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Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 10:41 PM EST

Official to Depart Office Amid Probe Into GI Bill Benefits

Official to Depart Office Amid Probe Into GI Bill Benefits

A House committee will hear testimony Thursday from Department of Veterans Affairs officials over delayed GI Bill payments potentially affecting hundreds of thousands of veterans. NBC News reported Sunday that...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 09:41 PM EST

Remains of Mayor Killed in Afghanistan Returned to Utah

Remains of Mayor Killed in Afghanistan Returned to Utah

Hundreds of soldiers saluted the flag-covered casket of a Utah mayor who was killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan and whose remains were returned to his home state Wednesday. A couple...

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 06:16 AM EST

US Could Lose War to Russia or China: Analysis

US Could Lose War to Russia or China: Analysis

The United States faces a "crisis of national security" because its historic military supremacy has eroded drastically, leaving it likely unable to fight more than a single war at a time, according to a...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 07:37 PM EST

Trump Aide Departs West Wing After Rebuke From First Lady

Trump Aide Departs West Wing After Rebuke From First Lady

Deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel is leaving the White House, one day after first lady Melania Trump's office issued an extraordinary statement calling for her dismissal. No replacement has been...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 06:09 PM EST

Under Carson, More Families in Housing That Fails Inspection

Under Carson, More Families in Housing That Fails Inspection

An NBC News investigation has found that more than 1,000 out of HUD’s nearly 28,000 federally subsidized multifamily properties failed their most recent inspection — a failure rate that is more than 30...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 05:49 PM EST

Flake Vows to Oppose Judges Unless Mueller Bill Gets a Vote

Flake Vows to Oppose Judges Unless Mueller Bill Gets a Vote

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he won't vote to confirm judicial nominees unless GOP leaders hold a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired. Flake of...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 05:59 PM EST

Trump Backs Major Rewrite of Sentencing Laws

Trump Backs Major Rewrite of Sentencing Laws

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation. "Today I'm thrilled to announce my support for this...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 07:10 PM EST

Poliquin Pushes for Judge to Halt Ranked Choice Count

Poliquin Pushes for Judge to Halt Ranked Choice Count

Election officials in Maine are close to tabulating all of the ballots in the nation's first federal race to use ranked choice voting, but one candidate is asking a judge to halt the process and declare him the...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 06:54 PM EST

Mattis Defends Use of Military on US-Mexico Border

Mattis Defends Use of Military on US-Mexico Border

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. He argued that it's analogous to a 1916...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 11:43 PM EST

Miami-Dade Recount Done, Broward Continues Push to Finish

Miami-Dade Recount Done, Broward Continues Push to Finish

With the deadline for counties across Florida to turn in their recounted ballot results just one day away, one South Florida county is breathing easier after finishing their recount while another continues amid...

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