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With the resignation of Minnesota's Al Franken, Republicans may have just been handed a possible takeover opportunity in a state President Trump lost by just 40,000 votes.
Dec. 7, 2017
The hearing comes just days after President Trump said the law enforcement agency's reputation was the "worst in history!"
Dec. 7, 2017
A high-end Bangkok bistro has devoted its entire menu to insects, hoping to entice intrepid eaters to try what's been called "the future of food." But will haute bug cuisine catch on in other places?
Dec. 7, 2017
Also: Australian lawmakers pass same-sex marriage legislation; what a tax overhaul means for students and schools; and historic photos of Japan's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
Dec. 7, 2017
Leaders from both parties in Congress are headed to the White House on Thursday to discuss a deal to keep the government funded, and Democrats are seeking legal protection for so-called DREAMers.
Dec. 7, 2017
A new study raises "serious questions" about the war-fighting methods in Syria, researchers say. In particular, one weapon has been used almost exclusively on civilians.
Dec. 7, 2017
The Santa Ana winds that have fueled massive wildfires since Monday are expected to reach gusts of 80 mph.
Dec. 7, 2017
The House and Senate are working to reconcile their versions of a tax plan — but one thing is for certain: Big changes are ahead for the nation's schools and colleges.
Dec. 7, 2017
Several Jewish-American groups and evangelical Christians applauded President Trump's announcement. Other Christian and Jewish leaders as well as some Muslim-majority nations criticized the move.
Dec. 7, 2017
As Republicans prepare to pass their a massive tax overhaul, they are planning to lessen, or even eliminate, the estate tax. But critics say the tax plays an important role in making the economy fair.
Dec. 7, 2017
FBI Director Christopher Wray will face questions about Russian election interference, social media attacks by President Trump and a host of other issues at his first congressional oversight hearing.
Dec. 7, 2017
The vote in Australia's House of Representatives follows passage in the Senate last week. The measure means that same-sex marriages in Australia could take place as soon as January.
Dec. 7, 2017
The National Rifle Association has long pushed for the measure, which allows gun owners to carry concealed firearms between states where the practice is legal.
Dec. 7, 2017
The incident, which Beijing calls a violation of its territorial sovereignty, follows renewed border tensions between the two countries.
Dec. 7, 2017
The absolute risk is very low. But low-dose formulations of birth control pills and other hormone-releasing contraceptives pose about the same risk to breasts as older formulations, a big study finds.
Dec. 6, 2017
Minnesota Public Radio has confirmed with a Democratic official who has spoken to Sen. Al Franken and key aides who say Franken will resign his Minnesota Senate seat on Thursday.
Dec. 6, 2017
A county clerk's race in Kentucky rose to national prominence after David Ermold announced he will run against Davis, who opposes gay marriage and denied him and his partner a marriage license.
Dec. 6, 2017
Today's suitcases can charge your phone, track their location and even propel themselves behind you. But concerns about their batteries igniting in cargo holds have led airlines to issue new policies.
Dec. 6, 2017
Oliver Schmidt admitted to conspiring to defraud the United States by misleading federal regulators about the emissions of diesel cars and violating clean air laws.
Dec. 6, 2017
Atlanta's mayoral race is likely on its way to a recount. The tally separating the two candidates was fewer than 800 votes. The election has featured a lot of discussion about race. The candidate currently trailing, if elected, would be the first white mayor of Atlanta in decades.
Dec. 6, 2017

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