Trump inclined to declare national emergency if talks continue to stall

(CNN)President Donald Trump is inclined to declare a national emergency to secure military funding for his long-promised southern border wall if talks between administration officials and top lawmakers from both parties continue to stall, a White House official told CNN on Saturday. “I haven’t done it. I may do it,”…

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Canadian mother and daughter open their home to 43 refugees

Malala Yousafzai's new book, "We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World," gives voice to refugees' stories.Image: James D. Morgan / Getty Images for The Growth Faculty Malala Yousafzai captured the world’s attention after she was shot by the Taliban for her advocacy of gender…

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Bernie Sanders has a problem

Washington (CNN)Bernie Sanders is (almost-certainly-I-mean-let’s-be-honest-with-each-other) running for president in 2020. On Wednesday night, Sanders was asked by Anderson Cooper whether he was aware, during the 2016 campaign, of the allegations — recently published by The New York Times — of sexism and sexual harassment within his operation. “I was a…

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House members may make laws, but it’s their adorable kids who rule

(CNN)The average age on the floor of the House dropped by at least two decades on Thursday, when members of the 116th Congress welcomed their family members to watch the traditional swearing-in. As you can imagine, those moppets also upped the cute factor by roughly 1000% — do not ask…

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Bureaucrats flagged White House on questions about Kushner. A judge says that’s not normal

Washington (CNN)A federal judge is questioning the White House’s role in reviewing government documents related to a freedom-of-information lawsuit for records concerning President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner. “The White House has said, ‘We’ve got this. We’ll take it from here,’ but I don’t think that’s how it…

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Partial government shutdown likely to continue until after Christmas

Washington (CNN)The Senate adjourned for the day Saturday afternoon without coming to an agreement on a spending deal that would end a partial government shutdown — likely assuring the federal closures will continue until after Christmas. Trump tweeted Saturday evening that he would remain in Washington for the Christmas holiday,…

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House Republicans move to gut resolution pulling US from war in Yemen

Washington (CNN)House Republicans quietly moved to give GOP leadership more power to block a resolution that would pull back US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, giving cover to the White House in its fight against the plan. “It was bad enough that Republicans for the first time ever…

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RBG’s message one month after fall: I’m still here

Washington (CNN)Supreme Court arguments Thursday on a case involving double jeopardy immediately turned heated, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was among the most relentless in questioning a lawyer at the lectern. “May I ask you to just step back so you can complete your answer to my question?” she said…

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Schwarzenegger: Bush taught me ‘the good sides of politics’

Washington (CNN)Arnold Schwarzenegger remembered former President George H.W. Bush on Sunday as a “very strong leader” and a mentor to him, saying that he learned from the late president “the good side of politics.” The former governor also spoke about Bush’s kindness. “I think everyone else knows that he was…

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Paul Manafort could face more charges, special counsel says

Washington (CNN)Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office is considering bringing more criminal charges against Paul Manafort, after it accused the former Trump campaign chairman of violating his plea deal to cooperate with prosecutors. The hearing came just days after special counsel prosecutors said they believe Manafort lied during his interviews with…

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Justice Dept. announces indictment of two Iranians in ransomware scheme

Washington (CNN)Two Iranian men have been indicted for their alleged involvement in a hacking and malware scheme that spanned more than two years and crippled computer systems at hospitals and municipal offices across the country, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday. Other victims of the attack included the city of…

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