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March 23, 2018 2:30 PM Bergen: The White House is losing a real warrior

Trump replaces McMaster with Fox News analyst Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. He is the author of "United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists." (CNN)The departure of Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster from the White House removes one of the most capable 18

March 23, 2018 12:29 PM Trump Taps Iran Hawk John Bolton for NSA Post as McMaster Departs

The former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. has pressed the White House to take tougher positions on Iran and North Korea President Donald Trump said he named former Ambassador John Bolton as his new national security adviser, succeeding Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. “I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security 23

March 23, 2018 7:00 AM Time magazine leaves Second Amendment supporters off Parkland cover

The cover of Time magazine this week features five anti-gun survivors of the Parkland, Fla., high school massacre, but has drawn criticism for pointedly omitting their pro-Second Amendment classmates. One of those students, Kyle Kashuv, has been a prominent advocate for preventing violence while respecting gun rights in the weeks since the Feb. 14 shooting 17

March 23, 2018 6:32 AM Pakistani woman lawmaker becomes opposition leader in Senate

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani officials say a senior woman lawmaker from the opposition party of former President Asif Ali Zardari has become the country's first opposition leader in the upper house of parliament. Sherry Rehman is a former diplomat who served as Pakistan's ambassador to the United States from 2011 to 2013. She has been the member of the Senate 16

March 23, 2018 2:19 AM EPA chief Scott Pruitt defends Italy trip after increased scrutiny of travel costs

Pruitt said he took official meetings during the entire four-day trip to Italy for the G-7 environmental summit in June of last year. "These are very important meetings that take place, it's an obligation I have to participate and so I'm a little bit dumbfounded by the kind of media narrative that these things are somehow not the focus, they've always 19

March 22, 2018 2:02 AM House approves bill aimed to help aid terminally ill people

The House has approved a Republican bill making it easier for terminally ill people to use unproven treatments. The measure would let a doctor and pharmaceutical maker agree to let a patient use a drug that has not cleared federal Food and Drug Administration testing. The agency currently must approve for that to happen. Republicans say the measure would 18

March 22, 2018 1:54 AM Bus bus driver stabbed by passenger

A bus driver was stabbed by a passenger while driving in southeast Houston, ABC station KTRK reported Wednesday. The passenger asked the bus driver whether he could close a knife, but the bus driver said he couldn't and placed the open knife on the dashboard of the bus, according to the report. He asked the passenger whether he wanted the knife back, but the passenger 22

March 22, 2018 1:11 AM LGBTQ groups criticize Ben Carson for comment about transgender people

Advocacy groups for the LGBTQ community are calling Housing and Urban Development Department Secretary Ben Carson’s remarks about transgender people discriminatory and inaccurate. “There are some women who said they were not comfortable with the idea of being in a shelter, being in a shower, and somebody who had a very different anatomy,” Carson told a House 15

March 21, 2018 1:33 PM Mississippi's strict abortion law temporarily blocked

A US judge has temporarily blocked a Mississippi state law enacting the tightest restrictions on abortion in the country a day after it was signed. Judge Carlton Reeves delayed the bill, which bans most abortions after 15 weeks, from taking effect for 10 days while he hears more arguments. Critics say the ban, which makes no exceptions for rape or incest 36

March 20, 2018 10:18 PM Uber Driverless-Vehicle Accident Complicates Push to Ease Rules

Bill in Congress that would speed the cars’ development is likely to face more hurdles WASHINGTON—This week’s pedestrian fatality involving a self-driving car is likely to complicate efforts in Congress to speed the vehicles’ development by wiping away state safety regulations. The House last fall passed legislation that would pre-empt regulations that some states 25