Around the World
EU negotiator warns of possible delays to Brexit trade talks
The top EU and UK negotiators appear to be at odds over whether the next phase of Brexit talks could begin in the autumn.
Venezuelan Anti-Government Protests Grow as the Country Spirals into Civil War
Demonstrators throughout Venezuela continue to protest the Venezuelan government as the country is on the verge of a civil war.
Iran successfully launches satellite-carrying rocket — report
Iran successfully launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space on Thursday, the country’s state media reported without elaborating.
Boko Haram Terrorists kill 48 in Nigeria
Nigerian hospital officials say the death toll from an ambush in northeastern Nigeria has risen to 48 people.
Clashes erupt at Temple Mount as Muslim worshipers return to site
Thousands of Muslim worshipers entered the Temple Mount on Thursday for the first time in nearly two weeks, many shouting in delight as they did so, and violent clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli security forces at the compound.
Inside the United States
McCain Flips; Obamacare Repeal Collapses on Vote 49-51
A months-long effort by Senate Republicans to pass health legislation collapsed early Friday after GOP Senator John McCain joined two of his colleagues to block a stripped-down Obamacare repeal bill.
House Passes $788 Billion Spending Bill That Would Start Funding the Border Wall
The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that complies with President Donald Trump’s demands to boost the military, reduce clean-energy programs and start funding a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
With Mueller investigation, FBI gets chance to physically inspect ‘hacked’ DNC computers
Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel of the Russia election interference probe presents an opportunity for the FBI to inspect the Democratic Party computers that U.S. intelligence concluded were penetrated by Kremlin-directed hackers, cybersecurity analysts say.
ICE chief wants to slap smuggling charges on leaders of sanctuary cities
The country’s top immigration enforcement officer says he is looking into charging sanctuary city leaders with violating federal anti-smuggling laws because he is fed up with local officials putting their communities and his officers at risk by releasing illegal immigrants from jail.
New video shows Planned Parenthood skirting partial-birth abortion law
A new undercover video shows an abortionist at Planned Parenthood admitting to feigning compliance with the federal ban on partial-birth abortion.
Congress Passes Sanctions Bill on Russia, Now Heads to Trump
The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Thursday that imposes additional sanctions on Russia and the bill is going to President Donald Trump for his approval.
Intelligence chairman accuses Obama aides of hundreds of unmasking requests
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is accusing top political aides of President Obama of making hundreds of requests during the 2016 presidential race to unmask the names of Americans in intelligence reports, including Trump transition officials.