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U.S. to start returning asylum seekers to Mexico on Friday

MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government will return the first group of migrants seeking asylum in the United States to the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Friday, U.S. and Mexican officials said, marking the start of a major policy shift by the Trump administration.


Two Nuclear Capable Russian Aircraft Entered American Airspace Before Being Intercepted By U.S., Canadian Fighter Jets

Two nuclear-capable Russian aircraft encroached close to American airspace on Friday, forcing Canadian and U.S. fighter jets to scramble and intercept the planes. The Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers entered an area patrolled by Canada’s Royal Air Force on Friday, close to Alaska, The Inde


Kamala Harris to run for president in 2020

(CNN)Kamala Harris announced Monday that she is running for president in 2020, arguing that the time has come to fight against what she views as the injustices of the past two years of the Trump presidency.


United States Artists Names 2019 Fellows, Including Firelei Báez, Wu Tsang, and Cecilia Vicuña

The Chicago-based nonprofit United States Artists has revealed its list of 2019 fellows, who will each receive an unrestricted $50,000 cash prize. The 45 fellows this year, who are all based in the U.S., were awarded in 10 categories: Architecture & Design, Craft, Dance, Film, Media, Music, Theater


Julian Assange is trying to force the Trump administration to unveil the United States' secret charges against him

Assange has been living in Ecuador's embassy in London for seven years, fearing extradition to the United States where he'd face charges under seal. The Trump administration has boycotted the IACHR, which oversees human rights violations in the Western Hemisphere.


Flights delayed at major Northeast US airports because of staffing, FAA says, as government shutdown drags on

New York (CNN)The federal government shutdown is being blamed for flight delays at major airports in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia due to staffing shortages at a critical air traffic control center.


Oil slips on rising U.S. rig count, China industrial slowdown

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Monday after U.S. energy firms added rigs for the first time this year in a sign that crude production there may rise further, and as China, the world’s second-largest oil user, reported additional signs of an economic slowdown.


U.S. Getting Ready for Action Against Venezuela? '5,000 Troops to Colombia,' John Bolton's Notes Appear to Say

White House national security adviser John Bolton's notes carried what appeared to be an interesting message left unspoken during Monday's press conference on the political crisis in Venezuela.


Exclusive: White House preparing draft national emergency order, has identified $7 billion for wall

Washington (CNN)The White House is preparing a draft proclamation for President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency along the southern border and has identified more than $7 billion in potential funds for his signature border wall should he go that route, according to internal documents rev


'This is her prerogative': Trump says he won't attempt State of the Union after Pelosi vows to block it

President Donald Trump said late Wednesday evening that he would comply with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's request that he not hold a State of the Union address until the ongoing U.S. government shutdown comes to a close.


Alysa Liu, 13, becomes youngest US national figure skating champion

Alysa Liu, 13, has become the youngest ever United States women's national figure skating champion. Despite her victory, Liu is too young to compete in the next three World Championships, which have a minimum entry age of 15.


US and Taliban agree in principle to framework for peace deal, US envoy says

(CNN)Officials from the United States and the Taliban have agreed in principle to a framework that could eventually bring Afghanistan's long-running war to an end, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan said Monday.


Venezuela allows US diplomats to stay, defusing showdown

Venezuela defused a potential showdown with the United States, suspending a demand that U.S. diplomats leave the country as Washington called on the world to "pick a side" in the South American nation's fast-moving crisis.


WWE Royal Rumble: Shinsuke Nakamura Vs. Rusev (WWE United States Title Match, Pre-show)

WWE United States Title Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev. We go to ringside as Tom Phillips welcomes us. He's joined by Graves and Byron Saxton. Out first comes Shinsuke Nakamura as Greg Hamilton does the introductions. WWE United States Champion Rusev is out next with Lana.


Study: Ohio drivers among the worst in the United States

COLUMBUS, Ohio — COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) - Ohio's drivers are among the worst in the country, according to a recent study from QuoteWizard. The online insurance marketplace said Ohio ranked number eight for worst drivers in the United States for 2018.


Rusal shares soar, aluminum falls as U.S. lifts sanctions

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Sunday lifted sanctions on the core empire of Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska, including aluminum giant Rusal and its parent En+, despite a Democrat-led push to maintain them.


US uninsured rate climbs in first two years of Trump’s presidency

There was a fairly long list of reasons to overhaul the nation’s health care system, but the principal goal of the Affordable Care Act’s advocates was to bring down the nation’s uninsured rate. On this front, the law’s proponents have been able to brag about the ACA’s results: in the years following


US special envoy for Venezuela has long, controversial history in Latin America

(CNN)The Trump administration's new special envoy on the Venezuelan political crisis is well known in Latin American circles -- from his guilty plea for withholding information about the Iran-Contra affair to his attempt to discredit accounts of the massacre of nearly 1,000 people by a US-trained mi


Asian stocks advance after U.S. government reopens for now

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks advanced on Monday as Wall Street rallied after a deal was announced to reopen the U.S. government following a prolonged shutdown that had taken a toll on investor sentiment.


China accuses US of a 'blatant breach' of trade policy in WTO meeting

"This is a blatant breach of the United States' obligations under the WTO agreements and is posing a systemic challenge to the multilateral trading system," says a Chinese representative Monday.