Social Media Should Be Accountable for ‘Deepfake’ Content, Intelligence Experts Say Congress
Social Media Should Be Accountable for ‘Deepfake’ Content, Intelligence Experts Say

WASHINGTON — Congress should amend portions of U.S. law that allow social media companies to enjoy immunity for content posted on their platforms in light of the significant dangers posed by artificial intelligence-enabled fake videos, a panel of experts told... Read More

Suspected Attacks on Tankers in Gulf of Oman Stoke Worry About U.S.-Iran Conflict Foreign Affairs
Suspected Attacks on Tankers in Gulf of Oman Stoke Worry About U.S.-Iran Conflict

BEIRUT — Explosions aboard a pair of oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday heightened regional tensions with Iran in an already volatile showdown with Washington and sent energy prices soaring in jittery global markets. U.S. Secretary of... Read More

House Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn and Rick Gates Congress
House Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn and Rick Gates

WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas to former national security advisor Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign deputy chairman Rick Gates for documents and testimony Thursday, the latest salvo in Democrats’ efforts to follow up on the report... Read More

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s White House Press Secretary, Is Stepping Down White House
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s White House Press Secretary, Is Stepping Down

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, one of the most visible faces of the Trump administration, plans to leave her job at the end of the month, Trump announced Thursday in a Twitter message in which he... Read More

Forest Service Seeks to Exempt Some Logging and Mining From Environmental Review Rules Environment
Forest Service Seeks to Exempt Some Logging and Mining From Environmental Review Rules

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday announced plans to narrow the scope of a major environmental law, allowing the agency to fast-track activity throughout the national forest system without undergoing environmental review. The proposed changes could potentially make... Read More

Hope Hicks Agrees to Closed-Door Interview by House Judiciary Committee Congress
Hope Hicks Agrees to Closed-Door Interview by House Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON — Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director, has agreed to be interviewed by the House Judiciary Committee in its investigation of President Donald Trump, the panel’s chairman said on Wednesday. Hicks, who also worked on Trump’s 2016... Read More

House Committee Challenges Weapon Sales to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
House Committee Challenges Weapon Sales to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration faced stiff bipartisan resistance in the House on Wednesday to its plan to sell $8.1 billion worth of precision-guided munitions and other lethal weapons to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval. Testifying to the House Foreign... Read More

Bill on 9/11 Fund Clears Committee, Headed for Full House Vote Congress
Bill on 9/11 Fund Clears Committee, Headed for Full House Vote

WASHINGTON — Congress took the first step Wednesday to finally remedy its slow-motion response to the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, passing a bill out of committee that would permanently fund compensation for ailing survivors and first responders.... Read More

Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ If Foreigners Offer Dirt on 2020 Rivals 2020 Elections
Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ If Foreigners Offer Dirt on 2020 Rivals

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he’d want to hear damaging information about a political opponent in the 2020 election even if it were provided by a foreigner — a scenario that evokes some of the controversial conduct at the... Read More

Foster Care Crisis Opens Door to Second-Chance Parents Featured
Foster Care Crisis Opens Door to Second-Chance Parents

WASHINGTON — With rising numbers of children under state supervision and a worsening shortage of foster families, more states have made it easier for parents whose rights to their children were terminated to renew those relationships, sometimes years after a... Read More

China’s Massive Military Spending Is Having a Ripple Effect in Region China
China’s Massive Military Spending Is Having a Ripple Effect in Region

SINGAPORE — The Asia-Pacific region is one of the fastest-growing markets for arms dealers. Economic growth, territorial disputes and long-sought military modernizations there propelled a 52% increase in defense spending over the last decade to $392 billion in 2018, according... Read More

Why Trump May Have an Unexpected Weakness With Rural Voters in 2020 2020 Elections
Why Trump May Have an Unexpected Weakness With Rural Voters in 2020

WASHINGTON — A new Democratic analysis suggests the party’s eventual 2020 presidential nominee has an overlooked opportunity to win over voters in rural America, potentially halting a decadelong slide with a slice of the electorate that has shifted decisively toward... Read More

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