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President Trump is succeeding in putting his judicial nominees on the bench, but liberal groups worry some of his picks for lifetime posts are not qualified. On Thursday, some of the most controversial nominees faced votes from the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Nov. 9, 2017
President Trump just wrapped up a visit to Beijing that was heavy on ceremony and on which he lavished praise on Chinese President Xi Jinping and the country. Still, China didn't show signs of budging on contentious issues such as North Korea and U.S.-China trade.
Nov. 9, 2017
Churches are being forced to think about how to protect themselves against mass shootings like the one that took place in Texas on Sunday. For some, it's creating a dilemma over the need for security versus the imperative to be open and welcoming to all.
Nov. 9, 2017
The Air Force is under scrutiny for its failure to forward criminal records to the FBI. In particular, those regarding the conviction for domestic violence of the man who killed 26 people in Texas this week. Federal law prohibits such persons from buying firearms from a licensed dealer. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein spoke about that issue on Thursday during a briefing about the future of the Air Force.
Nov. 9, 2017
Senate Republicans are unveiling their version of a tax plan, with key differences from a GOP plan that the House is advancing today. Both chambers want to pass their separate bills next week.
Nov. 9, 2017
The bulletin didn't give a reason, merely citing "situations." But it's been five days since Lebanon's premier announced — from Saudi Arabia — that he was resigning, and he hasn't been home since.
Nov. 9, 2017
Winter — and the ongoing conflict — makes life even more miserable for the millions who've fled. One sign of hope: Interest from the public, says one aid official, is "remarkable."
Nov. 9, 2017
The House and Senate bills are structurally similar, but diverges on some major policies that could be hard to reconcile before the end of the year.
Nov. 9, 2017
TB is the world's deadliest infectious disease. And India has more deaths each year than any other country.
Nov. 9, 2017
In interviews with The Washington Post, a woman says Roy Moore tried to initiate sexual contact when she was 14 years old and he was 32. Moore and his campaign deny the allegations.
Nov. 9, 2017
Army officials say they're beginning a drawdown of federal troops on Puerto Rico, even as many homes still lack power and clean drinking water.
Nov. 9, 2017
Magazine art director Cipe Pineles helped pave the way for creative women in publishing. She also illustrated her mother's Eastern European recipes, but for 70 years the manuscript lay undiscovered.
Nov. 9, 2017
Lawmakers are reviewing rules changes to mandate sexual harassment training for all employees on Capitol Hill. The move is in response to a recent wave of sexual harassment scandals and allegations.
Nov. 9, 2017
"It pains me greatly, when I celebrate Mass here in the square or in the basilica, to see so many cell phones raised," said the pontiff. He noted that priests and bishops do it, too.
Nov. 9, 2017
A sweeping new report surveys what's known about the effectiveness of policing strategies. It's crucial information for cities such as Chicago and Baltimore, as they cope with surging violence.
Nov. 9, 2017
In Shanxi Province, coal is big business and a source of identity. Now China is closing and consolidating its coal mines under state ownership, and the region has not figured out how to rebound.
Nov. 9, 2017
Chinese leader Xi Jinping gave little indication he was ready to budge on trade or North Korea, Trump's top priorities. $250 billion in deals were announced, but bigger issues remain unresolved.
Nov. 9, 2017
As researchers and engineers analyze the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, it's becoming clear that Houston's runaway development had a big role to play in flooding.
Nov. 9, 2017
Also: A replacement actor is summoned at the last minute to replace Kevin Spacey; a Saudi Arabian blockade of Yemen could trigger famine; and a man is rescued trying to row across the Pacific.
Nov. 9, 2017
The situation is so bad that doctors are describing it as a public health emergency and calling for the government to order an evacuation of the city.
Nov. 9, 2017

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