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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has squashed the idea of a vote on a bill that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump.
Apr. 18, 2018
A resident of Victorville, Calif., says tumbleweeds roll in whenever a strong wind kicks up but that this latest round felt "like we were being invaded."
Apr. 18, 2018
Raul Castro, who has ruled Cuba since his brother Fidel stepped down in 2008, will leave the presidency on Thursday. And he has a successor in mind: Miguel Díaz-Canel, who is 30 years his junior.
Apr. 18, 2018
A brain imaging study of grown-ups hints at how children learn that "dog" and "fog" have different meanings, even though they sound so much alike.
Apr. 18, 2018
The votes will be held June 24, likely under a state of emergency and more than a year earlier than expected. The move hastens the implementation of reforms granting the presidency broad new powers.
Apr. 18, 2018
"We have a part of the aircraft missing, so we're going to need to slow down a bit," the pilot told air traffic controllers as she prepared to land with nearly 150 people onboard.
Apr. 18, 2018
The state's summertime ban on the use of a popular weedkiller has dissolved, for now, as a result of court decisions. Some confused farmers are rethinking their plans for this year's crops.
Apr. 18, 2018
As more schools band together to commit to recruiting and graduating 50,000 more low-income students, four college president discuss what it will take to get there.
Apr. 18, 2018
The U.S. territory was hit by an islandwide blackout, affecting more than 3 million people. Puerto Rico has struggled to rebuild its infrastructure since Hurricane Maria hit in September.
Apr. 18, 2018
Each night, the organisms gather in a "vertical stampede" to feed at the ocean's surface. Research suggests the columns of swimming animals can create large downward jets that help churn the waters.
Apr. 18, 2018
The idea is to inject anti-HIV antibodies that would kill the virus when people get exposed. A new study is promising — although it was conducted on monkeys.
Apr. 18, 2018
The former first lady, who died Tuesday, told Terry Gross in 1994 that she grew up thinking she'd be a nurse. "But then I met that marvelous George [H.W.] Bush and the nursing went out the window."
Apr. 18, 2018
Syrian state media said Tuesday that international inspectors had entered the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack. But the chemical weapons watchdog group OPCW now says that's not true.
Apr. 18, 2018
While the president has dismissed several national security advisers, Pompeo's role keeps growing. His secret trip to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is just the latest and most dramatic example.
Apr. 18, 2018
For U.S. and other automakers, selling a car in China has always been difficult. But this week, China announced some moves that could pave the way for new sales for some manufacturers.
Apr. 18, 2018

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