggested many times over the past decade, and even this year high-ranking DHS officials have said that it might make sense.

Democrats threaten to boycott next debate over labor dispute

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Democratic presidential candidates gather onstage for a state Democratic party forum in Las Vegas on Nov. 17, 2019. From left: former Massachusetts Go
All seven Democratic presidential candidates who qualified for next week's debate threatened on Friday to skip the event if an ongoing labor dispute forces them to cross picket lines on the campus hosting it.
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NYPD officers shoot, wound man wielding 'imitation firearm'

Two New York City police officers shot and wounded a man wielding an "imitation firearm" early Saturday in the Bronx, authorities said.
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AP Exclusive: China tightens up on info after Xinjiang leaks

The Xinjiang regional government in China's far west is deleting data, destroying documents, tightening controls on information and has held high-level meetings in response to…
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Navy commander: Motive unknown for Pearl Harbor shooting

A Navy commander says the motive is unknown for a Pearl Harbor shooting that left two civilian workers and the attacker dead.
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Iowa Democrats worry 'Medicare for All' hurts key industry

Kim Motl doesn't work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her "Medicare for All" plan, which would replace private insurance with a government-run system.
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'Wild week' as Washington works amid impeachment

President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi don't see eye-to-eye on much these days, but in the throes of impeachment, they're in lockstep on the desire to close out the year by checking off items on their to-do lists.
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Icy silence, frayed connections: Impeachment takes a toll

The most raucous committee in Congress sat stone-faced, barely speaking.
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California governor rejects $13.5 billion PG&E settlement

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a $13.5 billion settlement that Pacific Gas & Electric struck just last week with thousands of people who lost homes, businesses and family members in a series of devastating fires that drove the nation's largest utility into bankruptcy.
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Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign.
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Blackwater founder Prince visited Venezuela's sanctioned VP

Erik Prince, a major Trump donor and the founder of controversial security firm formerly known as Blackwater, traveled to Caracas last month for a secret meeting with Venezuela's vice president, according to several people familiar with the visit.
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Gov. Tim Walz to Trump on refugees: 'The inn is not full in Minnesota'

Governor gives consent to refugee resettlement after new executive order by the president.
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The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to impeach President Trump.

Is impeachment Washington's new normal?

Fears are mounting that, like the filibuster, it might become a regular feature of America's weaponized politics.
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Police release footage of chaotic, fatal friendly fire scene

Video from cameras worn by New York City police officers involved in a fatal friendly fire shooting shows a chaotic nighttime scene as officers struggled with an armed man on the grounds of a Bronx housing project before shots rang out.
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President Donald Trump addressed reporters in the Oval Office on Friday while meeting with Mario Abdo, the president of Paraguay.

Trump cries 'hoax' as full House takes up impeachment case

Democrats propelled President Donald Trump's impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
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“We all know how it’s going to end,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said of the impeachment trial.

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell says there's 'zero chance' Trump will be removed from office

Angry Democrats say there won't be a fair trial.
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Man who discussed US attack gets nearly 5 years in prison

A 21-year-old New York man who pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI after authorities said he talked about joining the Islamic State and avenging the New Zealand mosque shootings has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.
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Mississippi 15-week abortion ban is blocked by appeals court

A federal appeals court declared Friday that Mississippi's ban on abortion at 15 weeks is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to those seeking to overturn the landmark Supreme Courtruling that legalized abortion nationwide.
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Trump, leader of Paraguay discuss corruption, Venezuela

It was the briefest of moments in the Washington media spotlight for Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez.
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Funeral set for Texas sergeant amid anger over initial bond

Funeral arrangements have been set for a Houston-area police sergeant who was killed this week while trying to arrest a suspect during a traffic stop, officials announced Friday.
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Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won in a landslide Friday.

Analysis: U.K. election has some lessons for the U.S. in 2020

The populist contagion that defined the 2016 elections has not dissolved in either country, but the dynamics are different.
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Wisconsin state treasurer Godlewski gives birth

Wisconsin state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski gave birth to her first child on Tuesday, she and her husband Max Duckworth announced in a Friday statement.