North Korea Trading in Arms, Oil and Luxury Goods Despite Sanctions, UN Panel Finds North Korea
North Korea Trading in Arms, Oil and Luxury Goods Despite Sanctions, UN Panel Finds

SEOUL, South Korea — Selling arms to rebels in Yemen, Libya and Sudan. Smuggling coal and oil from ship to ship in the middle of the ocean. Diplomats and ship captains carrying bulks of cash. Cyberattacks, including one involving more... Read More

Trump Administration Moves to Close Offices for International Asylum and Refugee Cases Immigration
Trump Administration Moves to Close Offices for International Asylum and Refugee Cases

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration took another step Tuesday to cut back services to people seeking to legally enter the U.S. and focus instead on a ballooning backlog of immigration cases, announcing that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency... Read More

Biden Strongly Hints He’s Getting Into 2020 Presidential Campaign in Union Speech 2020 Elections
Biden Strongly Hints He’s Getting Into 2020 Presidential Campaign in Union Speech

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joe Biden gave his strongest signal yet that he will soon get into the 2020 presidential race, speaking to a friendly union audience that greeted him with chants of “Run, Joe, run!” “I appreciate the... Read More

Paul Ryan Breaks Silence With Advice for Democrats on How to Beat Trump 2020 Elections
Paul Ryan Breaks Silence With Advice for Democrats on How to Beat Trump

WASHINGTON — Former Speaker Paul D. Ryan thinks there are some Democrats in the 2020 field who can defeat President Donald Trump in a general election. At a Monday speech in Vero Beach, Fla., Ryan briefly outlined the playbook for... Read More

May’s Deal Is Resoundingly Defeated, Putting All Brexit Options Back in Play United Kingdom
May’s Deal Is Resoundingly Defeated, Putting All Brexit Options Back in Play

LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected once again by Parliament, throwing the country deeper into political crisis and raising the prospect that the divorce will be delayed or even reversed. May’s deal — renegotiated late... Read More

As School Shootings Become More Frequent, Bulletproof Backpacks Provide Peace of Mind to Students and Families National Security
As School Shootings Become More Frequent, Bulletproof Backpacks Provide Peace of Mind to Students and Families
2019-03-13 00:57:12
by TWN Staff

The horror of school shootings has torn apart families and communities. High profile attacks in Newtown and Parkland have struck fear into the hearts of parents and children in communities across the country. As Congress and state legislatures remain gridlocked... Read More

North Carolina City Removes Confederate Statue From Historic Courthouse North Carolina
North Carolina City Removes Confederate Statue From Historic Courthouse
2019-03-13 00:37:34
by Dan McCue

The city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina removed a Confederate statue from the grounds of an historic courthouse Tuesday morning, bringing an end to a legal battle with the preservationist United Daughters of The Confederacy. The 30-foot high monument had stood... Read More

House Majority Leader Hoyer Proposes Restoring Earmarks Spotlight
House Majority Leader Hoyer Proposes Restoring Earmarks
2019-03-13 00:26:53
by Dan McCue

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told a select committee on Tuesday that he would restore the use of earmarks so that members of Congress have "a greater say in directing spending toward critical public projects in their communities." "Earmarks... Read More

Foreign-Policy Meddling Has Become a Two-Way Street Opinions
Foreign-Policy Meddling Has Become a Two-Way Street
2019-03-12 22:04:48
by Rachel Marsden

PARIS -- Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney reportedly tore into current Vice President Mike Pence at a retreat on Sea Island, Georgia, last weekend in front of an exclusive audience of Republican donors. The annual retreat is sponsored by... Read More

Consumer Prices Rose Slightly In February, But Inflation Remains Tame Economy
Consumer Prices Rose Slightly In February, But Inflation Remains Tame
2019-03-12 15:17:06
by Dan McCue

Consumer prices rose a slight 0.2 percent in February, the first increase in four months, but inflation remains tame, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The latest consumer price index, which measures what Americans pay for a wide range of products,... Read More

In Georgia, Abortion Vote Is a Possible Political Turning Point Georgia
In Georgia, Abortion Vote Is a Possible Political Turning Point

ATLANTA — In unison, 20 House Democrats stood and turned their backs on a Republican colleague as he made an emotional and ultimately successful plea to pass one of the strictest abortion bills in the country. Just minutes before, in... Read More

California Has Become Battleground for the Protection of Consumer Privacy Rules California
California Has Become Battleground for the Protection of Consumer Privacy Rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A landmark California law signed last year to enact the strongest privacy rules in the country and regulate the online marketplace of personal data is caught in a tug of war between industry lobbyists who want to... Read More

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