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Russia vetoes U.S. resolution to probe chemical attack in Syria
Russia used its U.N. Security Council veto power on Thursday to stop a U.S.-drafted resolution that would have extended an investigation into allegations that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his own people earlier this year.
Report: Images suggest N.Korea 'aggressive' work on ballistic missile submarine
Satellite images taken this month of a North Korean naval shipyard indicate Pyongyang is pursuing an 'aggressive schedule' to build its first operational ballistic missile submarine, a US institute reported on Thursday.
U.K. Faces Hurdles on Path to a Free-Trade Era
British leaders envision a free-trade bonanza from Brexit. But they face some thorny challenges in just keeping the global trade benefits Britain already enjoys as a European Union member.
Medics: Two injured, one seriously, in West Bank car ramming; terrorist shot
A Palestinian terrorist rammed his car into two people, seriously injuring one of them, before getting shot while trying to stab soldiers in the central West Bank on Friday morning, the army said.
IDF Chief of Staff: Israel willing to share intelligence with Saudis
Gadi Eisenkot has offered to share Israeli intelligence about Iran with Saudi Arabia, in remarks published in a rare interview with a Saudi newspaper published in London.
Inside the United States
Republicans rally for a ‘comeback,’ push $1.4 trillion tax cut through House
With spines stiffened by a presidential pep talk, House Republicans easily approved a $1.4 trillion tax cut Thursday, taking the first big step toward a decades-overdue overhaul that Republicans hope will send the economy soaring and win back wavering voters.
Democratic Senator Al Franken apologizes after accusations he kissed and groped broadcaster Leeann Tweeden without her consent
Sen. Al Franken apologized to the TV host and sportscaster who accused the Minnesota Democrat of kissing and groping her without her consent – and promised to cooperate with any investigation into the 2006 incident.
Uranium One deal informant sued to recoup more than $700K lost in bribes
A FBI informant who gave the government information about a Russian bribery plot implicated in the sale of U.S. uranium rights tried unsuccessfully last year to recover upwards of $700,000 in bribes he said he was authorized to pay as part of the FBI investigation.
Democrats introduce articles of impeachment against Trump
A handful of House Democrats officially introduced Wednesday five articles of impeachment against President Trump, accusing him of everything from breaking the Constitution’s emoluments clause to being mean in his tweets about the press.
Roy Moore digs in, boosted by top Alabama Republicans
Embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore, bolstered by the support of top Alabama Republicans, dug in Thursday against calls for him to withdraw from a December special election because of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
Bipartisan Bill to Fix Gun Background Check System Introduced in Senate
A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill designed to address failures in the FBI's gun background check system on Thursday.
Muslim Posing as Christian Teacher at School in Uganda Attacks Director, Sources Say
Students at a Christian elementary school in eastern Uganda fear for their lives after a Muslim posing as a Christian teacher attacked the school director, sources said.
Christian Lawmakers Working to Keep Free Speech, Charitable Contributions in Tax Plan
In a victory for religious liberty advocates, the House voted to include a repeal of the Johnson Amendment in their tax cut bill that passed the House Thursday.
Churches, non-profits could profit politically under House tax bill
Not only would houses of worship be able to more actively promote political candidates, but so would non-profit groups under a section inserted into the House tax bill an hour before it was due for a key vote.