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House Panel Approves Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Congress
House Panel Approves Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved, along party lines, 22-11, a bill to reauthorize and expand programs designed to help victims of sexual and domestic violence. The protections and programs authorized by the 1994 law lapsed during... Read More

Senate Votes to Defy Trump on Yemen, Setting Up Eventual Veto Yemen
Senate Votes to Defy Trump on Yemen, Setting Up Eventual Veto

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted to withdraw U.S. support for the Saudi-led conflict in Yemen as some Republicans joined Democrats in a rebuke of President Donald Trump over his response to the killing of columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The administration has... Read More

Manafort Slapped With New Charges Minutes After Sentencing In The News
Manafort Slapped With New Charges Minutes After Sentencing
2019-03-14 13:20:16
by Dan McCue

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted on 16 new charges in New York on Wednesday mere minutes after he was sentenced to an additional three-and-a-half more years in prison on federal conspiracy charges. Manafort's latest legal woes stem... Read More

US Grounds Boeing 737 Max Aircraft In Wake Of Deadly Crashes Transportation
US Grounds Boeing 737 Max Aircraft In Wake Of Deadly Crashes
2019-03-14 13:19:57
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House Wednesday the United States is grounding the Boeing 737 Max aircraft after days of critics saying the administration failed to swiftly protect the flying public after two of the planes were... Read More

Trump Lenders Subpoenaed by NY Attorney General in New Probe In The News
Trump Lenders Subpoenaed by NY Attorney General in New Probe

NEW YORK — New York’s attorney general opened a new line of inquiry into President Donald Trump’s business dealings, issuing subpoenas to Deutsche Bank AG and Investors Bank over loans for real estate projects and a failed bid to buy... Read More

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

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