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U.S. Is Preparing To Ban Citizens From Visiting North Korea, Tour Group Says
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:20:00 -0400
The new policy will reportedly include the threat of canceling the passport of Americans who violate the travel ban.
Tensions Spike In Jerusalem's Old City Over Metal Detectors At Muslim Shrine
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:01:00 -0400
Worshippers who refused to pass through the metal detectors chose instead to pray next to them.
To Shrink The Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Releasing 20 Million Of Them
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:25:00 -0400
Scientists plan to release millions of sterile, male bacteria-infected mosquitoes in California, to breed with wild females. They're hoping for a "steep decline" in the species that carries Zika.
U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Never Go Away — They Just Evolve
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:02 -0400
When it comes to sanctions, the Cold War never really ended. Even as President Obama lifted Soviet-era sanctions, he imposed new ones. President Trump could soon find a sanctions bill on his desk.
Trump's Recently Disclosed Putin Conversation Is 'Nixon All Over Again'
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0400
Two interpreters who served a number of U.S. presidents, say a secrecy-obsessed Richard Nixon was the only president to routinely dispense with interpreters.
Once Seen As Too Left-Wing, Will Jeremy Corbyn Be U.K.'s Next Prime Minister?
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:32:00 -0400
The Labour Party leader is 68 and riding a wave of support from young voters. "He's like the Bernie Sanders of the U.K., but with a very refined accent," says a staffer who once worked for Sanders.
When A Somali-American Woman Was Attacked, Support Came From An Unlikely Source
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:30:00 -0400
Asma Jama was struck in the face with a glass mug after speaking Swahili in a restaurant in Minnesota. After the trial ended and the attacker pleaded guilty, the attacker's sister reached out to Jama.
Costume Jewelry Designer Kenneth Jay Lane Dies At 85
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:32:00 -0400
Lane designed costume jewelry for Hollywood stars, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and viewers of TV's shopping channel QVC. Many women wore his fakes, or "faque," as he pronounced it, with their real gems.
Trump's Private Clubs In Florida Are Seeking Visas For Foreign Workers
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:23:00 -0400
President Trump is marking "Made in America" week to promote American labor. At the same time, his two Florida clubs are seeking visas to bring in foreign workers for low-wage jobs.
Exxon Mobil Sues After Treasury Fines It $2 Million For Alleged Sanctions Violations
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:07:00 -0400
The U.S. Treasury is accusing Exxon Mobil of violating sanctions on Russia in a series of deals in May 2014. "What were they thinking?" wonders one of the architects of the sanctions.
With So Many Obamacare Repeal Options In Play, Confusion Reigns
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:00:00 -0400
Congress has been trying to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act for years. Now it's down to the wire, but there are multiple proposals on the Senate's table, and more could be on the way.
How Did The Afghan All-Girl Team Do At The Robotics Competition?
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:27:00 -0400
The Afghan team made headlines even before the event started when their visas were denied. But they made it after all!
The Navy Gets Its First Female SEAL Candidate
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:46:00 -0400
Along with the SEAL officer candidate, another woman is up for an elite job as a special boat operator, some 18 months after the Pentagon opened front-line combat jobs to women.
Conservative Political Blogger Confirmed For Seat On Federal Appeals Court
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:42:00 -0400
John Bush's controversial online views on abortion and race were criticized at a hearing last week but did not stand in the way of his Senate confirmation on a party-line vote.
Is It A Good Idea To Pay Villagers Not To Chop Down Trees?
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400
Governments dole out millions each year. Researchers debate whether the payouts actually work. A new study from Uganda offers some answers.