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Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 09:14 AM EDT

Kavanaugh Accuser Hearing Echoes Anita Hill's, in #MeToo Era

Kavanaugh Accuser Hearing Echoes Anita Hill's, in #MeToo Era

The sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recall Anita Hill's accusations against Clarence Thomas in 1991, but there are important differences as well as cautions for senators...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 12:39 PM EDT

Trade War Amps Up as China Brings More Tariffs on US Imports

Trade War Amps Up as China Brings More Tariffs on US Imports

The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 01:47 AM EDT

Kavanaugh Fallout Poses Risks as Midterm Elections Approach

Kavanaugh Fallout Poses Risks as Midterm Elections Approach

With the fate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans on Monday as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 12:25 AM EDT

US-China Tariffs: What's Behind Them, Who Stands to Be Hurt?

US-China Tariffs: What's Behind Them, Who Stands to Be Hurt?

By imposing tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, President Donald Trump has intensified his trade war with Beijing and triggered the likelihood of price increases for many American...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 06:49 AM EDT

Space Force Would Cost $13 Billion Over 5 Years: Air Force

Space Force Would Cost $13 Billion Over 5 Years: Air Force

Creating a Space Force as a separate military service, as proposed by President Donald Trump, would cost an estimated $12.9 billion in its first five years, according to a detailed Air Force plan for how to...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 07:13 PM EDT

Mueller Clears Way for Michael Flynn Sentencing

Mueller Clears Way for Michael Flynn Sentencing

Special counsel Robert Mueller is ready for a judge to sentence former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to a court document filed Monday. The move would bring Flynn's involvement in the Russia...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 07:30 PM EDT

Trump Imposes Tariffs on $200B More of Chinese Goods

Trump Imposes Tariffs on $200B More of Chinese Goods

The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies and potentially raising prices on consumer...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 10:09 PM EDT

Trump Declassifies Documents Related to Russia Probe

Trump Declassifies Documents Related to Russia Probe

President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 05:50 PM EDT

US Again Slashing Number of Refugees It Will Accept

US Again Slashing Number of Refugees It Will Accept

For a second straight year the U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 06:06 PM EDT

Collins Unsure of Her Vote on Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Collins Unsure of Her Vote on Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

The controversy around Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is being watched closely in Maine, where Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she is still undecided on her vote. In an interview with CNN...

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