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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:46:27 GMTSenators Richard Burr of North Carolina, right, chairman of the Intelligence Committee, and Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat, updated reporters about their ongoing investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Wednesday.The top Republican and Democrat on the committee pledged to forge ahead, while seeking to distance themselves from the troubled House inquiry.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:36:51 GMTThe garage in a Washington alley where Catherine Fuller was murdered. Eight defendants were convicted of assaulting and killing her.The legal question was about prosecutors withholding evidence about another suspect, but the argument was dominated by an effort to reconstruct what happened decades ago.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:23:18 GMTIvanka Trump during a meeting with female small-business owners at the White House on Monday.The president’s elder daughter had drawn criticism from ethics experts after saying she would serve as an informal adviser to her father.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:41:10 GMTMaxine Waters, in her 14th term as a Democratic member of Congress from California, spoke at the party’s convention in July.The Fox News host had faced intense criticism for a remark about the congresswoman’s hair.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:21:29 GMTA Capitol police officer examined bullet holes in a car that had reportedly tried to ram a cruiser outside the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.A United States Capitol Police spokeswoman said a woman had been taken into custody and no one was hurt.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:22 GMTThe “taxi phone” on Kastanayevskaya Street in the Moscow suburbs where Paul Stombaugh was ambushed in June 1985.Events rooted in 1985, which became known as the Year of the Spy, in some ways mirror those that were set in motion during the 2016 presidential election.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 02:40:07 GMTSean M. Spicer, the White House press secretary, will skip the White House Correspondents Dinner next month, along with the rest of the White House staff.The administration said the entire White House staff would not attend the event next month, in solidarity with the president, who had already said he would not attend.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:12:49 GMTPresident Trump was joined by a group of coal miners on Tuesday as he signed an executive order that rolled back many of President Barack Obama’s climate-change efforts.President Trump claimed undue credit for job gains and miscast the effect of his executive orders on energy.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 01:05:28 GMTVice President Pence after swearing in Mick Mulvaney as the White House budget director in February.As other advisers floundered in recent weeks, the vice president has emerged as an effective wingman for a president short on competent help.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:37:30 GMTA demonstration last month in Sitra, Bahrain, marking the sixth anniversary of major protests in the country. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has decided to lift all human rights conditions on a sale of F-16 fighter jets and other arms to Bahrain.The decision could mend a rift with a critical Middle East ally, but it is bound to be read by other nations in the region as a sign the administration will ease human rights demands.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:50:49 GMTValdese Weavers in Burke County, N.C., is hiring, but can’t always find the right employees. “We could train an undereducated person in the past,” its chief executive, Michael Shelton, said. “But the textile industry has changed, and we need a higher level of competence in computers and math for specific skills.”Despite upbeat sentiment among consumers and investors in the new year, actual growth estimates are modest for the quarter and beyond.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:20:42 GMTThe case before the Supreme Court was part of a long-running dispute between some merchants, who want to steer customers toward using cash, and credit card companies, which want to make their fees invisible to consumers.The justices ruled in favor of five New York businesses that wanted to inform their customers that they imposed a surcharge for the use of credit cards.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:36:59 GMTThe former gymnast Jamie Dantzscher listened to testimony from Jessica Howard, a former national champion in rhythmic gymnastics, at a congressional hearing about sexual abuse on Tuesday.A doctor is accused of molesting dozens of young gymnasts. Now a senator is calling for an investigation into “who knew what and when.”
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:19:44 GMTSean Hannity, left, and Ted Koppel had a confrontational interview during a report that aired on the CBS show “Sunday Morning.”Mr. Hannity, the Fox News personality, is lashing out over an interview aired on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:30:14 GMTJon Ossoff speaking to volunteers at his campaign office in Cobb County. Mr. Ossoff, a 30-year-old Democrat, is seeking the congressional seat left vacant by Tom Price’s appointment to President Trump’s cabinet.The contest to fill Tom Price’s vacant congressional seat is an early test of whether Democrats can make use of President Trump’s unpopularity.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:09:00 GMTA 2014 photo showing rail cars filled with coal in Wyoming and sprayed with a topper agent to suppress dust.Reversing clean power rules may lead to more drilling and pipelines, but economics and state initiatives still favor natural gas and renewable energy.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:06:12 GMTThe Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, left, after a Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.Fresh off the House health bill debacle, the president is courting another disaster by asking for $18 billion in cuts to pay for his border wall with Mexico.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:28:50 GMTPresident Trump on Monday at a discussion with women who own small businesses.Read about how the other side thinks. We have collected political writing from around the web and across ideologies.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 02:39:54 GMTRepresentative Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, on his way to a caucus meeting on Tuesday.The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Democrats’ concerns about his impartiality were “their problem.”
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:09:03 GMTThe case concerned Bobby J. Moore, who has been on death row in Texas since 1980 for fatally shooting a Houston supermarket clerk during a robbery.The Supreme Court has rejected the test Texas uses to determine who should be spared execution because of an intellectual disability, continuing a trend toward limiting capital punishment.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:47:32 GMTStephen K. Bannon, one of President Trump’s chief advisers, left a meeting at the Capitol last week during negotiations on the American Health Care Act.Under pressure from conservative activists, House Republican leaders and the White House say they have restarted negotiations.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:48:44 GMTRepresentative Kevin Brady, seated left, chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, and Representative Greg Walden, both Republicans. The president’s failure to push through broad health care overhaul has raised questions about the prospects of a sweeping rewrite of the tax code.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:00:30 GMT“Repeal Obamacare” buttons at a Heritage Foundation booth during the Conservative Political Action Conference last month in National Harbor, Md.Caught between alienating their conservative base and angering a broader group of voters, Republicans risk losing their House majority.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:00:16 GMTA view of a power plant in New York City.Here are some of the voices of those central to environmental policy who have denied the effects of human-caused climate change.
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 12:05:25 GMTAn image distributed by the North Korean government showing the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, visiting a missile test center in North Pyongan Province. Analysts say the pair of engines he is standing in front of could power an intercontinental ballistic missile.The United States has been trying to sabotage North Korea’s missile program. President Trump must decide what to do next.