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NRA’s LaPierre: Greatest U.S. ‘domestic threats’ are political, academic and media elites

Apr 30, 2017 |
National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre urged gun owners to stand up to “academic elites, political elites and media elites” at the annual convention. ... Read more

100 Days in, Trump Misses His Old Life

Apr 30, 2017 |
Donald Trump says he thought the presidency would be far easier than it's actually been. He says he misses his old life. But will he actually learn anything from these reflections? Lawrence ... Read more

Correction: Missing Children-Arkansas story

Apr 30, 2017 |
MENA, Ark. (AP) — In a story April 27 about two missing Arkansas children, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, reported erroneously the age of one ... Read more

Trump signs spending bill to avert government shutdown — for one week

Apr 29, 2017 |
The House passed a continuing resolution, or "CR," giving Congress until next Friday to hammer out a spending deal for the rest of the fiscal year. ... Read more

Spicer projects confidence after Mnuchin wouldn’t guarantee middle-class tax cut under new plan

Apr 29, 2017 |
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that Americans should be concerned about how the administration’s new tax plan would affect them, not how it would benefit the Trump family. ... Read more

EU to mull post-Brexit membership for 'united Ireland': sources

Apr 29, 2017 |
EU leaders are expected at a summit this weekend to back automatic membership for Northern Ireland after Brexit if it ever reunifies with Ireland, sources said on Friday. Ireland will ask the 27 ... Read more

Sanders calls Obama’s $400K Wall Street speaking fee ‘unfortunate’

Apr 29, 2017 |
Though he praised the former president, Sanders also repeated criticisms from his campaign about the influence of Wall Street over Washington. ... Read more

Turkey arrests American and Briton entering from Syria

Apr 29, 2017 |
ISTANBUL (AP) — An American and a British man, allegedly members of the Islamic State group, were arrested in Turkey after crossing the border from Syria and handing themselves over to the ... Read more

Eight of the Weirdest Gifts Foreign Dignitaries Gave the President

Apr 29, 2017 |
From ping pong tables to crocodile insurance, a rundown of the strangest gifts foreign leaders gave the leader of the free world. ... Read more

Elizabeth Thomas Gets Counseling After Being Found

Apr 29, 2017 |
Elizabeth Thomas was found April 20 in Northern California along with 50-year-old Tad Cummins, who is suspected of kidnapping her. ... Read more

Delta Passenger Claims He Was Booted From Flight Because He Had to Use the Bathroom

Apr 29, 2017 |
The delayed flight returned to the gate when he got back to his seat, and he was asked to get off the plane. ... Read more

US foreign aid cuts: what could impact be?

Apr 29, 2017 |
When President Donald Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, presented the outlines of the new US administration’s first budget last month, he made no bones about its purpose. “This is a hard power ... Read more

Google activates company's first servers in Cuba

Apr 29, 2017 |
On Thursday, Google activated a line of caching servers in Cuba, becoming the first foreign company with the ability to provide online content in the country. The new servers will help speed up ... Read more

John Kasich raises 'taking out' top North Korean leaders

Apr 29, 2017 |
With that bold assertion, Gov. John Kasich (R) of Ohio raised a controversial argument for American action aimed at neutralizing the North Korean nuclear threat. “An ability to remove a number of the ... Read more

Diner tour: Appalachian voters talk pickles and politics

Apr 29, 2017 |
At the popular local eateries the Monitor visited, the fare ranged from smoky brisket and “frickles” (fried pickles) to fresh blueberry muffins and raspberry hot chocolate. By 7:30 a.m. Saturday ... Read more

On 'sanctuary cities,' Trumpian hyperbole runs up against legal precision

Apr 28, 2017 |
The order was merely an example of the president’s use of the “bully pulpit, serving the purpose of highlighting President Trump’s focus on immigration enforcement,” the administration’s council told ... Read more

Sean Spicer says Obama administration was responsible for Michael Flynn’s vetting

Apr 28, 2017 |
White House press secretary Sean Spicer attempted Thursday to shift blame to the Obama administration for its role in vetting retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the national security adviser dismissed by ... Read more

ACLU defends Coulter after Berkeley speech cancellation

Apr 28, 2017 |
“For the future of our democracy, we must protect bigoted speech from government censorship,” stated David Cole, head of the ACLU, in Coulter's defense. ... Read more

Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets death

Apr 28, 2017 |
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury ... Read more

Plan to give health care to every Californian moves forward

Apr 28, 2017 |
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers pushed forward Wednesday with a proposal that would substantially remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by replacing ... Read more