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Iran pushes back on Trump's U.N. attack

Iran fired back sharply at President Trump at the United Nations on Wednesday, dismissing what it called “ignorant, hateful and absurd rhetoric” and challenging his threats to tear up the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.


Republicans' new repeal bill would likely leave millions more uninsured, new analyses suggest

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The latest Republican bid to roll back the Affordable Care Act would likely leave millions of currently insured Americans without health coverage in the coming decades, and strip benefits and protections from millions more, a growing…

Yellen defends Federal Reserve's bond buying as the central bank starts reducing its stockpile

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it would start slowly reducing the trillions of dollars in bonds it bought to stimulate the economy, another milestone in the central bank’s efforts to return to a normal monetary policy after…

Wednesday, Sep 20


Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2, but damage to Puerto Rico is severe

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday, barreling north across the center of the island with powerful winds and flooding that were expected to destroy homes and leave thousands without power.


Mueller seeks documents related to Trump’s actions while in White House

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Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III has sought a variety of documents related to President Trump’s tenure in the White House, the president’s attorney, John M. Dowd, confirmed.


Trump seeks to reassure loyalists even as he courts deals with Democrats

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As mainstream media outlets raised questions Tuesday about the wisdom of President Trump labeling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man” from the lectern at the United Nations, the president’s message-making sped into gear.


U.N. General Assembly live updates: Iranian president denounces Trump for 'ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric'

President Trump mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man" and denounced "loser terrorists" in the normally formal occasion of his maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly."Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for…


Hurricane Maria rips through the eastern Caribbean on its way to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were bracing for possible catastrophe as they remained locked in the crosshairs of Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm that has already devastated the Caribbean island of Dominica and was continuing…


Continuing a fierce assault on 'sanctuary' policies, Sessions attacks California bill

In another shot in the ongoing battle over so-called sanctuary city policies, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on Tuesday attacked California’s new bill that affords some protections to undocumented immigrants across the state, calling it…


White House, Republican leaders join new push for Obamacare repeal as bipartisan effort falters

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President Trump and Republican leaders have joined a revived push to roll back the Affordable Care Act as lawmakers faced a critical deadline next week and efforts to reach a bipartisan compromise appeared to collapse.


In U.N. speech, Trump defines his foreign policy doctrine as sovereignty for major powers

President Trump used variations of the word “sovereign” 21 times during Tuesday’s 42-minute speech to the United Nations General Assembly, driving home his belief that countries, not international institutions like the U.N., will and…

Tuesday, Sep 19


In first U.N. speech, Trump derides Kim Jong Un as 'Rocket Man' and threatens to 'totally destroy' North Korea

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President Trump delivered a forceful inaugural speech to a packed United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, a sprawling 42-minute address — warlike at times, flowery at others — that challenged some tenets of U.S. foreign policy.


White House names former NFL player to lead initiative for historically black colleges

Amid criticism that it hasn’t lived up to its commitment to historically black colleges, the Trump administration has named Johnathan M. Holifield, a former NFL player, author and entrepreneur, to lead a White House initiative on the issue.

Obamacare 101: What would the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill do?

Senate Republicans are rushing to vote by the end of next week on a new bill to roll back the Affordable Care Act.


Southern California home prices jump again. Lots of residents worry about affordability

The Southern California real estate market continued to sizzle in August as home prices jumped 7.5% from a year earlier, reinforcing new poll results showing widespread concern about the state’s housing affordability.


Read President Trump's full remarks at the U.N. General Assembly, annotated

In a forceful but highly unusual speech before the U.N., Trump mocked North Korea's Kim Jong Un, denounced "loser terrorists" and renewed hints he would with withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.


Trump calls North Korean leader 'Rocket Man' in formal speech to U.N., threatens to end Iran deal

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President Trump mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man" and denounced "loser terrorists" in the normally formal occasion of his maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly."Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for…


What world leaders will be talking about at the U.N. General Assembly

A look at the difficult issues facing world leaders as they gather for the United Nations General Assembly in New York


Hurricane Maria grows into a Category 5 storm and makes landfall in the storm-battered Caribbean

Hurricane Maria, a dangerous Category 5 storm, reached the island of Dominica in the eastern Caribbean on Monday night with sustained winds of 160 mph, forecasters said.


Trump condemns 'bureaucracy and mismanagement' at the U.N.

Acting more the statesman than the flamethrower, President Trump made a smooth debut at the United Nations on Monday, chairing a meeting on reforming U.N. operations and agencies, and urging the global body to “focus more on people and…

Monday, Sep 18


Trump is riding a 'dead horse' on climate issue, Gov. Brown says at New York conference

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California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday touted steps the state has taken toward a healthier climate, but warned that powerful forces he called “climate deniers” are resisting technologies and policies designed to improve conditions.

Trump tweets that he's looking forward to Netanyahu meeting

President Trump takes to the world’s largest stage this week. And many onstage are worried.

Trump's chance to reshape the Federal Reserve could be his biggest economic legacy

President Trump is betting he can turbocharge the U.S. economy with tax cuts and trade deals, but his greatest leverage to influence growth may rest with an unparalleled opportunity to reshape the world’s most powerful central bank.


With a deadline approaching, Republicans' last push to roll back Obamacare gains strength

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A last-ditch Republican push to roll back the Affordable Care Act appeared to pick up momentum Monday even as opposition from leading patient advocates and healthcare organizations mounted, setting the stage for another potentially…


Trump may strip protections from 10 national monuments

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The Trump administration’s plan for shrinking and diminishing protections at America’s national monuments appears far more expansive than previously reported, targeting 10 of the nation’s most ecologically sensitive landscapes and marine…


Forget Carnegie Hall. Musicians rush to rural Colorado to play the Tank

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People here speak of the old water tank on the edge of town in almost mystical terms, like it’s a living, breathing thing rather than a 65-foot-high tower of rusty steel.

After Hurricane Harvey, a family throws away their past, piece by moldy piece

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The past piled up on the side of the road, stuffed into black trash bags stacked on top of soggy furniture and moldy mattresses.


Still reeling from Irma, U.S. Virgin Islanders scramble to evacuate ahead of another hurricane

At the docks of this Caribbean outpost, families with dogs and cats in carriers waited under a blazing tropical sun beside the wrecks of pleasure boats tossed ashore by Hurricane Irma.


Trump crosses yet another line on Twitter days before U.N. address

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President Trump has defied political conventions, challenged norms and upended traditions since he first rode down a gilded escalator at Trump Tower in mid-2015 and launched his improbable march to the White House.