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Opponents mobilize against easing Duke Energy rate increases

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Opponents want North Carolina lawmakers to reject Duke Energy Corp.’s push to line up profitable infrastructure projects years into the future and bypass lengthy regulatory battles. Energy Justice NC, NC WARN and [...]

Step by step: Democrats play the long game against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – First came the sternly worded letters. Then the subpoenas. Now the votes to hold Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress. As House Democrats plod ahead investigating President Donald Trump, against unprecedented [...]

Israel Presses the Case Against Iran, but Not for War

JERUSALEM — Israel has been providing Washington with intelligence about potential Iranian attacks. Its prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has made Iran’s strategic ambitions an obsession. And as recently as February he floated [...]

Texas asserts sovereign immunity against Congress

Texas is asserting its sovereign immunity against Congress, telling Democrats on two congressional committees this week that the state has no obligation to comply with their investigative demands. Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office says [...]

White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War

“We are very worried about the risk of a conflict happening by accident, with an escalation that is unintended really on either side,” said Jeremy Hunt, the British foreign secretary. The Iranian government has not threatened violence [...]

Sweden Reopens Rape Case Against Julian Assange

The Swedish authorities announced on Monday that they would reopen an investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, who is serving a prison term in Britain for jumping bail as the United States [...]

They Were ‘Comrades in Arms’ Against ISIS. Now the U.S. Is Eyeing the Exit.

RMEILAN, Syria — Dressed in camouflage and sipping tea, the Syrian commander who emerged as America’s closest ally in the battle that defeated Islamic State looked to an unsettling future. The commander, the Kurdish leader of the [...]

Kyrgyzstan Dispatch: A Mennonite Town in Muslim Central Asia Holds On Against the Odds

ROT FRONT, Kyrgyzstan — Each Sunday morning, a rickety white bus wheezes down the main street of one of Christendom’s most remote and odd outposts in the Muslim world. The bus travels only a few hundred yards but continues a long, [...]

Pelosi hints at contempt charges against multiple Trump associates

poster=”http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201905/964/1155968404_6034760773001_6034758723001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404″ true Congress House Democrats may wait to hold William Barr in contempt until they’re [...]

Germany Considers Fines for Not Vaccinating Children Against Measles

BERLIN — Germany’s health minister has proposed a fine of up to 2,500 euros, or about $ 2,800, for parents who refuse to immunize their school-age children against measles, part of efforts to combat a disease that has surged after decades [...]