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Putin Gets Red Carpet Treatment in Serbia, a Fulcrum Once More

BELGRADE, Serbia — The water in Belgrade’s central fountain was lit Russian red, ceremonial artillery blasts thundered at the palace, and tens of thousands of Serbs were bused in from around the country to welcome President Vladimir [...]

Shutdown shrinks as thousands more employees called in to work without pay

The recalls come as federal agencies cope with the 25-day-long impasse by expanding the types of duties they consider essential, including tasks that have fueled public relations nightmares for agencies in charge of health and safety. [...]

‘Never been more depressed’: Trump kills Graham effort to end shutdown

A group of Republican senators led by South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham (left) met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) and Vice President Mike Pence to pitch a new immigration proposal. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Congress The [...]

Drum Rolls for Trump’s Speech? More Like Eye Rolls in Mexico

“That’s a chapter you will NOT find in the new Agreement, simply because it does NOT exist,” he wrote on Twitter. In a series of fact-checking tweets about the speech, Arturo Sarukhan, Mexico’s former ambassador to the United [...]

Gavin Newsom seeks to add more illegal immigrants to California health care plan

Newly sworn-in California Gov. Gavin Newsom, vowing to provide “sanctuary to all who seek it,” has proposed extending state health care coverage to more illegal immigrants living within the Golden State’s borders. Hours after assuming [...]

‘More aggressive and in your face’: Newsom takes power in California

Incoming California Gov. Gavin Newsom takes office Monday as the golden boy of the state Democratic Party’s self-styled resistance. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images California The incoming governor has a powerful ally in fellow [...]

Democrats plan more pressure on Trump to reopen government

WASHINGTON (AP) – With no weekend breakthrough to end a prolonged partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is standing firm in his border wall funding demands and newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up pressure [...]

A Quiet Revolution: More Women Seek Divorces in Conservative West Africa

MARADI, Niger — He didn’t hit her. He didn’t yell. He didn’t cheat, as far as she knows. It was just that, less than two years into their marriage, Zalika Amadou’s husband had changed. He’d become far too neglectful and [...]

Pentagon asked to provide more help on border security

WASHINGTON (AP) – A defense official says the Department of Homeland Security has asked the military to provide more help securing the U.S.-Mexico border. No decision has been made by Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan, but in the [...]

Please, No More ‘Border Security’

The media are trying to convince Trump that if he abandons the wall, he’ll be a statesman, so that as soon as he folds, they can start making fun of him as an untrustworthy liar. Everyone knows that we can never have a secure border without [...]