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Trump says he’s ‘proud’ to shut down government during fight with Pelosi and Schumer

poster=”http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201812/3970/1155968404_5978243965001_5978228446001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404″ true Congress The president battled with the Democratic leaders over his border wall in [...]

Trump quietly shuts down HIV cure research to appease the religious right

By Alex Bollinger · Monday, December 10, 2018 Scientists are speaking out against a directive by the Trump administration that has shut down research into a cure for HIV. A scientist who was supposed to supply mice that have been modified [...]

US law against some statements to immigrants is struck down

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A U.S. appeals court has struck down a federal immigration law that opponents warned could be used to criminalize a wide range of statements involving people in the country illegally. The law made it a felony for [...]

France’s ‘Yellow Vests’ Double Down in Third Week of Protests

PARIS — For a third weekend, French riot police clashed with “yellow vest” protesters in the heart of Paris, posing one of the largest and most sustained challenges Emmanuel Macron has faced in his 18-month-old presidency. The [...]

Pelosi shuts down critics in tense meeting

Zach Gibson/Getty Images Congress The Democratic leader refused to offer a timeline for stepping down, loath to turn herself into a lame duck speaker. By RACHAEL BADE, JOHN BRESNAHAN and HEATHER CAYGLE 11/29/2018 05:02 AM EST Updated [...]

Activist Who Used Humor to Highlight War is Gunned Down in Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A prominent anti-government activist in Syria who used biting wit to draw international attention to his country’s plight was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in his hometown on Friday, his friends said. The activist, [...]

Military backpedals on winding down border mission

Soldiers from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion install barbed-wire fences on the banks of the Rio Grande on Nov. 18, 2018. | Thomas Watkins/AFP/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> The military backpedaled [...]

In Turkey, Mourning the Dissident Khashoggi While Cracking Down on Dissent

ISTANBUL — Friends and supporters of the Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi held funeral prayers over an empty marble slab at one of Istanbul’s holiest mosques on Friday, declaring him a martyr and vowing to unmask those [...]

If Gaza Brings Down Netanyahu’s Government, Can He Rise Again?

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has so far survived corruption investigations and the threat of bribery charges without much damage to his standing. But his government teetered on the edge of collapse on Friday [...]

Republicans used redistricting to build a wall around the House. Trump just tore it down.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing the White House for Paris on November 9, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty [...]